Congratulations Confirmands!


Madelynn Rose Broberg

Hayden William Davis

Abigail Jo Serfling

Alexa Rose Urevig

Alexander Caiden VanHout

Shara Marie Venditto

Youth and Family Announements


3 weeks until VBS! Register your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, your neighbors kids….we’ll take them all! 

We have lots planned this summer for youth and family activities. More activities will be added as they are planned at the youth board meeting. Please watch the bulletin, Facebook and the website for more information.

This Summers Activities:

June 16: installation for anyone helping with VBS at both services. Decorating after second service.

June 17-21st: Miraculous Mission Vacation Bible School

June 23rd: VBS Children will sing at the second service.

July 10-15th: National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.

July 30-August 2nd: Family Camp. Send your kids or join them and us for a few nights at Camp Bluewater, 15 miles north of Grand Rapids. Cost is $25 per camper. Thanks to a donation and grant funds that paid for the lodge!  Swim, canoe, fish, hike, basketball, volleyball, kickball, crafts, Bible studies on Psalms and so much more! Registrations are on the bulletin board.

August 1st: Family Camp Picnic followed by a lakeside service by Pastor Zeige. All are welcomed. Hamburgers and hotdogs are once again provided by the trustees, please bring a dish to share and sign up in the three-ring binder. Last year we had a total of 50 people including the youth!

August 16 & 17: Youth Garage Salein the new garage! Start saving up your items you are ready to get rid of. Youth interested in working let Raeanne Lattimore or Greg Robertson know. 





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

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National Youth Gathering



Held every 3 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.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit


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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. 

Registration forms are found on the bulletin board.


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.

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All students and volunteers must register. 

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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. 

Bell Choir

The next session of bells will run in the Fall of 2019.


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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First Lutheran Family Ministry Program Updates

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Family Ministry Program Director

Jessica Pellinen