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Heartland Community Parish

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Pastor Carleton Smee

First Lutheran Church
10 Pleasant Ave
PO Box 98
Akeley, MN 56433

Sunday Worship
Sunday School - 9:15 am
(Fall to Spring)
Fellowship - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:30 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Th

Bethany Lutheran Church
100 3rd Ave
Nevis, MN 56467

Sunday Worship
Worship - 9:00 am
Fellowship - 10:00 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Fr

First Lutheran Church
About Us

First LutheranWelcome to First Lutheran Church!  We are a welcoming community of people actively living out our faith in Jesus Christ.  Our worship services share uplifting messages that are relevant to today's world, and offer an open and inviting atmosphere where adults and children are welcome and included.  Through activities for people of all ages we experience God's love and grow in faith.

We invite you to join in worship this weekend - and in serving our neighbors throughout the week!

Listen to Sunday's Sermon

We are now recording sermons and other special events!

Listen to Sunday's sermon

Previous recordings may be found under the Media/Recordings menu.

Daily Devotion

Upcoming Sundays In Worship


February Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM


Sunday, February 2: It's our annual Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday!  Bring your non-perishable food items and use them to vote for your favorite Super Bowl team.  It's always fun, and so nice to see the generosity of our congregation when caring for others in the community.

Sunday, February 9: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  We will share in Holy Communion, and all are welcome at Christ's table.  Come early for coffee, treats, and fellowship.

guitarSunday, February 16: This will be a contemporary worship service, with music provided by  Heartland Parish worship band.  We will share in Holy Communion via intinction.  Plan to come and tap your toes as we worship together.

Sunday, February 23: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton Smee, and we will share in Holy Communion.  Come early for treats and warm fellowship.

First Lutheran is a friendly, relaxed community of God's people.

ALL are welcome!

What's Happening at First Lutheran
Spotlight on Mission

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America


Our Mission Statement

Blessed with the Spirit's gifts; Growing in Christ's grace; Caring for God's creation