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 Mondays & Thursdays at 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
8:15 am & 10 a.m.
Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays
(Sunday school 9:45—10:40 am
10:00-10:40 Small group Sunday School, joining parents for worship at 10:40 )

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
Worship/Supper 5:30 pm 
Supper Menu

Listen to the Sunday 10:00 am service live on FM radio station KKIN 94.3
Watch a recorded broadcast of our Sunday service each Wednesdayat 9 am on Aitkin Cable channel 181

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Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins

Monthly Newsletter

Youth Newsletter

Mission Statement

With God’s love we embrace one another, our neighbors, and all creation.

Vision Statement

Doing God’s work with our hands by providing:
 Spiritual growth for all
 Opportunities for living out our Christian faith
 Support of our mission and ministries

Church Values

TRUST and LOVE Jesus Christ

COMMIT to living God’s Word

PRACTICE hospitality with welcoming and kindness

RESPECT and CARE for all creation

SERVE our community

LIVE as generous stewards

March 26 — Forum following both services on Habitat Build by Tom Plagman in Portugal.
April 9—Palm Sunday Worship 8:15 & 10am
April 11—Congregational Seder Meal—6pm (RSVP needed)
April 13—Maundy Thursday—Worship Services 12 & 7pm,
Youth Seder Meal 5:30pm, First Holy Communion 7pm
April 14—Good Friday—Office Closed, Worship Service 12:00 pm; Worship Service/Stations of the Cross 8:00pm
April 16—EASTER SUNDAY—Worship Services; 6:30, 8:15& 10am. Easter breakfast 7:30—10am.

Click here for Holy Week Schedule

  • Sunday Bulletin Insert-- Scout Recognition Sunday

  • Easter Plant & Chicks Order Envelope

  • April 4, 1:00 WELCA Meeting Program led by Jean Prickett on healthy living through exercise

  • The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is a ritual performed by a community, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Traditionally, families and friends gather in the evening to read the text of the Haggadah and includes telling the story, discussing the story, drinking four cups of wine or grape juice, eating matza, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and reclining in celebration of freedom.

    This meal is the same meal Jesus would have been involved in at the Last Supper, which is why it is taking place during Holy Week at First Lutheran on Tuesday, April 11th, at 6 pm. If you wish to come to the dinner and/or help with preparing it during the day, please contact the church office.

    There will be a free will offering to cover the cost. Reservations are needed.

  • Salem WEST Fire Arson partially destroyed Salem WEST in Deerwood—a donation site that helps thousands of families each year—early Wednesday morning March 1. Let us pray for them in the wake of this horrible tragedy. They are in dire need of household items, dishes, silverware, bedding, dressers, nightstands and small appliances. They also need new cribs, and mattresses (in the packaging) or of course monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. Cash donations can be sent to Deerwood Bank – clearly mark it “For: Salem West Fire Fund”

    Served by the high school kids attending the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston.
    Menu—Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sweet Bread, Fresh Fruit
    Suggested Donation is 5.00 per person. All proceeds will help families offset the cost of
    the kids traveling to and attending the 2018 National Youth Gathering

  • SILENT AUCTION—DONATINONS NEEDED Auction starts Friday 4/7, items due by 4/6. Deliver to Church Office or call Dori at (218-429-2142)

  • Reformation Roots Adult Forum -- The Adult Forum will be held on April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, and 21st at 9:15 am between services in the Library. It is the church history DVD series on the Reformation Roots. The first week will be “From Night to Dawn”. The second week will be “From Bondage to Freedom”. The Forums will probably finish in the summer or early fall. Please contact Deb Clark at 612-816-9749 if you have any questions.

  • CRASH BASKETS We want to mail all 30 of our College students a package while studying for
    finals. We are asking for donations that we can send to each student during finals week. Great ideas are popcorn, granola bars, fruit snacks, chocolate, gift cards to Subway, Starbucks, Caribou, MacD’s etc. or even a personal note. There will be containers/baskets located in the Narthex hallway for you to place your donation. Deadline is Sunday April 23rd. Thanks!!!!!!

  • The MONTH of MAY is College Scholarship monthClick here to download the application.2017-18 College Scholarship Application is also available in the church office. Applications must be turned in to the church office no later than June 1, 2017.

  • Mark your calendar! Save the Date! First Lutheran Church 125 Years—Welcome Home Celebration Sunday, May 14, 2017 All are welcome. Invite your families—Tell your neighbors!
    *Worship - 10am, Dinner - 12 Noon,
    *Program - 1pm
    *Special guests and old friends.
    * Dinner tickets on sale now (in the office): $10.00 Adult $5.00 Kids 10 & under

  • Please notice that the Mission, Vision and Church Values on the left side of this page have changed. They were voted upon during the annual congregational meeting.

  • Propery Wish List

  • 2017-18 College Scholarship Application is available in the church office and on First Lutheran Church Website.  Applications must be turned in to the church office no later than June 1, 2017.  Our Ministry will be giving a Minimum $750 scholarship to One ELCA College student and a minimum $500 scholarship to one non-ELCA College student.  

    Sunday May 14th is Senior Recognition Day for all of First Lutheran Seniors.  Join us for cake after each worship service.  All donations will help fund the College Scholarship Ministry.  Last year our Ministry gave out two scholarships in the total amount of $1,750!   Thank you, First Lutheran for your generous offerings!

  • The link to the Wednesday evening supper menus has moved. It is now in the box at the top of this page where the services are listed.

  • The high school kids that are attending 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX are planning a First Lutheran 125th Anniversary Cookbook. These cookbooks will be on sale late in the year 2017. We need our entire congregation’s help in gathering recipes to be published. All sorts of recipes are needed! These books can serve as a snapshot and a way to record our church’s history. Please talk it up amongst your Bible study groups, your families, and your neighbors. Dig deep in your cupboards and submit as many recipes as you would like…we want your favorites. Help make this a great publication! Oh…if anyone has FLC pictures throughout history, we would love to include those. We will copy and return the photos :) Please submit your photos and neatly printed recipes to Lori Packer or Dori McMillan, mailbox #44 (please include your name on the recipes and photos). They can be hand printed or computer generated…just legible.

  • The Aitkin Children's Center Parent Advisory Council will have a children's garage sale and bake sale. They are looking for bake sale donations. The profits from this fundraiser are used for the special events at the children's center throughout the year. Items requested include: any bake sale item (such as cookies, bars, bread, cakes, jams, salsas, or any canned items). Drop off the item at the ACC on W -F March 8-10. If any questions please contact Colleen Krohn (612) 201-4102.

  • National Youth Gathering (Summer of 2018) This journey is open to all students in Grades 8-11 in the 2016/2017 school year. Contact Jill Blanchette at 927-2028 for more information.

  • 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

  • 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.

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