Welcome to First Lutheran Church. Here we stand on the foundation of Jesus Christ and His Word. We are a historic congregation with worship, study, and life together that treasure the truth and beauty of Biblical Lutheran theology and the culture of the Reformation Era as well as doctrinally pure expressions of the Christian faith and life from around the globe and throughout history. First Lutheran has been serving and worshiping in the Knoxville community since 1869. Come to First Lutheran Church to receive and serve our God and our neighbors in need.

In Christ's service,

Rev. Paul Bushur, Pastor

GermanFest at First Lutheran

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First Lutheran Church and School present GermanFest, September 20, 2014, from 3:00 - 9:00pm.
Authentic German Food
Local Craft Beer
Traditional Games, Music, and Art
Schedule of Events:
3:30 German Song Performed by First Lutheran School; Children's Polka Lesson
4:00 Bach Pipe Organ Konzert
4:30 World Cup Shootout Tournament
5:30 Traditional Children's Games
6:30-8:30 Live Polka Music
7:00 Cornhole Tournament
Ongoing Events:
Bounce House
Obstacle Course
Children's Booth
Silent Auction
German Art Showcase
Admission is $2.  Join us!

Rally Day

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Rally Day is Sunday, September 7.  We rally around God's Word as we begin a new year of Sunday School, adult classes, and other church activities.  Join us!  Here is our Rally Day schedule:
  9:15 a.m. -- Opening devotion for all in the sanctuary
  9:30 a.m. -- Depart to Sunday School classes and Adult Class (Gospel of Mark)
10:30 a.m. -- Divine Service I with Holy Communion; Baptisms and Receiving of New Members
Noon -- Lunch in the gym

Helping the Hungry and Homeless

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Karen Farris displays a pan of brownies made for the lunch First Lutheran serves every eighth Saturday at Knoxville Area Rescue Mission. Thank you to all members and friends who help prepare and serve lunch. Find out how you can help by checking your directory and calling Karen. Learn More


The Gospel - Our Precious Treasure

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When visiting First Lutheran, the thing we hope you hear most clearly is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! But what is the Gospel and why is it so important?

Read more: The Gospel - Our Precious Treasure


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