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Heartland Community Parish

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Pastor Carleton Smee

First Lutheran Church
10 Pleasant Ave
PO Box 98
Akeley, MN 56433

Sunday Worship
Sunday School - 9:15 am
(Fall to Spring)
Fellowship - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:30 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Th

Bethany Lutheran Church
100 3rd Ave
Nevis, MN 56467

Sunday Worship
Worship - 9:00 am
Fellowship - 10:00 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Fr

First Lutheran Church
About Us

First LutheranWelcome to First Lutheran Church!  We are a welcoming community of people actively living out our faith in Jesus Christ.  Our worship services share uplifting messages that are relevant to today's world, and offer an open and inviting atmosphere where adults and children are welcome and included.  Through activities for people of all ages we experience God's love and grow in faith.

We invite you to join in worship this weekend - and in serving our neighbors throughout the week!

Listen to Sunday's Sermon

We are now recording sermons and other special events!

Listen to Sunday's sermon

Previous recordings may be found under the Media/Recordings menu.

Daily Devotion

Upcoming Sundays In Worship


October Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Sunday, October 6: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  We will share in Holy Communion at the altar rail.  We will not be having our monthly potluck, but plan to come early for treats, coffee, and fellowship.

Sunday, October 13: This will be a fun Sunday to be in church!  We're having our short "Blessing of the Animals" service just prior to our regular worship service.  Bring the animal members of your family to receive God's blessings for safe, healthy, and happy lives.  Our pets' unconditional love for us is truly a gift from God.  You won't want to miss it!

GuitarSunday, October 20: This will be a contemporary worship service, led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  Service music will be provided by Heartland Worship Band. and our youth will assist in the worship service.  We will share in Holy Communion through intinction, and all are welcome at Christ's table.

Sunday, October 27: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton.  Holy Communion will be shared, and service music will be provided by Barb Hanson.

First Lutheran is a friendly, relaxed community of God's people.

ALL are welcome!

What's Happening at First Lutheran
Spotlight on Mission

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America


Our Mission Statement

Blessed with the Spirit's gifts; Growing in Christ's grace; Caring for God's creation