About Us

First Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and a congregation of Northern Illinois Synod in the North Conference. (See our synod’s newsletter, Walking Together.)

We also partner with the Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries, the Midtown Lutheran Parish and Katie’s Cup.

Our worship is rooted in the traditional liturgies of the Lutheran Church, retaining the form of Gathering-Word-Meal-Sending, gathered as a faith community, nourished in God’s Word and the Sacraments, and sent out to be witnesses to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

Our worship reflects traditional hymnody as well as global and ethnic music and a span of historical hymns from early Christianity through 21st Century composers.

Worshipers come dressed in business casual to casual attire, and everyone is welcome!