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

Contemporary Services every 2nd and 5th Sundays.

Community Meal: Every Monday at 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
9 a.m.
(Summer Schedule)
on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Nursery staffed during service

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6 pm at Maria Chapel
(for directions & information, click here)

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

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Worship Information



On-line Calendar
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Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins
-Narrative Lectionary Topics
-Narrative Lectionary Readings

Monthly Newsletter

Youth Newsletter

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

Vacation Bible School Information
Letter to Parents/Guardians
August 8 - 11, 2016
Contact or call 218-380-3636
  • 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.

  • Summer Stretch 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.

  • WELCA EVENT 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

  • Vacation Bible School "Cave Quest" August 8-11, 2016 6pm-8pm, Ages 3 years to 5th grade welcome. Dinner beginning at 5pm. $2/person


    NEWSPAPER READERS: 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

    BOOK BUDDIES: 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.

  • <<--- You can find links to the monthly newsletter, youth newsletter, church bulletins and narrative lectionary information in the column to the left. <<---

    *Book of Acts reading list
    *Volunteer sign-up sheets
    *Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
    *Devotional booklets
    *Special offering envelopes
    *Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information

Upcoming Events

* 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


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.

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