Monthly Luncheons

On the first Thursday of each month, many of our retired members and friends gather for lunch, conversation, and a presentation.

The food is made fresh and in-house by our own Ruth Ehrhardt. Our presentations run a wide range from ministry partner presentations, to musical acts, to travellogs.

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Bus Trip 2024

Historic Spillville & Decorah, IA

Join us for a day of fun and discovery on Thursday, May 9, 2024, as the senior adults of the First Lutheran Church embark on a scenic tour of Spillville and Decorah, Iowa.


Our journey begins at 7 a.m. at Sam’s Club parking lot behind Burger King on Blairs Ferry Rd NE. We depart Cedar Rapids at 7:30 a.m., we will make a rest-stop along the way, then arrive around 10:00 a.m., at our first destination: the Bily Clocks & Antonin Dvorak Museum in Spillville, IA.
Here, we’ll spend an hour admiring the intricate craftsmanship of the Bily brothers’ hand-carved clocks and learning about the life and works of composer Antonin Dvorak.

Next, we depart for Decorah at 11:00 a.m., where a delicious meal awaits us at the Luther College Cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. After lunch, we’ll take a brief tour of the Luther College campus to see its highlights. After that we  will head for the Vesterheim Norwegian Museum. We’ll spend two hours exploring the museum’s extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts. Our return journey begins at 3:30 p.m., with a brief stop at the smallest church in the world in rural Festina, IA. We expect to return to Cedar Rapids around 6:30 p.m.

Pricing & Reservations

Cost per person:

$89.00 for  up to 30 passengers,

$85.00 for 32 passengers or more.

This includes the motorcoach, driver’s tip, admissions for the Bily Clocks & Vesterheim Museums, and lunch at the Luther College Cafeteria.

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Reservations are due by March 9, then when we know the number of travelers, payment will be due April 9. 

No cancellations after the tour is declared going (March 10) without a replacement.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Lavanda Woosley of Woosley Tours at 319-393-1742 (home) or 319-538-5423 (cell), or email

We look forward to sharing this exciting day with you!