Life Celebrations


Baptism is a gift from God offered to all as a “mark” of faith in Jesus Christ.  By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church, which is the body of Christ.  We offer baptism services for infants, children and adults. If you are interested in scheduling a baptism please call the church office.


In order to schedule a wedding at First Lutheran, you must contact the office.  A deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve the date and time of the wedding on the church calendar.  (The wedding date is not guaranteed until your deposit is received.) To schedule a wedding at First Lutheran a couple must be active members for one year  and are expected to attend a pre-marriage retreat through Life Works. Couples will receive more details about how to register for the Friday/Saturday retreat when they schedule their wedding. When you schedule your wedding, you will receive a packet of information that includes our full wedding policy, a list of church supplies available for your use, a wedding checklist, advice for scheduling the organist, soloists, and decorating.


The funeral or memorial service is first and foremost a time of worship, and a celebration of the hope that is ours as believers in Christ While the funeral honors, remembers and celebrates the life of the deceased, the heart of the funeral is always the gift of life that God grants.  For funeral arrangements, please call one of our area funeral homes:

Anderson’s Funeral Home (Alexandria) 320-763-5900

Lind Family Funeral Home (Alexandria) 320-335-2000   (Parkers Prairie) 218-338-2911

Roy Hetland Funeral Home (Osakis) 320-859-2118

Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home (Glenwood) 320-634-4466