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

Sunday Services
8:15 am and 10 am
Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays
10:30 am - Children released to Sunday School
(Nursery during 10 am service)
Coffee & Fellowship after each service

Saturday Evening Services
5:00 pm

Wednesday Evening Services/Supper
5:30 pm
(Staffed nursery)
6:30 pm
* 7th - 9th Confirmation
* 3rd - 6th Faith Night

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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Worship Information



On-line Calendar
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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

    Wednesdays from January 10th—February 28th (Seven weeks)
    First Lutheran Church—Fellowship Hall from 6:30 pm—8:00 pm
    Please call the Church Office to register at 218-927-2028
  • Feb 21 through March 21 - Wednesday Lenten Services (see below)

Wednesday's Schedule for the Year (PDF)
Sunday School and Wednesday School Schedule 2017 - 18

PLEASE NOTE—DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER In case of inclement weather and to determine if a worship service will be cancelled, call either Pastor (Pastor Darrell 218-330-5100 or Pastor Jordan 651-357-4726).

On Wednesday evenings – if school is cancelled or let out early because of weather, all Wednesday evening activities will be cancelled.

    *February 21 5:30 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Jordan Gades, “Touch”
    *February 28 5:30 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Sandra Berg-Holte, “Smell”
    *March 7 5:30 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Mike Briggs, “Taste”
    *March 14 5:30 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor James Muske, “Hearing”
    *March 21 5:30 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Kari Foss, “Sight”

  • RECHARGE, Feb 10th Duluth, MN:    RECHARGE is a one day multi denominational conference designed to inspire and equip those serving in Children’s, Youth and Family Ministry. For more information please check out

  • Pastor Lance Isaacson's address: 614 Logan Avenue, Jackson, MN 56143

    The Fifth Grade Communion Classes are: February 28th, March 14th, and March 21st, all at 6:45 pm.

    The Seder Meal will be Maundy Thursday, March 29th for the 5th graders and their guests.

    The month of March marks the beginning of the 2018 Foodshare campaign. This is the month we partner with Minnesota Food Share and receive matching funds for all donations to our Food Shelf. This is the largest cash drive to fill the shelves of the 300 food shelves. In 2017 we distributed 74,500 pounds of food to 6355 people, 2919 were children, 2979 were adults, and 635 were seniors. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need your donations to accomplish this. CAN WE COUNT ON YOU? ALL donations stay in the Aitkin area and are used 100% for food.

  • 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 the position.

  • ***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).

  • Attention: All 5th graders: There are camping opportunities available at both Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion. The cost of the camping experience is $390.00. First Lutheran Church will pay the first $290.00 leaving a balance of $100.00 the camper must pay. In order to get this price the camper must be registered by February 15th. The cost will be $150.00 after February 15th.

    There are 3 separate options available for the week you choose to select. Check with either of our Pastors for available dates. There are also scholarships available for those who can’t afford the $100.00. - VLM Ministry Team

    Registration Brochures are available in the Narthex and the Office.

  • EcoFaith Summit: Renewing Energy: People, Planet, and Promise March 17, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids

    The EcoFaith Network is hosting a one-day Summit exploring our role as individuals and congregations in promoting the use of renewable energy, its value to the health of our planet, and how God’s faithful promise of redemption of all creation has the power to inspire and renew our purpose as stewards of the
    earth. The Summit keynote speaker is J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director for Fresh Energy.

    Mark Your Calendar Today To Attend.
    * Cost: Freewill donation of $10-$20 at the door.
    *To register, see:
    *For questions: call 218-838-5010 or email:

  • Why Not Walk At Church? The Church main entrances are open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Everyone Is welcome to utilize our hallways for walking. Bring a friend.

  • 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

  • Property Wish List-- updated December 2017

  • Portable basketball hoop for sale. First person to come in office with $100 will be the new owner. We are looking for basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, and footballs for our church youth. Please see Pastor Jordan if you are interested in donating.

  • CONFIRMATION STUDENTS AND PARENTS - Please go to the Confirmation webpage for the handbook, schedule and registration form for the year.

  • 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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