ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING held SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH, made changes to the church constitution and by-laws. Please click on the links on the Church Council page. This page also includes the updated council members and their email addresses.
Days for Girls Sew-A-Thon
of each month 9am -12am
March 31st is the deadline for eligible
Thrivent members to direct disbursements of
Click on this link for the Sunday Inserts that come with your Sunday Bulletins every week.
|PLEASE NOTE—DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER
In case of inclement weather, First Lutheran will
have regularly scheduled worship services on
Saturdays and Sundays. Special circumstances
would be broadcast on KKIN radio (94.3).
On Wednesday evenings – if school is cancelled or
let out early because of inclement weather, all
Wednesday evening activities will be cancelled.
Dale Beihoffer is turning 100, and you, his First
Lutheran family, are invited to join in the
celebration! When: Saturday, February 29,
2020 from noon to 3 p.m. Where: Aitkin
American Legion, 20 First Av NE. In order to
help us plan, if you are able to RSVP by
February 20, we would appreciate it. You can
email a message to Dale100th@gmail.com or
call and leave a message for Anne Beihoffer
February 28-March 1, 2020 at Big Sandy
Camp, McGregor—Grades 9-12 (9th Graders
are required to go). Registration needed by
January 29th. Cost is $65.00. Scholarships are
available if needed. Contact Pastor Jordan if
interested in signing up.
New Leaders/Helpers needed for the
Seder Meal. If you would like to help
with the Seder Meal on Maundy Thursday for the 5th Graders and their families — please let the office know. Training
2020 EcoFaith Summit "Now the Green Blade Rises" Saturday, March 28, 2020, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd.
Registration Cost: $20.00 per person
The Altar Guild Needs Your Help--
One of the most essential ministries in every church, but
also one of the most unseen, is the Altar Guild. Can you
imagine the meal without anyone to set the table? The
group has served faithfully for many years, but their
numbers have declined with age. Preparing worship is
truly holy work, but more hands are needed. Your
church is counting on you to answer God’s call to serve.
Meetings are not required, only some of your time a
few Sundays each year. Please call the church office
today about serving on the Altar Guild.
Time to Sign Up for Camp. We at First Lutheran know that Camp is vital to growing in your faith! That
is why we offer camperships of all sizes for our kids to go! For our youth going into 5th grade this is
especially great! They get a $300 campership! All other youth get a $150 campership off a full week at
camp. And then there are other camperships for the other ages and programs! Check out VLM Camps
and sign up for Camp Hiawatha soon! Prices go up starting February 15th! Contact Pastor Jordan for
Photographers & Photos Needed! If you have
taken any pictures of events at Church—Please
share them with the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are willing to take pictures
at events, please contact the office at
218-927-2028. Thank You!
You are invited to attend a Tuesday morning Bible Study entitled “The Heart of Christianity”, Marcus Borg, a
Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. He takes us “all the way home” by suggesting that
discerning the heart of Christianity involves us in “unending dialogue”. A conversation that will no doubt
continue for years. Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 noon weekly. Cost of book $10.00 stay for senior lunch!
Stamps for Wycliffe Bible Translators We hope you will save cancelled stamps from
your mail to give to Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Bring them to the Wycliffe Stamp Box in the
Fellowship Hall or the Library at church!
VBS Planning has begun! First Lutheran church will be hosting VBS this year, joined by the kids and adults from
Bethesda, Bethlehem Lutheran and St. John’s-Cedarbrook congregations. VBS will take place
August 3rd through 6th in the evenings. At this point, we are looking for teachers, adult and
teen helpers, ooks/food servers, and anyone with a desire to help make this a fun, faithfilled
week for the kids. Please contact Nedra Henline (218) 820-1171 or Jenn Klee (651) 271
-1639 if you are interested. Thank You!
ELCA All Ages Retreat at Camp Hiawatha August 14-16— includes bunkhouse lodging, meals and beautiful Camp
Hiawatha. Join Us!
How do I turn on subtitles/closed
captioning on YouTube?
1. Open a YouTube video.
2. Click the gear icon in the bottom-right
corner of the video player to display the video
3. Expand the combo box next to Subtitles/CC.
4. Click the desired subtitle language to begin
You will have to do this each time with any
QR Code For Easy Giving—Now
go to the bottom of this page for the code
to scan in.
How to scan a QR code
1. Open the Camera app from your
device’s Home screen, Control Center, or Lock
2. Hold your device so that the QR code appears
in the camera app’s viewfinder. Your device
recognizes the QR code and shows a notification.
3. Tap the notification to open the link
associated with the QR code.
- Scan this QR code to sign your family up
for our Faith Formation program for Kids Ages 2
through Grade 12!
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- ANYONE working with the youth
must complete the First Lutheran Church
of Aitkin Volunteer Disclosure & Release for
Background Check. 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.
If you will be transporting Youth in your
Personal vehicle, you must complete a
Driver’s License Background Check. Van
training will be conducted this fall at different
dates to be determined. Anyone operating the
Church Van, must go through the Van class. Its brief, but necessary. When transporting youth,
the van is used first over personal vehicles.
Thank you, The Safety Committee