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
9:00 a.m.
Fellowship following services

Nursery Staffed,

Children Singing, &
Sunday School:
None during summer months

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening
6:00 PM at Maria Chapel
  (Followed by hot dog/brat roast – bring lawn chair and potluck item to share.)

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

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)
  • The Good Grief Group will be gathering at Birchwood Café at 11:30am for lunch on Tuesday, July 8.  On July 10th at 4:30pm, the group will be gathering at the home of Deb & Gary Clark’s (31212 407thPl., Aitkin). This is a picnic, please bring a dish to share!  Hotdogs and burgers provided.  Sign up in the Narthex.

  • ATTENTION ALL MEN: Men’s breakfast is still being held on Friday mornings, but the time has been changed to 7:30 AM !

  • Message from Pastor Bob -- Liberian Sunday

    Over $600.00 was received in the special offering last weekend to assist with the medical care for Liberian Pastor John Sumo, who was injured in an accident while calling on parishioners.  Pastor Sumo is one of Liberian Lutheran Bishop Jensen Seyenkulo’s pastors and is greatly needed in the ministry of the Lutheran Church as Liberia seeks to “come back” from civil war.  Thank you for your support.  To view an excellent media presentation concerning Pastor Sumo, go to

    Pastor Linda Johnson Seyenkulo, wife of the Bishop and daughter of Elma Johnson, will be moving to Liberia in September to continue her work as an ELCA world missionary.

  • NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS NEEDED!  Sunday School is in need of new directors for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact Pastor Melissa if you can help.

  • July Youth Newsletter

  • VBS Registration Form (to download)

  • COMMUNION BREAD BAKERS NEEDED!  Do you have extra time on your hands and like to bake?  The Altar Guild is looking for enthusiastic people willing to make Communion bread.  Please call Mary Peterson at 927-6820.


    Join communities across the globe as they come together to honor cancer survivors, to remember loved ones, and to fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.

    DATE:  July 25th, with FREE MEAL at 5:00 PM. Opening Ceremony and Survivors’ Walk at 7:00.
    Food, games, music, events thru the evening. We will have luminaries, etc, available  in the hallway every Sunday. We are accepting NEW ITEMS and other things for the silent auction.

    For more information, please contact Sue Benson at 927-4398.

  • WASH & WORSHIP - The Jamaica Mission Team will be holding a car wash during Sunday worship time. Dates will be July 13 and August 3 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM.

  • FIRST AID FORUM – Tom & Michele Plagman will present a first aid adult forum on Sunday, July 27, after worship in the library

  • DINNER AT YOUR DOOR:  Anyone requesting a meal to be delivered for any reason should contact the church office at 218-927-2028, and the request will then be given to one of the pastors for referral to the coordinator.

  • FIRST TUESDAY AND FIRST THURSDAY MINISTRY MEETINGS First Tuesday and First Thursday of the month ministry meetings begin this week.  Please contact the church office if your team will be meeting on either the first Tuesday or the first Thursday of the month.  Please let us know how many will attend the 5:00 supper and if childcare will be needed.  Thanks!

  • 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.

  • 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

    Saturday, June 28,   5:00 PM


    Sunday, June 29,   9:00 AM


    Wednesday, July 2,  6:00 PM





      General Operating Income, YTD                                 $193,050
      Budget Expectations, YTD (Historical average)       $207,313
      Variance to Budget Expectations                               ($14,263)
      Actual Expenditures, YTD                                             $211,945
      Percentage of Dollars Received for Period
                           to Dollars Pledged                                     96%
      Unpledged Dollars Received, YTD                              $31,425
      Building Fund Income, YTD                                          $26,924 
      Building Fund Expenditures, YTD                                $26,442


  • 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 Muscatello
    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 -
    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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