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This Week’s Announcements

Attitude of Gratitude VBS – Don’t let your child miss out on this exciting VBS experience, learning how to appreciate God’s creation and the many blessings. VBS runs July 8th-10th from 8:30 am-11 am. This VBS is designed for 3 year olds-4th grade. $20 a child and a $30 family max. Sign up now at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/91/responses/new.

Parent’s Night Out Time Change! Parent’s Night Out is still scheduled for Saturday, July 13th from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm and will be for children of any age. Sign up now at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/93/responses/new.

Children’s Education Team – The meeting for July has been bumped up to Monday, June 24th at 6:30 pm. Join our team as we brainstorm ideas for Children’s Ministry.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

4th of July Quilt – The Quilters have made a beautiful 4th of July quilt and it is displayed in the Narthex. Place a bid on the quilt until June 30. Money raised from the quilt will go towards on going maintenance at LOL.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday, June 23, for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the supplies needed for the Tanzania Mission Trip. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts.

Campfire Worship – Join us Wednesday, June 19, at 6 pm for our Campfire Worship Service. Bring a dish to pass for our potluck supper; hotdogs are provided.

Interested in being a part of ROAR VBS this August? We can get you plugged in! There will be a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 pm. 

serveCAMP – will be July 21st-25th – This is a Middle School Mission “trip” for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kids will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard. Cost is $125.https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/84/responses/new

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, July 5, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Lord of Life. To schedule an appointment, contact: redcrossblood.org or call Sally Jacobsen at 829-1704.

Biking on the Paul Bunyan Trail – Bring your helmet and join the Care of Creation team as they set out on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Sunday, June 23 at 1 pm. Park and meet in the Arboretum parking lot at 1 pm.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located in the Narthex at the Welcome Center.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be watching a video titled “Follow Me” and reviewing what they have learned in their 50 hours of intense Stephen Ministry training. They will also be getting ready for their commissioning as Stephen Ministers. This commissioning service will take place during the worship service at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 23.

Care for Creation Team – Join this group and help us explore ways that we can promote and make decisions that are in the best interest of God’s creation that we are called to be stewards of.

God’s Work. Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, August 25, at 10 am. 

Congregational Life Team – provides opportunities for fellowship within the church. We also provide for special and major events in the church. Some of these include: Chili contest, Easter breakfast, Mitten tree, Campfire service & potluck, Wednesday suppers and much more. If you would like to be a part of this team mark your Connection Cards.

This Week’s Announcements

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

Operation Sandwich Donations Needed – Operation Sandwich is solely funded through the generosity of this community and needs donations of individually portioned: fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, fruit cups and goldfish crackers. Cash is always appreciated as it allows us to purchase fresh fruits, veggies and other items. You can bring your donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Avenue NE, Brainerd. For more information or to volunteer visit https://www.unitedwaynow.org/operationsandwich

Property Work Day – Bring a rake and join us on Saturday, June 15, from 8 am to 12 pm. We will be putting down mulch, pruning and planting flowers, and washing windows.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday evening, June 23 for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church, to raise funds to pay for supplies needed for our work in Tanzania. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the supplies needed. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts.

Gifts Encouraged for the Seminarian Scholarship Fund -Donations will be used to support those from this congregation who go on to attend seminary with the intention of serving as a rostered minister in the church. 

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for another Spiritual Gifts Class on Thursdays starting September 26 and going through November 21 from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Cost of materials per person: $15. If you are interested let us know on the Connection Card or by emailing the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Biking on the Paul Bunyan Trail – Join the Care of Creation team as they set out on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Sunday, June 23 at 1 pm. Park and meet in the Arboretum parking lot at 1 pm.

Lost and Found – Please check the Lost and Found, items left will be donated June 17.

Communion – If you are unable to come forward to take communion, please speak to an usher and communion will be brought to you.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located in the Narthex at the Welcome Center.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “How to Make a First Caring Visit.” In this presentation the trainees will be receiving information on how to get a visit with a care receiver off to a good start. We thank God for the continuing dedication of our Stephen Ministry trainees: Wendy Adamson, Deb Cervantez, Pam Cook, Gary Engelmann, and Julie Johnson. We ask for your continued prayers for them and for God’s blessings upon their ministries.

Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir in Concert – Hear the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir perform Monday, June 17 at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Michael Culloton will conduct the choir, a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, in a varied concert ranging from classical choral works to folk songs and spirituals. A free-will offering will be collected. 

Communion Bread Bakers – is a group for anyone interested in taking turns baking communion bread for our worship services. Bakers will be informed of the needs as they arise and will deliver the bread to church by the Saturday prior to worship. This group has no regularly scheduled meetings. Check your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of this team.

God’s Work. Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, August 25, at 10 am. 

Congregational Life Team – provides opportunities for fellowship within the church. We also provide for special and major events in the church. Some of these include: Chili contest, Easter breakfast, Mitten tree, Campfire service & potluck, Wednesday suppers and much more. If you would like to be a part of this team mark your Connection Cards.                 

This Week’s Announcements

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

Wear Blue Sunday, June 9 – June is Men’s Health Month, and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Wear blue to church on Sunday, June 9. Blood pressure screening will also take place at 10 am. 

Operation Sandwich Donations Needed – Operation Sandwich is a program that exists to end hunger by feeding people during the summer months when school lunch is not readily available. Last summer just over 10,000 lunches were distributed. Operation Sandwich is solely funded through the generosity of this community and needs donations of individually portioned: fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, fruit cups, goldfish crackers. Cash is always appreciated as it allows us to purchase fresh fruits, veggies and other items. You can bring your donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Avenue NE, Brainerd. For more information or to volunteer visit https://www.unitedwaynow.org/operationsandwich

Have leftover school supplies from the school year? Children’s Ministry could use them! Drop off any new or gently used school and craft supplies to the Church Office for Children’s Ministry to use for the upcoming ministry year. 

Property Work Day – Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, June 15, from 8 am to 12 pm. We will be doing yard work, washing windows and planting our Pentecost flowers.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday evening, June 23 for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church, to raise funds to pay for supplies needed for our work in Tanzania. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the supplies needed. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts.

Summer Watering Volunteers needed – If you would like to volunteer to help keep our flowers and shrubs watered, sign-up in the Narthex for the week that works for you.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located in the Narthex.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “Supervision: A Key to Quality Christian Care.” This training takes place in two sessions, both of which will be presented in an off-site retreat setting on June 8. (There will be no class on Tuesday, June 4.) In this two-part presentation the trainees will be learning how to engage in the process of small-group peer supervision so that they will be able to offer the highest-quality Christian care possible for their care receivers. Stephen Ministry is adding an important dimension to the ministry here at Lord of Life. We thank God for this opportunity He has given us for growth and service.

Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir in Concert – Hear the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir perform Monday, June 17 at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Michael Culloton will conduct the choir, a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, in a varied concert ranging from classical choral works to folk songs and spirituals. A free-will offering will be collected.

Communion Bread Bakers – is a group for anyone interested in taking turns baking communion bread for our worship services. Bakers will be informed of the needs as they arise and will deliver the bread to church by the Saturday prior to worship. This group has no regularly scheduled meetings. Check your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of this team.

God’s Work. Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, August 25, at 10 am.

Congregational Life Team – provides opportunities for fellowship within the church. We also provide for special and major events in the church. Some of these include: Chili contest, Easter breakfast, Mitten tree, Campfire service & potluck, Wednesday suppers and much more. If you would like to be a part of this team mark your Connection Cards.

This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – to everyone that donated clothing for our Spring Clothing Giveaway. A big thank you to everyone that helped with sorting, folding and organizing the Spring Clothing Giveaway and for everyone that helped on Friday and Saturday. This giveaway is appreciated by so many and we couldn’t do it without you.

Youth Rummage and Bake Sale  – Thank You to everyone who volunteered their time and energy before, during and after the sale. Thank you to everyone who donated items and helped price them. This year’s sale was another success. We raised over $9,400! These funds will go towards our summer mission trip to Warrensburg, New York.

