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.

2014 Fire

Visit the New Building Committee page to follow the rebuilding process and get the latest updates. Information about the 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 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


Special Congregation Meetings
March 8 and 15, 11:15am

All First Lutheran members are encouraged to attend a special congregation meeting after worship on March 8 to vote on a recommendation from the New Building Committee and the Congregation Council that we build new rather than renovate an existing building. The following week we will vote on a recommendation to allocate some funds for planning and hiring consultants.

Wednesdays during Lent

Wednesdays during Lent will feature additional opportunities for study and worship. At 8:00am there will be a study at First Congregational Church called "Giving Up Something Bad for Lent." Evening activities will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and will include a 6:15pm meal followed by a study on "Worship and Space" at 7:00pm. Compline will conclude the evening at 7:45pm.