First Lutheran Church In Grand Rapids, MN is a growing community of believers in Jesus Christ. Our congregation is grounded in the Apostolic faith passed on from Jesus to his disciples as the first pastors of his Church. We are grounded in the Bible as the true Word of God and in the Lutheran Confessions which reflect a correct understanding of the Word of God. We joyfully proclaim that we are sinners who have been saved through faith by the grace of God expressed in his Son Jesus who offered himself as payment for our sins.
Our worship is derrived from the ancient creeds and liturgies of the Church and is structured to faithfully deliver God’s gifts to his people. It is joyful, filled with meaning and rich in biblical content. The messages include both God’s Law: his commands and judgment against sin, and his Gospel: the good news that Jesus came into the world to save sinners. We believe that the Gospel should speak loudest so that you will leave worship certain of God’s amazing personal love for you. We also make use of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as commanded by our Lord Jesus. The sacraments convey God’s promises of forgiveness, strength and salvation through physical elements we can see, touch and taste.
We are a community of believers who are passionate about making a Christ-like difference in the world around us. You will see us active in bible study, feeding the hungry, reaching out to children in the community and through foreign missions, and strengthening families.