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


Church Canceled for Wednesday, February 18

Due to the snow and hazardous roads, our Ash Wednesday service scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, has been canceled. Church will resume on Sunday, February 22, and next Wednesday, February 25.

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The Lutheran Witness and The Reporter

NOW AVAILABLE from our website: The Lutheran Witness, the official periodical of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and The Reporter, the official newspaper of the LCMS.

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The Gospel – Our Precious Treasure

When visiting First Lutheran, the thing we hope you hear most clearly is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! But what is the Gospel and why is it so important?

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