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


Helping at KARM

First Lutheran serves lunch every eighth Saturday at Knoxville Area Rescue Mission. Thank you to all members and friends who help prepare and serve lunch.

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No New Year’s Eve Evening Service

Join us on Sunday, December 31, at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday morning worship.  We will not have a New Year’s Eve service in the evening.  We will have regular Wednesday evening worship at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3.

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