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Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.
Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.
* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community
The vote for changing communion to all
baptized members passed. Training for
parents and children will be forthcoming as
Our new Nursery Attendant is Kim Thaemert.
She will be working Sundays 9:45-11:15 am
and Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 pm. Kim will be
starting her new position on
Sunday, October 23. Please
welcome her to First Lutheran.
Final Gift Workshop—Sunday, October 23, 2016 at
11:15 am In the Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall Sponsored
by the Parish Nurses. PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED
$20.00 Fee Covers Lunch & Materials.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art Trip to see
the Martin Luther display,
is November 19th. All are
welcome. Call the church office at 927-2028 or Deb
Clark at 927-3243 for more
The 9th Grade
was a HUGE
to all of you. The items were donated for
AADA on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
We would like to reform a committee to
oversee Maria Chapel. Don Hagestuen
would have ideas as to duties.
Office Volunteers Needed:
We have several openings
for weekly volunteers in the
Shifts are 3 ½ hours each:
9 am – 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Duties include answering phones, folding
flyers, copying, running errands, etc.
Talk to Jill anytime if you are interested.
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.
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
Thank You –
Adventure Weekend at Camp
Vermilion Ages 10 and up
Crafting Get-Away at Camp
Vermilion October 7-9 and
The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
NEW! NOTE #4
* Note #2
* Note #3
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
We are so THANKFUL for the
beautiful paver stones andlandscaping being installed.
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CURRENT FORMS AND INFO TO FIND
IN THE NARTHEX
*Book of Acts reading list
*Volunteer sign-up sheets
*Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
*Special offering envelopes
*Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information
* September 18 — October 23 "My Neighbor is Muslim Adult Ed Class"
* October 23—Final Gift Workshop
* October 30—9:15 am Fellowship/Confirmation Reception
10:00 am Worship Service/Confirmation
11:30 am Fellowship/Confirmation Banquet
November 6—Adult Forum on Depression led by Phil Tange at 9:15 AM
NO-CANCELLATION POLICY -
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.