For the month of NOVEMBER ...


from Pastors desk 

November News from Pastor Brenda...

Colossians 4: 2-3 “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.”

The Apostle Paul is giving instructions from the hardest place maybe to be thankful. Most of his preaching and teaching was on the run or in prison as he continued to spread the Gospel. He is promoting devotions to lift all in prayer, being watchful, and thankful. Then he asks for prayer and support as he continues to spread the wonderful news of Jesus Christ.

If we take a look back at this year with all the love, faithfulness along with the uncertainty and chaos we give thanks for the Good News of Jesus Christ that we have still been able to share and re-imagine those things that make for the good of the church and welcome others to the table of life.

We give thanks. As we end the Church year on November 21st and begin Advent we look back and give thanks. Our Worship for Thanksgiving will be on November 17th, 2021 at 5 pm. Young and old alike will participate in a meal and worship with Holy Communion as we gather around the table and work together to serve and worship. Please join us. The Thanksgiving offering this evening will be for Faith in Action meals.

Are you looking for a meal on thanksgiving? Call the church at 320-384-6393 and we will deliver a fresh meal from Ospreys Center. We would love to deliver you one as we give thanks for all we have. In addition, we lift up the food shelf in the month of November for those in need. Thanks you for your support in all you do to support these ministries.

Our First Sunday in Advent will begin on November 28, 2021 as we begin readying ourselves for the Birth of our Lord and Savior. This year during Advent, we will have two services on Wednesday, one at 11:30 am for soup and bread, and worship at 12 pm on December 1, 8 and 15th. Advent worship on December 1st, 8th will be the Holden Evening Prayer, Blue Christmas on December 15th at 6:30 pm.

We will walk in the traditions that we carry on with and new beginnings with excitement. As we go forward another year walking with each other with Jesus Christ by our side, we continue in prayer and thanksgiving.

Peace, Pastor Brenda Wicklund.


church office hours

Pastor Brenda Wicklund - Days to be determined

Mindy Johnson - Days to be determined

Donna Martin - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kathy Thompson - Wednesdays and Thursdays

Rick Bicking - Mondays or call cell phone



Church Council will meet November 21st, after church service.



**Acolytes schedule for November....

(Remember if you cannot serve, PLEASE find your own substitute).  Thank You!

Wednesday, November 3- Ava Blowers

Sunday, November 7 – Aquene Klapel

Wednesday, November 10- Ava Scott

Sunday, November 14 – Nolan Stiel

Wednesday, November 17- Riley Scott

Sunday, November 21 – Kieran Tvedt

Wednesday, November 24-Lainey Johnson

Sunday, November 28 - Emalee Alexander



Lectors for November....

(1st Reading, usually read by Ashley Thompson)

Sunday, November 7- Troy Tvedt

Sunday, November 14- Elaine Garaghty

Sunday, November 21- Carol Lahti

Sunday, November 28- Diane Ausmus



Ushers for November:

Don Peterson

John Shober


kitchen workers

 First Lutheran Kitchen Committee


November:  Sharol Huggett 

Please check the kitchen work list below each week during the month you serve. Clean whatever day that is convenient for you


music ministry

First Lutheran Church is looking for an organist/pianist, part-time on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  We are also looking for a bell choir director.

Please contact Pastor Brenda for details.


Thanksgiving Dinner

Are you in need of a Thanksgiving Dinner?

The Ospry Wilds Enviormental Learning Center in Sandstone MN, is making meals for Thanksgiving.  If you would like one or more delivered, please contact the office by November 21st at 320-384-6393 and we can arrange to get one delivered to you on Thanksgiving Day!


dinner church

November 17th at 5 PM

Join us for "Dinner Church", November 17th!  We will gather together for an Intergenerational meal and fellowship that will include Worship and Holy Communion.  Participate in this Worship and Dinner, as we give thanks to God, for all of our Blessings and give Thanks and Prayers.




The following youth received Bibles on Sunday, September 26th . Sophia Warman, Easton Mettling, Kali Robbins, Harvey Ranger, Brydan Hendrix, Jase Fisher, Henry Hartl, Oswayn Klapel, Aribella Ortega, Katori Samuelson-McCormick, Madeline Pardun, Katlyn Dunkley, Marek Cabak, Brody Bork, Arabella Carlson, Brittany Stiel, River Klapel and Alaina Hartl, Connor Olander and Shayln St. Clair. Some were distributed and the rest need to be picked up at the church office.

This fulfills the promise made in their baptism.


soup  sandwhich lefse bake sale2

Youth and Women on a Mission Soup/Sandwich/Lefse/Craft and Bake Sale Saturday, November 6th

9 AM- 1:30 pm First Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  If you would like to bring bake sale items or crafts items for this fundraiser, it would be appreciated. We will also be selling lefse! If you would like to make a financial donation, you may do so by using your offering envelope, mark it “Craft/Soup” or turn in cash donations (marked Craft/Soup). Depending on COVID status, we will have lunches to go, if need be. If you would like to help or have questions??

Contact Mindy Johnson


family pathways

Now the holidays are approaching rapidly and the annual FOOD & FUND DRIVE to give all families a Thanksgiving meal is underway. Please join us in the effort to distribute Thanksgiving meals to our neighbors in need this season. To that end, each church is invited to concentrate on collecting one food item.

We invite your church to lead your own Food & Fund Drive by Collecting cranberries and monetary donations to help purchases additional items for holiday meal. Please have them collected and here at the church by November 21st Box is in the Narthex for your donation. Thank You!


welcome to our church 

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7

Jamie Johnson, Owen Johnson, Landon (LJ)Wingness and Joanne (Joey) Hendry sponsors are Richard and Pat Anderson. Dana Kerfeld sponsor is Kathryn Souer. Jacob, Amanda, Isaac and Edward Roubinek. Sponsors are Richard and Pat Anderson. Ben , Alyssa, Levi and Lauren Vickstrom sponsors are Tim and Mindy Johnson. 


noisy offering

We are collecting a Noisy Offering, for month of November.

If you are interested in giving for this,

proceeds are going to ELCA World Hunger. 


thanksoffice closed

Church Office will be closed Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.


  • bible study2

*Men's Text Study (every) Thursday

8:00 AM Text Study

(led by Men)


*Women's Bible Study (every) Tuesday

9:30 - 10:30 AM

(led by Pastor)


*Women's ROMAN's Bible Study (every 2nd) Monday of Month 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

(led by Pastor)


women of ELCA

Women's Bible Study's ongoing mission project.

We ask members to join us and bring washclothes during the month of November for

homeless packets.  Please put them in the basket marked "Homeless Packets," in the

cabinet in the Narthex.

Thank You


all board mtg2


Monday, November 22nd at 6:30 P.M.

Members were voted for in for the 2020 year and carried over into 2021.


prayers for all 2  

Prayers, continued for all !



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