Ministries

*You are invited to become INVOLVED!

 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION- Meeting the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.,  the Board coordinates Christian Education at First Lutheran. Join the Board of Education to help youth and adults in their discipleship journey. Call the office if interested!

 

PRAISE TEAM- Share a love of music and worship by joining the praise band. After rehearsing on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.,  the band helps lead the contemporary service.  Please join us for a rehearsal or call the office if interested!

 

WE*CARE

A program that supports and maintains contact with our members who find it difficult or impossible to attend church functions.  It requires a minimum of time and yet provides a valuable link to our church and its programs.  A communication tool that keeps our church family united and supportive.

 

ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild oversees the care of furnishings, altar cloths, and banners; making sure they are properly used and that the chancel is in readiness for each service.  They oversee communion set-up and the administering of the sacraments.  They provide a liaison to the worship and music committee.  They design and construct banners, stitch the Baptismal napkins, and decorate for church holidays.

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry is a complete system of training and organizing lay systems of training and organizing lay persons for a caring ministry in and around our congregation.  Leaders attend a Training Course that provides them with 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving.  The Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly for peer supervision and questions concerning this program, please contact the church office.

 

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

First Lutheran Men’s Fellowship meets at 8:30 AM on the first Thursday of the month at the Shoreline Cafe, Battle Lake. Men of the congregation are invited for fellowship and Bible Study.  The Men’s Fellowship supports several  projects: food shelf, Lutheran Social Service,  Ronald McDonald House and the Salvation Army.  The men serve an annual breakfast, collect aluminum cans, and run a brat, kraut, and hotdog stand at area functions.

 

WELCA

WELCA stands for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Women who are members of the congregation are automatically welcome as members of this group.  WELCA is organized into ‘circles’ for the purpose of Bible study and fellowship.  The circles meet either in homes or at the church the second week of the month.  Twice a year all circles meet together for the introduction of the yearly Bible Study and for a guest speaker.  WELCA hosts a yearly Fall Festival, salad luncheon, and financially supports many local and area organizations.

 

FLYO-OTCLYO (First Lutheran Youth Organization and Ottertail Conference Lutheran Youth Organization)

The youth organization comes together for events, road trips, concerts, and mission.  The Youth Committee meets monthly for planning.  Monthly events are planned with several other area Lutheran Churches under the name “Ottertail Central Lutheran Youth Organization or OTCLYO.”)