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
  • The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
    * Note #2
    * Note #3

    Strategic Planning
    It is important to realize that Strategic Planning is a process. It will take as long as necessary to determine our current mission, vision and our key principles. If this process seems lengthy
    and laborious, it is and has been. Some of us are relatively new to the Strategic Planning Committee. Thankfully, there are others who have been deeply involved since its very beginning. For this, we need to be thankful for their dedication to this task and their commitment of time and energy to First Lutheran Church.

    To make a plan, one needs to collect information about First Lutheran and the community it serves. It sounds pretty simple!! In reality, it started over a year ago when a group of people
    got together to begin this process. We will attempt to share the start of this process with you as we continue on this journey.

    The Strategic Planning Process is grounded in the study of the book, The Mission Table – Renewing Congregation and Community by Stephen P. Bouman. In this book, Bouman, lays out the idea of how congregations become mission tables where we listen, people become engaged, and lives are restored.

    “Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on this journey.

  • Earthbound Video Series Join us each Wednesday after service at Maria Chapel for a video presentation followed by a discussion

  • The quilt for Camp Knutson’s auction is still on display in the narthex with a bid sheet attached. It will remain on display
    until July 11th and then be packed up for shipment tp Camp Knutson’s auction. The 30th annual auction will take place at the Camp on August 13th, 2016

  • Our summer worship schedule: 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!
    2016 Dates: 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 .

  • 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.

  • WORSHIP IN THE PARK -- JULY 10 & AUGUST 14, 5-7pm at Lum Park in Brainerd. Come and worship in the beautiful creation that God has created!
    Evening Schedule:
    * 5-6:30pm Grill out (hot dogs, fixings and
    plates/ utensils provided)… please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
    *5-6:30pm Park play, Volleyball, Swimming at the beach, 9-square, Frisbee golf, Fellowship time
    * 6:30pm Come as you are Worship
    * 7:00pm S'mores and sending
    What to bring:
    * Side Dish
    * Lawn Chair/Blanket
    * Swim Suit & Towel (optional)
    * Lawn games (optional)

  • Bluegrass Festival At Camp Vermillion , Cook, MN
    Saturday, July 30, 1—7 pm Join us for a day of great music, great food, and great family fun in God's great north woods. This
    annual concert and fundraiser is an event you won't want to miss!
    • Music by great bluegrass bands - "No Grass Limit", "Sloughgrass", and "Jerusalem Road"
    • Fantastic food
    • Games/activities for the kids
    • Silent and live auction, raffle drawing, Church Basket Challenge raffle
    • Free entry to the event

  • 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: 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: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: 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

* June 22 Earth Bound Video Series #3 @ Maria Chapel

* June 29—Earth Bound Video Series #4 @ Maria Chapel

* July 4—Office Closed for Holiday

* July 10—Lum Park Worship & Supper—5 pm


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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