There are lots of ways to get involved and connect with others at First Lutheran! Check out the links below for a few featured opportunities.

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If you wish to become a part of our church or a volunteer to help those in need, our community is awaiting you with our open hearts.
Hospitality Opportunities
CONTACT: Twylla Vickmark | Email



If you love to sing or play an instrument, we have many opportunities get involved musically.
Music Opportunities
CONTACT: Randy Morken | Email


Other Opportunities

There are countless ways to get connected at First Lutheran. Whether you’re handy, like to work behind the scenes, interested in committees, community outreach, or events, we have a little something for everyone. 


Other Opportunities
CONTACT: Church Office | Email

Ministries that Fall Under the Serving Board

Worship Hospitality Volunteers 

Hospitality Coordinator, Twylla Vickmark, 320.762.2196

Help enhance the worship experience for others by serving as a greeter, usher, coffee host, scripture reader, welcome center, parking lot greeter, or communion server.

Mini-Bus Driver Volunteers 

Hospitality Coordinator, Twylla Vickmark,  320.762.2196

Pick congregants up from senior housing facilities & bring them to and from 8:30am worship on Sundays using a 10-passenger bus. Driver schedule rotates, so commitment is approximately once every 8 weeks.

Knitting / Crocheting / Embroidery 

Karen Brazel, Administrative Assistant, 320.762.2196

Knit/Crochet/Sew baby blankets to be given as gifts for baptisms or to hospitalized children. Embroider crosses on the baptismal cloths given to families at the time of baptism. 

Mission Quilters 

Kathy Ortloff 320.763.8477, Sandy Telander 320.763.7458 & Jenny Trumm 320.763.6938

Your time and talents are needed to rip, cut, sew, pin, or tie in quilt-making. Material and supplies are provided. Join this ambitious group when you can for all or part of the meeting every third Tuesday from 9:00am to noon.

Meals at Church 

Director of Congregational Life & Engagement, 320.762.2196

Prepare, serve, and clean up meals at church.  Join the camaraderie that comes from sharing time together in the kitchen. Set tables, monitor buffet & beverage tables, bus dishes, wash dishes etc. for various events throughout the year.  Ex: Lent suppers, Wednesday night meals, Annual Meeting, Spirit Fest brunch, etc.  

Funeral Hospitality Ministry

Greg Tvrdik, Church Administrator or Karen Brazel, Administrative Assistant, 320.762.2196

Co-Chairs lead four rotating funeral groups. Volunteers in the funeral ministry help with table set-up, cut bars, prepare sandwiches, replenish the buffet table as needed, refill coffee pots, and clean-up. 

Communion Set Up Team 

Hospitality Coordinator, Twylla Vickmark, 320.762.2196

Communion preparation for service includes filling communion cups in the days prior to service and setting the communion tables for worship. Serving is on a rotating basis.

Communion Bread Baking Team for Holidays and special worship services

Michelle Flaten, 253-278-3643

Currently inactive

New Member 101 

Hospitality Coordinator, Twylla Vickmark,  320.762.2196

Plan and organize the New Member Orientation class. Assist with the welcoming of new members.

Feed My Sheep 

Contact: Margaret Schroeder 

The mission is simple – offer a modest home cooked meal and a caring invitation to those in need of food, companionship or a “hand up.” Commitment:  various events throughout the year/as available and needed.

Parish Health

Val Trumm, Parish Health Nurse 320.762.2196

  • Assist with Communion Services at Senior Housing Facilities
  • Transport Others to Appointments In/Out of Town
  • Knit/crochet prayer shawls and/or lap robes to distribute to people with health issues, etc.
  • Send birthday cards to those turning 80+ years
  • Send anniversary cards to those with milestones

Lutheran World Relief (part of Mission Quilters – WELCA)

Kathy Ortloff 320.766.4757, Sandy Telander 320.219.1509 & Jenny Trumm 320.763.6938

If you can tie a knot or use scissors, we have a job for you! We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9-noon to put quilts together. Then, once in the spring and once in the fall we meet to assemble kits (Layette, Sewing, School, Health, and Midwife) for Lutheran World Relief. We package them for shipping, along with the quilts and blankets that we have sewed and collected. Come join us when you can!  

  • LWR is an outside organization

Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA)

Sandy Benson

Our efforts have proven to be of tremendous value in providing classrooms for the children of Tanzania.  Walk and/or pledge for this important cause .Commitment:  This event is held on a Saturday in mid-September.

  • OBA is an outside organization

Prayer Chain

Karen Brazel, Administrative Assistant 320.762.2196

Be part of this important ministry on behalf of others. Receive prayer concerns through the church office and offer up prayers as requested via email. Commitment:  as needed, pray in your own time and place as requests are received

  • All prayer requests should be referred to the Church Office 320.762.2196 or

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Karen Brazel, Administrative Assistant 320-762-2196 

Knit or crochet prayer shawls to be gifted to those in need.

  • The prayer shawls are prayed over and blessed; then given to people experiencing any type of illness or tragedy with the explanation that Jesus is putting His arms around them.

Tie Blankets for the Youth

Kim Taylor, Randi Rach  320.762.2196

Children and Youth ministry service project to assemble fleece blankets for those who have been sick, injured or hospitalized.

Launch Pad (West Central MN Communities Action)

Corliss Stark?

Provides transitional housing for the homeless.

Habitat for Humanity

Molly Comer & Greg Tvrdik 320.762.2196

  • Volunteer to help build houses (no special skills are required, site supervision is provided)
  • Volunteer to aid in fund-raising or donate funds and/or materials.
  • Habitat for Humanity is an outside organization

Love INC 

Maria Waggoner, Financial Coordinator 320.762.2196

A network of area churches that links church ministries and volunteers to people in need.  Be part of their board, volunteer in their office, or offer your assistance for a particular need.

  • Love INC is an outside organization

Red Cross Blood Drives

Greg Tvrdik, Church Administrator 320.762.2196, Sherri Platto – 320-

First Lutheran Church in partnership with the Red Cross hosts a blood drive every other month. between 60 and 70 donors can schedule their donation through the Red Cross at 

*Red Cross is an outside organization

Project Neighbor 

Maria Waggoner, Financial Coordinator & Val Trumm, Parish Nurse 320.762.2196

Fund for urgent, individual needs by congregation and community members.

Living Nativity 

Greg Tvrdik 320.762.2196

Reenactment of the nativity story.

Trunk or Treat

Greg Tvrdik 320.762.2196

In conjunction with Calvary Lutheran Church, at their site.

The Shelf at Discovery Middle School 

Maria Waggoner  320.762.2196

Provides food for families of kids at the Middle School as requested, no screening.  Also assists with school supply and sports equipment needs for those who cannot afford them.