Upcoming Events

Bell Choir


Youth bells will start on March 1st.

Practice days:

March 1st at 9:15

March 8th at 9:15

March 15th at 9:15

March 22nd at 9:15

March 29th at 9:15

April 8th from 3:00-4:30

Directed by Jennifer Flem

6th-12th Grade Youth Group Lock-In


Join us for an all night adventure in God's Word. We will play games, have Bible Study, eat, watch movies and more! There may even be an escape room! January 31st-February 1st. 

Drop off will be at 5:00 PM and pick up at 9:00 AM. Supper, snack and breakfast will be provided. See below for a permission form or they are located outside the youth office. 

Friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Sleigh Ride and Snow Tubing


February 29th from 11-4 join us for horse drawn sleigh rides and snow tubing down Mt. Itasca.

Meet at the church at 11:00am and we will head to Blackberry for a horse drawn sleigh ride. Bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch there. Then we will go to Mt. Itasca for 2 hours of fun snow tubing. You must be 42" tall to tube. Waiver forms are located outside the youth office. Pickup will be at 4:00 back at the church. 

Easter Egg Hunt and Game Day


Join us for a potbless meal after second service on March 29th. There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt for the children and then we will play our favorite board games. All are welcomed!

Mercy Me and Jeremy Camp Concert


April 4th at 7:00pm at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Tickets are $34 a piece. The youth will stop for dinner before the concert. Anyone interested in a ticket, contact Jessica. Youth are able to use their youth accounts. 

May Basket and Delivery to Shut-ins


May 3rd after second service. Lunch will be provided. Join us in making a May basket for the shut-ins. 

VBS Creative Team Session


We are doing VBS out of the box style this year and we need  YOUR help! We are looking for people who have creative ideas to help with the planning of VBS. If you were a teacher, site leader, helper, or parent please join us on February 4th at 4:00 in the conference room.

Youth and Family Announcements

Every Sunday

Join us for Sunday School and Youth Group from 9:15 - 10:15. 

From 2 year olds up to 12th grade

Toddler: Nursery Room; Teacher: RaeAnne Lattimore

Pre-k/K: Room 206; Teacher: Jeanne Benton

1st-3rd: Room 2004; Teachers: Bill and Marcia Hodgson

4th&5th: Room 106; Teacher: Sue Thorson

Youth Group: Youth Room; Teacher: Heidi Clairmont and Jessica Pellinen


Congratulations Confirmands!


Madelynn Rose Broberg

Hayden William Davis

Abigail Jo Serfling

Alexa Rose Urevig

Alexander Caiden VanHout

Shara Marie Venditto


Vacation Bible School

August 2020

This year we will be taking our Vacation Bible School to the next level where we will teach and share the love of Jesus with children in God's space out at Camp Fire MN, Camp Bluewater. Camp Bluewater is located on beautiful Bluewater Lake north of Grand Rapids about 15 miles.  They are  a couple of miles south of the Covenant Bible Camp. 

Check back for dates and more information. 

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 https://lcmsgathering.com/faq/

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

Let's Stay Connected

First Lutheran Family Ministry Program Updates

Family Ministry Program Director

Jessica Pellinen




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