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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.
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.
New Casavant Pipe Organ
We regret to inform you that there will NOT be a Lutefisk Dinner this year. We have all enjoyed these great dinners over the years and hope
Please feel free to check back to see if a date has been set for 2018 or give us a call 218-444-5302.
First Lutheran Church will be hosting a Financial Peace University class Monday evenings from 6-8PM, beginning September 18th for 9 sessions. We will wrap up November 13th.
This class will teach you the basics of building a budget and many other critical financial life lessons. We hope that this class will help you find financial freedom while you learn to handle money God’s way.
Financial Peace University Membership & Materials must be purchased to attend the classes and may be purchased online or through the class coordinator. http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/
“If you live like no one else, later you can live and give like no one else!”
This program has helped our family on our journey to financial freedom and we want to help you do the same!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to register! Sarah Karvakko 218-766-8947 FPU Coordinator
The third annual Men in Boats, a Christian men's event located on one of Minnesota's top fisheries, Lake Andrusia and the entire Cass Lake chain of lakes, near Bemidji, Minnesota, was a great success. With a focus on enjoying God's outdoor creation, and growing in relation to him. The event will take place June 2-4, 2017 at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan, on the shores of Lake Andrusia.
On October 31, 2016, The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church held a Joint Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, under the theme "From Conflict to Communion – Together in Hope". The first video is from the Lutheran World Federation, is of the Joint Commemoration Worship and has English subtitles. The second video is from the Vatican and is of the Ecumenical Event which followed the worship. Below the video is an English transcript of the Pope's speech at the Ecumenical Event.
The Bemidji State University Choir will be holding a Winter Concert at First Lutheran Church on December 10 at 7:30 PM. All are invited and encouraged to attend. This is the first time in many years that the Bemidji State University Choir is having a Winter Concert and we are honored to be their hosts. A short reception will follow the concert.
First Lutheran is hosting their Lutefisk and Meatball Supper on Thursday, November 3 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Come hungry and leave happy! The menu includes Lutefisk, meatballs & gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, garden vegetables, coleslaw, lefse and pie. Take-Outs are also available. The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children 6-12 and Free for children 5 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at the church office in advance.
First Lutheran Church is hosting a financial Peace University class Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning January 11th. The class will run 9 sessions (skipping Januuary 18th and February 15th - holidays). Class will wrap up March 21st. This class will teach you the basics of building a budget and other critical financial life lessons. We hope that this class will help you find financial freedom while you learn to handle money God's way. Financial Peace University membership must be purchased to attend the classes. Membership can be purchased online click here or through the class coordinator.
"This program has helped our family on our journey to financial freedom and we want to help you do the same!" Sarah Karvakko
Please feel free to contact Sarah if you have any questions or would like to register!
Sarah Karvakko 218-766-8947
FLC WELCOMES YOU!
For youth Pre-K through 5th Grade
August 2nd 10am-2pm
August 3-5 8am-Noon
The seasons of the Church year in a fun faith filled days!
Pre-registration avialable but not neccesary.
We invite all our Bemidji neighbors to join us!
Contact Terri Mans to register or to volunteer
On June 20, Invitation to Joy had 16 Lutheran Neighbors representing 4 different conference congregations volunteering at the Bemidji Loop the Lake Bike event. It gave us a fantastic opportunity to bring church outside of our church walls and engage our community as Lutherans. We volunteered at one of the rest stops for the bike riders where they could get nutrition, water and medical help if needed. We wore our bright yellow aprons that say “Lutheran” so that people would know who we are and that we are with them in the world to celebrate their lives. It was a great way for us Lutherans to continue to build relationships in the community. Check out our photos of the fun and be sure to ask the members of your congregation who volunteered how rewarding the experience was, and how you can help us on our next activity. Members of First Lutheran who volunteered were: Gloria Smart, Petra DeKrey, Vickie Gutknecht, Dianne Sizer and Dick Johnson.
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