stained glass window image First Lutheran Church of Aitkin
107 Second Street SE
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
Office - 218-927-2028
Fax - 218-927-6983
Email -
For a map and directions to the church, click here.

Contemporary Services every 2nd and 5th Sundays.

Community Meal: Every Monday at 5:30 pm -- everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
 8:15 AM & 10:00 AM
with Communion
on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Nursery staffed during services
Sunday School 10:15 - 11:00
(none during summer)

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6:00 PM with Communion on Wednesday following the 1st & 3rd Sundays

Listen to the Sunday 10:00 service on FM radio station 94.3 or
Watch a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on Cable channel 181

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Worship Information


Building & Properties Ministries

Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins

Monthly Newsletter
(in PDF format)

(see below)

Mission Statement

Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.

Vision Statement

Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.

Church Values

* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community

  • OFFERING ENVELOPES The 2015 offering envelopes are now available for pickup on the table outside the church office. They are stacked alphabetically. If you would like to receive envelopes, please call the church office at 927-2028.

  • A “Blue Christmas Service” Tuesday, December 23, 11 a.m.

    Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24
    3:30 p.m. Kid-Friendly Candlelight Service with Communion
    5:00 p.m. Christmas Candlelight Service with Communion

    Community Christmas Dinner, Christmas Day, 11:30 - 2 p.m.
    No Worship on Christmas Day

    Saturday, Dec. 27, 5 p.m. Service with Christmas Songs/Scriptures
    Sunday, Dec. 28, 8:15 & 10 a.m. Service with Christmas Songs/Scriptures

    No Wednesday Worship on Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve

  • A BLUE CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE ….A TIME OF REMEMBRANCE will take place here at FLC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. There will be music, candle lighting, and meditation, along with Communion. Anyone feeling especially alone during this holiday season
    is welcome to attend. There will be a remembrance table, and you are invited to bring a small picture or small item of remembrance of a loved one to be displayed during this service. Sincerely, Deb Clark, Grief Support

  • Advent Devotions, 2014, offered by the Lutheran Indian Ministries, can be found on the table in the narthex.

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER, DECEMBER 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Christmas dinner at First Lutheran with turkey and mashed potatoes. NO reservations necessary. Freewill offering. Take outs/deliveries available; call 927-2028. INTERESTED IN HELPING? Look for the blue sign-up notebook on a table in the narthex. 

  • A CaringBridge site has been set up for Tammy Clos. If you wish to check on Tammy’s progress, you may log into and follow the easy directions for setting up free access to Tammy’s CaringBridge site.

  • Note from Tammy Clos: “I thank God for my beautiful church family, for all the prayers, cards,
    generosity, and outpouring of love, and for the good results after surgery.”

  • ELCA GOOD GIFTS GIVING TREE The Global Missions Team has set up the Giving Tree again this year in the narthex, offering items from the ELCA Good Gifts catalogue for alternative gift giving. These items include pigs, honey bees, school supplies, fruit tree seedlings, etc. These are gifts that grow the church, fight hunger, and transform lives! You can participate by selecting an ornament from the tree. The donation amount is noted on each ornament. Make
    your donation at the time you choose your gift, or you can place your donation in the offering plate. Checks can be written out to First Lutheran Church; please write “Good Gifts in the memo line on the check. You may keep the ornament to hang on your tree or to give to the person you are honoring with your gift.

  • ADULT FIRST AID FORUM, presented by Michele and Tom Plagman, will be held on January 18 after both services in the FLC library.

  • BE SAFE. BE WISE. Hundreds of people pass through this building every week. Please do not leave valuables in your coat pockets unattended. If you have a valuable coat, please take it with you to your pew. Keep your purse close to you as well. We don’t want to tempt anyone. Thank you.

  • HELP NEEDED FOR INJURED PERSON Can you assist a First Lutheran worshiper who is temporarily disabled (broken arms)? We are looking for folks who can volunteer an hour or two per week during the next few weeks out near Maria Chapel. It would be to do light housekeeping, meal preparation, etc. If interested, please call the church office, 927-2028.

  • WANT TO JOIN FIRST LUTHERAN? Our next Adult Membership Class is beginning on Wednesday, January 7th, 6:45-8:00 p.m. It will run for seven weeks. New members will be received March 15th or 18th. Childcare is provided upon request. Please call the church, 927-2028, to sign up or for more information.

  • Thank you to Pastor Linda Johnson-Seyenkulo and Rebecca May for sharing information on the Ebola virus. If you are interested in learning more, please visit this website:

  • Creation Care Covenant Proposal

  • Click here for a flyer concerning the 2015 Mission Trip. Contact Kathie Smith with any questions. Work: 927-2979

  • Last Week’s Attendance

    Saturday, December 13, 5 p.m. 69
    Sunday, December 14, 8:15 a.m. 87
    Sunday, December 14, 10 a.m. 135
    Wednesday, Dec.17, 6:00 p.m. 62
    Total: 353

  • Weekly Financial Report for Week Ending December 14, 2014:
    General operating Income 10,966.50
    Building Fund Income to date for December: 3,598.00
    Building Fund Needs Per Month: 4,407.00

    *** Parish Nurses -
    Parish nurses are available to visit or answer questions. Please call the church office or a parish nurse if you want to talk. Blood pressure can be checked between services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month. They are located in office in the Fellowship Hall.***

  • Want to help with worship? Worship Opportunities at First Lutheran - If you would like to do one of the following please call the person listed.
    Lector (read Scripture) - Marge Muscatello
    Communion Assistants - Marcia Hyytinen 927-6938 Lorraine Johnson - 927-4656
    Sound Technician - Doug Landsverk - 927-2381
    Power Point (Computer) - Chuck Pettersen - 927-6176
    Video Recording - Greg Smith - 927-2720
    Children’s Sermon - Sign up in the narthex
    Worship Assistant - Linda Hommes (for adults) - 549-3221
    Ushering - Rich Liljenquist - 927-3082
    Choir -
    Saturday Eve Pianist - Rebecca May - 927-3481
    Contemporary Worship Song Leaders/Musicians - Doug Landsverk - 927-2381
    Altar Guild (setting up for worship) - Mary Peterson - 927-6820
    Hymn Selections - Linda Delaney - 927-6237
    Worship Committee - Rebecca May - 927-3481
    Communion for Homebound People - Karen Newton - 927-3493
    Webpage - Michele Plagman - 927-3544

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