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
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 

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

facebook Church Facebook Link

Worship Information



On-line Calendar
give button

Weekly Calendar &

Church Service Bulletins
-Narrative Lectionary Topics
-Narrative Lectionary Readings

Monthly Newsletter

Youth Newsletter

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

  • Sunday School Schedule for 2016-17

  • The 4 & 5 year old Milestone is focusing on prayer and it’s importance in your family. Join us on January 15th at 10 am for this important event!

  • Tis the season for Annual Reports! Please turn in your annual meeting minutes ASAP to the office. The official deadline is
    January 15th.

  • Reformation 500 Kickoff Sunday January 22nd 1:30 pm—5:00 pm
    With Bishop Tom Aitken and keynote speaker Bishop David Zellmer from the SD Synod Everyone welcome—High school
    youth are especially invited. (one of the sessions is put on by youth) There is no cost for this event but registration is required for planning purposes. See flyer in entryways for more details.

    500 Reformation Book Fair -- See the table in the narthex for a display of items are for sale and /or for order. Deepen your understanding of Martin Luther and his legacy. Books available for all ages, please stop by and see. Most will arrive in time for Christmas.

  • 125th Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday January 29, 2017
    - 10:00 am Worship Service (one service only, nursery staffed)
    - 11:00 am Meeting (Children’s activities and nursery staffed)-
    - 12:00 Noon Potluck Luncheon

  • Reminder: Your pledges are needed for planning our 2017 mission (cards available in basket outside main entrance to sanctuary)

  • **** Coffee is now served only after the first service each Sunday.

  • 2018 National Youth Gathering Meeting January 18th—7:45pm in the Fellowship Hall All youth in 8th—11th Grade are eligible. See or call Jill in the office for more details

  • Reformation 500 Kickoff -- Sunday January 22nd, 1:30 pm—5:00 pm With Bishop Tom Aitken and keynote speaker Bishop David
    Zellmer from the SD Synod Everyone welcome—High school
    youth are especially invited. (one of the sessions is put on by
    youth) There is no cost for this event but registration is required for planning purposes. See flyer in entryways for more details.

  • Our Ninth Graders and their Mentors
    Zack Benz - Steve Wilson
    Jon Blanchette - Don Hagestuen
    Alaina Chute - Pr. Bob Munneke
    Joe Cummings - Doug Landsverk
    Carter Dox - Tom & Chere Bruss
    Kendra Gruhlke - Lynne Kellerman
    Ellie McMillan - Sue Landsverk
    Abby Monse = Jill Sadlowsky
    Carter Olson = Jeannie Croatt
    Hannah Paulbeck - Judy Nelson
    Samuel Sadlowsky - Gary Clark
    Reagan Wilson - Wes Hoppe

  • *Small Group Leaders for 7th Grade - Krista Anderson, Amy Bukkila, Phil Martin, Kevin Peterson
    * Small Group Leaders for 8th Grade - Jenni Cline, Todd Kukowski, Val Thompson
    * 9th Grade Adult Leaders - Christine Bright, Dave McMillan
    * Soup Kitchen - Sari & John Olsen, Lisa Paulbeck
    * Coffee House Snacks/Kitchen - Terry Otto & Janet Peterson
    * Confirmation Leadership Team - Krista Anderson, Christine Bright, Amy Bukkila, Jenni Cline, Jeanie Collins, Lynne Kellerman, Todd Kukowski, Dave McMillan, Sari Olsen, Pastor Darrell Pedersen, Janet Peterson, Lisa Paulbeck, Val Thompson, Greg Smith-Council Facilitator

  • Photo Display Board Update Carla Hakes and Walt & Nanci Sauerbrei will be taking photos after Worship for the next few weeks for those that do not have a photo on the display board and also for those that would like their picture updated.

  • 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.

  • <<--- You can find links to the monthly newsletter, youth newsletter, church bulletins and narrative lectionary information in the column to the left. <<---

Upcoming Events

* January 15 — 4 & 5 Year-Old Milestone

* January 16 — Office Closed — Holiday

* January 22 — Bishop’s Forum on Reformation 1:30-5:00 pm

* January 29 — 125th Annual Congregation Meeting


First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.

No matter what the weather, worship will not be cancelled. DO NOT put yourself in danger, but if you can make it to church, please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.

This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Wednesday evening.

church view
Webmaster: mplagman