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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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


Holy Week Schedule
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

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

  • On Sunday, May 5th, Bonnie Finnerty, MN Pollution Control Agency, will present the results of an ongoing study of water quality in our local Mississippi watershed lakes and why some lakes are classified as "impaired". She will do this after each service. Her oral presentation will be brief, followed by time for you to interact with Bonnie.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Summer Worship Schedule starts the weekend of May 25th/26th. Saturday Worship Services at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:00 am coffee time.

Dates for a sign language interpreter are listed below.

  • "Who Are We Now" session results -- click here to download.

    Your gift of a Chick provides a family in need with eggs to eat and to sell at the market. Our gifts of chicks can help a family escape hunger for good. Look for the BUCK-A-CHICK envelopes in the Narthex.

    Fifth Grade First Communion Classes are: 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. hosted by FLC Members going to Robin’s Nest Orphanage in Jamaica, December 2019.

    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:

  • Visitation Ministry—Attention: Anyone interested in intentional visitation. With the help of Pastor Doug we will be forming a group to visit our members in need. This will be ongoing and very helpful to our Pastors! We won’t be replacing them just giving them a much needed hand! If you are already doing this or are interested, come and join us explore where this ministry can lead us on Wednesday April 24th, 5:30 p.m. in the Church Library. Questions call Karen Newton 218-851-2814.

  • First Lutheran Mission Endowment 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.

  • WELCA presents "Wycliffe Bible Translators, Thank You!" Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. All our welcome—Lunch follows in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Attention All 2nd & 4th Graders! Your Bible Milestone is on Sunday, May 12th. The 2nd graders will be reciting the Lord’s Prayer and the 4th graders will recite the Apostles’ Creed at the 10:00 service on May 12th. We hope you can make it!

  • Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry Spring Work Day
    *Camp Hiawatha April 27th
    *Camp Vermilion May 18th Family Overnight on Friday before Work Day starting at 6:30 pm for dinner.
    *Genealogy Retreat at Camp Vermilion May 3-5
    *Mother’s Day Brunch May 12th at Camp Vermilion

  • 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.

  • 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.

    *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

  • Save the Date—Sunday May 19, 2019
    2019 High School Graduation Quilt Blessing, 9:00 & 11:00 am Fellowship Time - Coffee, Cake & Congratulations 10:00 am Worship Service—Presentation of the Quilts and Blessing of Graduates

  • Summer Stretch—Looking for a great way to serve God and your community while also being able to enjoy our amazing summers? Check out Summer Stretch! It’s our summer youth program available for all our youth going into 7th grade through going into 10th. For 5 Thursdays and 1 Wednesday, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, July 11th, and 17th we will be meeting and serving in the mornings and then doing some fun summer activities in the afternoon; from going to the water to heading to a Twins game! For more information please see Pastor Jordan!

  • 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

  • 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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