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

  • Adult Membership Class w/supper—5:30—7:00 pm
    Thursdays for 6 weeks (started April 12th). All are welcome.
    Child care available upon request.
    Pizza supper included (free will offering).
  • April 26th Heartland Women's Retreat (See one of the Pastors or Mary Petersen for details.)
  • April 27th—Free Overnight for workers at Camp Hiawatha
    April 27th & 28th—Camp Hiawatha Work Day

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.

  • Bowls to Bellies, April 26th 4:30-7:30 pm
    We are currently looking for people to help volunteer the night of our Bowls to Bellies
    event on April 26th from 4:30-7:30pm. We need people to take tickets and serve food. All
    funds raised go towards our three food shelves in Aitkin and our community Loaves and Fishes
    meal organization. Please contact Community Education if interested in volunteering. Also,
    we are looking for donations of paper soup bowls, napkins, plastic spoons and serving ladles.
    Krista Olson—Community Ed Director 218-927- 2115 ext. 2153 or

  • Annual Van Training Class is May 2nd at 7:30 pm in the church parking lot. It is for anyone who is driving or would like to drive the van.

  • Earth Day Insert

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ***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 6th Graders & Parents: Mark your calendars for April 25th at 6:30 pm for the Introduction to Confirmation Meeting

  •   On Sunday, April 22, we will celebrate Earth Day; honor creation through prayers, songs and messages; and learn (or be reminded of) practical ways we can be good stewards of the earth. Plan to attend worship at 8:15or 10 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship. Our youth will assist with the worship services. Children will be invited to celebrate Earth Day during the children’s message and also in Sunday School. And plan to stay (or return) for an enlightening adult forum discussion, to be he

  • The Health Ministry Committee is in need of a New Chair-Person to provide leadership to the group. The job consists of meeting 3 times each year for ONLY ONE HOUR, taking notes, and writing a summary of the meeting agenda. Anyone interested in a limited time volunteer position, please contact the FLC office at 927-2028 or Deb Clark at 927-3243. Deb will be stepping down from this position on May 3, 2018. There are several sub-committees in this area. It is nice to meet 3 times a year just to help get communication out there as to what the various activities of the church are. Any interested party is welcome to inquire and urged to do so

  • 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

  • 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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