Basic Info for Pandemic Worship

In April 2021, First Lutheran returned to indoor, in-person worship options each Sunday at 9am. In accordance with current StaySafeMN guidelines, our church is open.

In August 2021, your Executive Committee adopted the following guideline:

First Lutheran encourages the use of a mask, and especially in indoor spaces when CDC designates Steele County COVID transmission to be substantial or high.

Today’s Date: October 17, 2021

Level is: HIGH

Click HERE to view the CDC Data Tracker.

Click HERE to view Full Information on First Lutheran’s Current Best Practices.

Worship Last Sunday

Outdoor Worship May 16

The Latest:

-no preregistration is necessary for outdoor worship. Just come!

-we gather on the south lawn and dress is casual [Psst…it can be sunny, or breezy, or both out there. Too Rainy? We try for May 23]

-bring your own lawn chair or blanket

-Holy Communion will be offered

-radio broadcast will be similar, just prerecorded [We plan to be live on Facebook if possible]

From 10:00am – 10:30am, Outdoor Sunday School will be held on the west lawn. No pre-registration; a form will be signed by parent on arrival. [This is the final week of Sunday School!]

Good Earth Village will be with us during worship & Sunday School. [Psst…Summer camp registration is now open!]

Can’t make it? Another outdoor worship is planned for June!


In addition to regular Sunday worship, we had a baptism following our in-person service today. Join us in praising God for the newest member of First Lutheran Church of BP!

Holy Week Archive

Feb 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Worship

This 20-minute service video, used in our Zoom gathering at 6pm, includes Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.  It is designed to be shared at your home, anytime.  May you know God’s forgiveness and peace.

Lent 2021

Weekly updates will be all in one spot, right here.

You’re Invited to our Annual Meeting

A new year with a creative way for us to conduct the business and celebrate the ministry of First Lutheran.

Click HERE for reports, agenda & slate, elected by a quorum of Confirmed Member voters on Jan 31, 2021.

Brief communion service followed.  View it below.


Christmas Day Radio Broadcast

A brief, prerecorded service will be on the radio at 9am Dec 25, with message from Pastor Mike Walerius.

Or, listen anytime here.

Merry Christmas to each of you!

Christmas Eve Worship-Dec 24, 2020

Video debuts at 5 pm.  Gather your family, light some candles and communion elements, and enjoy this 40-minute keepsake worship at its premiere, or anytime following 5 pm.  Merry Christmas!

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