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
8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship following services

Nursery Staffed: 

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sunday School:
10:30 AM

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening
Dinner: 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Worship: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Children’s Education: 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Children’s Christian Educational Movie 7:00 - 8:00 pm
7th – 9th grade Confirmation:
6:45 – 8:00 pm

Listen to the Sunday 10:00 service on
Radio KKIN (930 AM)
Watch a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays on Cable channel 8

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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)
           Tuesday, April 15 – Easter Vigil from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Please sign up for a slot)
           Wednesday, April 16 –  NO WORSHIP due to Holy Week
           Maundy Thursday, April 17 – Worship at 7:00 PM (First Communion for Fifth Graders)
           Good Friday, April 18 – COMMUNITY WORSHIP at noon, Aitkin United Methodist Church
                                                      Worship at First Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM
           Saturday, April 19 – NO WORSHIP due to Holy Week
           Easter Sunday, April 20 – Worship at 6:30, 8:30, and 10:00 AM, with Easter Breakfast after each service.

  • EASTER BREAKFAST – Breakfast will be served as a National Youth Gathering event following each service on Easter Sunday, April 20th. 

  • Good Grief Support group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, will no longer be meeting at the Beanery.  Venue is to be determined, with more info to be determined.  Please call Deb Clark with any questions, at 927-3243.    

  • A MATTER OF BALANCE – MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS: Classes begin on April 7th. This workshop includes eight 2-hour classes, held on Mondays and Wednesdays during April, 9:30-11:30 AM, at Aitkin Health Services. For more information and to register, please call 218-927-1383.

  • MYSTERY DINNER – “The Search for Truth”, Sunday, April 27th at 5 PM, a National Youth Gathering event.

  • SILENT AUCTIONApril 12th through April 27th, a National Youth Gathering event.

  • COMMUNITY CHOIR PRACTICE – Choir meets on Good Friday at April 18th, at 11 AM at Aitkin United Methodist Church.  

  • NOTE FROM LOLLY KALINOSKI – “Thank you so much for praying for my mom, Gladys Myers.  She is still recovering from her stroke in a rehab facility, but she has a strongly positive and faith-filled  attitude, and my family and I know that is an answer to the many prayers. ”

  • LEGACY CHORALE PERFORMANCE – “Legacy on Broadway”, Friday, April 25th, 7:30 PM, in the Sanctuary. Tickets available at the door - $10 adults and seniors, students 18 and under free.

  • Good Grief Support group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, will no longer be meeting at the Beanery.  Venue is to be determined, with more info to be determined.  Please call Deb Clark with any questions, at 927-3243.                 

  • 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.

  • LAMP Devotionals: Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots 2014 Lenten devotionals are available in the narthex, please help yourself!

  • CRASH BASKETS:   We are collecting items to put in Crash Baskets for our college students who have upcoming final exams.  For a list of possible items, please see information at the Crash Basket display in the  Narthex.  The deadline for receiving items is Friday, April 25th.  If you have a student in college, please fill out and submit the green parents’ letter insert included in this bulletin.

  • WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Our spring Adult Membership Class begins on Wednesday, March 26th, 6:45-8:00 p.m. and runs for seven weeks. The class covers the basics of the faith and serves as preparation for baptism, adult confirmation, joining the church, or transferring membership from another church.

    New members will be received the week of May 18th. Childcare is provided upon request. The class is fun and relationship-building with God and with others who are joining. Please call the church office, 927-2028, to enroll.

  • Children’s Spark Story Bibles and Spark Bibles are needed for the pews! Ever notice that every week in the bulletin we include the page number for our children to look up the gospel reading in the Spark Story Bibles?? This can be difficult for them to do each week since there are no bibles in front of them in the pews!! Let’s fill the pews with Spark Story Bibles and Spark Bibles so they can read and see the gospel message, too!!!

  • Interpreter Services – First Lutheran will provide interpreter services for church members who require this service in order to participate fully in our worship services.  We have established a fund to assist with the cost of the interpreter.  If you are interested in making a donation to the fund, please designate “Interpreter Services” on your envelope or check memo.  Your assistance in providing this service is appreciated!

  • 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

    3/29/2014  5:00 PM


    3/30/2014  8:30 AM


    3/30/2014  10:00 AM


    4/2/2014  6:00 PM




  • Weekly Financial Report for Week Ending                              March 23, 2014:

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    Building Fund:


    Building Fund Needs Per Month:


  • 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
    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 - Sonja Hagestuen - 927-2811
    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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