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

  • Click here for the Sunday Insert
  • Last Wednesday at Maria Chapel - August 31 Turkey Croissants at Maria Chapel at 6 pm. Please join us for the last Wednesday Service at Maria Chapel this year. Please sign up on clipboard in
    the Narthex so we know how many to prepare for. Thanks and see you there!

  • Strategic planning notes-- see below

    AT 5:00 pm

  • Rally Day Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. Join the entire congregation for worship at 10:00 a.m. We will celebrate Rally Day together, including blessing of student’s backpacks (bring a backpack to be blessed!), Sunday School registration, parade to the city park, lunch, games and prizes.

  • Confirmation Kick Off Wednesday, September 14th
    * After school Coffee House for grades 7-12 - 3:30 – 5:30
    * 5:30 – 6:30 Supper-Worship for ALL
    * 6:30 – 7:30 Confirmation Overview for Parents & Students

  • Sunday School year will begin on Sunday, September 18, 9:45 – 10:40 am
    • 9:45-10:00 Large group Sunday School programming in God’s Garden (kids choir, puppet ministry, guest leaders, games, Bible lessons)
    • 10:00-10:40 Small group Sunday School in individual classrooms.
    • The children will join the adults for worship at 10:40 at the front of the sanctuary for children’s message and stay for the remainder of worship. Pick up a registration form in the
    church office. OR Download: Registration, Health and Release Form for Sunday School & Youth Events
    We look forward to walking with you and your children during their faith journey this year.

  • "My Neighbor is Muslim" Adult Education Classes begin September
    18 thru October 23
    between services.

  • 125th Anniversary Celebration at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • Reminder: Those who work with the Youth are required to fill out the background check and submit it to the Church office. This includes all Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation Guides, Mentors, and anyone else that volunteers with our Youth.

    Blank forms are located in the Narthex Slat Wall Display.
    Thank You – Safety Committee

  • We are so THANKFUL for the beautiful paver stones andlandscaping being installed.

  • 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:

    NEW! NOTE #4
    * 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.

  • <<--- 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

* September 11—Rally Day

* September 14 — Confirmation Kick-Off

* September 18—Habitat for Humanity Day

* September 18—October 23 "My Neighbor is Muslim Adult Ed Class"


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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