Welcome to the First English website.

A Message to our Visitors 
from Senior Pastor Jeff Tengesdal:

You have not come to this website by chance. God is at work in your life. So, welcome!  Make yourself at home. First English is one church with multiple locations: this website, a beautiful traditional facility near downtown Appleton, a newly-built contemporary facility on the growing edge of town, a thrift store named Echoes, and every place where our members are living out Jesus’ call to love Him and others.

First English Lutheran Church is a nearly 100-year-old Protestant congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Our purpose is this: Love Jesus. Live your call. We welcome ALL people and invite you to participate fully in the life of our congregation.

Check on the right for cancellations, changes and the latest news in the First English Facebook section.

Busy on Sundays and need a different worship option?  

Looking for another chance to worship in your week?  
Join us each week for Wednesday Worship
 6:15 p.m. at the Downtown Site
A 40 minute, piano-led worship with message and Holy Communion

Click here to find out about the 

100th Anniversary celebrations
Including the new pictorial church directory-
Make your appointment today!


Sign Up To Help at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter

Click here to sign up for  a shift, or to help with food.
Your assistance is very much appreciated!

Join Team FELC for the 2015 Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run to Benefit the American Cancer Society. Click here, create an account or log in to your existing account, and look for Team FELC!

Financial Support

Make an on-line contribution or payment:

Download a 2015 Estimate of Giving Form.

Complete a 2015 Estimate of Giving Form online.

Worship Places/Times

We are one congregation worshiping at two sites.

Downtown Site:
326 E. North Street
Appleton, WI 54911

(Corner of Drew and North Streets)
Worship times:
Sundays: 8, 9:15 & 10:30 a.m.
New! Wednesday Worship 
(beginning Apr. 8): 6:15 p.m.

North Site:
6331 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54913

(Corner of Ballard Road and Broadway Drive)
Worship times: 

Sundays: 8:15 & 10:30 a.m.

DVDs of the Downtown Site 8 a.m. worship service are available upon request.

FELC on Facebook (Check Here for Cancellations & Updates)
FELC Blogs
My Wednesday Truth by Sara Snyder
Confirmation Blog
January 15, 2015
Every Wednesday, I go through the same things. I realize that it’s midweek and work projects that need done by the end of the week either need to get started or be well on their way to finished. I see the day inch quickly toward... [READ MORE]
"In God We Trust" Optional License Plate Will Soon Be Available!
Beyond the Day to Day
October 8, 2014
If you have followed the past blogs on Dave Hinds and his determination to have Wisconsin offer an "In God We Trust" License plate, you will be happy to know... [READ MORE]
End of Summer Reflection, by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
August 20, 2014
As I’m sitting here, my body is under the impression I’m heading back to kids dangling on my arms, cleaning coffee cups littering the intern office and belting “Oceans” at worship. My mind is... [READ MORE]