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
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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

  • August 13th-16th, 5:00-8:00 pm Shipwrecked VBS at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook 
  • Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm Sunday School Teachers Meeting/
    Dinner at 40 Club
  • Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 pm Confirmation Leaders Meeting/
    Dinner at 40 Club
  • Tuesday, September 4th - WELCA Women’s Retreat
  • Sunday, September 9th  - Rally Day with Prizes to follow          
  • Blessing of Back Packs

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Women’s Retreat at Camp Onomia
     “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” September 4, 9:30-2:30 Gail Smith, a well-known speaker in our Synod will be leading us Contact Darlene Munneke 927-3615, Carole Larson 927-6835, Mary Peterson 927-6820, Delores Kosbau 927-7088, or Janet Peterson  927-2949 by August 24th if you are planning to attend.

  • Rally day is Sunday, September 9th We will be giving out prizes on rally day again this year for kids’ games and adult activities— please bring any prize donations to the church office by Sunday, September 2nd. Thank you

    10:00 am Contemporary Worship and blessing of student’s backpacks (bring a backpack to be blessed!).

    Staffed Nursery provided. 11:30 am
    All Ages Picnic At Aitkin City Park where we will have brats, hot dogs, beans, chips and watermelon for everyone. Activities at the park will include door prizes, yard games, whiffle ball, kick ball, slow pitch softball, bounce house, assembling God’s Work Our Hands kits for LSS youth shelter (see list of items needed in Narthex and/or church office)

    Sunday School registration, fellowship and lots of fun! Please join us!

  • NEW MEMBERS/FAITH BASICS CLASS Every Wednesday September 12th—October 24th First Lutheran Church— from 6:30 pm—8 pm

    • 7th-8th Grade Confirmation Orientation—at First Lutheran on Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 pm.
    • 9th Grade Confirmation Orientation— at the Beanery on Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 pm.
    • Wednesday Supper/Worship resumes Wednesday, September 12, 5:30 pm.
    • Confirmation Kick-Off— Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 pm.
    • Wednesday School for 1st-6th Grade resumes on
      Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 pm.
    • Parenting Bible Study resumes Wednesday, September 12th, 6:30 pm.
    • Sunday School starting on Sunday, September 16, 9:30 am.

  • Attention Quilters! Friday morning quilting ministry starts on September 7th, 9am—2pm. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please come on Friday morning or talk to Ardith Kane or Linda Delaney

  • Looking for volunteers to help with the community garden at Rippleside. Call Ally Bright (218-232-1124) or Shelly Nelson (970-219-9609).

  • RESOURCE GUIDE UPDATES Please submit any updates to ministries, committees, and groups to the office before August 15th at

  • Aluminum Can Recycling We are still collecting aluminum cans for youth programs. Please put bagged cans in the dumpster area temporarily until we put out a new container. Thank you for recycling!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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