to First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran is a congregation of the ELCA, located at the corner of 6th and Washington 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.

Information about the August 2014 fire, including pictures and information on how to donate, can be found on a separate page on this site. Our congregation is currently worshipping at General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave. Sunday School is at 9:00am, and worship is at 10:00am. The building is completely handicapped-accessible, and there is plenty of parking.

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

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There are many ways to be involved at First Lutheran, from worshipping 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.

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Our Mission Statement

Called and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we, the members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, will:

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Sunday Schedule

9:00am - Sunday School
10:00am - Worship
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School


Advent Music
December 7, 3:00pm

This musical evening prayer service will feature the Advent portions of Handel's Messiah. Strings and soloists join the First Choir. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 647 Reid Ave.

Christmas Services

First Lutheran's Christmas services will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 647 Reid Ave. Service times are 5:00pm, 8:00pm, and 10:00pm on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning worship is at 10:00am with a breakfast preceeding at 9:00am.