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Christmas Party

On December 14th at 10:30am, please join us for lunch, treats, crafts, games, and a movie for our Christmas Party!


Everyone is welcome to come.


Please bring an ornament for our ornament swap.  Bring an old and well loved ornament to trade with someone for theirs, or something new, just a fun thing to do.


We also have a "Mitten Tree"!  Please bring new or handmade hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and socks to decorate our tree.  We will deliver them to Churches United, Village of Hope, the Women's Shelter, Bi Cap, and People's Church on December 18th.

The Labyrinth at First Lutheran Church…


Transforming a simple walk

into a sacred encounter.


Open Labyrinth

Thursday, December 12th


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:5

In this season of winter darkness, you are invited to enter the gentle quiet of the labyrinth, light a candle, and prepare your heart for the coming of our Lord.


The Lutefisk Supper is COMING...

Mark your Calendar

November 7th, 2019


Adult Education Classes Beginning in October

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:  Learn what happened at the National Assembly

Oct. 6 - Nov. 10 

Sunday mornings at 9:40in the Amber Room. Join us for a "Smorgasbord" of some of the highlights of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly from our representatitves that attended.

A number of timely and relavant issues facing our church and life together will be discussed, such as:  What does it mean to be a Sanctuary Denomination; The Social Statement, "Faith, Sexism and Justice: A Call to Action";  A Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment, and much more.



transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

Oct. 9 - Nov. 20 

Wednesday evenings at 6:45 in the Amber Room. We will be discussing Austen Hartke's book transforming. "This book will be invaluable to anyone seeking to understand trans lives and show respect to trans people." Purchase a copy from your favorite bookseller or reserve a copy by calling the church office: 444-5302.

Rally Sunday and Wednesday - September 15 and 18, 2019

 Excited about starting a new year of Sunday School.  We are going to learn how we can use our Superpowers to fulfill God's plan for our lives.  Please come dressed as your favorite Superhero and join in the FUN!  We will have Real Live Superheros, a boucy house, games, snacks, crafts and an opportunity to sign up for Sunday School

Preschool Open House - August 29 and 30, 2019

We are excited about having an open house on August 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and also on August 30 from 9:00am  to 4:00pm.  This is a great time to learn about what is our preschool is all about and learn more about the program.  Opportunities for signing your kids up will also be available

Children's Ministry Event

Make & Take for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  We will have a special make and take event the Saturday before Mother's Day, May 11 at 1:00 PM.  We will make Mother's Day cards, sun catchers, tissue paper flowers and plant real flowers in tea cups for gifts of our Mothers.  Any questions, contact Heidi Doyle, Director of Children's Ministry at 

Adults:  $17.00, Children 6-12:  $7.00

5 & Under Free


Lutefisk, Meatballs & Gravy, Potatoes, Rutabaga, Gardern Vegetables, Coleslaw, Lefse & Pies


Take-Outs: Lutefisk & Meatballs Supper:  $17:00, Supper with Meatballs Only:  $15.00

LPTV's Documentary on First Lutheran


DOCUMENTARY:  Sacred Breath:  First Lutheran Church of Bemidji's Pipe Organ Project


Over six years in the making, come along as First Lutheran Church of Bemidji's pipe organ committee searches for the right way to have a new pipe organ built.  Their many considerations include their congregation, their church's structure and the greater Bemidji communities.  Their research takes them to Saint Johns in Park Rapids, MN, Saint Andrew's in Grand Rapids, MN, and elsewhere before deciding on a world-class pipe organ builder.  Their new pipe organ, the first of its kind, includes Native flute pipes "stops" replicating the sound of the Native flute.


Documentary interviews include:  Pastor Corey Fuhrman, Jon Romer, Sarah Carlson, Dr. Beverly Everett, Dr. Jim Bensen, Dr. Anton Treuer & more.  Produced and directed by Scott C. Knudson.


(Click on Picture Below to See the Documentary)

New Casavant Frères Pipe Organ at First Lutheran is highlighted in a Minnesota Public Radio story!

(Click picture for link to the story)

An Awesome Week of VBS.  Check it out!

Video posted to our FaceBook page:

Sanctuary Revitalization Celebration

What an awesome day we had.  Standing room only and incredible musice.  All given to the Glory of God!

November 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM with fellowship to follow

The celebration for the completion of the Sanctuary Revitalization Project is November 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  This will be a wonderful celebration involving First Lutheran's Adult Choir, Women's Choir, Bell Choir, as well as, Bemidji State University's Concert Choir, Womens Choir and a brass ensemble.  We will rededicate the Sanctuary to the glory of God, and dedicate the new Casavant Pipe Organ to many years of praise and thanksgiving.  The new pipe organ will be featured under the skillful hands of our Music Minister, Sarah Carlson.  The celebration is free and open to the public. 

Sanctuary Revitalization Project

First Lutheran Church voted at a special congregational meeting on August 25, 2016 to move ahead with the Sanctuary Revitalization Project.  To read more about this exciting project, check out the brochure below.  The stop list is available through the Casavant Link below.

Sanctuary Revitalization Project


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Our Address

900 Bemidji Ave N.

Bemidji, MN 56601


Tel:   218-444-5302

Fax:  218-444-5306


Our Office Hours

Mon-Fri :

08:30 am - 04:30 pm

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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