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First Lutheran Church

October 31, 2017
Pastor Dave and Joy Peterson have made their home in Detroit Lakes since Dave accepted the call to serve the First Lutheran Church congregation 25 years ago. He will deliver his final sermon from the First Lutheran pulpit today (Sunday). 
Photo courtesy of Wagoner Portrait Studio
After 25 years, Pastor Dave Peterson steps down from First Lutheran pulpit
October 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 11, 2017
These are examples of the checks displayed on the wall outside the sanctuary. Each time a large donation was made it was displayed on this wall (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Celebrating the past and embracing the future: First Lutheran Church celebrates its 100 centennial
August 11, 2017 - 9:00am
July 10, 2017
Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church, located at 912 Lake Ave., will host a Centennial Salad Luncheon this Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall (please use the rear entrance next to the parking lot). 
(Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
A Centennial Salad Luncheon: First Lutheran Church to host Wednesday fundraiser as part of church's 100th anniversary
July 10, 2017 - 9:54am
February 25, 2017
The giveaway display has the theme of "God's Work, Our Hands." According to Pastor Dave Peterson, it's "not entirely accidental that the tree looks like a hand." (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Practicing extravagant generosity: First Lutheran Church donates over $100,000 to local, global organizations
February 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 18, 2016
It takes between 60-70 volunteers to serve the 300-400 people who show up for "Christmas At Our House." Though the majority are First Lutheran Church members, some bring along their extended family and other holiday guests to help as well.  (Submitted photo)
'Christmas at Our House': First Lutheran Church invites the community to enjoy Christmas feast
December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
September 28, 2016
First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes invites the community out to celebrate its new renovations and the kick off to the church's year-long countdown to its 100 year anniversary. Submitted Photo.
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
September 28, 2016 - 9:02am
January 19, 2016
North Dakota native John Simonson answered the call to be the new associate pastor at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes in November  — and he and his wife Rachel just bought their first home here this week. They are very happy to be putting down roots here, where they plan to raise daughter Anna and soon-to-be-born son Charlie. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
New First Lutheran associate pastor truly loves his life here
January 19, 2016 - 3:04pm
December 20, 2015
First Lutheran Church volunteers Robert Moe, Dave Johnson and Jim McCormack are among the congregation members’ who are inviting the community to come spend “Christmas At Our House,” this coming Friday, Dec. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
Christmas meal is at First Lutheran
December 20, 2015 - 5:45am
July 11, 2015
First Lutheran Women to hold luncheon
July 11, 2015 - 5:25am
February 8, 2014
Mother-daughter duo Julie and Katie Black will present their ‘Spiritual Makeover’ Feb. 22 in Detroit Lakes. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Extreme Spiritual Makeover is coming to Detroit Lakes Feb.22
February 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
November 30, 2013
First Lutheran Church can retire debt
November 30, 2013 - 3:00pm
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