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French River Lutheran Church
You are welcome here! Member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our Mission Statement: "To live and love as God commands, accept His grace, and share the Good News."

Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM; Coffee Fellowship follows (May 26-Sept. 1, 2019).

Beginning September 8, 2019:   Worship 10:00 a.m. (Sunday School for pre-K--4th grade begins in the sanctuary then moves to lower level); Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m.

French River Lutheran Church is located at 5310 Ryan Road, Duluth, MN 55804. You can see Lake Superior from our sanctuary!  Pr. Mark Peters and the entire congregation look forward to meeting you.


CHUM FOOD SHELF open Mondays 11 am - 1 pm at Faith Lutheran, 51st Ave. E. and Glenwood St., Duluth. Volunteers are needed to assist clients. Contact the French River Lutheran office for details.

Order for Healing Service: Typically the third Sunday of the month with blood pressure checks provided during first twenty minutes of coffee fellowship time.

If public schools are closed due to weather conditions, so are church activities.

We're Hiring!  French River Lutheran Church in Duluth MN is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Applicant must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral and electronic); excellent organizational skills and strong computer skills; internet and social media familiarity; ability to collaborate with staff and members and the ability to multi-task. Experience with Church 360o Management Software a plus but not required. Hours average 20 per week with flexible scheduling.  Salary is negotiable based on experience and informed by the NE MN Synod salary guidelines document for Support Staff. Contact Sue with questions at  A background check is required upon acceptance of position.  Apply now to join a caring community along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior.


We continually collect toothbrushes and bandaids for the El Salvador Mission of Healing/Family Wellness Fair.  Please deposit them in the labeled box in the narthex.  

CHUM Food Shelf has asked French River Lutheran to be the "Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup" church.  This means they'd like us to contribute 100 packages, or the monetary equivalent, per month to the food shelf.  Be sure to indicate "for CHUM-Ramen soup" on the memo line of a check or on a special giving envelope when donating.
CHUM also encourages the use of reusable bags (vs. plastic grocery bags) by those who donate non-perishables and those who receive them.  Bag donations may be left near the wicker baskets in the narthex.  Thank you!


An Adult Bible Study/Bring Your Own Bible (ABS/BYOB) group is starting this month! Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM at various locations. Contact the office for details.

Click on Pr. Mark's photo to hear sermons, entire services, or selected pieces of music!  Thanks to Ray Johnson for these features.

June 22:  Grandma's Marathon (hosting spectators)

June 27:  Baking rhubarb crisp, 8AM - ?,  for CHUM Rhubarb Fest.  All ages welcome to chop, make, bake, transport -- help! 
The CHUM Rhubarb Fest will be June 29, 9-3PM at Leif Erickson Park/First Lutheran/11th Ave. East & London Road.

From the Bishop Election Committee:  Your input is needed...

In the Northeastern Minnesota Synod, a discernment process takes place prior to calling the next Bishop. A bishop’s term
is for six years with eligibility to serve two terms. In 2020, Bishop Aitken will conclude his second term and voting
members at the May 2020 Synod Assembly will elect the next bishop. A one year discernment process that ends with
calling the next bishop will begin at the 2019 Synod Assembly.
You are invited to participate in this survey to help prepare for the bishop election in 2020. Your input and insight will
inform the Bishop Election Committee (BEC) as they develop a Synod Ministry Site Profile that highlights our synod’s
ministry and mission. It also will assist the BEC in formulating questions for nominees to discuss in candidate forums.
If you have questions, you may contact your Conference Dean for more information. Thank you for taking the time to
walk together in this time of great discernment and hope for the future of our synod. If you would like to take this survey
online, please go to Please fill out the survey out only once.

We also have paper copies at church in the narthex; these must be completed by June 30 or you may mail them directly to the synod office by July 1:  

Bishop’s Election Committee

1105 East Superior Street, Upper Suite

Duluth, MN 55802-2216

July 14 - Progressive Golf (#4 edition), 1:00 PM tee time.
August 6 - Neighborhood Night Out, 5:30-7:30PM Free! Come and meet folks from your community. FRLC members will provide potluck food for all. ("Shine" in our parking lot; "Rain" in our Fellowship Hall)


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