Soup Suppers

March 27th and April 10th

Thank you to everyone that donated soup, bars, and bread. You have helped the youth raise almost $400 between both services.!  Thank you again for your donations.



Youth Group Bowling


The youth group is invited to go color pin bowling on May 17th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost is $10.69 per bowler, that includes unlimited bowling, shoes, and an arcade card. 



June 17-21st 3year olds to those that just finished the 5th grade. Anyone older is welcome to volunteer to help. 

National Youth Gathering


July 11th-15th for those that are 14 or going into the 9th grade through age 19. Still time to register if interested.

Summer Family Camp


July 30-August 2nd at Camp Bluewater

Fun for the whole family or just send your children. We are flexible on ages as long as they will do fine without parents around for a couple of nights. 


Vacation Bible School

June 17th-21st, 2019

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission

Ages 3 years old to those who just finished 5th grade. 

Any 6th graders and older are encouraged to be helpers. Register as a volunteer or join us on March 31st to see where your talents would best be utilized. 

Volunteers: Use the same link to register. We will have t-shirts again this year. You can purchase them for $8, borrow them and return when done, or use yours from last year. 

For more information contact your VBS director Lois Bendix at 218-355-0581 or Jessica Pellinen, Family Ministry Program Director at 218-326-5453.

Register Here

All students must register. 

Volunteers Register here.

Register Today

Bell Choir

Starting March 24th at 9:15. Will play on Easter Sunday, April 21st. 


Who are the Youth of First Lutheran?

Family Events

Family Camp 2018

All Ages

Every other month the families of First Lutheran get together for a fun project. We have made May baskets for our shut-ins, played games, swam at Timberlake, valleyfair trips, and so much more! 

Youth Group


6th - 12th graders

Starting this Fall the Youth Group will meet on Sunday's from 9:15-10:15 to partake in Bible Study, how to use God's Word in everyday situations, and help the Sunday Schoolers. 

2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

About the Gathering July 11-15, 2019

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will e exalted in the earth!" The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46:10-11 ESV

Held every three years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God's people to learn more about  Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. 

In 2019 the Gathering will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. How blessed are we that it is in our own backyard. 

Youth ages 14 at the time of the Gathering or going into 9th grade can attend the Gathering. 

For more information on the Gathering visit

Fundraising will start in August, 2018 with a garage sale for those that are attending. Garage sale will be August 16-17. Donations are accepted at the parsonage until August 15th. 



2019 NYG Commitment form

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Family Ministry Program Director

Jessica Pellinen