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September Information...

 God’s Work, Our Hands will be celebrated on September 8th with projects that will continue throughout the month.  Bring your backpacks, and your kids as well to be blessed September 8th as well.  The community meal will be celebrated and lifted up on September 10th.  Wednesday worship at 7 pm will begin again on September 4th.  Confirmation begins with worship at 7 pm and orientation following on September 11th.  Agape will lead the Kettle River Conference Confirmation Kick-off on September 25th, with students here at First Lutheran with games at 5:30 and worship at 7 pm.  The Kettle River Conference WELCA meeting will be here at the church on September 26th.   Faith In Action will begin on September 18th.   Come and hear about the kids Mission Trip to Chicago on Sunday, September 16th as the youth share their experiences. 


NE MN Synod 2

Click Here ... Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Sanctuary - August 2019


2019 church assembly

Click Here ... 2019 Church Assembly  



Youth Ministry & Mental Health Initiative

Northeastern Minnesota SYNOD


The Northeastern Minnesota Synod Youth Ministry & Health Initiative Workshops will provide education and resources on our primary focus for the Initiative; Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Prevention and Response, and Grief.  Mental Wellbeing practices and resources will be part of each workshop, along with helpful tips on how to use the NE MN Synod Mental Health Discussion Guides.  Workshops will be led by local mental health professionals and Joy Hensel, Program Consultant for the initiative.
 Each workshop included two sessions – come for a full day, or just morning or afternoon session!
 Registration cost per workshop, includes both sessions and lunch.
 $10.00 per person or $20.00 per congregational team.  REGISTER NOW!
 Workshop One: Anxiety and Depression-

September 28, 2019: Hermantown

Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN 55811

Speakers # Anxiety and Depression: Emily Jacobsma, MSW, LICSW (ER Crisis Psychotherapist)                                  #Depression: Dr. Ryan Jagim, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
 October 1, 2019: Brainerd

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 – 8th Ave NE, Brainerd, MN 56435

Speakers  #Anxiety and Depression: Emily Jacobsma, MSW, LICSW (ER Crisis Psychotherapist)

 Workshop Two: Suicide and Grief

October 12, 2019, Brainerd 

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 – 8th Ave NE, Brainerd, MN 56435

Speakers TBD

October 29, 2019: Duluth

Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St., Duluth, MN 56435

Speakers  #Suicide Prevention and Grief: Gina Dixon, MA, Licensed Psychologist (Program Manager,                                  Essential Health, St. Mary’s Grief Support Services)   

                     #Rev. Stacey Jutila, Chaplaincy Services, Essentia

9:00am       Registration for Full Day   Or Session One

9:30am       Session One  

                   September 28th & October 1st: Anxiety

12:00pm     Lunch

12:45pm     Registration for Session Two

1:00pm       Session Two  

                   September 28th & October 1st: Depression  

                   October 12th & 29th: Grief

3:30pm       Depart


blessing box


Thank you to everyone who has donated items, to the Blessing Box.  Please continue to do so, as this is an ongoing project.  

Your generosity makes a difference, in the lives of those in need.

The Stewardship Board


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If so, please contact the Church Office, or Pastor Brenda.  We would love to have you, become part of First Lutheran! 

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