stained glass window image First Lutheran Church of Aitkin
107 Second Street SE
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431

Office - 218-927-2028
7:30am – 4pm Mon, Tues and Thurs
7:30am – 5:30pm Wed
7:30am – 12:30pm Fri

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For a map and directions to the church, click here.

Contemporary Services *Every 2nd Sunday
*High School Praise Band – 4th Sunday
Community Meal:
Every Monday & Thursday at 5:00 pm -- 5:30. Everyone welcome!

Sunday Services
8:00 am & 10:00 am**
9:15 Growing In God

Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Saturday Evening Services
5:00 pm

5:30 pm Supper & Worship
6:30 Youth & Adult Activities

**Watch the 10 am Sunday service LIVE on as well as anytime afterwards. Go to the YouTube website and search for "First Lutheran Church Aitkin".

  Listen to a LIVE Sunday 10:00 am service on FM radio station KKIN 94.3 or Watch LIVE**
  Watch a recorded broadcast of our Sunday service each Wednesday at 9 am on Aitkin Cable channel 181

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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

3/30/19—EcoFaith Summit—Brainerd


March 27 5:15 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Mike Briggs
In our third Lenten session of “Saints Like You?” - Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will be with us on Wednesday night to share his story of discipleship in war torn times as we continue “Saints Like You?”.

April 3 5:15 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Jordan Gades
April 10 5:15 Supper 6:00 Worship with Pastor Doug Larson

Dates for a sign language interpreter are listed below.

In case of inclement weather and to determine if a worship service will be cancelled, call 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
  • "Who Are We Now" session results -- click here to download.

  • Kindergarten, First Graders and Parents! Power of Prayer Milestone
    You are invited to join your child on Sunday, March 24th from 9:15-9:55 to explore the power of prayer. A blessing of this faith milestone will be during the 10 AM service following the class. Contact Kim Jones (218-380-3636) with any questions. Click here for a handout.

  • First Lutheran Church is now PEANUT AWARE Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.

    Fifth Grade First Communion Classes are:
    April 10th, and 17th, all from 3:30 to 5 pm. The Seder Meal will be Maundy Thursday, April 18th for the 5th graders and their guests.

  • Easter Sunday Breakfast served after 1st & 2nd services including a silent auction. zosted by FLC Members going to Robin’s Nest Orphanage in Jamaica, December 2019.

  • Congregational Seder Meal Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Open to all families and adults. Free will donations are accepted. Please sign up on the clip boards or in the office.

  • Holy Week Schedule
    Palm/Passion Sunday:
    *Worship—Saturday April 13th, 5:00 pm
    *Worship—Sunday April 14th, 8:00 am & 10:00 am

    Sunday April 14th—Congregational Seder Meal—6pm

    Wednesday April 17th—No Worship, supper or evening activities

    Maundy Thursday:
    *Worship—Thursday April 18th, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm
    (First Communion Passover Seder Meal for 5th graders and their families at 5:30 pm)

    Good Friday: Office closed
    Worship—Friday April 19th, 12:00 pm—Tenebrae Service
    8:00 pm—Stations of the Cross

    Saturday April 20th : No Worship

    Easter Sunday Sunday April 21st
    No Sunday School or GIG
    *6:30 am - Worship Service
    *7:30 am—10:00 am Breakfast
    *8:00 am - Worship Service
    *10:00 am - Worship Service

    Total Available: $1,500
    Purpose of the Grant(s) is to enhance FAMILY mission outreach of First Lutheran Church

    Click here for a printable form (filled out and sent to: First Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund, 107 Second Street SE, Aitkin, MN 56431)

    or print here for an on-line form to fill out and sent to:

  • First Lutheran Mission Endowment-January – 2018, managed by InFaith Community Foundation
    On the November 29, 2018, the Mission Endowment Committee invested $50,000 with the InFaith Community Foundation. This is the first statement for our account ending December 31, 2018.
    *Beginning Balance, December 1, 2018 $51,347.65
    *Administration Fee ($2.93)
    *Interest and Dividends $1607.92
    *Investment Performance ($3,815.89)
    *Ending Fund Balance as of Dec. 31, 2018 $49,136.76

    If any of you are interested in contributing to First’s Mission Endowment Fund, please contact our Mission Endowment Committee. If you would like anonymity, feel free to contact InFaith directly at 612-844-4105. First Lutheran’s Account #229383.

