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

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On-line Calendar
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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

Summer Worship Schedule
Saturdays—5:00 pm     Sundays—9:00 am

  • August 20 Jordan Gades ordination at First
    Lutheran with lunch to follow.
  • September 10 Rally Day Worship and Picnic
  • September 16-17 Sophomore/Parent Retreat


  • The web page for the week of August 15th will not be updated until Monday, August 21st due to a mission interpreter conference that the webmaster will be attending in Washington, DC. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Jordan Gades started as our associate pastor on Monday, July 17. Please stop in and introduce yourself to Jordan. His ordination will be held here at First Lutheran on Sunday, August 20, at 11:00 AM.

  • Sunday, August 27th, 10:00 AM "Being Mortal" video will be shown at First Lutheran—in the Library Based on the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande is a surgeon who learned a great deal about elder care while helping his parents and shares the lessons he learned during that journey.

  • The Reformation Task Force will be meeting on August 13 at 1:00 PM in the Church Library. Anyone interested in helping with the Reformation Celebration on October 14-15 is invited to attend. If questions call Deb Clark at 612-816-9749. No meal will be served.

  • We thank Pastor Doug Larson for worship leadership during Pastor Darrell’s vacation.

  • Those of you who enjoy technology— Volunteers Needed to learn running the PowerPoint, Sound, and Video for worship services. Will provide training. Talk to Jill in the office anytime if you are interested.

  • Reminder: All accidents and/or injuries which happened here at the church need to be reported to the office immediately regardless of the severity. Thank you, The Safety Committee

  • Volunteers Needed! Sign up today Do you like to read, crafts, painting, quilting, some just like to visit. Any special talent you would like to share with your local seniors at Golden Horizons? If so, Golden Horizons residents would love to have you share with them. We are looking for volunteers to come in the afternoon, early evenings, or weekends. If mornings work better we can always find a place for you. If interested please contact Joy Hovland Golden Horizons, Activities 218-927-9996.

  • 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.

  • 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

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