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 - Worship
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School


Special Congregation Meeting
September 6

There will be a special congregation meeting on September 6 after worship to vote on a proposed budget for the new building project. Details of this budget are available from the church office or the New Building Committee, not on this website as mentioned in the letter mailed to congregation members.

Special Service and Celebration
September 13

Our observance of the ELCA Day of Service, "God's Work, Our Hands," has grown into a large event. We will have ecumenical worship with five other churches at Admiral King Elementary School at 10:00am. We will also facilitate a health fair that morning that will include free lab work. When worship is over, we will have a picnic for the neighborhood as we have in the past.

Worship Time Change

Beginning September 20, worship will begin at 9:30am, with Sunday School following at around 10:45am.

Job Opening

The Lorain Cooperative Ministry, which runs our food pantry, has an opening for a Program Coordinator. You can view the job description here.