First Lutheran Church



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Welcome to First Lutheran Church.
1100 E. Superior, Duluth MN 55802
(218) 728-3668

You are welcome to attend Worship Services at First Lutheran, with Holy Communion. 
Worship is held at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


First Lutheran Church is seeking a person for the position of Communications Specialist. See attachment for job description.

Communications Specialist job description


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In this anniversary year of the Reformation, the Lenten journey will engage us in reflection and discussion on the significance of that spiritual revolution 500 years ago, as well as how God continually calls us to be re-formed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. What does it mean to be truly freed by the gospel? A special Reformation devotional for Lent, Free Indeed, will shape our conversations and midweek worship services. This book of short daily readings takes us through key teachings of our Lutheran tradition. Based on Luther’s Small Catechism, it includes questions and insight into how we respond to the gospel message today. All households are  encouraged to pick up one of these small books at church and participate in this 40-day Lenten Journey. It is also available as an e-book for $2. Each week the Wednesday Lenten service will reflect in the readings and homily the focus of that particular week’s devotions: The 10 Commandments, The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, and Holy Communion. On Sundays, the adult forum will add deeper layers to the Free Indeed message, as it merges with Bible study to explore that day’s gospel text from a reformation perspective. Who is being re-formed? Who, in the story, is running away from re-formation? To whom do you relate?


Lenten Services March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5 -at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services will continue to use the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy and songs, as well as Prayers around the Cross. Each week the scripture and meditation will reflect on the Free Indeed catechism focus.

Lenten Suppers                                                                                                                 All are welcomed to a meal in the Parish Hall following each Lenten service.

Lent is the most solemn season of the church year. To help recognize that within our worship lives, we will kneel to receive communion. For those for whom kneeling is not possible, standing at the kneelers is welcomed.

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National Lutheran Choir to sing at First Lutheran Church                                                                                                    Saturday, March 18

Bach’s “Ein feste Burg” and Music of Early Lutheran Masters with the National Lutheran Choir five-hundred years ago, Martin Luther initiated an ongoing process of reformation, and the music of the Church evolved in significant ways. Luther’s colleague, Johann Walther, was among the first Lutheran composers following the Reformation. Subsequent Lutheran composers include Heinrich Schütz and Michael Praetorius. Johann Sebastian Bach is perhaps the most prominent Lutheran composer of all time. Music from these masters will be included in this concert, with a focus on Bach’s Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg is unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is Our God), based on Luther’s most widely-known hymn, performed with choir and chamber orchestra.

Members of First Lutheran can get discounted tickets for just $15! Enter Discount Code “DULUTH15” at or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.  Tickets are $20 at the door.






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