stained glass window image First Lutheran Church of Aitkin
107 Second Street SE
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431

Office - 218-927-2028
Monday -Thursday – 8am – 4pm
Friday – 8am – 12 noon

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For a map and directions to the church, click here.

Contemporary Services every 2nd and 5th Sundays
during the school year.

Community Meal: Every Monday & Thursday at 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
9 am Coffee & Fellowship
10 am

Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Saturday Evening Services
5:00 pm

No Wednesday Evening Services/Supper

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

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Youth Newsletter
 Background Check Form

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

  • July 15th 10 AM Worship - National Youth Gathering Reunion Presentation
  • July 22nd 10:30 am Worship at St. John’s of Cedarbrook Pastor Sandy Berg Holte retirement with potluck
  • July 28th 1:00—7:00 pm Bluegrass Festival at Camp Vermilion
  • July 29th 9:30 am State Of Our Finances Information Meeting-Fellowship Hall First Lutheran prior to Worship Service-Everyone Welcome
  • August 6th Deadline to register for All Ages Retreat Weekend
  • August 13th-16th, 5:00-8:00 pm Shipwrecked VBS at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook

    Pastor Darrell will be on sabbatical June and July. In case of emergency, please call the office or after hours please call Pastor Jordan at (651) 357-4726. Thank you.

Summer Worship Schedule
Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
(No Wednesday Worship)

  • Pastor Sandy Berg Holte is retiring. Her last Sunday is July 22nd with a joint service at St. John’s of Cedarbrook at 10:30 am with a potluck to follow. You are invited to share in her closing worship service.

  • Senior Day Out on Tuesday July 17 at 11:00 am: The Lakes Area Music Festival Outreach Program will present a program of playing and singing familiar songs. Following the program, all are invited to stay for lunch provided by Loaves and Fishes.

    Seniors Day Out: If you are over 50 and looking for something to do on Tuesday’s 10 am to 2pm, there will be games and cards available in the fellowship hall.  You are welcome to come and knit or work on a craft, too.  A snack will be ready around 10 am and lunch at 12 noon.  There is a bone builders and pickle ball going on as well.  There is no charge for food. 

  • Volunteers Needed for Military Correspondence - We are looking for an individual(s) to represent the FLC family by staying in touch with our members who are in the military. Trying to keep addresses updated as well as periodically sending out correspondence letting them know we are thinking of them and appreciate their service. Anyone willing to do this, please contact the Church Office or Deb Clark at 927-3243


  • Return Church Keys Please If you have any keys for the church that you are no longer using or need, please turn them in ASAP.

  • August 13th-16th, 5:00-8:00 pm Shipwrecked VBS at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook.

    Want to Help Out at VBS? We are building a passionate team of faithful people to help put on our Shipwrecked VBS this Summer, August 13th through the 16th from 5 to 8 pm. We are looking for middle schoolers and high schoolers to help be group leaders and adults to be station leaders and assistants and more! We have many different ways and places that you can help out! Don’t worry if you can only make it a night or 2, there are lots of places to plug in! We will also soon be putting up a board for donations for the VBS as well if you would like to help in that way!

    Please contact Pastor Jordan if you would like to help make this year’s VBS happen! 651-357-4726 or Thank you!

  • All Ages Retreat at Camp Hiawatha August 24-26 Agenda & Flyer
    Adults - $100.00
    Kids 4 - 11 - $75.00
    Kids under 4 - Free

    Rates include bunkhouse lodging, dinner Friday through Breakfast Sunday, full access
    to Camp Hiawatha, endless activities (or rest & relaxation!) All are welcome!
    Registration forms available HERE! Camperships are available - please see Pastor

  • Paid Nursery Supervisor Needed: Anyone 16 or older may inquire. Talk to one of the Pastors or call the office if you are interested in this position (Sunday mornings for the 10:00 service, Wednesday evenings for the 5:30 service and special events).
    1. Accompanied by an adult volunteer.
    2. Child care training or experience expected.
    3. $10.00 /hour (approximately 5 hours/ week).

  • Help Wanted: Men and women who enjoy some or all of the following: enjoy preparing simple foods, helping set tables for food events, and cleaning up after those meals (you don’t need to run the dishwasher).
    Morning or afternoon when called as you are able. In Fellowship Hall and kitchen. Qualifications: a willing heart to serve others. Salary: knowing you are the hands and feet of Jesus. Contact Janet Peterson 218-927-2949

  • ***Tiny Tot Program Leadership Needed***
    After 35 years, Chere Bruss and Judy Anderson will step down from volunteer leadership of the Tiny Tot Program. Interest in maintaining the program and questions, call Judy (218-927-6085) or Chere (218-927-6034).

  • youth cookbook

    The 125th Anniversary Cookbooks & Commemorative Ornaments are Here!!!
    The National Youth Gathering kids are selling cookbooks for $15.00. The ornaments are $5.00 each—sold by the 125th Anniversary Committee They will be for sale before and after services or anytime in the church office.

    Also Available Are:
    * The 125th History Book
    * The New Pictorial Directory
    * The 2017-18 Resource Directory
    * The 125th History Book The Pictorial Directory

  • Please note that a "Background Check" form has been loaded on the website. Print it off, fill it in and bring it to the office if you will be working with children or youth in any capacity. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM

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