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 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

  • OFFERING ENVELOPES The 2015 offering envelopes are now available for pickup on the table outside the church office. They are stacked alphabetically. If you would like to receive envelopes, please call the church office at 927-2028.

  • All are invited to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary following the January 25 worship service. Activities for kids will be held in the education wing and the nursery will be staffed during the meeting. A potluck lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the Congregational Meeting.

  • KIDS’ CHOIR IS STARTING! Grade 3 through grade 6,  1st Sundays of each month, ages 3 through grade 2, 3rd Sundays of each month. Kids will sing in church the same Sunday as they rehearse.
    Big kids’ choir will start on Sunday, February 1st, at 9:30 a.m.  Little kids’ choir will start on
    Sunday, February 15th, at 9:30 a.m. Jennifer Johnson, Rippleside Music Teacher, will lead. 

  • Note from the Health Ministry Team
    First Lutheran’s Health Ministry Team has decided that, for right now, we will discontinue holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer. This was decided because of the flu season and the fact that many people have compromised immune systems.
    And, during the Sharing of Peace, if you are not comfortable with shaking hands because of health concerns, please do not feel you need to do so. Just place your hand over your heart and say, “Peace be with you”. 

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. 

  • Please note that the only doors that will be open during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    will be the office entrance and the main entrance doors. All other doors will remain locked. If you or your group wish to utilize the northeast door (next to the education wing), you may do so
    but will be required to lock it when you or your group leave. Thank you ~ Heather Olson, Office Manager

  • "Is There an App for That Gospel Thing?--A Workshop for Christians in a Download World"

    A workshop of the Heartland conference held at Lord of Life in Baxter, MN, on February 7th at 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.  All members of the NE MN Synod are invited!!  A lunch will be provided for $10 per person. You can reserve lunch by visiting or call Lord of Life church office: 218-828-9374.  

  • 2015 Daily Texts devotionals are now available. These can be purchased in the church office for $7. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran Church.

  • ********2014 CONTRIBUTIONS: As the end of the year approaches, please be aware that any contributions that you would like to show up on your 2014 giving statement must be in the church office by Tuesday, December 31 or be postmarked in 2014 according to IRS rules.

  • BE SAFE. BE WISE. Hundreds of people pass through this building every week. Please do not leave valuables in your coat pockets unattended. If you have a valuable coat, please take it with you to your pew. Keep your purse close to you as well. We don’t want to tempt anyone. Thank you.

  • HELP NEEDED FOR INJURED PERSON Can you assist a First Lutheran worshiper who is temporarily disabled (broken arms)? We are looking for folks who can volunteer an hour or two per week during the next few weeks out near Maria Chapel. It would be to do light housekeeping, meal preparation, etc. If interested, please call the church office, 927-2028.

  • Thank you to Pastor Linda Johnson-Seyenkulo and Rebecca May for sharing information on the Ebola virus. If you are interested in learning more, please visit this website:

  • Creation Care Covenant Proposal

  • Click here for a flyer concerning the 2015 Mission Trip. Contact Kathie Smith with any questions. Work: 927-2979

  • Last Week’s Attendance

    Saturday, January 17, 5 p.m. 38
    Sunday, January 18, 8:15 a.m. 77
    Sunday, January 18, 10 a.m. 118
    Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m. 35
    TOTAL 268

  • Weekly Financial Report for Week
    Ending  January 18, 2015:                 

    General operating income:


    Building fund income to date for January:


    Building fund needs per month:


    *** 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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