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,

Pastor Edward Schmidt


School Christmas Program

Join us on Friday, December 8, for our First Lutheran School Christmas Program.  Students should be in their classrooms by 5:40 p.m., and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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Sunday School Christmas and Live Nativity

First Lutheran’s Live Nativity (outdoor) – Photo by Lisa Wade On Sunday, December 10, our Children’s Christmas Program will be held in the sanctuary at 5:00 p.m.  Immediately following the Children’s Christmas Program, behold the sights and sounds of our Live Nativity on our front lawn, 1207 North Broadway.

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Pastor Schmidt’s Installation Pictures

Rev. Edward Schmidt was installed at First Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 12. We welcome Pastor Schmidt and his family to First Lutheran and to the Knoxville area. After Pastor Schmidt’s Installation, we celebrated with a meal in the gym. Below are some pictures of the Installation and meal.

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