About Us

Aardahl is an active, energetic and welcoming congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We invite you to renew your spirit as you join us for worship and Christian fellowship. We gather as sisters and brothers in Christ to support, encourage and help each other grow in faith, in love and in service.

Aardahl Lutheran Church - Today's Message


“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.”
Corinthians 12:4

Aardahl Lutheran Church - Organist Wayne Hoff

Wayne Hoff


Martin Luther spoke much of the “priesthood of all believers” and by virtue of our baptism we are all ministers. We each come with different gifts to share with our community of faith. We are called to use these gifts as we live out our life of faith and the mission of the church. This congregation is full of people doing ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. We are a congregation that is moving into the future looking for new ways to share God’s love and promise with the community and the world that surrounds us. We give thanks to God for the gifts of each member of our congregation and the many ways these gifts are shared.

At Aardahl, the emphasis is on unconditional love and acceptance for members of the congregation and for members of our neighboring community. Visit us and discover boundless opportunities for personal and spiritual growth along with meaningful ways to make a real difference in your community. You’ll be greeted with genuine warmth and embraced by a supportive extended family.

Come and share our joy!

Aardahl Lutheran Church - Located in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Waiting for Lutefisk
Aardahl Lutheran Church - Interior Worship Service
Enjoying the music before it’s time to go get some lutefisk!


We offer something for everyone:

  • Music Ministry
    • Share your musical talents in worship
  • Education
    • Sunday School Sunday mornings at 9:45 am
    • Confirmation Wednesdays at 7:15 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church during the school year.
    • Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am
  • Quilting Group on Thursday afternoons 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Youth
  • Worship
    • Sunday mornings at 8:30 am
    • Anytime online click HERE
  • Hospitality & Fellowship
    • Coffee & Fellowship hour on Sundays at 9:30 am (unless the pastor gets long-winded)
    • Men’s Thursday Morning Breakfast  8:00 am
    • Dining Out – meets on the third Sunday of the month at a local restaurant. Check the newsletter to see where.
  • Service to the Bemidji Community
    • Bemidji Community Food Shelf
      • We serve on the 5th Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings of the month
    • Churches United

Aardahl’s History

A History of Aardahl Lutheran Church 1896-1966

This was written in 1966 in preparation for the 70th anniversary.