First Lutheran Church is a community gathered around word and sacrament, gathered to grow together in faith. We are a friendly church, with something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you!
Our Mission – “Love One Another as I Have Loved You” – John 13:34
Worship We believe that worship is essential to the Christian life. It is in worship that we encounter the Living Christ both in Word and Sacrament. Music, Drama, and the arts have an important place in our worship.
Fellowship We believe that Christians live more creatively and hopefully when we encourage and support one another.
Education We believe that the nature of the Christian life is growth. We encourage people of all ages to nurture their faith through educational opportunities and Bible studies.
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!