Campfire Worship – Join us Wednesday, June 19, at 6 pm for our Campfire Worship Service. Bring a dish to pass for our potluck supper; hotdogs are provided.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday evening, June 23 for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church. We will be raising funds to pay for supplies needed for our work in Tanzania. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the supplies needed. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts.

Operation Sandwich Donations Needed – Operation Sandwich is a program that exists to end childhood hunger by feeding kids during the summer months. Operation Sandwich needs donations of: fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, pudding cups, fruit cups, chips, goldfish crackers, marshmallow treats. You can bring your donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Avenue NE, Brainerd.  We will also take gift cards for grocery stores to purchase fruits and vegetables. For more information or to volunteer visit http://www.operationsandwichcwc.org.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located at the Narthex on the Welcome Center.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “Bringing the Caring Relationship to a Close.” In this presentation the trainees will be considering how the sometimes difficult process of bringing a caring relationship to a close can instead be turned into a relationship-strengthening event. Those who are participating in Stephen Ministry training are excited about what they are learning and about the ministries they are anticipating. We look forward to the work of our new Stephen Ministers among us.

Summer Watering Volunteers needed – We are looking for volunteers to help keep our flowers and shrubs watered this summer. Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex.

Summer Worship Assistants Needed – We are looking for volunteers to be Sunday Worship Assistants for this summer. These sign-up sheets are located in the narthex.  Please sign-up for the week that works for you.

Kids Time Leaders – We are looking for Kid’s Time leaders at our Sunday 9 am and Wednesday 6 pm services throughout summer. No planning on your end; lesson plans and all materials and instructions are provided for you. Simply show up and teach our children the truths and promises of our Lord! Follow the link below if interested in signing up. Thanks in advance for serving in this area! https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/need_detail.php?need_id=228

This Week’s Announcements

Summer Worship Schedule – Our summer worship schedule starts on May 19 with one service on Sundays at 9 am and Wednesdays at 6 pm.

Summer Stretch Program starts June 6th – Summer Stretch is a special program for those participating in Confirmation in the upcoming school year. This program ties in with Lord of Life’s mission statement extremely well. It is an opportunity for young people to Connect with Christ (short study), to Connect with the Community (doing service work), and to Connect to Each Other (fun summer activities). Join us Thursdays in June & July for this great program! Cost is $75. Sign-up at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/88/responses/new.

ServeCAMP: Week of July 21st-25th – This is a Middle School Mission “trip” for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kids will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard. Cost is $125. Sign-up at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/84/responses/new.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. Join the Lord of Life family as we meet to:

  • Celebrate 2018 milestones.
  • Review 2018 Activity Reports from Pastors, Officers and Teams.
  • Review 2018 Financial Reports.
  • Elect 2019-2020 Officers, Council and Team Members.
  • Adopt the 2019-2020 budget.

All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

Fiscal Year End – If you are on a committee and have expenses to turn in for reimbursement, please turn in expenses before the fiscal year end, which is June 30.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located in the Narthex.

Summer Watering Crew – Join the Summer Watering Crew this summer and take a week to help with watering the shrubs and flowers around LOL. Sign-up in the Narthex for the week that works for you.

Sign up for “Living Lutheran” magazine – Stay in touch and informed about the wonderful things that being church together brings. Visit www.livinglutheran.org to sign up.

Life Line Screening at Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Tuesday, June 4 Pre-registration is required, to register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call: 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

This Week’s Announcements

Treasure Trove Thursday – Exclusive sale event LIMITED to 50 people. Shop without crowds and get first pick. Thursday, May 9th,          5 pm -7 pm ONLY. Cost is $10.00 per person. Children under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult. Tickets will be on sale at the church office starting Monday, May 6th, 8 am-4 pm or at the door if any tickets are still left.

Rummage & Bake Sale This Week – Come shop our Youth Rummage Sale & Bake Sale on Friday, May 10 from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 11 from 8 am to 2 pm.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale Monday, May 6-11. Sign up at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa5a82ba7f58-lolrummage1

Spring Clothing Share – Friday, May 17 – 9 am to 3 pm & Saturday, May 18 – 9 am-12 pm. This event is open to the public and all items of clothing are free.

