Hurricane Relief


Please stand by our neighbors as they begin the long road to recovering from some of most catastrophic hurricanes storms to hit the country in more than a decade. You can support the recovery through Lutheran Disaster Relief.

First Lutheran Church

is a congregation of the ELCA, located in the heart of downtown Lorain, Ohio. First Lutheran has a tradition of musical excellence which includes the FIRST•music concert series, and also has a tradition of serving our community, including programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, and other assistance to those in need.


We'd like you to be part of our community!

There are many ways to be involved at First Lutheran, from worshiping on Sundays to attending a class to helping pack food for the hungry. By joining together to share our gifts, we can make a difference.

Sunday Schedule

Johnnie Wilson Middle School

Worship: 9:30am

Sunday School: 10:45am

2014 Fire

First Lutheran is rebuilding across the corner from our old site. Visit the New Building page to follow the rebuilding process and get the latest updates. Information about the 2014 fire, including pictures and information on how to donate, can be found on a separate page on this site.

Our congregation is currently worshiping at Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave. Worship is at 9:30am, and Sunday School is at 10:45am. The building is completely handicapped-accessible, and there is plenty of parking.

Weekly e-news

Our Mission Statement

Called and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we, the members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, will:
  • Tell people about Jesus Christ;
  • Worship Christ together every week;
  • Welcome all people into our fellowship of believers; and
  • Provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support for all people in need.