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!


SOUP SUPPER is back!
Join us Wednesdays during Lent at 5:30pm for fellowship and lessons 

April 26, 2023
12 PM - 6 PM
Select a time at:
and use zip code 55804 to find 
French River Lutheran Church. 
Thank you for being a life saver!

Thank you to our awesome grounds crew for their work in moving so much snow from the parking lot, sidewalks, and surrounding areas of the church during the recent heavy snowfall!

Thank you to our Threads of Love knitters for crafting beautiful prayer shawls!



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

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
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.