    • Donations of all gently worn adult and children’s clothing will be received Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, from 9 am – 3 pm.
    •  We are also in need of hangers and hanging clothing racks (you will get back).

Property Work Day – Mark your calendars and come and join us on Saturday, June 15 from 8 am to 12 pm. We will be doing outside yard work, washing windows and planting flowers.

Summer Worship Schedule – We will begin our summer worship schedule starting on May 19 with one service on Sundays at 9 am and at 6 pm on Wednesdays.

Fiscal Year End – If you are on a committee and have expenses to turn in for reimbursement, please turn in expenses before the fiscal year end, which is June 30.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “Dealing with Depression: The Stephen Minister’s Role.” In this presentation they will be looking into the very common problem of depression – its causes, its symptoms, and the very special role Stephen Ministers have in the lives of people who are depressed. We thank God for the continuing dedication of our Stephen Ministry trainees: Wendy Adamson, Deb Cervantez, Pam Cook, Gary Engelmann, and Julie Johnson. We ask for your continued prayers for them and for God’s blessings upon their ministries.

Summer Stretch Program starts June 6th – Summer Stretch is a special program for those participating in Confirmation in the upcoming school year. This program ties in with Lord of Life’s mission statement extremely well. It is an opportunity for young people to Connect with Christ (short study), to Connect with the Community (doing service work), and to Connect to Each Other (fun summer activities).  Join us Thursdays in June & July for this great program! Sign-up at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/88/responses/new.

 

 

This Week’s Announcements

Treasure Trove Thursday – Exclusive sale event LIMITED to 50 people. Shop without crowds and get first pick. Thursday, May 9th, 5 pm -7 pm ONLY. Cost is $10.00 per person. Children under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult. Tickets will be on sale at the church office starting Monday, May 6th, 8 am-4 pm or at the door if any tickets are still left.

Rummage & Bake Sale This Week – Come shop our Youth Rummage Sale & Bake Sale on Friday, May 10 from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 11 from 8 am to 2 pm.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale Monday, May 6-11. Prep Week Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa5a82ba7f58-lord1

Rummage Sale Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa5a82ba7f58-lolrummage1

Spring Clothing Share – Friday, May 17 – 9 am to 3 pm & Saturday, May 18 – 9 am-12 pm. This event is open to the public and all items of clothing are free.

    • Donations of all gently worn adult and children’s clothing will be received Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, from 9 am – 3 pm. 
    • We are also in need of hangers and hanging clothing racks (you will get back). Volunteers are needed during the week for folding or hanging items and during the Giveaway. 
    • Volunteers needed sign-up in the Narthex.

Property Work Day – Mark your calendars and come and join us on Saturday, June 15 from 8 am to 12 pm. We will be doing outside yard work, washing windows and planting flowers.

Summer Worship Schedule – We will begin our summer worship schedule starting on May 19 with one service on Sundays at 9 am and at 6 pm on Wednesdays.

Statistics Researcher – We are in need of a volunteer to research statistics about our community using the internet. For example: Homelessness, unemployment, teens at risk, mental health information, etc. If you are interested in helping with this mark your Connection Card.

Fiscal Year End – If you are on a committee and have expenses to turn in for reimbursement, please turn in before the fiscal year end, which is June 30.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class here at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “Using Mental Health Professionals and Other Community Resources”. In this presentation, they will be discovering the many and varied resources that exist in our community to help meet people’s specific needs. Those who are participating in Stephen Ministry training are excited about what they are learning and about the ministries they are anticipating. We look forward to the work of our Stephen Ministers among us.

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for a Spiritual Gifts Class on Thursdays starting September 26 and going through November 21 from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Cost of materials per person: $15. We need a minimum of 10 people for this class to run. Mark your Connection Cards If you are interested in this class or email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Creative Arts Team – If you like cutting paper, working with photos, displaying artwork, working with different art forms, etc. the Lord Of Life Creative Arts Team may be for you. This team has an opportunity to be involved in expressing our faith through the arts at Lord of Life.  Our main responsibility has been installing various displays in the Commons area. We do not have a regular meeting schedule, but we get together a few times a year as projects require.

