Welcome to First Lutheran Church

Mission Statement: As faithful disciples, we serve God and welcome all people with open hearts.

In-Person Worship on Hold until December 18th

Based on recommendations of ‘dialing back’ through December 18 and to answer the call to protect our community, the actions recommended by the Smart Team will be followed at First Lutheran Church through December 18:
  •  In-person worship is paused through December 18; online only. Services will use the bare minimum of people (singers/lectors/pastors, etc.) at each service.                                                                                 
  • FLC will remain open to the recovery community and continue to host AA and Al Anon etc. meetings to support this essential service. The key-holders for these groups will be reminded of the masking/distancing policy.
  • The office will be closed to the public and will be open by appointment. Please call 739-3348 to arrange a time to come in the building. 
  •  Employees will still work onsite and will follow masking/distancing protocols.
  • No onsite education, including Confirmation. 
  • No in-person Committee meetings. Staff meetings will be held on-line.


Join us for Worship

Worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  Call the church office 218-739-3348 to reserve your spot. 

Listen Live every Sunday at 9:30 at channel977.com and Listen to Pastor Gretchen’s Radio show on Thursdays at 8:45 on 1250am KBRF

Zoom Fellowship


Zoom Fellowship will begin on Sunday, November 1 from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The purpose of this is twofold: 1) to connect with people and 2) to talk about a fun topic! For November 29 the topic will be – What is your favorite Christmas memory?

Meeting ID: 817 4410 2677
Passcode: 402

Christmas Talent Show

WHO: Everyone of all ages
WHAT: To share the Christmas spirit and the miracle of Jesus’
birth with the community as a united church.
HOW: Participate by singing a Christmas song, playing an
instrument, reading a passage from the Bible about the birth of
Jesus, dressing up like a character from the nativity, sharing a
message on a poster board, etc… Videos and pictures will be
submitted and will be put into a Christmas Talent Show video to
share at worship on Sunday, December 27 at 9:30 a.m. and on
WHEN: All pictures and videos must be submitted by Sunday,
December 13th. If you need recording services, please contact
Kristy. Video will premiere on Sunday, December 27th at 9:30
Please submit videos and pictures, or ask for recording services to:
Kristy Wicklund,
Kristy@flcff.org (218) 531-9544
First Lutheran Church 402 S Court St, Fergus Falls, MN

December Sunday School kits

December Sunday School Kits for Toddler through 6th grade are available starting November 29th .  Kits will be delivered to your home. Check out the Playlist “Sunday School December 2020” for songs, books, and the story to go with our November kits.

Mitten Ministry

We are collecting new mittens, hats & scarves (purchased or homemade) to help those in need of winter wear. Please leave your donation in the basket in the Narthex.

Change to Make Change

There is a large plastic bottle in the Narthex and we invite you to put your spare change in the bottle. The money collected will go to help feed the hungry – 75% locally and 25% worldwide.

Service Food Market

Service Food will be matching up to $2,000 for the Fergus Falls Area Food Shelf.  Just let the cashier know how much you would like to donate.  Works with any type of payment and runs through Thanksgiving.

Eyeglasses Collection

The Riverside Lions collect eyeglasses for reuse. There is a collection box in the Narthex for your convenience.

Giving Trees

Financial contributions for the Giving Trees can be sent to the church office, specifying it is for the Giving Tree.  The funds will be used to shop for gifts for A Place to Belong and Someplace Safe.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has several opportunities to help in the upcoming weeks: 1.) Donations needed for the Thanksgiving Day To Go Meals 2.) Bell Ringers needed  3.) Christmas Toy Shop (Angel Tree) collection boxes will be located at Fleet Farm and Walmart.  Call for details, (218) 739-9692.

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