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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


December Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM


Sunday, December 1: This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent season.  It will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Smee.  We will share in Holy Communion.

Wednesday, December 4, 11:30: This will be a midday Advent service, with lunch served at 11:30.  After a good meal and wonderful fellowship, we will join in a very casual service at noon.

Sunday, December 8: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  We will share in Holy Communion through intinction, and all are welcome at Christ's table.  Come early for coffee, treats, and warm fellowship.

Wednesday, December 11, 11:30: This will be our second midday Advent lunch and casual service.

MusicSunday, December 15: This worship service will include a special musical treat:  The Sounds Of Faith quartet will provide beautiful Christmas music as part of our worship service.  We will share in Holy Communion via intinction.  Plan to come early for coffee and treats.

Wednesday, December 18, 11:30: This will be our third and final midday Advent lunch and casual service.

Sunday, December 22: 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.

CandlesChristmas Eve, December 24, 7:00 PM: Come and enjoy a beautiful candlelight service on Christmas Eve.  This is a lovely way to join together to celebrate the coming of Christ into the world.

Christmas Day, December 25, 10:00 AM: Celebrate the birth of Christ with the Heartland Community Lutheran Parish at Bethany Lutheran in Nevis.

Sunday, December 29, 10:00 AM: This will be a joint parish service, held at First Lutheran in Akeley.  Come early for coffee 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