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.

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

  • Please pray for these 19 young people  as they prepare to affirm their Baptism on Sunday, October 26:
    Anna Benneke, Silas Berg, Abby Bobenmoyer, Ally Bright, Rachael Coombs, Taylor Courier, Jacob Hagestuen, Jesse Henline, Alex Kukowski, Sophia Magnuson, Emilee Miller, Holli Orpin, Sarah Pederson, Justice Ramos, Clayton Richardson, Corri Sanbeck, David Sanbeck, Nick Smith, and Samantha Stiernagle.

    Youth from First Lutheran Church will this year be participating for the second time in “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat”. They will be heading out in costume on Wednesday, October
    22 at 6:45 p.m.
    If you live in Aitkin, you can expect a knock at your door asking not for candy for themselves but nonperishable food items to help stock the food shelf at First Lutheran
    Church located at 107 2nd ST SE, Aitkin MN 56431. You may also call to schedule pick up of your non-perishable food items.

  • PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE: The 9:00 a.m. Wednesday cable TV worship service will now air on cable channel 181

  • Creation Care Covenant Proposal

  • October Youth Newsletter

    If you would like to help with the confirmation banquet on Saturday, October 25th, we need extra willing hands at these three times:
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    6:30 p.m. – finish

    Please contact Marcia Hyytinen, Dee Kosbau, Judy Matthias, Bev Bailey, Jan Kolodji, Karilyn Martinsen, Janet Peterson, or the church office if you are able to help during one of the shifts.  Thank you!  ~ Kitchen Ministry

  • PRACTICE DISCIPLESHIP EVENT, October 23 at Camp Onomia. Contact Pastor Melissa for details and registration

  • RETREAT FOR BOYS AND THEIR DADS AT CAMP VERMILION, October 24-26, ages 12 and up.

  • CONFIRMATION BANQUET, Saturday, Oct. 25th

  • CONFIRMATION AND REFORMATION SUNDAY October 26 - Worship 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Reception and project displays before and after worship.

  • New Members to be Received will be received on Sunday, November 16th, or Wednesday, November 19th. 

  • On Sunday, October 19, at the 8:15 worship service, Helge and Bertil Sivertsson will visit us from Oviken, Sweden.  They will come to Aitkin to connect with family of relatives who left Klovsjo, Sweden, and settled in America, mostly in Aitkin County.  A photo of John (Jonas Goransson) and Kerstin (Jonasdotter) Morin and their children George and Jenny is in FLC’s narthex. The Morin family were charter members of First Lutheran.  Jenny married Fred Heft of Aitkin, and they had five children, one being Carroll Heft. Helge and Carroll were second cousins on the mother’s side (Jenny Jonasdotter Morine).

    Please greet them and cousin Pamela Heft Andell in the fellowship hall after the
    8:15 a.m. service on October 19.   They may be related to YOU!

  • WE LOVE NOISY OFFERING! Do you know that the sound of coins clinking on the offering plates is really the sound of children receiving a meal? That’s because all the loose change in the offering plates goes towards WORLD HUNGER. Why not start a NOISY OFFERING JAR at home and bring it to church once a month? That surely would be a JOYFUL NOISE!!

  • “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a 6-week educational series designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions.

    You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Instructors are
    Tricia Martin and Callie Taylor, Care Consultants.

    Wednesdays, Oct. 15 – Nov. 19 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
    Aitkin Health Services
    Basement Conference Room
    301 Minnesota Ave. S.  Aitkin, MN
    To register, call Aitkin County CARE, Inc 218-927-1383 or 877-810-7776 (toll free)

  • NEW!!! KIDS’ CHOIRS Our new Choir Director,  Jennifer Johnson, will be directing two new kids’ choirs at FLC.  During Wednesday night worship, all kids will be released at 6:15.

    Ages 3 through grade 2 will have choir rehearsal from 6:15 to 6:35 in the choir room then switch to Bible story & popcorn from 6:40 to 7:00 in the library. 

    Grades 3-6 will begin with Bible story & popcorn at 6:15, then finish with choir rehearsal.  Kids will sing in worship one Sunday and one Wednesday per month.

  • FINAL GIFTS WORKSHOP Thursday, October 30th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    FLC’s Parish Nurse Program will host a “Final Gifts” workshop on October 30th to assist participants to make the choices that will enable their families to deal with their own death.  Attendees will assemble a notebook with information to assist their loved ones in making informed decisions regarding final arrangements. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  The cost is $20 and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.  Please call Jean Prickett at 927-2267 or the church office at 927-2028

  • The items to be delivered to the Seafarers’ Center in Duluth must be completed before November 20th which is when they will be delivered to the mission. Please bring completed items to FLC before this date. Please contact Marie Harwarth, Instructor, at 218-927-4532 or 763-350-6405.

  • VOLUNTEER CHOIR ACCOMPANIST NEEDED! If you’re able to help, please call Rebecca May at 927-3481.

  • Smile nicely and say, “Yes, we’d love to have our picture taken.”
    During the next few months, several photographers will be available to take a picture of you or your family. You will recognize them as members of First Lutheran; most do not claim to be professional but have agreed to take your pictures so that pictures can be displayed on a soon-to-be-built photo board. Won’t it be nice to refresh our memories of the names for the nice couple who sit a row behind us most Sundays? The Publicity Committee has taken on this photography responsibility. 

  • Good  Grief  Support  Group Schedule  Change
    At this time, we have decided to discontinue the meeting that has met on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  We will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for lunch at Birchwood Café at 11:30, and we will continue to meet on every 4th Thursday of each month in FLC’s library from 11-12 noon. Please make a note of this change.

  • DINNER AT YOUR DOOR MINISTRY  Like to cook? If so, you are needed for a special congregational program - DINNER AT YOUR DOOR. This ministry provides a meal for someone who just came home from the hospital, after the birth of a baby, is bedridden and needs a lift, or following a grief or trauma situation. Coordinator Mary Ann Bredesen will contact you regarding the meal request, give the address of the  recipient, etc. You will cook in your own kitchen. To join with others in this significant mission of the congregation, please call Mary Ann Bredesen at 218-927-4452 or the church office at 218-927-2028.  And thank you for your help!  ~ Pastor Bob Munneke

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

  • Last Week’s Attendance

    Saturday, October 4,  5:00 PM


    Sunday, October 5,  8:15  AM


    Sunday, October 5, 10:00 AM


    Wednesday, Oct 8,  6:00 PM




  • Weekly Financial Report for Week
    Ending  October 5, 2014:                 

    General operating Income


    Building Fund Income to date for October:


    Building Fund Needs Per Month:


  • 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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