Sunday Worship: 8:00am | 9:30am Education Hour | 10:45am

Welcome! First English Lutheran Church, Spencer, Iowa

On behalf of our congregation, we welcome you to our website and are glad that you have found us! Here are at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa, we have three missions — congregational worship and life; First English Christian Preschool; and Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School grades K-6. Our vision for ministry is found in our mission statement: "Three Missions — One Goal: to reach out, transform, and educate disciples for Christ."

It is our mission, as God's family, to be people of Christ, who share the love of Christ. We do that through both word and deed. This site will help you to understand how we as a congregation are striving to live out this mission. We are hoping, that perhaps, you might join us as "the people of Christ sharing the love of Christ."

The Lord has placed us here to bring people to salvation in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the faithful preaching and teaching of God's holy Word, and through the proper administration of the sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We are here that the Holy Spirit might accomplish His life-saving work among us by creating faith in the hearts of unbelievers and strengthening faith in the hearts of our members.

As Christians, the Lord has called us to share His love: first, to the members of our congregation, then to the members of our community here in Spencer, Iowa, and then to the world abroad through mission support (see Acts 1:8). God has called us (His holy Church) to share the love of Christ in both word and deed.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me about our congregation, or either of our schools. I would love to answer any questions you might have about the Christian faith. Please don’t hesitate to call or write.

May God bless and keep you,
Pastor Paul Kaldahl

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It’s what we believe. Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Keeping you informed and up-to-date. Announcements & Events

Announcements

  • Young at Heart
    Guest Speaker at Young at Heart: Murt Stephan from Hospice will speak at Young at Heart on Monday, June 24.

    Everyone is welcome to join us for senior...

  • Vacation Bible School
    Our "Miraculous Mission" Vacation Bible School is sure to educate and entertain your children 5 mighty mornings June 17-June 21 (Mon-Fri) from 8:30...
  • VBS Help Needed
    The first day of VBS is coming up soon. We are looking for people to help with crafts and in the kitchen. We’d love to have volunteers of all...
  • Ladies Bible Study Resumes
    The Ladies Morning Bible Class will resume on Wednesday, June 12 at 9:45 a.m. at Terrazo’s. We will finish Acts and begin a new series. Anyone...
  • IGLLS Omelet Breakfast
    Please join us for an egg-citing time in supporting the Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School.
    IGLLS will be hosting their annual Omelet Brunch Sunday,...
  • New Bible Study
    Kristin Kaldahl will Lead a New Bible Study beginning June 24th - The concept of 'having enough' is one that is not often experienced. If I only had...
  • Word of Hope
    As a ministry of Lutherans For Life (LFL), Word of Hope is a unique 24/7 national hotline devoted to intervening on behalf of life issues and...
  • IGLLS 7th Annual Golf Outing

    Come join us Saturday July 20, 2019 for a fun filled afternoon at the Seventh Annual Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School Golf Outing. This year’s...

Event Highlights

  • Sunday Jun 16 2019
    6:30 PM - Coffee W/ Savior Bible Study
  • Monday Jun 17 2019
    8:30 AM - VBS-Vacation Bible School
  • Tuesday Jun 18 2019
    7:00 AM - Spirit Lifter's Bible Study
    8:30 AM - VBS-Vacation Bible School
  • Wednesday Jun 19 2019
    8:30 AM - Finance Board Meets
    8:30 AM - VBS-Vacation Bible School
    9:45 AM - Ladies Bible Study at Terrazzo
    6:00 PM - NYG Bible Study
    7:00 PM - LYF/JLYF
  • Thursday Jun 20 2019
    National LWML Convention
    8:30 AM - VBS-Vacation Bible School
    7:00 PM - Church Council
  • Friday Jun 21 2019
    Pastor's Day Off
    Bonnie's Day Off
    8:30 AM - VBS-Vacation Bible School
  • Saturday Jun 22 2019
    9:00 AM - Coffee with Jesus Bible Study
    9:30 AM - Bridal Shower-Brooke Muetzel
  • Sunday Jun 23 2019
    8:00 AM - Traditional Worship Service
    9:00 AM - IGLLS Omelet Breakfast
    9:00 AM - Fellowship
    9:15 AM - Childcare
    9:30 AM - Sunday School & Pastor's Bible Class
    10:45 AM - Blended Worship
    6:30 PM - Coffee W/ Savior Bible Study
  • Monday Jun 24 2019
    11:30 AM - Young at Heart
    7:00 PM - Women's Bible Study
  • Tuesday Jun 25 2019
    7:00 AM - Spirit Lifter's Bible Study
  • Wednesday Jun 26 2019
    8:30 AM - Finance Board Meets
    9:45 AM - Ladies Bible Study at Terrazzo
    6:00 PM - NYG Bible Study
Three Missions - One Goal Building God’s Kingdom Today
The biblical mission of every Christain church on earth is to preach and teach, law and gospel, in such a way that sinners will repent and believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior from sin and from eternal death.  We do that by supporting the three missions.  All three of these mission ministries are located on our campus: First English Lutheran Church, Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School grades K-6, and First English Christian Preschool.  Indeed, our three ministries have one goal: to preach salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord.  And all three missions fall under one mission statement, "Three Missions — One Goal: to reach out, transform and educate disciples for Christ."
FELC Christian Education
Our VISION STATEMENT is: Three Missions (FELC, IGLLS, and First English Christian Preschool) One Goal: to reach out, transform and educate...
First English Christian Preschool

Let the little children come to me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

First English Christian...

Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School
We invite you to consider Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School (K-6) as your school of choice.  Our classrooms, gym, and stage are located in the...