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Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.
Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.
* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community
Our summer worship schedule will begin on Memorial Day Weekend. The following Wednesday, June 1, will begin our outdoor services at historic Maria Chapel.
Worship will be at 6:00 p.m. We will gather in the shade of the old oak tree, around a campfire. Feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Picnic tables and folding chairs are also available. So is a satellite toilet. There are no plans for meals this year. However, occasional events may be planned and announced from time to time. The sermons this summer will be a repeat of the previous Sunday message.
All Youth in grades 6-9 are welcome!
$45.00 for 6 weeks of service & FUN!
Includes a Twins Game!
Forms on the website below or at the church.
Registration due June 1st.
INFORMATION, REGISTRATION, PERMISSION FORMS & SCHEDULE (4 pages to print off and turn into the church office).
2016 Dates: June 16, June 23,
June 30, July 6*, July 14, July 21.
*July 6th (Wednesday) service project is to serve in a
Twin Cities service site and attend a Twins Game that
afternoon. We will leave the church around 8 am and
return about 7 pm .
College Scholarship: Please click here for College Scholarship Application. All applications must
be received in the church office by June 1st. Scholarships are for anyone
planning on attending college in 2016/2017.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Is an educational program designed to
help family caregivers. This program will
help you take care of yourself while caring
for an older relative or friend.
June 2 – July 7, Thursdays 1:30-4:00pm
Call to register. Aitkin County CARE, Inc. at 218-927-1383 or 877-
810-7776 for more details.
All ages: Mission Trip to Sioux Falls, SD, June 19-24, 2016 Families welcome! More info available at the church or call Pastor Melissa.
On June 9 and 10th, there will be a
gathering of women at the Sugar
Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids. The
women of First Lutheran Church
would like to invite a young
woman between the ages of 18
(must be a graduate) and 45 to
attend. All expenses will be
paid. At this gathering you will
spend two days learning about the
programs and activities of the
Women of the ELCA. Please
contact Mary Peterson (218/927-
6820) if you are interested in
attending. Applications must be
submitted by May 1.
Bible Camps thru VLM - Ages K-12 -- one day to one week camps available. Brochures and info found at the church or at www.VLMcamps.org.
Vacation Bible School "Cave Quest" August 8-11, 2016 6pm-8pm,
Ages 3 years to 5th grade welcome.
Dinner beginning at 5pm. $2/person
IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Aitkin County CARE offers weekly tape recordings of the Aitkin Independent Age
for the blind or sight-challenged,
but additional readers are needed.
As a volunteer, you would record in your own home, involving 3 hours a month. Please contact Pastor Bob at the church office (218-927-2028) or cell (218-851-2483) for more information or to sign up.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS:
This worthy service for homebound seniors and disabled adults is in temporary need of
delivery volunteers to fill in during the winter months for the regular “snowbird” drivers.
If you’re able and willing, please call
Betty Jacobs at the Aitkin County CARE office, 218-927-1383, or 1-800-333-2433
for the 2016/2017 School Year
Community Education is looking for 30-35 volunteers, aged 55+, to meet once a month during the next school year with Kindergartners. Each volunteer will spend about an hour with 3-4 kids to read a book and then do a related craft, cooking, or other activity. Since this is funded by Northland Foundation in Duluth, volunteers will need to sign up before the end of this school year. Please contact Jill Blanchette,
FLC’s Office Manager, at 218-927-2028.
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CURRENT FORMS AND INFO TO FIND
IN THE NARTHEX
*Book of Acts reading list
*Volunteer sign-up sheets
*Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
*Special offering envelopes
*Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information
* May 28 Summer Worship Schedule Begins:
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm at Maria Chapel
May 29 Vocational Sunday—Military Recognition
* June 1 Worship Service at Maria Chapel—6pm
* June 1 Vocational Wednesday—Military Members
June 1 Farewell to Jan Sobota at Maria—6pm
* June 5 Farewell to Marge Haugen
* June 17, 18 & 19 - Rummage Sale at FLC
NO-CANCELLATION POLICY -
First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.
No matter what the weather,
worship will not be cancelled.
DO NOT put yourself in danger,
but if you can make it to church,
please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.
This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning,
and Wednesday evening.