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

Parents & students in grades 1 - 6 - Join us on Wed. Sept. 18 for our G.I.F.T. kickoff event beginning at 5:30 p.m.! 

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

  • G.I.F.T. Kick Off

    Join us for G.I.F.T. Opening Night Sept 18th at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall - This night is for both participating students and their parents....

  • St. Luke Auxiliary Fall Bazaar Fundraiser

    St. Luke Auxiliary Fall Gifting – On Sunday, September 22nd come and enjoy cinnamon rolls, muffins, breads, juices, milk and coffee during the...

  • Sunday School

    Sunday Mornings

    On Sun. Sept. 22, we begin our Fall Sunday School for Preschool age 3 - grade Kindergarten & Kingdom Quest for grades...

  • Young at Heart Potluck Meal
    Everyone is Welcome to join us for our monthly Senior Fellowship Potluck and Bible Study. Young at Heart meets on Monday, September 23rd at 11:30...
  • Attn: Veterans
    Camp Okoboji has a new ministry opportunity for veterans with PTSD. This opportunity is a Music Therapy Camp and will be held September 25-29, 2019....
  • Fall Bible Study Kick-Off
    Join us on Sunday September 29th at 9:00 a.m. for apple crisp provided by the Christian Life / Outreach Team as we kick-off the fall Bible studies....
  • Women's Fall Bible Study
    Sign up now to attend, "Someone to Walk With: A Woman's Guide to Christian Mentoring." This 7-week study will be led by Kristin Kaldahl on...
  • Preschool Fundraiser

    Annual Preschool Fundraiser Now Through Oct. 3rd  – The First English Christian Preschool is again selling Butter Braid Pastries, frozen...

  • School Supply Collection
    We are once again collecting school supplies for Orphan Grain Train. We hope to deliver them at the end of October. It cost $11 to ship a box of...

Event Highlights

  • Thursday Sep 19 2019
    7:00 PM - Church Council
  • Friday Sep 20 2019
    Pastor's Day Off
  • Saturday Sep 21 2019
    Bonnie's Day Off
  • Sunday Sep 22 2019
    8:00 AM - Traditional Worship Service
    9:00 AM - Fellowship
    9:15 AM - Childcare
    9:30 AM - Sunday School & Pastor's Bible Class
    10:45 AM - Blended Worship
  • Monday Sep 23 2019
    11:30 AM - Young at Heart
  • Tuesday Sep 24 2019
    7:00 AM - Spirit Lifter's Bible Study
    8:00 AM - Preschool Staff Devotions
  • Wednesday Sep 25 2019
    8:30 AM - Finance Board Meets
    8:45 AM - IGLLS Chapel
    9:45 AM - Preschool Chapel
    4:00 PM - G.I.F.T.
    6:45 PM - LYF
    7:00 PM - Choir Rehearsal
    7:00 PM - Confirmation Class
  • Thursday Sep 26 2019
    9:45 AM - Preschool Chapel
  • Friday Sep 27 2019
    Pastor's Day Off
  • Saturday Sep 28 2019
    Bonnie's Day Off
  • Sunday Sep 29 2019
    8:00 AM - Divine Worship
    9:00 AM - Fellowship
    9:15 AM - Childcare
    9:30 AM - Sunday School & Pastor's Bible Class
    10:45 AM - Blended Worship
  • Tuesday Oct 1 2019
    7:00 AM - Spirit Lifter's Bible Study
    8:00 AM - Preschool Staff Devotions
  • Wednesday Oct 2 2019
    8:30 AM - Finance Board Meets
    8:45 AM - IGLLS Chapel
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...