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 5:30 pm -- everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
 8:15 AM & 10:00 AM
with Communion
on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Nursery staffed during services
Sunday School 10:15 - 11:00
(none during summer)

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6:00 PM with Communion on Wednesday following the 1st & 3rd Sundays

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

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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

  • CAMP HIAWATHA WORK DAY Saturday, April 25th. Carpool leaves First Lutheran 7:30 a.m. and returns by 6:00 p.m. Morning rolls and lunch will be provided. Projects include yard work, cleaning, painting, and small repairs. Call Don Hagestuen (218-927-2811) or Bob Nelson (218-927-6391) to sign up.

    Tiny Tots will meet as usual on Monday, 4/20, and 4/27. A short graduation program with refreshments is planned for April 27 at 11:00 a.m.

  • College Scholarship Application: Word Document or PDF form

  • Vacation Bible School
    June 15-18, 2015; 6-8pm
    Click Here to Download the Registration Form

    Recruiting Volunteers!
  • Vacation Bible School will be held June 15th – 18th, 2015 from 6-8pm and we are looking for many volunteers to help make this week possible! Please contact Pastor Melissa if you are able to help! Lots of volunteer opportunities are available. We can use YOU! Pastor Melissa

  • CAMP HIAWATHA WORK DAY Saturday, April 25th
    Carpool leaves First Lutheran 7:30 a.m. and returns by 6:00 p.m.
    Morning rolls and lunch will be provided. Projects include yard work, cleaning, painting, and small repairs. Call Don Hagestuen (218-927-2811) or Bob Nelson (218-927-6391) to sign up.

  • Please join us next Sunday, April 26th and wear your Yellow God’s Work. Our Hands. t-shirts to worship. If you don’t yet have a t-shirt, no worries, we’ll be passing around a clipboard and you can order your shirts then! This year the event will be held on September 13th.

    God’s Work. Our Hands.

  • 2015 Northeastern Minnesota
    Synod Assembly Quilt Auction
    May 1-2 at Breezy Point Resort

    Please join us on Sunday, April 19, for the musical at the Duluth Playhouse. 
    -  Cost for students $10 + money for McDonalds
    -  Cost for adults $25 + money for McDonalds 
      (Scholarships available; please contact Pastor Darrell)
    We will leave the church right after the 10:00 worship service and eat lunch on the way.  After the play we will go to the Seafarers' Center to hear about their ministry, have pizza, and talk about other events we can plan to start a senior high youth program.

  • April Youth Newsletter

  • College Student Ministry Opportunity: First Lutheran strives to provide support to members who are currently college students by reaching out to them as they prepare for their annual final exams. In the past we have had a Crash Basket Ministry – sending a package with snacks/games, etc. This year, we are planning to send gift cards to each college student, which they can utilize as
    they wish. We would like to encourage all church members to participate in this ministry through cash donations and/or gift card donations (Target, Subway, Starbucks, McDonalds, Caribou or Dairy Queen).

    Donations can be delivered to the church office or placed into the labeled box in the narthex and will be accepted until April 20th. Please contact the church office to ensure that your college student is on our mailing list and to let us know if they have a favorite treat. Thank you for your assistance with our College Student Ministries!

  • DAY CAMP SILENT AUCTION Begins on Sunday, April 19. All
    proceeds will help to fund the day camp for FLC children this summer. We are still in need of themed items for baskets (or partial baskets) to be donated. Plase contact Marcy Mateyka at (218) 330-3760 if you are able to donate items.

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP -- 6-Week Series April 16, 23, 30, and May 7, 14, and 21
    4:30 – 6:00 p.m.Group meets THURSDAYS at Riverwood Healthcare Center Support Services Wing, Conference Room E. Contact Val Thompson,
    Riverwood Healthcare Center Social Worker  (218) 927-5524

    *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

  • COMMUNITY MEAL JUNE 1st– Anyone wishing to help contact Sue Benson @ 927-4398

  • 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

-  April 19- May 3 Day Camp Silent Auction

 April 19 Little Kids’ Choir – practice at 9:30, sing during 10:00 service

 April 19 Adult Forum on Fraud and Scams after each service.

 April 25, 26, & 29 Adult Budget Forum after each service

 April 25 Camp Hiawatha Work Day April 25, 26, & 29 Adult Budget Forum after each service

 April 26 Holy Baptism, 10:00 Service – Benjamin Lee Thaemert


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