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


Summer Worship Schedule

Our Sunday worship schedule for this summer (from Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, August 31) is as follows: 8:15 a.m. – Worship with the Lord’s Supper 9:15 a.m. – Sunday School for Preschool – 3rd Grade and Bible Class for older children and adults (review Joshua, Judges, and Peter) 10:30 a.m. – Divine Service I with […]

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Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Sunday, April 13 – Palm Sunday/Confirmation Sunday:9:15am – Reports by Confirmands10:00am – Reception for Confirmands10:30am – Festival Worship Service   Wednesday, April 16 – No Worship   Maundy Thursday, April 17:7:00pm – Worship Service with Communion   Good Friday, April 18:9:00am to 9:00pm – Prayer Vigil12:00pm – Worship Service with Communion8:00pm – Tenebrae Service of […]

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Midweek Lenten Services

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have worship with Communion at 6:30 p.m.  Our sermons will center on the theme, “Let us walk with Jesus.”  We will focus on the various places Jesus goes in His final hours.  Join us as we ponder His passion for us.   March 5, Ash Wednesday – Jesus in […]

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