Please Note the following Important Dates:
October 18th—Service of Healing.
November 8th—Bibles for 2-year-olds and 2nd Graders.
November 15th—Blessing of New Drivers.
October 20, November 3, November 17 and December 1 "Days for Girls" workshops
PT Admin. Assistant : 20-30 hours per week, strong Microsoft Office computer skills a must including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel. A commitment to good communication, teamwork and support of church ministries is necessary.
CUSTODIAN POSITION AVAILABLE: PT Church Custodian 20-25 hours per week, duties include cleaning and upkeep of church. Event setup and breakdown. Some ladder work and lifting required. Experience preferred. A commitment to good communication, teamwork and support of church ministries is necessary.
For EITHER of these positions, please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or apply at: First Lutheran Church, 107 2nd St. SE, Aitkin, MN 56431
The following volunteer opportunities are available at First Lutheran:Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation Leaders, photography enthusiast who would like to take pictures during church functions. Please call the office if interested in any of these opportunities.
DAYS FOR GIRLS FALL PLANS To review: Days for Girls is an organization that makes reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world with minimal or no access to feminine hygiene products. Our current goal is to prepare kits that Kelly Hagestuen and Lisa Slepica will take on a medical mission trip to Haiti.
We plan to have smaller more frequent workshops this fall. We will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:00. All COVID guidelines will be followed. For now, the dates will be October 20, November 3, November 17 and December 1. We would prefer if you would please sign up, because we plan to have no more than 8-10 people (socially distanced) working in the fellowship hall. Half of the tasks are sewing and half non-sewing. If you are more comfortable taking tasks home (we have both sewing and non-sewing jobs) we can make “to go” packages for curbside pickup or delivery!
Please call Eunice Weslander (320) 290-7696 if questions or to sign up for any of the above dates.Thank you---The Days For Girls Work Group Click here for a link to the International website.
NEW DOOR OPEN OFFICE HOURS—MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 10AM—2 PM AND
FRIDAYS 8 AM—12:00 NOON, The west door next to the office will be open these hours. Available by phone Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-4:00PM and Fridays 8:00AM—12:00
IN PERSON WORSHIP - We welcome you to join us for in-person worship at 8am. We will be allowing up to 100 individuals to attend. Share the good news with your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners. (325 is our maximum capacity). Reach out to the church office and RSVP your attendance by Thursday at 4 pm each week. This allows our staff time to plan seating and prepare communion. (218-927-2028) or email@example.com Click here for In-Person Guidelines
OCTOBER EXTRA MILE EMPHASIS: GLOBAL MISSIONS You can scan the QR code to the right, go to our website www.flc-Aitkin.com or send a check to the church. THANK YOU!
“VANCO MOBILE” - As we move forward in opening up our church we have been looking into new ways that we can communicate with the congregation. One way that looks very exciting is a new app available through one of our church affiliates.
Through this new app we will be able to communicate directly with congregation members as well as groups. The app will also offer registrations for events and worships as well as show the different events of the church for all our members to see. This will especially be useful in our upcoming faith formation programing. Check it out today!
On your phones look up “Vanco Mobile” wherever you download apps. The App is called Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement. After downloading, sign up and then search for First Lutheran by using the code: "E9KV2R" More information is being added as we get more used to the app so don’t forget to check back in every once-in-awhile! If you have questions please contact the church, and we can try and help you sign in and give some basic instructions on the use of the app. We are excited to be moving into the more real-time avenue of communication with you all!
Hospitality Volunteer Opportunity We need a volunteer to oversee the Hospitality Ministry. This person would oversee events for the Kitchen Ministry, Nursery, Church Use, Sunday Fellowship, Keepers of the Vineyard, WELCA Circles. This does not mean this person has to perform all the work. This person would be in charge of enlisting helpers to take care of the tasks at hand. Tasks include: creating a Sunday Fellowship each year, assigning new members to Keepers Groups and WELCA Circles, working with the Nursery Supervisor on any projects for the nursery, assisting the Kitchen Ministry Leader and the Church Use Ministry Leader in coordinating events, and reporting to the Council Liaison.
Aitkin Farmers’ Market and First Lutheran Church are supporting ore-order and pick-up market project this summer! Orders must be placed by Sunday at 9:00 p.m.Then, come to the First Lutheran Church on Tuesday between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. to pickup your order. Follow signs, display your order number from your car window and your products will be delivered right to your vehicle. Order at https://www.localline.ca/aitkin-farmers-market. You must create an account to make a purchase.
College Student or Active Military Information Needed If you know of anyone connected to FLC that is currently in college or serving in the military, we are looking for updated contact information. Please contact the church office with this information.
The "Christ in Our Home" devotional books are available in the Little Library which is located by the road on the north side of the church - please help yourself to one and grab one for your neighbor. Large print and pocket size are both available.
Photographers & Photos Needed! If you have taken any pictures of events at Church—Please share them with the office at or if you are willing to take pictures at events, please contact the office at 218-927-2028. Thank You
Stamps for Wycliffe Bible Translators We hope you will save cancelled stamps from your mail to give to Wycliffe Bible Translators. Bring them to the Wycliffe Stamp Box in the Fellowship Hall or the Library at church! Thank You