our-churchWho We Are

First Lutheran Church is a community gathered around Word and Sacrament, gathered to grow together in faith.  We are a Christ-centered church and are interested in growing in numbers as we deepen our personal relationship with God.

About Us

Our Mission“Love One Another as I Have Loved You”  – John 13:34

Worship     We celebrate The Sacrament of the Holy Christ on a weekly basis.  We believe the bread and wine are means of grace. Christ is present in with and under the elements. 

Fellowship  We gather for cookies, coffee, and conversation following each worship service and would delight in welcoming you in the fun.

Education One of the ways that we can come to know God better is to study his Word.  The Church affords all ages opportunities to partake. 

Outreach We believe that the Christian life is to be lived for others. Just as Christ reached out to us in love, so we are to reach out to our neighbors and world in Christ’s name.

What We Believe

First Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a member of the Northwest Minnesota Synod. This congregation affirms the confession of faith of the ELCA, which accepts the canonical scriptures as the inspired Word of God and as the source and norm of our proclamation, faith and life. We subscribe to the Nicene, Apostles’ and Athanasian Creeds as declarations of the Christian faith and to the Lutheran Confessions.

The Larger Church (ELCA)

The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put their faith in God into action — in millions of ways, all over the world. More than 4.5 million consider themselves members of over 10,000 ELCA congregations. Quality education is important, and the ELCA has eight seminaries, 26 colleges and an assortment of elementary, high school and lifelong learning centers in the United States. Providing help – both by the work of its people and through financial support – the ELCA seeks each day to proclaim the love of God and make the world a better place to live.

We Welcome You

Whether you have been a Lutheran all your life or you are exploring what Christianity could mean for you, we want you to know that we seek to be a place where all people, regardless of income, race, class, status, sexual orientation, age, or gender  are made to feel truly welcome.  We invite you to worship with us and explore whether First Lutheran might be a good fit for you!