  • First Lutheran Church is now PEANUT AWARE Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.

  • The Community Food Shelf was very busy in 2018. We distributed over 86,000 pounds of food to people in need. THAT IS OVER 43 TONS OF FOOD. It was distributed to 2038 households and help feed 1812 children, 1082 seniors, and 3208 Adults. March is the beginning of the 2019 MINNESOTA FOODSHARE CAMPAIGN. This is the largest food and cash drive to fill the 300 Food shelves; Minnesota Food Share will match your donation(s) given in March.

  • The 2019 Church Resource Guide is here! Click HERE to download in PDF format. Our resource guide contains the list of all active members/visitors, their addresses and phone numbers. It also features the leaders, contact info and descriptions of all the ministries of First Lutheran. Printed copies are available at the church.

  • Creation, Church, and You -- Earthkeeping Practically Speaking
    Saturday, March 30, 2019, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd
    9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
    9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Summit
    Sponsored by the Leadership Team of the NE MN Synod EcoFaith Network

  • Think of your time here at First Lutheran Church. When was an important time for you or for the church? It can be any time, good, bad or in between, that you thought was an important time. Print off the form and mark a spot and year and then write a little about that event and what it meant. Return it to the office.

  • New Office Hours

    7:30am – 4pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
    7:30am – 5:30pm Wednesday
    7:30am – 12:30pm Friday

    *1st Sunday of Each Month is Craft Sunday at GIG.  Sign up is encouraged to plan for supplies.
    *3rd Sunday of Each Month from 9:05 - 9:15 - "Children's Choir" - more information will be sent out to families in January.  For anyone age 3 through 6th grade.
    *4th Sunday of Each Month - Kids will sing during the 10 AM Worship Service.  This is also the Sunday that the Jr. High and Sr. High  Band plays during worship.

    No GIG or Sprouting in Faith on the following Sundays -
    April 21, 2019

    For more information, please check out the Monthly Chilren Youth and Family Newsletter

  • Sign Language Interpreter at Worship Services
    Palm Sunday – April 14th - 10am
    Easter – April 21st – 10am
    Pentecost – June 9th – 10am
    Rally Day – September 8th – 10am
    Confirmation – October 13th – 10am
    Reformation – October 27th – 10am
    1st Sunday of Advent – December 1st – 10am
    Christmas Eve – December 24th – 5pm

  • NEW! The link for registration is for ALL children ages 3 through 6th grade. Even if you already filled out Sunday School registration forms please take a few minutes to complete this online registration.  This is to make communication easier and more efficient to ALL families at First Lutheran.

    If your children are unable to attend programming this year but you still want to receive communication from First Lutheran it is important to fill out the registration form as well.

    Click Here  <-- online registration link

  • Live Stream/Recording of every 10am Sunday Service
     Can’t make it to church? Watch it live.
     Missed last week? Catch up by watching the recording.
     Want to see it again? Or pass it on….

    Go to – enter First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Scroll thru and search for the date you are looking for. Click on play. It’s that simple.

  • Updated Background Checks Needed Every year, we have to run new background checks for all adults working with youth in any capacity. So, all adults working with Tiny Tots, Sunday School, Wednesday Night Faith, Youth CoffeeHouse, Confirmation, Soup Kitchen etc. need to sign and submit a new form to the office ASAP.

    Blank forms are available in the Narthex, the office or on our website. Thank You!

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