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 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
9 a.m.
(Summer Schedule)
on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
 6 pm at Maria Chapel
(for directions & information, click here)

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

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Worship Information



On-line Calendar
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Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins
-Narrative Lectionary Topics
-Narrative Lectionary Readings

Monthly Newsletter

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

Vacation Bible School Information
Letter to Parents/Guardians
August 8 - 11, 2016
Contact or call 218-380-3636
  • We want to welcome Beth Ryan to the office staff. Beth comes to us from West Concord, Minnesota. Beth will be working part-time as the administrative assistant. Please stop in an introduce yourself if you have time.

  • Mailboxes are ready! The mailboxes are labeled and assigned (randomly). Please refer to the lists on either end, look for you
    last name and then the corresponding mailbox number. Please use the mailboxes to store your name tags. We will periodically
    put items in your box, so please check them often. Also—if you’d like to save YOUR church money, let the office know you’d like
    to receive your newsletter and other mailings this way. Please let us know of any mistakes too, name spellings, don’t see your
    name, missing family members etc. Thank you and enjoy!

  • Bluegrass Festival At Camp Vermillion , Cook, MN
    Saturday, July 30, 1—7 pm Join us for a day of great music, great food, and great family fun in God's great north woods. This
    annual concert and fundraiser is an event you won't want to miss!
    • Music by great bluegrass bands - "No Grass Limit", "Sloughgrass", and "Jerusalem Road"
    • Fantastic food
    • Games/activities for the kids
    • Silent and live auction, raffle drawing, Church Basket Challenge raffle

  • Vacation Bible School "Cave Quest" August 8-11, 2016 6pm-8pm, Ages 3 years to 5th grade welcome. Dinner beginning at 5pm. $2/person

  • Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry
    Family Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion August 26-28
    Fall Work Day at Camp Vermilion
    September 17
    Youth Work Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion September 23-24
    Fall Festival at Camp Hiawatha
    October 9, 2:00-5:00 PM
    Adventure Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion Ages 10 and up
    October 21-23
    Crafting Get-Away at Camp
    Vermilion October 7-9 and
    November 4-6

  • The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
    * Note #2
    * Note #3

    Strategic Planning
    It is important to realize that Strategic Planning is a process. It will take as long as necessary to determine our current mission, vision and our key principles. If this process seems lengthy
    and laborious, it is and has been. Some of us are relatively new to the Strategic Planning Committee. Thankfully, there are others who have been deeply involved since its very beginning. For this, we need to be thankful for their dedication to this task and their commitment of time and energy to First Lutheran Church.

    To make a plan, one needs to collect information about First Lutheran and the community it serves. It sounds pretty simple!! In reality, it started over a year ago when a group of people
    got together to begin this process. We will attempt to share the start of this process with you as we continue on this journey.

    The Strategic Planning Process is grounded in the study of the book, The Mission Table – Renewing Congregation and Community by Stephen P. Bouman. In this book, Bouman, lays out the idea of how congregations become mission tables where we listen, people become engaged, and lives are restored.

    “Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on this journey.


    NEWSPAPER READERS: Please contact Pastor Bob at the church office (218-927-2028) or cell (218-851-2483) for more information or to sign up.

    MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS:If you’re able and willing, please call
    Betty Jacobs at the Aitkin County CARE office, 218-927-1383, or 1-800-333-2433

    BOOK BUDDIES: Please contact Jill Blanchette, FLC’s Office Manager, at 218-927-2028.

  • <<--- You can find links to the monthly newsletter, youth newsletter, church bulletins and narrative lectionary information in the column to the left. <<---

    *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

* Every Wednesday — Worship Service at Maria Chapel—6pm

* July 24th—Audra Kalis Baptism—9am

* August 1st & 2nd—Red Cross Blood Drive 11am—6pm


First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.

No matter what the weather, worship will not be cancelled. DO NOT put yourself in danger, but if you can make it to church, please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.

This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Wednesday evening.

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