Due to expected inclement weather, the Christkindlmarket scheduled for Nov. 5th will be held INSIDE  the church!  See you Saturday!

Worship Opportunities:

You are always welcome here! God promises to meet you where you are, whatever your circumstances and with whatever questions you have. You can also share your gifts here. You have experiences, knowledge, and talents to share. Here you can grow in your faith and help others to grow in their faith. 

Masks are optional.

Join us in-person at First English, Sunday mornings at 9:30 

 Worship With Us Anytime:  Online, or Channel 990

Click here to view virtual worship services on YouTube!


Christmas Season Schedule

December 11:  Worship with special music!  9:30a.m.

December 18:  Children's Program 9:30a.m.

December 24 Christmas Eve Services:

  • Worship at historic Heart Prairie on Whitewater Lake 1:30 & 3:00p.m.
  • Worship in town at First English 5:00 & 7:00p.m.

December 25:  Christmas Day - no services

December 31: New Year's Eve - Worship service followed by food and fellowship - time to be determined.

COVID -19 Response  Updated May 2022


  • We are all called by God to responsibly love of our neighbors and protecting the most vulnerable.
  • That all voices are equally valued and included. All are welcome at FELC.
  • The plan prioritizes the reduction of risk of infection of members, staff and guests. 

        All members of the Church and Visitors are expected to:

  1. Face coverings are optional on church grounds, maintain 6ft physical distance from one another and use hand sanitizer while inside church buildings.
  2. If members feel ill or have had a COVID test and are waiting for results, they will stay limit their presence on church property and not participate at in-person activities unless masked.
  3. Schedule the use of church property with the Office Manager at least 3 days in advance.
  4. Graciously remind one another of safety expectations and to comply without malice or disrespect to increase one another's comfort level.
  5. Seek to support social interaction as each individual determines what is best for them and their situation. We will inquire and be sensitive to the needs of others.
  6. Share with Pastor or Office Manager (knowing that their identity will be protected as much as possible) if they test positive for COVID-19 or exposure and have participated in person at FELC in any way.
  7. Acknowledge that the virus is an uncertain thing and that our participation of any kind in FELC activities is voluntary and at our own risk/choice.

There is a place for you here at First English Lutheran Church. 
401 W. Main Street 

P.O. Box 539, Whitewater, WI 53190 

Welcome Pastor Joseph O'Donnell!

Church Office Open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00,  

Closed Fridays


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Thrift Shoppe Hours

123 S Church St Whitewater


Tuesday            10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Wednesday     1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Friday              1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Saturday          10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.