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

Office - 218-927-2028
Mon. – Thurs.: 7:30am – 4pm
Fri.: 7:30am – 12noon

Email -
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
9:00 am**

Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Saturday Evening Services
5:00 pm

No services until September

**Watch the 9am Sunday service RECORDED 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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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

  • 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.The radio broadcast will be recorded and aired at 10 am as the 9 am time slot is not available. YouTube live stream will be on at 9 am. These summer hours will run from May 26th thru Sept. 1st.
  • DAY CAMP Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th 
    Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 3PM, Friday: 9AM – Noon (see information below)
  • June 6th First day of Summer Stretch for those going into 7th-10th Grade.
  • August 12th-15th Vacation Bible School.
  • DAY CAMP Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th 
    Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 3PM,
    Friday: 9AM – Noon
    This is for all children who are entering 1st – 6th grade this fall! Cost: FREE
    Registration forms available here to download: Day Camp Health & Registration, Day Camp Release form for FLC & Day Camp 2019 Info Page -- or in the church office.
    Forms are due by June 3rd in the office or email them to
    Questions should be directed to Pastor Jordan at 651-357-4726 or
                         First Come, First serve – camp is limited to 30 campers.

  • Worship Inquiry Survey: The Council is discussing the 2019 Fall worship schedule and is seeking information from everyone to assist in planning. Please download, complete,
    and return the Worship Inquiry to the church office.
    Click to download: Fillable PDF (to attach and email to
    Printed version Fill out and bring into the office or scan and send as an attachment (

  • 2019-20 College Scholarship Applications are available in the Church Narthex in the rack on the wall and on the First Lutheran Church Website. Applications must be turned in to the Church Office no later than June 15, 2019.

  • All Ages Retreat at Camp Hiawatha June 21-23 All are welcome!
    Adults - $100.00, Kids 4 - 11 - $75.00, Kids under 4 - Free
    Rates include bunkhouse lodging, dinner Friday through Breakfast Sunday, full access to Camp Hiawatha, endless activities (or rest& relaxation!)
    Registration forms in the Narthex and or click here to download.
    Registration due by June 5th. Camperships are available - please see Pastor

  • 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!
    Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION!

  • Contracted Cleaning Service Provider
    We have recently contracted a new cleaning service person, Leslie Shiver. She will be a new face in our church during and after business hours. She is enthusiastic about making and keeping our church looking good and keeping it clean and sanitized for all. Leslie is an independent contractor for cleaning purposes only. She will not be available
    for set-up/tear down of events, maintenance, lawn care or snow removal. Each ministry/event coordinator will be responsible for arranging this on their own. We
    welcome Leslie to our church facility and family.

  • August 12th-15th Vacation Bible School Come join us for “ROAR!  Life is Wild, God is Good VBS!”  This year, we will again be joining with other area ELCA churches to offer another amazing VBS experience for all our kids.  This will be a fun, faith filled week of exploring the many ways that God is Good in the midst of our wild lives!  VBS will be held at St. John’s Cedarbrook and we are looking for volunteers from all our congregations. 
    If you are interested in helping please contact Jennifer Hirschey from First Lutheran (218) 546-3008. 
    Click here for Parent Letter          Click here for Registration Link

  • Tiny Tots registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year. Tiny Tots is a Christian-based preschool program for ages 4 & 5. If space permits we accept 3-year-olds. Tiny Tots runs from October-April, Monday mornings, from 9:30-11:30 and we follow the Aitkin School District calendar. Please contact Lisa Buisman for questions ( Registration forms can be found in the church office or download here and send/take to the church office.

    Grants of $500 each were presented at worship services Sunday, May 12, to Tiny Tots, Riverwood Healthcare Foundation, and Aitkin Youth Fast Pitch Softball. These came from the Mission Endowment Fund.

  • The Church Council on Tuesday April 16th with prayer for guidance by the Holy Spirit
    and thoughtful discussion named the following to the Call Committee: David Benson, Jessi Goble, Nedra Henline, Jennifer Johnson, Dan Jones, Barbara Larson, and Karen Newton. Please keep these people in your prayers as we move into this next important stage of calling a Senior Pastor.

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

  • The 2019 Church Resource Guide is here! Click HERE to download in PDF format.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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