Vacation Bible School – Will be July 8, 9 and 10 from 8 am to 11 am for ages 3 to 4th Grade.  If you would like to help with VBS mark your Connection Cards or email colleen@lolbaxter.org.             

This Week’s Announcements

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 5 from 9:45 am to 10:15 am. Free-will offering and all money raised will go to the youth mission trip in July.

Deposit Due – If you are going on the Tanzania Mission Trip your $500 deposit is due May 1st. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm. If you have any questions contact Ginger Augustinack at 218-851-7526 or ginger.augustinack@gmail.com.

Treasure Trove Thursday – Exclusive sale event LIMITED to 50 people. Shop without crowds and get first pick. Thursday, May 9th, 5-7 pm ONLY. Cost is $10.00 per person. Children under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult. Tickets will be on sale at the church office starting Monday, May 6th, 8 am-4pm or at the door if any tickets are still left.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale May 6-11.

      Prep Week Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa5a82ba7f58-lord1

      Rummage Sale: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa5a82ba7f58-lolrummage1

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We need groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on June 2. Sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

New staff position to be added at Lord of Life! We’re hiring a part time Children’s Ministry Coordinator for 50 hours a month. We are looking for someone with a strong faith, commitment to the work of the church, and a love of children. If interested, please contact Pastor Erika at Erika@lolbaxter.org. A full job description is available in the church office or on the website at www.lolbaxter.org.

Spring Clothing Share – Friday, May 17 – 9 am to 3 pm & Saturday, May 18 – 9 am-12 pm. This event is open to the public and all items of clothing are free.

    • Donations of all gently worn adult and children’s clothing will be Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, from 9 am – 3 pm. 
    • We are also in need of hangers and hanging clothing racks (you will get back). Volunteers are needed during the week for folding or hanging items and during the Giveaway. 
    • Volunteers needed sign-up in the Narthex.

Bid on the Quilt in the Narthex – We have another quilt made by our LOL Quilters to bid on. The money made from this quilt will go to Luther Crest. You can bid on the quilt until May 19. We ask that the starting bid be $50 and go up by $25 for each new bid.

Summer Worship Schedule – We will begin our summer worship schedule starting on May 19 with one service on Sundays at 9 am and at 6 pm on Wednesdays.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class will be considering the topic of using mental health professionals and other community resources when appropriate for care receivers. Together the trainees will be discovering the many and varied resources in our community to help meet peoples’ specific needs. We thank God for the continuing dedication of our Stephen Ministry trainees. We ask for your continued prayers for them and for God’s blessings on their ministries.

Life Line Screening at Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Tuesday, June 4 Pre-registration is required to register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call: 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Advanced ultrasound technology looks inside your arteries for signs of plaque buildup. That’s why 9 out of 10 cardiovascular doctors support preventive screenings for those with key risk factors.

18th Annual 2019 Luther Crest Golf Scramble – Monday, August 5Lake Miltona Golf Club. $100 per player. Register online at www.luthercrest.org, click on special events – Golf Scramble on our Home page.

This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – We raised $13,302 for the Furnace Fund! We needed $10,000 to cover the cost of the HVAC replacement units. The remaining contributions and all future donations to the Furnace Fund will go into our Long Term Repair Fund! We are so grateful that so many stepped forward to share in this mission of stewardship! Thank you for your generosity!

Church Office – The church office will be closed on Monday, April 22 for Easter.

Come to the Vision Brunch – Join us on April 28 after both the 9 am and 10:30 am services for brunch and a very important conversation with our church leaders about Lord of Life’s vision for the future. We will also be holding this event on Wednesday, April 24 after the 6 pm worship service with dessert.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 5 from 9:45 to 10:15. Free-will offering and all money raised will go to the youth mission trip in July.

