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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 3: Pastor Carleton Smee will lead us in a traditional worship service on this first Sunday of Advent. We will share in Holy Communion at the altar rail.  All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 6: This will be our first evening Advent service.  Come at 6:00 for an Advent Soup Supper.  The worship service will begin at 7:00. These evening services are lovely and contemplative.

Sunday, December 10, at Bethany, 10:00: Our children will present their annual Christmas program, which will be a lot of fun for everyone!  Come and share the joy as our young members show all that they've learned about God's love for us.  This is a parish-wide celebration, and will be held at BLC in Nevis.

Wednesday, December 13: This will be our second midweek Advent service.  Come at 6:00 for soup supper and stay for worship at 7:00.

Sunday, December 17, Christmas Cantata: Join us for our Christmas Cantata worship service.  The worship service will be the Cantata music and readings.  The Cantata is full of beautiful music, some of which are favorite Christmas hymns.  This will be memorable!

Wednesday, December 20: This will be our third and final midweek Advent service.  Come at 6:00 for soup supper, and stay for worship at 7:00.

Sunday, December 24, 10:30: There will be a regular Sunday worship service in the morning.

Christmas Eve, 7:00: Join us for a beautiful candlelight service on Christmas Eve, as we celebrate God's gift to world that was Christ's birth.

Christmas Day, 10:00: We will join together for a parish-wide Christmas Day worship service.  This service will be held at First Lutheran in Akeley.

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