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Long time organist for First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, Lonnie Burns will be stepping down from behind the organ later this month. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell's Lonnie Burns wrapping up career as organist
October 10, 2018 - 8:47am
April 2, 2018
The Rev. John Stiles does not believe talking about suicide encourages others to kill themselves -- in fact the pastor of First Lutheran Church in Brainerd believes it is quite the opposite. (Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)
Making sense of suicide with some help from above
April 2, 2018 - 7:00am
April 29, 2017
Anita Stevenson, left, Esther Meinen, center, and Shirley Magstadt, right, talk about a piece of fabric on Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay / Republic)
Piecemakers make more than 100 quilts each year, donate to those in need
April 29, 2017 - 7:00am
April 15, 2017
People attend Good Friday services Friday night at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Easter services typically draw in a larger crowd to churches in Mitchell, while the remainder of the year tends to be lower in numbers. Nationwide trends show average weekly attendance in churches is on the decline, leaving an uncertain future. (Sarah Barclay / Republic)
National trends show average church attendance is dropping, but Mitchell area pastors remain hopeful for the uncertain future
April 15, 2017 - 7:06am
March 21, 2017
Shown is the stained glass window of the First Lutheran Church of Mitchell. It will be one of many featured in the upcoming Sanctuary Stained Glass Tour on March 26. The event is open to the public. (Submitted photo)
Upcoming stained glass tour to discuss art, history and gospel
March 21, 2017 - 5:10pm
February 6, 2016
Pastor Heidi: Keeping memories alive in Mormor's Kitchen
February 6, 2016 - 9:25am
December 10, 2010
Church now offering to give historic house away if it's relocated
December 10, 2010 - 11:11am
December 9, 2010
This house at 300 W. Fourth Ave. in Mitchell was built in 1927. It will be removed or torn down next year to allow for an expansion of the parking lot of the First Lutheran Church. (Chris Huber/Republic Photo)
Church looking for buyer to move 1927 structure
December 9, 2010 - 8:09am
November 22, 2010
The Rev. LeShea Avery, of Carthage, greets lifelong member Bill Ischen, of Artesian, Sunday afternoon after First Lutheran Church's dedication service. The Artesian congregation celebrated being in its new building with an open house a year after arsonists destroyed the church. (Melanie Brandert/Republic Photo)
Artesian church members mark its rise from the ashes
November 22, 2010 - 8:08am
July 25, 2009
Church's youth help with recovery in New Orleans
July 25, 2009 - 1:00am