December Calendar & Worship Schedule

The December 2014 Church calendar is now uploaded.  Click the CALENDAR tab (above) to view.

Planning your schedule ahead?  We are, too!  Click the tab titled ADVENT/CHRISTMAS (above) to view our worship times, Christmas Program date, and much more.

We wish each of you a meaningful and holy season.  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

Advent Wednesdays 2014

Come, feed your spirit in this holy season. Bright Star Over Bethlehem

New Member Time

Many have heard this invitation, and are now preparing to partner with our faith community.

Would you like to join them?
New Member 2014

November Sun School Offering

November = Camp Noah!

Sun School Offering this month helps elementary-age children in the US whose communities have suffered a disaster.

Camp Noah began in 1997 as a response to flooding in the Red River Valley (North Dakota and Minnesota), and it is headquartered right in our backyard: Albert Lea, MN!

Camp Noah has been to Rushford, MN following floods, Oklahoma following tornadoes, and all over the country–including several places after Hurricane Sandy…and to Newtown, CT.

Camp Noah provides a safe, caring and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.

Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.

First Lutheran Sun Schoolers, please bring any listed items forward during offering each Sunday, all month long.

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Read more about this healing camp at

Watch a video:

Lutefisk Dinner Oct 21, 2014

UPDATE:  Our 2014 Lutefisk Dinner served 1458 people.  Thanks to all who came and shared the day with us!

***Serving Lutefisk Dinners since 1934***

Click on the tab (above the header) to read more. Tickets go on sale Sept 22, 2014.


Rally Day September 7th

welcome back

Worship is central to our community of faith.  Newcomers, longtime members, and visitors are a part of worship each Sunday morning.  Beginning tomorrow:  Sunday, September 7, we worship at 8:30 am and 10:30 am weekly. 

Education Hour (Sunday School) begins on September 7, too, from 9:30-10:20 am.  Each week, programs are offered for all ages; three-year-old students up to adults.   The form for registering your student can be found here: 2014-2015 Registration. Click the hyperlink to print out this PDF (one form per child, please) and return to our Children, Youth & Family Ministry Director, Ms. Julie Klock.

Many more programming and education opportunities are available to you.  Please explore the site tabs (above), click the image of Minnesota to find our location, click on the FB link and become a fan–

–but most of all, we hope you will come in the doors to see how you can grow in faith, serve your neighbors, and be a part of the First Lutheran community!

The Long, Long Arms of Jesus

Lord, Save me! We cry. 

Every Sunday, we set aside a time, to listen–together–for the moment when the wind ceases.

In church, we have a still and wondrous moment:

to worship the Son of God,

and his long, long arms.

Arms which reach us, wherever we are. 

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