stained glass window image First Lutheran Church of Aitkin
107 Second Street SE
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
Office - 218-927-2028
Email - office@flc-aitkin.com
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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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


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • February 26— One service—10:00 AM followed by 11:00
    Congregational Meeting to vote on calling a pastor.
  • *****March 5—Our Sunday School schedule returns to last year’s time!
    8:15 Worship 10:00 Worship 10:30 Sunday School dismissed from Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time
  • “Faith of Our Fathers and Mothers” will be our Lenten theme for Wednesday Worship starting March 8.


Reception of New Members (Sunday insert)

  • Holy Communion: First and Cedarbrook and Rossburg:
    Pastor Darrell Pederson and Pastor Sandy Berg-Holte will perform Holy Communion on the second Thursday of each month starting in March. Pastor Darrell and Pastor Sandy will alternate months starting with Pastor Sandy on March 9th: Aicota 1:45, AHS 2:30, and Blackrock 3:00 in the dining room. This is an ELCA Lutheran Communion where all Christians are welcome.

    This means Pastor Darrell will not come on the first Thursday of the month and Pastor
    Sandy will not come on the second Tuesday of the month at Aicota.

  • EASTER MORNING BREAKFAST AT FIRST LUTHERAN APRIL 16, 2017 7:30 AM—10:00 AM
    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)

  • News from Pastor Linda Johnson Seyenkulo Serving in Liberia: Things are going well with the
    Evangelist/Deacon Training and Luther Course. Pastor Linda is also involved in continuing education for Pastors, Deacons, and Deaconesses, and in leadership with programs for
    Pastors’ Wives. In October Pastor Linda was installed as the Associate Pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Monrovia.

    We sort of look at Pastor Linda as “Deployed Staff” from First Lutheran. Please continue to keep Pastor Linda and her husband, Bishop Seyenkulo in your prayers (Linda is a “daughter”
    of First Lutheran, and is the daughter of Elma Johnson.

  • The link to the Wednesday evening supper menus has moved. It is now in the bos 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.

  • EASTER MORNING BREAKFAST AT FIRST LUTHERAN APRIL 16, 2017 7:30 AM—10:00 AM
    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.

  • 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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