About Us

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STAFF

Clergy: Pastor Michael Schendel
Parish Secretary:
 Nina Platt

Custodians: Lee & Jan Bukowski
Organists:
Jody Paulson and Renee Jensen

2017 CHURCH COUNCIL

President: Patsy Heggen

Vice President:

Secretary: James Parks

Treasurer: Ellen Anton

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:  Gale Frei,  John Peterson

BOARD OF DEACONS:  Michelle Weberg and Deanna Swendseid

BOARD OF STEWARDSHIP: Darlene Bates and Al Anton

BOARD OF PARISH EDUCATION: Jessica Rogus and Melanie McGlynn

TRUST FUND COMMITTEE:  Sharon Kotts, Angie Mills, Ellen Anton, Gale Frei and Pastor Mike

USHER COORDINATOR: Deanna Swendseid

ST. PETRI CEMETERY COMMITTEE: John Jensen, Gary Hoper, Brian Jensen and David Jensen

PATHWAYS DELEGATE: Sharon Kotts

CONFERENCE & SYNOD ASSEMBLY VOTING MEMBERS: David and Penny Jensen

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
CONGREGATION: John Peterson, Sharon Kotts,  and Ralph Swendseid
COUNCIL: Jeff Nelson, Darlene Bates, and Patsy Heggen

YESTERDAY & TODAY

First Lutheran Church’s roots stem back to the 1880s. On February 27, 1891, a congregation was formally organized.

The cornerstone of the present church was laid on October 31, 1948, with the addition of a Parish Education Building being completed in 1957.

Sunday morning worship services are at 9:00 A.M. with Sunday School being held at 10:15. Each Sunday following Worship, we have fellowship with coffee and refreshments. Sunday School is held September through May, not during the summer months. Holy Communion is usually served the first and third Sundays of each month.

Special events include our Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Sunday School Christmas program, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, the Harvest Festival, Lenten worship services, Lenten breakfasts and studies for the men and women, baptisms, Confirmation, weddings and Bible studies.

First Lutheran Church helps sponsor Patrick and Jackie Bencke, missionaries in Japan. People’s Church of Bemidji, MN is our Mission Partner Congregation.

We have various organizations in our congregation for our members to participate in. These include Youth League, Martha-Ruth Circle, Naomi Bible Study, Servant Groups, Altar Committee, Church Council, Library Committee, and the Quilters.