At First Lutheran, we have a simple hope: to see people come to know Jesus Christ and grow in their Christian faith. For over 140 years, we've been helping spread God's good news here in our hometown of Freeport, Illinois and throughout the world, and we pray that God will continue to use our congregation. Whether you've been attending church for years or haven't stepped into a sanctuary in decades, we hope you'll come and join us any Sunday you are looking for a welcoming place of worship.
When you come to join us for the first time, one of our greeters will be glad to help you become comfortable. If you'd like, they'll help you find the sanctuary, restrooms, and of course, coffee after the service.
During the service, you'll hear our faith expressed in the songs we sing, prayers we offer up, and our pastor's preaching. All parts of our service are grounded in the Bible, which we are committed to upholding. At First Lutheran, we agree with the Apostle's Creed and Nicene Creed, which we may read during the service. The Apostles and Nicene Creeds are two of the most ancient Christian creeds, and you'll find they are upheld by almost all churches today.
After the service, join us for a cup of coffee and give us a chance to get to know each other. Say hello to our pastor and anyone else you see. We'd all love to hear your story and share ours with you.
No matter what your Christian background is (or isn't), we hope you'll join us on Sunday. Here at First Lutheran, everyone is welcome. Our services start at 9:00 every Sunday.