912 Lake Ave Detroit Lakes, MN 56501     

Tel: 218-847-5656

email: flc@firstlutheranchurch.com

FLC Parish Health 



To contact Denise Gaard, Parish Nurse call:


email: denise@firstlutheranchurch.com

Parish Health Happenings
  • Monthly Blood Pressure Checks:  9:30 AM in the Church Office every third Sunday of every month unless noted differently in the bulletin. 

  • Healing Service:  A special congregational healing service will be offered Sunday, January 26.  For more information read your bulletin or call the office. 

  • Hands Only CPR Class: February 2nd 2020 in the library.  Hands Only CPR is two steps to save a life.  Learn how to do hands only CPR and how to use the AED.  This class is for all ages and is not a certification class.  ANYONE can save a life!  Come and learn how!

  • Tai Ji Quan sessions will start again January 14, 2020.  Information below about Tai Ji Quan.  Sign up now in the church Office!

  • Knitting and Crocheting Gathering every first and third Thursday of the month.  Come work on a prayer shawl or any project, enjoy fellowship and a hot beverage.  We meet in the library at 10:30 AM the first and third Thursday of every month.   

Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan) transforms the traditional martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving strength, flexibility, and balance.  It has been proven that this class helps those who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, vertigo, balance issues and other chronic illnesses.  This class is designed to help people at all stages of mobility.  The movements can be done standing with stepping, standing behind a chair, or seated in a chair.  You will notice the benefits of Tai Ji Quan with any position of doing the movements.  Members of previous sessions stated that they really noticed how the class helped not only their balance but their strength and flexibility also.  It is a class that you can do at your own pace.   

Tia Ji Quan class meets twice a week for 12 weeks.  We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 PM.   It is best if you are able to make it to most of the classes.  This may sound like a long time, but it is taught over this length of time deliberately so that it is most beneficial for everyone.  This class will ultimately help with symptoms of depression, increase strength and flexibility, decrease fall risk and many other benefits.           

There will be a signup sheet in the church office for this class.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  If you have questions about the class, please contact Denise, Parish Nurse at 218-847-5656.


Health Care Directives/Advance Care Planning


Advance care planning is the process of making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. It guides family and healthcare providers to follow your documented preferences for care.  If you have questions regarding your health care directive, call Denise at 847-5656.  Your decisions matter!  Write your health care directive today.

Visitation Ministry:

Members of this team provide visits to members of FLC who are no longer able to be active in worship and church activities.  If you are interested in joining this team or know of someone who wants a visit, please contact Denise at the church office.  This is a rewarding service to both the person who is receiving the visit and the person doing the visit.