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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
Sunday School - 10:10 am
(Fall to Spring)

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 1: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a traditional worship service.  We will share in Holy Communion at the altar rail.  All are welcome.  Plan to come at 9:30 for coffee fellowship.

Sunday, October 8: Pastor Smee will lead us in a traditional worship service, with music provided by Barb Hanson on the organ.  We will also have our annual "Blessing Of The Pets" in the parking lot right after the worship service.  Bring the four-legged members of the family, and also the ones with wings, so they can receive God's blessings.

heartlandSunday, October 15: Pastor Carleton will lead us in a contemporary worship service, with music provided by the HCLP Worship Band, Heartland.  This service focuses on our youth, and they are an integral part of the service.  We will share in Holy Communion via intinction.  Plan to come early for coffee and fellowship.

Sunday, October 22: This traditional worship service will be led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  Service music will be provided by Barb Hanson, and we will share in Holy Communion through intinction.  Come at 9:45 for coffee, treats, and fellowship.

lutherancrossSunday, October 29: We will join in a traditional worship service led by Pastor Carleton.  This is Reformation Sunday, and we will celebrate Martin Luther, and the Lutheran heritage that we all share.

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