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

New Year's Eve Worship

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December 31 – New Year’s Eve Service with Communion at 7:00 p.m.  Join us!


Christmas Worship Schedule

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December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m.

December 25 – Christmas Day Festival Service with Communion at 10:30 a.m.


Handbell Concert & Live Nativity

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First Lutheran's Live Nativity (outdoor) - Photo by Lisa Wade

December 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come Sunday evening, December 14, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to behold the sights and sounds of our Live Nativity on our front lawn, 1207 North Broadway (1.7 miles north of downtown Knoxville, across from WATE 6 television). Soup and sandwiches are served in our cafeteria throughout the evening.  Don't miss the special Handbells Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Children's Christmas Program will be held in the Sanctuary at 5:00 p.m., ending with the children and adults gathering outside at the Nativity.


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


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