New staff position to be added at Lord of Life! We’re hiring a part time Children’s Ministry Coordinator for 50 hours a month. We are looking for someone with a strong faith, commitment to the work of the church, and a love of children. If interested, please contact pastor Erika at Erika@lolbaxter.org. A full job description is available in the church office or on the website at www.lolbaxter.org.

Deposit Due – If you are going on the Tanzania Mission Trip your $500 deposit is due May 1st. There will will a meeting on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm. If you have any questions contact Ginger Augustinack at 218-851-7526 or ginger.augustinack@gmail.com.

Teens Upstream Bash – You don’t want to miss this! 9th-12th graders join us at Lord of Life on Friday, April 26th from 3:30 pm to midnight. We have a fun evening planned will great food, friends and games! We will have activities indoors and outdoors, order some pizza and end with a late night Perkins run. Register for this event at lolbaxter.org or email tim@lolbaxter.org.

Treasure Trove Thursday – Exclusive sale event LIMITED to 50 people. Shop without crowds and get first pick. Thursday, May 9th, 5-7 pm ONLY. Cost is $10.00 per person. Children under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult. Tickets will be on sale at the church office starting Monday, May 6th, 8 am-4pm or at the door if any tickets are still left.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. Rummage Sale set-up is Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9. Rummage Sale weekend is Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Sign-up using the link below.

Prep Week Sign up:
Rummage Sale:

Spring Clothing Share – Friday, May 17 – 9 am to 3 pm & Saturday, May 18 – 9 am-12 pm. This event is open to the public and all items of clothing are free.

    • Donations of all gently worn adult and children’s clothing will be Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, from 9 am – 3 pm. 
    • We are also in need of hangers and hanging clothing racks (you will get back). Volunteers are needed during the week for folding or hanging items and during the Giveaway. 
    • Volunteers sign-up soon.

Stephen Ministry Update – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be learning specific techniques that they will use in ministering to people by telephone. Stephen Ministry is adding an important dimension to to the ministry here at Lord of Life. We thank God for this opportunity He has given us for growth and service.

Would you like to help out with Kids Time? We are looking for leaders and helpers to take children after the Children’s Sermon and lead them in a bible story and crafts. Mark your Connection Cards if you can help out.

serveCAMP – July 22-25—9 am to 3 pm, with an optional 7 pm – 10 pm and/or overnight. serveCAMP, a Middle School Mission “trip”, is for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kid’s will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard. More information and registration details coming soon!

Hiring – Children’s Ministry Coordinator

New staff position to be added at Lord of Life! We’re hiring a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator for 50 hours a month. We are looking for someone with a strong faith, commitment to the work of the church, and a love of children.

JOB TITLE:  Children’s Ministry Coordinator
DIRECTED AND SUPPORTED BY:  Associate Pastor
HOURS:  50 hours/month
COMPENSATION:  $13.00/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma
  • Experience in working with children [ages 3 years -4th grade]
  • Familiar with Lutheran Faith Practices and Lutheran Theology
  • A Mature Christian Faith

DUTIES:

To inspire a deeper and richer connection to Christ, our community and others by tending to the spiritual growth of children and their families through…

  1. An integrated approach to all ministries connecting with children and families ages 3 years-4th grade; milestone celebrations. Weekly Kids Time, Christmas Program, summer camp opportunities, Day Camp, VBS, and special events.
  2. Coordinate overall vision for Kids Time [education program]
  3. Plan/Coordinate Curriculum and supplies
  4. Recruiting, developing and training volunteers for children’s ministry.
  5. Grow our current Milestone Ministry.
  6. Participate in monthly ministry team meetings.
  7. Help recruit Children’s Ministry team members.
  8. Working with pastoral leadership, support staff, Youth Director and Children’s ministry Team on the overall vision and mission of children and family ministry at Lord of Life.
  9. Overseeing children’s ministry budget and dedicated accounts
  10. Managing social media and promoting events.
  11. Communicating ministry through a variety of means.
  12. Attending Weekly Staff meetings.

VACATION AND BENEFITS: Per established Lord of Life policies as defined in the Personnel handbook.

IF INTERESTED: please contact Pastor Erika Nilsen at Erika@lolbaxter.org.

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