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
9 a.m.
Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services

5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
Held Sept. through April

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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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

Summer Worship Schedule
Begins Memorial Day Weekend (5/27 & 5/28)
Saturdays—5:00 pm
Sundays—9:00 am
  • Many Thanks to Deacon Shirley Adolphson from Immanuel Lutheran, Hillman for leading worship during Pastor Darrell’s vacation.

  • Special Thanks to the 125th Committee: Norma Lehmann, Gus Carlstrom, LaVonne Bowman, Bob Nelson, Karilyn Martinson, Lael Carlstrom, Jill Blanchette, Al Midthun, Christine Bright, Ruth Carlstrom, Janet Peterson, Pastor Bob & Darlene Munneke, LeeVae
    Hakes, Janet Gardner and Pastor Darrell Pedersen

  • Noticed the Padded Chairs in the Fellowship Hall? If 72 people donated $23.00 each – we could order 72 more to replace the hard uncomfortable ones around the round tables.

  • Reformation Roots Adult Forum: The next two Adult Forum dates are listed below at 9:15 am between services in the Library. It is the church history DVD series on the Reformation Roots. The DVD’s run about 20 minutes each.
    * May 21st—”From Scholar to Father: The Domestic Luther”
    * May 28th—No Video
    * June 4th AFTER 9:00 AM SERVICE—— ”From Simple to Complex: The New Church finds Common Ground”

    Please contact Deb Clark at 612-816-9749 if you have any questions.

  • WELCA RETREAT: “Flowers of the Bible”, Tuesday, June 6th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church. Guest Speaker—Barbara Ganz
    9:00 am Coffee & Goodies, Delicious Salad Luncheon
    Make a dish garden with flowers for $5.00 (bring a container)

  • 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market Returns Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the parking lot of the Butler Building. If you would like further information, visit, or call 218-678-2441

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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