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 & 10:00 a.m.
(Sunday school dismissed
at 10:30 a.m.)
on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Nursery staffed during services

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6:00 PM Worship & Supper woven together & provided.
Confirmation, Choir Practice,
and Adult Study at 7:00 p.m.

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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Church Service Bulletins
-Narrative Lectionary Topics
-Narrative Lectionary Readings

Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter Inserts

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

  • Regurlar Worship Schedule (Starting Sept. 20th)
    - Saturdays 5:00 p.m.
    -Sundays 8:15 & 10:00 a.m. (Sunday school dismissed at 10:30 a.m.)
    -Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.

    For the months of November, December, and January the serving time of the community meal on Mondays will be changed to 5:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Special Sunday Inserts:
    Malaria Update

  • SENIOR DINING SITE – NOW OPEN! Seniors 60 or better and their spouses are eligible for one meal per day. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Aitkin Health Services, 301 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, MN
    - Registered clients - a contribution of $4/meal
    - Non-registered clients – a contribution of $6/meal
    To register call 1-800-662-5711, ext. 7323
    For meal reservations, call 218-927-8200
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc

  • OUR CHURCH OFFICE NEEDS YOU! We are looking for several folks who are able to volunteer in our office once weekly on a regular basis for a 3-hour period. Please stop in or call 927-2028.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Global Missions Team. Here’s how you can participate:
    1. Provide items to sell - crafts, baked goods, garden produce, perennial plants.
    2. Volunteer - help set up on Friday or assist with sale logistics on Saturday.
    3. Shop and eat – enjoy coffee & rolls. Shop for yourself and loved ones.
    4. Pray about your role in God’s Work – open your heart to the needs of God’s people around the world.

  • Exploring Our Faith Story -- Walking through the Bible together on Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. Join confirmation parents and other adults as we hear the ancient biblical story with a focus upon each week’s worship text. No biblical knowledge needed.
    Questions encouraged. Come early for supper/worship, 6:00 p.m.
    in the Fellowship Hall.


    Saturday, October 3, 4-7 p.m. Park Hotel in Hibbing Cost: $20 per person Please call to reserve your spot by Monday, 9/29 -- 800-331-5148 or 218-666-5465

  • Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner - First Lutheran Church of Pine River - All-you-can-eat lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, rutabagas, coleslaw, beverage. Lefse for sale while it lasts.
    Saturday, 10/10/15 3:30 – 7 p.m. 309 2nd St N. Pine River
    Cost: Adults $14, Children $6 ages 5 -12; under 5 free

    October 11, 2015 2 – 5 p.m.
    COST: $5/person or $20/family maximum
    Please RSVP by October 5
    Call the VLM Office at 800/331/5148 or 218/666/5465
    Activities include pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating,
    crafts, games, canoeing, and a picnic dinner. Open to anyone interested in a fun fall afternoon getaway.

  • Food shelf Volunteers needed! 2-4 hour shifts. Some lifting required. Please call Ruth at 927-4044

  • WELCA MEETING, OCTOBER 6, 1:00 p.m. “Dare to Care” presented by Matthew Hill and Betty Jacobs from Aitkin County CARE Office. Valuable information about keeping ourselves and
    the people we care about in their own homes. Coffee and dessert will be provided by Lydia Circle.

  • WINE & THE WORD: Join us for “Wine & the Word” at the Beanery on the 1st & 3rd Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. this year. Let’s grow in faith together through great (casual!) conversation with other women (ages 16 and older) who are passionate or curious about faith topics. Bring a friend along, or come by yourself and meet new friends. An appetizer will be provided at each meeting, and you may purchase your drink of choice on your own.

  • POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS is a 6-week course
    designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves
    while caring for a relative or friend. Tuesdays, October 6 – November 10, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
    Aitkin County CARE Office, Birchstreet Center, 20 3rd St. NE,
    Registration is required
    Cost: $30 for “The Caregiver Helpbook”
    No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
    Call the CARE Office at 218-927-1383 or 877-810-7776

  • Welcome New Members Anyone interested in joining First Lutheran is invited to attend our next Adult Membership Class.
    It will meet on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. October 1 – November 19. New Members will be received on November 22nd or 25th.
    Please call 927-2028 with questions or to register.

  • 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..

    *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

* October 5 Tiny Tots begins

* Global Missions Weekend – October 3 – 4 Highlighting the ELCA Malaria Campaign

* Market - Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* October 4 Annual Fall Kick-Off Event
Grades 7-12

* October 10, 11 Financial Update Forum after services

* October 25 Confirmation, 10 a.m.


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