stained glass window image First Lutheran Church of Aitkin
107 Second Street SE
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
Office - 218-927-2028
Email -
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Contemporary Services every 2nd and 5th Sundays.

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

Sunday Services
9:00 AM
with Communion
on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Nursery staffed during services
Sunday School
(none during summer)

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6:30 PM at Maria Chapel
Worship & Supper woven
together & provided.

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

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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

  • PLEASE NOTE – There will be no
    Community Meal on AUGUST 3RD.

  • Part-Time Cook: First Lutheran Church is seeking to hire a Part-Time Cook. This position will consist of working mainly 4 hours on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00PM – 5:-00PM. There may be a possibility of working special/additional events. 1-2 years of
    experience in food preparation and a Certified Food Manager Certificate is preferred; however, training is available. Please contact Heather in the Church Office if you are interested: 218-927-2028 or

  • The National Youth Gathering Team will supply food for fellowship on Sunday, August 2, served by Keepers Group 7. The youth and adults who traveled to Detroit will share slides and stories in the sanctuary after Worship Service. WELCOME BACK,

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP POTLUCK Tuesday, August 11, 11:30 a.m.
    At the home of Deb Clark 31212 407th Place, Aitkin You do not have to be actively involved in our support group to attend. This is open to anyone who has endured a loss and would like to have some fellowship with others who have in the past or are currently traveling the grief trail. For more information, you may call Deb at 927-3243

    Camp Vanasek/Whipple Lake, Baxter CAMPING! SWIMMING! BOATING! COMMUNITY WORSHIP! BONFIRES! 5 cabins are still available for families. Many tent & camper sites are available.
    Cost: $10/person/night or $40/night max for family Registration forms at CYF booth and in church office.

    PATIENT AND CAREGIVER” Jenna Herbig, Program Manager,
    Duluth Regional Office, Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Fireside Restaurant, McGregor, MN Free lunch following presentation. Reservations for free lunch required: Call Sandy Liepins at 218-768-3355 or email or call Ginny Ekstrand at 218-752-1111
    or email

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed time and money to our Relay for Life efforts. Our First Lutheran Prayer Hands Team
    raised over $6,000, and the county fundraiser made over $55,000.

  • NEEDED: Community Food Shelf Volunteer: Just 1 hour per month, the 2nd Monday of each month. Some lifting required.
    Will help unload and store food. Please call the Church Office
    927-2028 to volunteer.

  • BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS FOR VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH YOUTH September is fast approaching (can you believe that?),
    and our fall activities begin with Sunday School, Confirmation, and other activities involving our youth in particular. With that in mind, please make every effort to fill out a background check form if you will be working with our youth. We want to create a safe environment for our church family. It's easy and confidential. The forms are located in the Narthex or office. Please complete and turn in to our Office Manager, Heather Olson. Thank you for your attention to implementing this procedure.

  • We are pleased to introduce Dale Schwerin As FLC’s new custodian! Dale started on July 9th and will be working part-time. Dale has many years of custodial/janitorial experience
    and will be a great asset. Dale is married to Dianne and
    lives west of Aitkin. He will be working primarily Monday-Friday, starting at 8 a.m. Please take time to stop in
    and introduce yourself.

  • Notes from the Workplace Safety Committee: The good news -- We had no one who needed our Emergency Blanket and Pillow
    located in the East Hallway adjacent to the Fellowship Hall.
    The bad news -- They are missing.

    If you borrowed the pillow and blanket, would you please return them as soon as possible.

    A reminder
    - When using your vehicle for church outings such as Synod gatherings, etc. and you have passengers, here are some things to consider. Your vehicle should be in good operating condition. The driver's insurance provides primary coverage in case of an accident, not the church.

  • MARIA CHAPEL NOTES: We’re happy to say that some residents
    of Aicota Healthcare Center will worship with us on these Wednesday, August 26.

  • First Lutheran will be offering Day Camp from Aug 2-7 for children who have completed grades K-4.  This will be a fun activity which is run by staff from Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry (REGISTRATION FORM).

    This is a wonderful opportunity to expose younger kids to camp without having to stay away from home to do it.  Camp will run from 9am-3pm every day except Friday which will be from 9am-12noon.  The cost of the camp will be $30.00. 

    If you want to register and didn’t receive a registration form, you can pick one up on the table in the Narthex or contact the office or sign up on the website.  We will have further information about camp at a later date.  If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Mateyka at 218-330-3760.

    This year we will need at least one adult volunteer to be available for each day of the camp.  There will be sign-up sheets posted soon. 

    Day Camp is in need of someone to house 3 staff members from Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry  from Aug 2-7.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Marcy Mateyka at 218-330-3760.

  • “I CAN PREVENT DIABETES”, a 16-week series, meets at Riverwood Healthcare Center July 14 - October 27.
    Classes are designed for people with pre-diabetes, a risk of developing diabetes, or a history of gestational diabetes.
    Cost is $75. Contact Renee Fliss at 218-937-8281 for details. The fee may be adjusted or waived if you meet certain income guidelines.

  • Link to the Listening Table Questions posed by the council earlier this month.

    *Jesus Christ Super Star fliers
    *Book of Acts reading list
    *Easter flowers/chicks order envelopes
    *Volunteer sign-up sheets
    *Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
    *Devotional booklets
    *Special offering envelopes
    *Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information

    *3rd-6th grade Rejuve Retreat application form
    *7th -8th grade Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
    *9th-12th grades Jesus Christ Super Star fliers

  • Health Kits are needed for the Summer Gathering in Duluth. Items can be put in the plastic bin in the narthex. These kits are sent to Lutheran World Relief. The cost to send a kit is $2.65 so donations of money are welcome.
    Items due by the end of May…
     1 light or medium weight bath towel, between 20”X40”and 52”X27 dark
     2 bars bath soap( 4-5 oz ) any brand, original wrap-ping.
     1 adult size toothbrush in original pkg.
     1 sturdy comb (remove packaging)
     1 metal nail clipper (remove packaging)
    Individual items or full kits are welcome.

Upcoming Events

* August 3-7 - Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry Day Camp

* August 7-9 Family Camping – Camp Vanasek

* August 11 Grief Support Group Potluck

* August 24 Esther Circle Potluck Picnic 6 p.m.
at Red Indian Campground

* Sunday, Sept. 13 - Rally Sunday


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