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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


February Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Sunday, Feb. 5: This will be a traditional worship service led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  Service music will be provided by Steve Pritchard, and we will share in Holy Communion at the altar rail.

We will have some fun and support local food shelves with our "Souper Bowl of Caring".  Bring non-perishable food items or a monetary donation, and use them to vote for the Super Bowl team you're rooting for.  Will it be the Patriots or the Falcons?  Everybody wins when we work to end hunger in our community. Plan to stay after for a potluck brunch.  Enjoy the food and the fellowship!

Sunday, Feb. 12: This will be a traditional worship service led by Pastor Smee.  Service music will be provided by Barb Hanson on the organ.  We will share in Holy Communion via intinction.  Come at 9:30 for coffee, goodies, and fellowship.

Sunday, Feb. 19: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a contemporary worship service, with music provided by Heartland.  Holy Communion will be shared at via intinction.  Plan to come early for fellowship at 9:30.

Sunday, Feb. 26: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a traditional worship service.  Music will be provided by Barb Hanson, and Holy Communion will be shared via intinction.  Come at 9:30 for warm fellowship, coffee, and treats.

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