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 Mondays & Thursdays at 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
8:15 am & 10 a.m.
Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays
(Sunday school 9:45—10:40 am
10:00-10:40 Small group Sunday School, joining parents for worship at 10:40 )

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
Worship/Supper 5:30 pm 

Listen to the Sunday 9:00 am service on FM radio station 94.3
Watch a rebroadcast at 10 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

  • The vote for changing communion to all baptized members passed. Training for parents and children will be forthcoming as
    parents wish.

  • Our new Nursery Attendant is Kim Thaemert. She will be working Sundays 9:45-11:15 am and Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 pm. Kim will be starting her new position on Sunday, October 23. Please welcome her to First Lutheran.

  • Final Gift Workshop—Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:15 am In the Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall Sponsored by the Parish Nurses. PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED $20.00 Fee Covers Lunch & Materials.

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Art Trip to see the Martin Luther display, is November 19th. All are welcome. Call the church office at 927-2028 or Deb Clark at 927-3243 for more

  • The 9th Grade Confirmation students Fall Service Project was a HUGE success thanks to all of you. The items were donated for
    AADA on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

  • We would like to reform a committee to oversee Maria Chapel. Don Hagestuen would have ideas as to duties.

  • Office Volunteers Needed: We have several openings for weekly volunteers in the office.
    Shifts are 3 ½ hours each:
    9 am – 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
    Duties include answering phones, folding flyers, copying, running errands, etc. Talk to Jill anytime if you are interested.

  • New Directories Are Complete! Please notify the office if any corrections are needed. These will be done as the directory is

    Photo Display Board Update Carla Hakes and Walt & Nanci Sauerbrei will be taking photos after Worship for the next few weeks for those that do not have a photo on the display board and also for those that would like their picture updated.

  • Freed & Renewed in Christ -- 500 years of God's grace in action!
    If you are interested in helping with this journey, please contact Deb Clark at 218-927 -3243 or the church office at 218-927-2028.
    We will begin meeting in September. Please watch for the date.

  • "My Neighbor is Muslim" Adult Education Classes begin September
    18 thru October 23
    between services.

  • Greetings partners in faith: Habitat for Humanity is alive and well in Aitkin County. We are building a new home in Aitkin in
    2017 and doing repair projects this year. We can use volunteers and donations. Please donate your cans at Paulbeck’s or Ukura’s. Call us to donate your used appliances, furniture and new building materials. 218-927-5656 or PO Box 281 , Aitkin, MN 56431 or annschwartz@

  • Reminder: Those who work with the Youth are required to fill out the background check and submit it to the Church office. This includes all Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation Guides, Mentors, and anyone else that volunteers with our Youth.

    Blank forms are located in the Narthex Slat Wall Display.
    Thank You – Safety Committee

  • Adventure Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion Ages 10 and up
    October 21-23
    Crafting Get-Away at Camp
    Vermilion October 7-9 and
    November 4-6

  • The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:

    NEW! NOTE #4
    * 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.

  • paving
    We are so THANKFUL for the beautiful paver stones andlandscaping being installed.

  • <<--- 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

* September 18 — October 23 "My Neighbor is Muslim Adult Ed Class"

* October 23—Final Gift Workshop

* October 30—9:15 am Fellowship/Confirmation Reception
10:00 am Worship Service/Confirmation
11:30 am Fellowship/Confirmation Banquet

* November 6—Adult Forum on Depression led by Phil Tange at 9:15 AM


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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