first lutheran church

We take family seriously.

As a new member of our family, we hope that you would become an "Everyday Hope Renewer "(EHR), Renewing hope in our community through Christ.

Our hope is that you would grow in God's Word through daily bible reading, God time and Worship services and events.

We hope to see you connected and thriving at our church. We want to be a community to you just as much as we want you to be a community to us! We value honesty and growth here - and we hope you do as well.

As we come together and strive together to lean into the challenges Christ is calling us to, we hope that together will be a strong force in enacting that change.

We want you to serve, as well as be served.

We want you to grow, as well as help others grow.

We want you to learn, as well as to teach.

Ultimately, we want you to grow in the Lord and learn about Jesus, while becoming more like Jesus. And we want to help!

Yes, please!

Watch the latest Sermon here. For previous sermons, click here.

Worship Services and Times


         September to April :  Wednesday: Word on Wednesdays WOW)  - Children's ministry for ages 5-18. 5:30 - 7 pm.                                                                       
Supper provided

          Every Thursday:  in-person Chapel @ 11:30 am.   Evening Chapel 5:30 pm - Online Only on Facebook

          Sunday:  Worship Service at 9:30 am followed by coffee and fellowship.

          Holy Communion celebrated every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month.

All are Welcome!

126 North Jefferson, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Monthly Bible Challenge

Invest a few minutes a day to deepen your understanding of Scripture. Take the “Monthly Bible Challenge.”  Whether it’s on your own for personal devotions or with your family for a God-Time routine, it’s an ideal way share in the process of learning the Bible and growing in the Word. Click here for the  Monthly Bible Challenge.

Praising God for His Faithfulness and Mercy

as we at First Lutheran Celebrate 150 years of Ministry.