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

Office - 218-927-2028
Mon. – Thurs.: 7:30am – 4pm
Fri.: 7:30am – 12noon

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

Contemporary Services *Every 2nd Sunday

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

Sunday Services
9:00 am**

Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services
5:00 pm

No services until September

**Watch the 9am Sunday service LIVE on as well as anytime afterwards. Go to the YouTube website and search for "First Lutheran Church Aitkin".

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

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Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins


Monthly Newsletter Links

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 27th Bluegrass Festival at Camp Vermilion. Great music, wonderful food, silent and live auction, activities for kids, and Church Basket Challenge Bucket Raffle.
  • July 19th Relay for Life (see below for details)
  • August 12th-15th Vacation Bible School. (see below for information)
  • RELAY FOR LIFE JULY 19th FIRST LUTHERAN PRAYER HANDS invites everyone to attend Relay for Life Friday, July 19th. We walk for a future without cancer. If you are a cancer survivor and want to join us for the SURVIVOR'S LAP at 7 pm or if you want to join the PRAYER HANDS, please let the office know or call Sue Benson 927- 4398. Luminaria are available in the church office and on Sunday mornings. Lighting of the Luminaria begins at dusk.

  • August 12th-15th Vacation Bible School Come join us for “ROAR!  Life is Wild, God is Good VBS!”  This year, we will again be joining with other area ELCA churches to offer another amazing VBS experience for all our kids.  This will be a fun, faith filled week of exploring the many ways that God is Good in the midst of our wild lives!  VBS will be held at St. John’s Cedarbrook and we are looking for volunteers from all our congregations. 
    If you are interested in helping please contact Jennifer Hirschey from First Lutheran (218) 546-3008. 
    Click here for Parent Letter          Click here for Registration Link

  • Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide DAYS FOR GIRLS IS SHATTERING STIGMAS AND
    LIMITATIONS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS Girls are not allowed to attend school during those
    days. HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF GIRLS will miss school this year.

    We can make DAYS FOR GIRLS feminine hygiene kits. Everyone at First Lutheran can play a part. Even if you don’t sew, you can help with the cost of supplies and shipping. More about this later, but in the meantime, if you notice a sale on washcloths or girls panties size 10-14 or all ladies sizes, these are needed. The kits will go to Haiti with Kelly Hagestuen and Lisa Slepica, to our NE MN Synod companion synod in South Andhra India, and to the KUWAA mission in Liberia

  • Aitkin Farmers Market
    Saturdays 8 am—1 pm
    Thursdays 5 pm—8 pm
    All locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs. Minnesota Ave. N.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    For: Youth entering 7th Grade and their Parents
    We would all like a chance to figure out where God is calling us to act in our lives. This is especially true for all our youth who are starting to try and figure out the paths of their lives for the first time. We will be diving into what our youth’s gifts are and how they can use them on the journey that God has called to walk. It should be an enlightening and educational time for all of our soon to be 7th graders as they begin
    their time in confirmation. Please contact Pastor Jordan Gades with any questions at
    651-607-3701 or

  • Worship Inquiry Survey: The Council is discussing the 2019 Fall worship schedule and is seeking information from everyone to assist in planning. Please download, complete,
    and return the Worship Inquiry to the church office.

    Click to download: Fillable PDF (to attach and email to
    Printed version Fill out and bring into the office or scan and send as an attachment (

  • The Safety Committee now has its own webpage, accessed through the Building and Property Ministries link above. This webpage will enable people to see postings and information regarding safety information not only at the church but for their personal lives. More information and forms will soon be available for download.

  • Tiny Tots registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year. Tiny Tots is a Christian-based preschool program for ages 4 & 5. If space permits we accept 3-year-olds. Tiny Tots runs from October-April, Monday mornings, from 9:30-11:30 and we follow the Aitkin School District calendar. Please contact Lisa Buisman for questions ( Registration forms can be found in the church office or download here and send/take to the church office.

  • The Church Council on Tuesday April 16th with prayer for guidance by the Holy Spirit
    and thoughtful discussion named the following to the Call Committee: David Benson, Jessi Goble, Nedra Henline, Jennifer Johnson, Dan Jones, Barbara Larson, and Karen Newton. Please keep these people in your prayers as we move into this next important stage of calling a Senior Pastor.

  • "Who Are We Now" session results -- click here to download.

  • The 2019 Church Resource Guide is here! Click HERE to download in PDF format.

  • Sign Language Interpreter at Worship Services
    Rally Day – September 8th – 10am
    Confirmation – October 13th – 10am
    Reformation – October 27th – 10am
    1st Sunday of Advent – December 1st – 10am
    Christmas Eve – December 24th – 5pm

  • Updated Background Checks Needed Every year, we have to run new background checks for all adults working with youth in any capacity. So, all adults working with Tiny Tots, Sunday School, Wednesday Night Faith, Youth CoffeeHouse, Confirmation, Soup Kitchen etc. need to sign and submit a new form to the office ASAP. Blank forms are available in the Narthex, the office or on our website. Thank You!

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