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.

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!

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)