Basic Info for Pandemic Worship

Staring in April 2021, First Lutheran will be offering limited, indoor, in-person worship options each Sunday at 9am. 

Pre-registration is required. To access registration, look for a pink & purple button at the right-hand side of the website…similar to image below. Buttons link to registration software, and links go live each Monday for the coming weekend. Walk-ins on Sunday morning are absolutely allowed when capacity limits are not reached. Simply arrive at the north drive up at 8:40 am and speak with an usher.

HINT: Can’t see any buttons? If you are on a mobile device/tablet, scroll down to the bottom and click a small blue link that says “view full site.”

1. Each immediate household must register separately. Our software will allow 1 email address to register 1-6 seats, with name required for each seat. (Immediate household >6?  Please call main office: 507.583.6621 M-F 8am-noon.) 

2. Consider others as you prepare for in-person worship. Review and follow the latest worship guidelines below.

3. Save your confirmation email in case you need to modify or cancel your reservation.

4. Signup for each Sunday is only taken the week prior.

Registration opens Monday at 8am and closes when maximum occupancy is reached / Friday at 12noon, whichever comes first. 

5. Be assured that whether you attend in-person or virtually, you are a valued, treasured member of our community. 

Prefer to worship at home? Worship is simulcast live, in real-time, each week. When you join in worship virtually, you are among a vast gathering of believers.

Radio: tune in to 100.9FM, or listen from anywhere via KOWZ website.

Video: Facebook Live [Become a fan of the page and you will receive notifications each time we are live!] You can say hello, share reactions, catch up with others.

The local BP cable channel also broadcasts our services by video each weekday at around 9 am.

Many more programming and education opportunities are available to you–please reach out to see how you can grow in faith, serve your neighbors, and be a part of the First Lutheran community!

Need a map to help guide you to our church?  Click here: 434 First Street Southwest, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota


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 2020

There is a place for you here.

Parking Lot Worship & Q Mtg, Dec 13

No Facebook Live this Sunday, as we will be outside. Radio broadcast only.  [Missed?  We have the audio linked right here]

This will be great practice for Christmas eve, so do plan to join us in the parking lot!

Following regular worship: a brief quarterly meeting to consider the 2021 mission budget.  [Motion Passed-copy of minutes available in office] The Stewardship Team will have lawn signs to share as you depart. We have hope!

Thanksgiving Day Worship

Community Thanksgiving Worship is a tradition in Blooming Prairie! Close to home-close together in spirit. Brief worship includes familiar hymns, prayer, and a Gospel message from Rev. Leandra Anderson. Tune in at 9 am Thursday morning, or listen anytime here.)

Nov 8 Parking Lot Worship

We can’t think of a better time to pray together and receive the Body of Christ than right now. 36 family cars joined this communion worship & audio recording can still be heard here.

Nov 15 Zoom Coffee Hour

As we get ready for holidays, the challenges of the pandemic feel as real as ever. Join your church family in a time of visiting, learning, and laughter as we embrace the holy practice of decorating one’s home or living space. Plus, expert tips on making our own Advent wreath–and other decor gathered right from the backyard!  To watch the recording, click here.


Oct 18 Zoom Coffee Hour: Lutefisk Memories

Ahhh…can’t ya just smell it? :)  Reminisce by clicking below!  Full playlist of Lutefisk memories includes music & slide show, as well. Gud velsigne deg (God bless you)


Drive-In Communion Worship Oct 4

**29 households joined in our drive-in gathering in north parking lot.** 

For full audio of Oct 4 worship, click here: