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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


May Worship Schedule

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Sunday, May 5: This will be a traditional worship service led by Pastor Carleton Smee.  Service music will be provided by Beth Grafenstein on the piano. Holy Communion will be shared at the altar rail.

Sunday, May 12:  Pastor Darrell Morton wil lead us in a traditional worship service, including Holy Communion.  Music will be provided by Barb Hanson on the organ.

Sunday, May 19, 10 AM At Bethany: This will be our Parish Confirmation service, where we honor Savannah Anderson as she affirms her baptism through Confirmation.  Contemporary music will be provided by Heartland Worship Band.  We will share in Holy Communion.  Our youth will assist with the service. Plan to stay after the service and enjoy great fellowship and a pie auction.

Sunday, May 26: This will be a traditional worship service, led by Pastor Carleton.  Holy Communion will be shared via intinction, and service music will be provided by Barb Hanson.

Thursday, May 30, 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Come and join us at Paul's Patio in downtown Akeley for food, fellowship, and worship as we celebrate Ascension Day.  This will be outdoors, so bring a chair, as well as a dessert to share.

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