First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota

We are preparing passionate followers of Jesus Christ to identify, nurture and encourage Spiritual Gifts to benefit the chuch, the greater community, and the world.

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04/21/2021

Please help us Welcome Pastor Fears!

Hi! I’m Pastor Roger Fears.

As I look forward to joining the people of First Lutheran, I thought I could share a little about myself.

I grew up in southern Iowa, near the small town of Lacona. During my school years, I enjoyed wrestling and was (and still am) a bit of a bookworm. After high school. I was in the Army for a few years. I served at a couple places on the east coast before coming back to Iowa. While I was in the Army, I became friends with an Army chaplain who I grew to respect a great deal. I did not realize it at the time, but that is where God started planting the seeds of ministry in me.

After returning home I married my first wife, who passed away in 2018. I worked full-time and put myself through college at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. I then attended seminary at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. I graduated with Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 2018.

Heather and I were married in June 2020, so we are still kinda newlyweds! She is a physical therapy assistant and excited to explore Albert Lea. We have three great kids. Our oldest, Ty, is 18 and will be graduating high school next month. He is going to attend Ridgewater College in the fall. Addison is 10yo and in 4th grade-she loves animals! Sawyer is 6yo and in 1st grade-he loves sports and being outside.

I am always reading a book or two. I enjoy riding my Harley and falling asleep while watching TV with Heather. She is awesome at not spoiling the ending for me :) I enjoy cooking and we do a lot of outside activities together. We are very excited to be a part of First Lutheran Church and the Albert Lea community.

I love being a pastor and I believe that worship is at the center of what we do and who we are. People are the most important of what I do! I have no doubt that God has some great ministry in store for us together!

Check back with us each week as we share a little bit about Pastor Fears and his family!

Please help us Welcome Pastor Fears!

Hi! I’m Pastor Roger Fears.

As I look forward to joining the people of First Lutheran, I thought I could share a little about myself.

I grew up in southern Iowa, near the small town of Lacona. During my school years, I enjoyed wrestling and was (and still am) a bit of a bookworm. After high school. I was in the Army for a few years. I served at a couple places on the east coast before coming back to Iowa. While I was in the Army, I became friends with an Army chaplain who I grew to respect a great deal. I did not realize it at the time, but that is where God started planting the seeds of ministry in me.

After returning home I married my first wife, who passed away in 2018. I worked full-time and put myself through college at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. I then attended seminary at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. I graduated with Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 2018.

Heather and I were married in June 2020, so we are still kinda newlyweds! She is a physical therapy assistant and excited to explore Albert Lea. We have three great kids. Our oldest, Ty, is 18 and will be graduating high school next month. He is going to attend Ridgewater College in the fall. Addison is 10yo and in 4th grade-she loves animals! Sawyer is 6yo and in 1st grade-he loves sports and being outside.

I am always reading a book or two. I enjoy riding my Harley and falling asleep while watching TV with Heather. She is awesome at not spoiling the ending for me :) I enjoy cooking and we do a lot of outside activities together. We are very excited to be a part of First Lutheran Church and the Albert Lea community.

I love being a pastor and I believe that worship is at the center of what we do and who we are. People are the most important of what I do! I have no doubt that God has some great ministry in store for us together!

Check back with us each week as we share a little bit about Pastor Fears and his family!

04/18/2021

Sunday Service - April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021 - Sunday Service

04/17/2021

[04/10/21]   Join us for Worship tomorrow:
- In person at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
-Peace Power at 10 a.m. on KAAL ABC6
-Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.

04/07/2021

The First Lutheran Church Congregational Council is calling a congregational meeting for Sunday, April 11, 2021 immediately following the 8:00 service.
The purpose of this meeting is to call an associate pastor to First Lutheran Church.

Please plan on attending this congregational meeting either in person or via Zoom. If you wish to attend via Zoom, please email Jordan – [email protected] by Friday, April 9th so the appropriate link and instructions can be sent to you.

The First Lutheran Church Congregational Council is calling a congregational meeting for Sunday, April 11, 2021 immediately following the 8:00 service.
The purpose of this meeting is to call an associate pastor to First Lutheran Church.

Please plan on attending this congregational meeting either in person or via Zoom. If you wish to attend via Zoom, please email Jordan – [email protected] by Friday, April 9th so the appropriate link and instructions can be sent to you.

04/04/2021

Sunday April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday - April 4, 2021

04/02/2021

April 2, 2021 - Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service - April 2, 2021

04/01/2021

As Holy Week continues, please Join us for Worship:

On Maundy Thursday, April 1 at 6:30pm for our living "Last Supper" with Holy Communion.

Then on Good Friday, April 2 at 6:30pm, we will have 7 speakers sharing the "Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross". The speakers are Ginny Larson, Jill Johnson, Sheri Nicol, Lynn Kermes, Clair Drescher, Jim Anderson and Andy Bakken.

You may attend in-person with masks and socially distanced or live stream on the First Lutheran Church page.

03/28/2021

Sunday Service - March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday - March 28, 2021

03/28/2021

3 28 21 Lent Week 5

Remote Sunday School - Lent Week 5 is here!

03/27/2021
03/24/2021

March 24, 2021 - Midweek Lent Service

Midweek Lent Service - March 24, 2021

03/21/2021

Sunday Service - March 21, 2021

March 21, 2021 - Sunday Service

03/21/2021

3 21 21 Lent wk 4

Remote Sunday School - Lent Week 4

03/20/2021
03/17/2021

Midweek Lent Service - 3 21 21

Midweek Lent Service - 3 21 21

03/14/2021

Sunday Service - March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021 - Sunday Service

03/14/2021

3 14 21 Lent WK 3

Remote Sunday School - Lent Week 3 is here! We have a fun edible craft this week!

[03/13/21]   Join us for worship on Sunday at 10 a.m.

- In person with masking & distancing
- Peace & Power on KAAL ABC6
- Live stream right here on our page.

03/11/2021

Midweek Lent Service - 3 10 21

March 10, 2021 - Midweek Lent Service

03/07/2021

Sunday Service - March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021

03/07/2021

3 7 21 Lent WK 2

Remote Sunday School - Lent Week 2 is here!

[03/06/21]   Join us Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship:

-In person with masking & distancing
-Peace & Power on KAAL ABC6
-Livestream right here on Facebook

02/28/2021

Sunday Service - Feb. 28, 2021

10 a.m. worship service

02/28/2021

2 28 21 -- Lent wk 1

Remote Sunday School Video for this week is here!

[02/27/21]   Worship with us on Sunday at 10 a.m.!

- In person with masks & distancing
- Peace & Power on KAAL ABC6
- Live Stream here on Facebook

02/25/2021

Midweek Lent Service - Feb. 24, 2021

Midweek Lent Service

02/22/2021
02/21/2021

Sunday Service - Feb. 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

02/21/2021
02/21/2021

Remote Sunday School Packet Pick-up is today!

02/20/2021
02/18/2021

Ash Wednesday Service - Feb. 17, 2021

[02/17/21]   Ash Wednesday Services today:
In-person at 12:15 & 6:30 - masks and distancing required.
Our 6:30 service will have limited space due to our Confirmation Students taking up half of the Sanctuary.

We will live stream the 6:30 service right here on Facebook.
The service will also be uploaded to our website by Thurs. morning.

02/15/2021

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Sunday Service - April 18, 2021
Sunday April 4, 2021
April 2, 2021 - Good Friday Service

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301 W Clark St
Albert Lea, MN
56007

General information

We are a church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 23:00
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