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.

Holy Communion is offered the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Contemporary Services every 2nd and 5th Sundays.

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

Sunday Services
9:00 a.m.
Fellowship following services

Nursery Staffed,

Children Singing, &
Sunday School:
None during summer months

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening
6:00 PM at Maria Chapel
  (Followed by hot dog/brat roast – bring lawn chair and potluck item to share.)

Listen to the Sunday 9:00 service on
FM radio station 94.3
Watch a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on Cable channel 8

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

2013 Resource Guide
(contact the office for the password)
    Saturday ~ 5:00 PM
    Sunday ~ ONE SERVICE at 9:00 AM
    Wednesday ~ 6:00 PM at Maria Chapel (address & history)
    (directions in pdf format to print)
    Service is followed by hot dog/brat roast and pot luck. Bring a lawn chair.

    All are invited to share a great weekend of camping, swimming, boating, community worship, bonfires, and much more!  Camp Vanasek is located on Whipple Lake in Baxter.  Cost is $10 per person per night or $40 per family per night.  Cabins are available for rental, and there are many tent and camper sites.  Registration forms can be picked up in the church office or at the Children, Youth, and Family booth in the Fellowship Hall hallway.  

            As of Sunday, August 17th, First Lutheran’s
        Sunday worship service will be aired at 9:00 a.m.
        on FM radio station 94.3.  If you’re unable to come
         to church,  join us and pray with us by listening!


    THANK YOU !!!
    Pastor Melissa Carmack, LaNae Ashton, Lisa Paulbeck, Marcy Mateyka, Justice Ramos, Corri Sanbeck, Payton Berg, Nathan Hagestuen, David Sanbeck, Jacob Hagestuen, Clayton Richardson, Jesse Henline, Justin Henline, Carol Harmon, Amy Setzer, Erica Kalis, Maria Orlowski, Dori McMillan, Jen Moen, David Meyer, Claire Richards, Jessi Winter, Jeanie Collins, Vicki Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Jennifer Peterson, Norma Lehmann, Elaine Palthe, Judy Anderson, Marissa Raushel, Carma Miller, Deb Meyer, Traci Moreland, Nicole Visnovec, Hannah Paulbeck, Ellie McMillan, Jen Henke, Tammy Clos, Karilyn Martinsen.

  • Good Grief Group Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 26, at 11:00 AM in the FLC library.

  • ONLY TWO MORE CHANCES TO ATTEND WEDNESDAY EVENING SUMMER WORSHIP AT MARIA CHAPEL THIS YEAR!  The last Maria Chapel service of 2014 will be on August 27th. Please Join Us!

    A useful tool in the work and mission of First Lutheran Church is the  Congregational Resource Guide, containing information regarding committees and organizations,
    as well as a list of members. 

  • ATTENTION FAMILIES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS Please contact the Church Office with college addresses and email addresses for your college daughter or son.  FLC wants to stay in touch with college students, as well as referring these students to campus pastors.  Thank you!

    1. JAMAICA MISSION DINNER/FUNDRAISER  at the Legion, Saturday, September 6, 5:00 PM

    2. GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS Sunday, September 7
      9:00 AM  Worship Service
      10:00 AM  Community Service Events
      11:30  AM  Potluck Lunch

    3. WELCA FALL RETREAT - Tuesday, September 9, at Maria Chapel.

    4. Sign up sheets are posted in the narthex with many service options.  The yellow God’s Work, Our Hands T-shirts are available in the narthex for $7 each. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the hands of God in our community!

    5. ATTENTION ALL MEN: Men’s breakfast is still being held on Friday mornings, but the time has been changed to 7:30 AM !

    6. NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS NEEDED!  Sunday School is in need of new directors for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact Pastor Melissa if you can help.

    7. August Youth Newsletter

  • Prayers are requested for Liberian Lutheran Bishop Jensen Seyenkulo and Pastor Linda Johnson Seyenkulo and for the people of Liberia and West Africa who are facing the Ebola outbreak. Pastor Linda, daughter of our own Elma Johnson, was recently commissioned as an ELCA missionary and was scheduled to leave for Liberia in September to help organize a Lutheran seminary.  Due to the Ebola outbreak, folks are being told to not enter Liberia at this time. Pastor Linda will be at First Lutheran in September, so we will receive an update on the situation. Please keep those prayers going!       ~ Pastor Bob

  • INTERESTED IN BUYING A BIBLE?  Take a look at the display table in the narthex. We have 5 options available for immediate purchase. 

  • Announcement Deadlines: Please note – all announcements need to be received by 3:00 PM on Wednesday in order to be printed in the upcoming weekend’s bulletin.

  • Consider ordering a “God’s Work – Our Hands” yellow T-shirt. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Price is $6 each.

  • Milestone Ministry Needs YOU!!
    Milestones are an important part of our children and youth’s ministry here at First Lutheran.
    Milestones help children and families understand their faith and relate it to their everyday lives as they grow in faith and understanding of Christ. When children are baptized, WE, as a congregation, make a promise to help these children grow in their faith. You can live out that promise by being a part of one of these milestone events and working alongside of Pastor Melissa to help teach our young ones and their families.

    If you are willing to help lead one of these events, contact Pastor Melissa at or 218-927-2028 or Jeanie Collins at

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

  • Last Week’s Attendance

    Saturday, August 2,   5:00 PM


    Sunday, August 3,   9:00 AM


    Wednesday, August 6,  6:00




  • Weekly Financial Report for Week
    Ending August 10, 2014:                 

    General operating Income

    $ 5226.60

    Building Fund Income to date for August:

    $ 2135.00

    Building Fund Needs Per Month:

    $ 407.00

  • Prayer Ministry - If you have a prayer concern, please fill out a prayer request form found in the pew and hand it to a worship assistant during the hymn either before or after the sermon so that it can be included in the prayers later in the service.

  • Hearing Assistance - Headphones are available; ask an usher for assistance.

  • 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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