Fire at First Lutheran

There was a fire at First Lutheran on Thursday, August 28. On September 5, the state Fire Marshal declared it to be arson. The latest information on the fire, including pictures and information on how to donate, has been moved to a separate page on this site.

Please note our old phone number does not work at this time. If you need to call, we will be monitoring messages at (440) 229-6212.

Our congregation will be worshipping in the gym of Admiral King Elementary, across the street from the church, for the next few weeks. Sunday School is at 9:00am, and worship is at 10:00am. The building is completely handicapped-accessible. There is very minimal parking, so please park farther away and walk if you are able.

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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, anchored by our late Brombaugh pipe organ. First Lutheran also has a tradition of serving our community, and sponsors programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, and other assistance to those in need.

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
Admiral King Elementary


Many people have been asking how they might make donations to First Lutheran's rebuilding efforts. Using the buttons below, you can donate online to the Rebuilding Fund or the Organ Fund, or you can can send a check to the church.

Donate using a credit card or Paypal to the Rebuilding Fund:

Donate using a credit card or Paypal to the Organ Fund:

Donations can also be mailed to 603 Washington Ave., Lorain, OH 44052.