About Us

1First Lutheran Church is a congregation of just under 1000 members and is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are located on Main Street in Bottineau, North Dakota. Bottineau is a wonderful little town with a population of around 2400 residence and is situated in the center of North Dakota just 12 miles south of the Canadian boarder. We are a farming community set on the plains just a few miles from the Turtle Mountains. Our members cross the spectrum in terms of occupations and ages. Close to 200 of our members are under 20 years of age and just over 200 members are over 60 years of age. Although we refer to our community as a ‘farming community’, the reality is that we have members that are bankers, teachers, business leaders, professional and blue collar workers – we enjoy a great diversity. We are handicap accessible and are equipped with a hearing loop system for the hearing impaired.
As you look around our web site you will find a list of regular and current activities as well as items shared by our pastor, Rev. Glenn A. Berge. We welcome you to join us in our worship and various activities. If you have comments or questions, feel free to contact us.