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)

Nursery available during service

Saturday Evening Services
5 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Services
Worship/Supper 5:30 pm 

Listen to the Sunday 9:00 am service on FM radio station 94.3
Watch a rebroadcast at 10 a.m. Wednesdays on
Cable channel 181

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Worship Information



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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

  • Property Needs List

  • Sunday School year will begin on Sunday, September 18, 9:45 – 10:40 am
    • 9:45-10:00 Large group Sunday School programming in God’s Garden (kids choir, puppet ministry, guest leaders, games, Bible lessons)
    • 10:00-10:40 Small group Sunday School in individual classrooms.
    • The children will join the adults for worship at 10:40 at the front of the sanctuary for children’s message and stay for the remainder of worship. Pick up a registration form in the
    church office. OR Download: Registration, Health and Release Form for Sunday School & Youth Events
    We look forward to walking with you and your children during their faith journey this year.

  • “Holy Cow” Festival: The weekend of Oct. 1 and 2 will be a celebration of what First Lutheran has been doing in support of domestic and global missions. Holy Cow! Look what we’ve done for world hunger! Rev. Robin Brown from the ELCA World Hunger
    office, will be the guest speaker.

    The Missions Committee is hosting a barnyard grazing meal and activities for families and all to have fun while learning about the great work we are involved with. You might even win a Bingo prize! Plan to stay (or return) for the festival following the second service on Oct. 2.

    Holy Cow! Party You Won’t Want to Be in the Pasture for This Cow Party-- Yes, the cows are coming home to First Lutheran
    and we are invited to share in a fun celebration! Holy Cow! Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home Barnyard Grazing Meal Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m., just after the second worship service. We will celebrate
    Global Missions Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. Please join us as we share insights about current local and world
    hunger issues, celebrate the support of our church family, and ask for noisy (and not-sonoisy) contributions to continue our great
    work. Our guest speaker for the weekend is the Rev. Robin Brown, Associate Director for Congregational Support with ELCA World Hunger.

  • Jamaica Mission Trip Pampered Chef Fundraiser: The Jamaica Mission Trip Team will be holding a Pampered Chef Fundraiser at the Church on October 1 and 2 after all services in the Fellowship
    Hall. Products will be displayed in the Fellowship hall after the Saturday evening service on October 1 and after all Sunday Services on October 2.

    The Pampered Chef has all kinds of products for your cooking and entertaining needs. There are even new kids cooking sets that would make great gifts! Come join us and check out the new Fall/Winter products! Catalogs and order forms will be available from a Jamaica Team Member beginning September 27 after the second service and also in the church office. Any questions? See a Jamaica Trip Team Member or contact Colleen Chute at 218-670-0194.

  • New Directories Are Complete! Please notify the office if any corrections are needed. These will be done as the directory is

    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.

  • Freed & Renewed in Christ -- 500 years of God's grace in action!
    If you are interested in helping with this journey, please contact Deb Clark at 218-927 -3243 or the church office at 218-927-2028.
    We will begin meeting in September. Please watch for the date.

  • "My Neighbor is Muslim" Adult Education Classes begin September
    18 thru October 23
    between services.

  • 125th Anniversary Celebration at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • Greetings partners in faith: Habitat for Humanity is alive and well in Aitkin County. We are building a new home in Aitkin in
    2017 and doing repair projects this year. We can use volunteers and donations. Please donate your cans at Paulbeck’s or Ukura’s. Call us to donate your used appliances, furniture and new building materials. 218-927-5656 or PO Box 281 , Aitkin, MN 56431 or annschwartz@

  • 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

  • Fall Work Day at Camp Vermilion
    September 17
    Youth Work Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion September 23-24
    Fall Festival at Camp Hiawatha
    October 9, 2:00-5:00 PM
    Adventure Weekend at Camp
    Vermilion Ages 10 and up
    October 21-23
    Crafting Get-Away at Camp
    Vermilion October 7-9 and
    November 4-6

  • 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.

    “Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on this journey.

  • paving
    We are so THANKFUL for the beautiful paver stones andlandscaping being installed.

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

    *Book of Acts reading list
    *Volunteer sign-up sheets
    *Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
    *Devotional booklets
    *Special offering envelopes
    *Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information

Upcoming Events

* September 18 — October 23 "My Neighbor is Muslim Adult Ed Class"

* October 1 & 2—Global Missions Festival

* October 9—2 Year Old Milestone

* October 16—3 Year Old Milestone


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.

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