French River Lutheran Church

We are thrilled to have The Reverend Kim Sturtz as our called pastor at French River Lutheran Church! Pastor Kim was installed by Bishop Amy Odgren on February 21, 2021. We are so happy to have you in our midst!




SCANDINAVIAN FEST, December 10, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (click link below for more info)

* see our newsletter under "Documents" for more happenings at FRLC

Notice of Special Congregational Meeting, December 4, 2022
A special congregational meeting of members of French River Lutheran will be held on December 4, 2022 following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  The purpose of the meeting is to seek approval for the following proposal:

"Construct a timber frame 24' by 36' outdoor gathering area with an 11' by 10' altar area to the east of the overflow parking lot. The funding goal for the multi-purpose structure is $110,000 and will come from direct pledges, not from the FRLC general offerings."  

News ...
Mission Statement: "To live and love as God commands, accept His grace, and share the Good News."
Member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

1. Suspended till further notice: 
> CHUM Food Shelf at Faith Lutheran (11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Mondays)
2. Electronic Giving / Donations to Church
> Please consider using the electronic donation method during these trying times
Learn more and set up your one time or ongoing donation on the Giving Page
3. Private French River Lutheran Facebook Group
> A private Facebook group has been created to support member communications and faith
> Any member or person attending FRLC regularily may join
> Posts are private and do NOT appear in public Facebook feeds
Request group membership (personal Facebook account required)
4. Other Coronavirus Updates
Message from NE Minnesota Synod, Bishop Aitken
NE Minnesota Synod Updates
ELCA Updates
5. Help update church records!  Please complete the Get Acquainted form and return to the office as soon as possible. /home/180019402/180019402/Images/Get Acquainted Form 4.11.20 final.pdf
6. The Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 16 after 10AM Worship. The Annual Report can be found by clicking this link here: /home/180019402/180019402/Images/2021_Annual_Report.pdf     
The proposed budget can be found by clicking here: /home/180019402/180019402/Images/2022 Proposed Budget.pdf

Location / Map
French River Lutheran Church is located at 5310 Ryan Road, Duluth, MN 55804. You can see Lake Superior from our sanctuary!  We look forward to meeting you.

ELCA website:
NE MN website:

Other Items of Importance ...

2021 Church Council
Information from and about our current church council (link)
El Salvador Mission
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:
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!

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.