This Week’s Announcements

Invitation to all Lord of Life members: On Tuesday, January 14, from 6 pm – 7 pm, Deb Bergstrom, our Stephen Ministry Continuing Education Coordinator, will be presenting “Connections Matter”, a PowerPoint program and short discussion about creating resiliency both personally and in community life. Great for anyone 18 years and up, parents, teachers and anyone that works with children!

LOLLY (Lot’s of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, January 15 for a potluck and presentation at 11:30 am. 

Parent’s Night Out – is January 25, from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Drop your kids off at church for an evening of games, crafts, dinner and a movie while you enjoy a date night! Free will donations will go towards our youth mission trips this summer. Sign up now to reserve a spot http://bit.ly/LOLPNO120.

Do it all in the Name of Jesus – Stephen Ministers bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ’s care for others – listening and comforting, calling on the training they have received and employing the tools of faith. If this job description fits your personal goals for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. A training class is starting soon. For more information, please contact Deb Bergstrom, (701)678-4053 or deb@lolbaxter.org, or Lolly Kalinoski, (218)829-8207 or lollykadlec@hotmail.com. You can also check out the Stephen Ministry web page at www.lolbaxter.org.

Evening Bible Study -On Wednesday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm in Room 1. This study will feature a unique visually based approach to the study of God’s Word. Through exploring the meaning associated with visual diagrams, participants will come to know the content of the study.

Blood Drive at LOL – Lord of Life will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, February 7 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Sign up at redcrossblood.org.

We have an Induction Loop Audio System, which allows hearing aid wearers to access the amplified audio via the “T” setting on a hearing aid.  To access this system, please sit in the green pews and confirm that your hearing aid is on the appropriate setting.

Are you wearing your Name Tag? It will be helpful for everyone to wear their nametag, so that we can familiarize ourselves with the other members of our Lord of Life family.

If you are new to our church or are a member who needs a new nametag, please mark your Connection Card. For new worshipers, your nametag(s) will be placed in an envelope in the clear plastic file boxes at the Welcome Center. Members will find their nametag(s) in their mailbox in the Narthex. If you have forgotten your mailbox number, a listing is at the west end of the mailboxes.

Emergency Exits – Please take a moment to locate where the emergency exits are. In the event of an emergency or fire alarm, please proceed quickly and calmly out the nearest emergency exit.

If you are unable to come forward to take communion, please speak to an usher and communion will be brought to you in your seat.

Family Weekly and hospital visits – Please call the church office at 218-828-9374 or send an email to colleen@lolbaxter.org if you or a loved one needs to be added to the prayers in Family Weekly or when changes need to be made. Also, if you or a loved one are hospitalized, please call or email the church office to let us know.

Lord of Life has an AED: It is in the large white cabinet mounted on the wall behind the Welcome Center. A number of LOL members are trained to operate the AED.

Green Tips from Care of Creation – A report released in May, 2019 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) finds that human-caused climate change is a direct driver of an impending loss of 1 million species in just a few decades. Nearly 150 authors from 50 nations worked for three years to compile the report, which states that the effects of overfishing, widespread pesticide use and urban expansion point to a decline in the biodiversity that is the foundation of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide. The world’s population has doubled since 1950, while urban areas worldwide have doubled since 1992, resulting in the altering of 75 percent of the land environment and well more than half the marine environment. URGE YOUR POLICY-MAKERS to address the biodiversity crisis that threatens our well- being.