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.

Saturday Evening at Heart Prairie on Whitewater Lake 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning: 

*Heart Prairie on Whitewater Lake 8:00 a.m. 

*First English Sanctuary in Whitewater 9:30 a.m. 

 Worship With Us Anytime:  Online, or Channel 990

Click here to view virtual worship services on YouTube!


Message from Pastor Collier!


I am Pastor Rich Collier, and I am here to be your Interim Pastor while you go through the process of Calling a new Pastor to serve you here at First English Lutheran Church.

And now, some information about me.

I have been a pastor for 38 years.   For 26 years I have been serving exclusively as a full time Intentional Interim Pastor in congregations all over southern Wisconsin.  My last assignment was helping the congregation of Dekorra Lutheran Church in Poynette.  

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I attended college at Edinboro U of  Pennsylvania.  and seminary at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA.  My first Call was with a 3 point parish in eastern North Dakota.  Mayville, WI has been home for 19 years now.  I am a widower.   My daughter lives in Fond Du Lac with her husband and two sons, Finn and Everett.  

I will usually be in the office Monday and Wednesday.  I often have Zoom meeting on Tuesday and Thursday, which I conduct from home.  You can also contact me by email at revcollier@sbcglobal.net       My cell number is 1-920-904-4818.

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

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


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"Christmas in the Manger" was happily presented by the Sunday School children on 12/19. Great joy for all filled the parking lot!  

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Wednesday     10:00-4:00

Friday              1:00-4:00

Saturday          10:00-2:00