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Heartland Community Parish

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Pastor Carleton Smee
pastorblc@arvig.net


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
218.652.3335
firstchurchl@arvig.net


Bethany Lutheran Church
100 3rd Ave
Nevis, MN 56467

Sunday Worship
Worship - 9:00 am
Fellowship - 10:00 am
Sunday School - 10:10 am
(Fall to Spring)

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Fr
218.652.2030
secblc@arvig.net

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!

 
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Upcoming Sundays In Worship

 


December Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Sunday, Dec. 4: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a traditional worship service.  Service music will be provided by Steve Pritchard, and Holy Communion will be shared at the altar rail. Plan to stay after the worship service and share in a potluck lunch.  This is always a lot of fun with great food and great fellowship!

Wednesday,  Dec. 7, 7:00 PM: Join us for mid-week evening Advent service.  Come for soup supper at 6:00 and enjoy warm fellowship on a winter evening.  Our Advent service is at 7:00 PM, and is a peaceful time of music, Word, and prayer as we prepare to celebrate the arrival of Christ in our world.  This service uses "Holden Evening Prayer", and offers a lovely evening in the middle of your busy week.

Sunday, Dec. 11: This will be a traditional worship service led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  Service music will be provided by Barb Hanson, and we will share in Holy Communion via intinction.

Wednesday,  Dec. 14, 7:00 PM: Join us for mid-week evening Advent service.  Come for soup supper at 6:00 and enjoy warm fellowship on a winter evening.  Our Advent service is at 7:00 PM, and is a peaceful time of music, Word, and prayer as we prepare to celebrate the arrival of Christ in our world.  This service uses "Holden Evening Prayer", and offers a lovely evening in the middle of your busy week.

Sunday, Dec. 18: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a contemporary worship service, with music provided by Heartland.  Holy Communion will be shared at the altar rail.  Plan to come early for coffee fellowship at 9:30.

Wednesday,  Dec. 21, 7:00 PM: Join us for mid-week evening Advent service.  Come for soup supper at 6:00 and enjoy warm fellowship on a winter evening.  Our Advent service is at 7:00 PM, and is a peaceful time of music, Word, and prayer as we prepare to celebrate the arrival of Christ in our world.  This service uses "Holden Evening Prayer", and offers a lovely evening in the middle of your busy week.

Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24, 7:00 PM: Join us on Christmas Eve to celebrate Christ's birth!  We will have a beautiful candlelight service at 7:00, with service music provided by Ardis Johnson.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:00 AM: This will be a joint parish service, led by Pastor Smee.  Come to Bethany Lutheran in Nevis to join us on Christmas morning!

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

ALL are welcome!


 
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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