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. 

Sunday Morning:

  • 9:00am - In-Sanctuary service with singing - masks required   
  • 10:30am - In-Sanctuary service - masks optional
  • Heart Prairie - 1:00 and 3:00pm Indoors with singing  - masks required
  • FELC - 5:00pm Parking Lot
  • FELC - 7:00pm Indoors with signing - masks required

There will not be worship services on Christmas Day or Sunday, December 26.

 Worship With Us Anytime:  Online, or Channel 990

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Welcome Pastor Collier!

A 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.

The process of finding a new Pastor is not an easy one.  The pastor is someone who serves many roles in a congregation.   They need to be the CEO over the business of a congregation.   They are the Spiritual Leader of the congregation, preaching God’s word and guiding the spiritual life of this community of faith.  The pastor also becomes that Special Friend, who can be with you in some of the most emotionally significant times in your family’s life.  

The work of choosing a new pastor should be approached with great intent, and great prayer.  It is my privilege to be with you and to offer guidance and support as you undertake this holy task.  It will be especially challenging in this time of widespread illness and the need for caution.

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.

There is a place for you here at First English Lutheran Church. 
401 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190
Church Office:  Open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00,     closed Fridays


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In Response to COIVD -19 - 

Updated May 23, 2021!


  • 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. Acknowledge that the virus is an uncertain thing and that our participation of any kind of FELC activities is voluntary and at our own risk/choice.
  2. Wear a face covering if NOT fully vaccinated, maintain 6ft physical distance from one another and use hand sanitizer while inside church buildings.
  3. Always “Sign in” when they visit Church property.
  4. Schedule the use of church property with the Office Manager at least 3 days in advance before entering the space.
  5. Graciously remind one another of safety expectations and to comply without malice or disrespect.
  6. 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.
  7. Share with Pastor Rich or Office Manager Tammy Hedrick, knowing that their identity will be protected as much as possible, if they have a positive test result for COVID-19 or exposure.
  8. If members have had a COVID test and are waiting for results, they will stay off church property and not participate at in-person activities.