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June 8, 2019
Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church, located at 912 Lake Ave., will host its inaugural Summer Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday, June 14. There will be a luncheon of pulled turkey sandwiches and potato salad served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (File photo)
DL's First Lutheran Church to host first summer festival June 14
June 8, 2019 - 4:38pm
March 23, 2019
Several hundred pounds of potatoes needed to be peeled by First Lutheran Church's inaugural Potato Dumpling Dinner in 2018. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Hey there, dumplin': First Lutheran Church plans Potato Dumpling Dinner on March 31
March 23, 2019 - 4:15pm
February 7, 2019
Pastor John Simonson
First Lutheran Church pastor accused of stealing liquor, 'keying' car
February 7, 2019 - 8:13am
December 21, 2018
The friendly volunteers at Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church will once again be serving up a free Christmas feast for the community this Tuesday, Dec. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Christmas dinner, on the house: DL's First Lutheran invites the community to enjoy free holiday meal
December 21, 2018 - 10:48pm
December 8, 2018
The Lakes Area Community Concert Band will present their 12th Annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church. (Submitted photo)
Community band concert Dec. 15 at First Lutheran
December 8, 2018 - 9:26am
December 1, 2018
The Fergus Falls vocal ensemble aChord will be making their debut as part of First Lutheran Church's Advent Mini-Concert series on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The half-hour concert is scheduled to start at 12:05 p.m. (Submitted photo)
A musical Advent: DL's First Lutheran Church to host holiday mini-concerts
December 1, 2018 - 8:00am
July 9, 2018
Though cold salads will make up most of the selection at this Thursday's Summer Salad Luncheon at First Lutheran Church, that doesn't mean they'll be lacking in flavor. (Adobe Stock photo)
Salad days of summer
July 9, 2018 - 6:32pm
June 17, 2018
The Trio con Brio includes (left to right) Jan Holmgren, Stig Andersson and Carina Cedarwall. This musical group from Stockholm, Sweden, will present a concert at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Local Sons of Norway to host Trio Con Brio concert
June 17, 2018 - 8:27am
May 3, 2018
Emma Duncan, director of children's ministry at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, and the church's pastor, John Simonson, stand near a table full of artwork made by Wednesday and Sunday School kids from First Lutheran. The art will be for sale this Sunday as part of The Walk of Art -- the first fundraiser for Detroit Lakes' first Feed My Starving Children community mobile pack. Marie Johnson / Tribune
‘It is possible to feed the world’: DL prepares to purchase and pack up 100,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children
May 3, 2018 - 1:44pm
December 20, 2017
The friendly volunteers at Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church will once again be serving up a free Christmas feast for the community this Monday, Dec. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. (Submitted photo)
DL's First Lutheran once again invites community to enjoy a Christmas feast -- free of charge
December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 2, 2017
Ginny Klein, front, and Holly Heisserer will perform piano duets on two separate pianos for the First Lutheran Church's first Advent Mini Concert of this season, coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The free concerts take place over the noon lunch hour. A free-will-offering soup and sandwich lunch follows each concert. Submitted photo
'Come and enjoy the music of the holidays': First Lutheran Church to host lunchtime Advent Mini Concerts three Wednesdays in Dec.
December 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
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
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