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This Week’s Announcements

Congregational Meeting – will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 11:45 am. We will be reaffirming the budget, receiving last year’s fiscal report, making adjustments to the budget. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

Bring Apples on October 28 – Layne Danielson will be doing a fun kid’s Time activity next Sunday and is need of apples from your apple trees to turn into apple juice. Please bring in any you have on or before Oct. 28. You may also bring a container to take home some freshly pressed juice.

Trunks Needed for Trunk or Treating – Join us in the Lord of Life West parking lot for Trunk or Treating on Wednesday, October 31. Decorate your trunk and have fun handing out candy to the kids. Email colleen@lolbaxter.org to reserve your parking space.

Stephen Ministry Meeting – Searching for a new ministry opportunity in our congregation? Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caring ministry. Right now we’re looking for members who are willing to become Stephen Ministers. To find out more about this ministry join us Sunday, October 21 or Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

Lord of Life Prayer Shawl Gathering – Will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm, at Lord of Life, for a Prayer Shawl Gathering and Blessing. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Prayer Shawls may be knitted or crocheted and there are patterns available, or any pattern you’d like to use. There is no pressure to complete or deadlines to meet! Questions? Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen (829-2177) or Brenda Johnson (831-9725).

Thank you – for your generous response to the spring General Fund appeal and fall pledge request. Our September financial notes show Year-To-Date contributions ahead of last year by $3,507! Please watch for, and prayerfully consider, the pledge request for the 2018-19 Capital Campaign coming soon.

Reformation Sunday – Wear red on Wednesday, October 24 or Sunday, October 28, for Reformation Sunday worship services.

Fall Cleanup Day – Join us for our fall cleanup day Saturday, October 27, starting at 9 am. We will be cleaning up the grounds, straightening up the play area, cleaning windows and landscaping.

All Saints Sunday – will be celebrated on November 4. If you’d like someone remembered (friends and loved ones), please put their name on the back of the Connection Card.

All Saints Photo Display – In honor of All Saints Day, at the Worship Services on October 31 and November 4 you are invited to bring a photo (framed or unframed) to display as a part of our worship time. This is a time to remember those who have died during the previous year, but also to celebrate the lives and influences of all saints living or passed who have, through their daily life, shown others the Christian walk and faith. Simply bring your photo to the worship service you are attending to place with the display during the service, and bring it back home with you or label it to be picked up at a later date.

Would You Like to Open Up Your Home and be a Host Home? We’re looking for people who are willing to open their homes for guests who are involved in singing groups, ministries, etc. The people we are seeking will be serving as a concrete expression of the love of Christ through our congregation. Those who say, “Yes!” will be added to a list and will be contacted when there is a specific need. Mark your Connection Cards if you are interested.

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – Has an opening for a group or family to sign up for Sunday, November 4. Please sign up in the Narthex if you can help out. Email Nancy Smith at nsmith.silverfox@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Winter Is Around The Corner – help congregational life in making scarves, hats and mittens for the giving tree. If you do not have yarn, there is some available in the Narthex. 

Please check lost and found – Our lost and found is overflowing with: water bottles, bags, hats, gloves, bags and outerwear. 

This Week’s Announcements

Congregational Meeting – will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 11:45 am. We will be reaffirming the budget, receiving last year’s fiscal report, making adjustments to the budget. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

MEA Break – There will be no Wednesday supper or evening activities on October 17. Middle School Youth Group will not meet on Sunday, October 21.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – LOLLY will meet on Wednesday, October 17, at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by Rev. Lilja Behr on Sacred Sites. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Bring Your Favorite Apple Dessert to Share – On Sunday, October 21 & 28. The Ladies of Congregational Life Team will also bring apple desserts for fellowship. Email Pat Huhta at jjhuhta@msn.com if you have any questions or would like to bring a dessert to share.

Trunks Needed for Trunk or Treating – Join us in the Lord of Life West parking lot for Trunk or Treating on Wednesday, October 31. Decorate your trunk and have fun handing out candy to the kids. Email colleen@lolbaxter.org to reserve your parking space.

C-O-S-T – Searching for a new ministry opportunity in our congregation? Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caring ministry. Right now we’re looking for members who are willing to pay the Commitment OSelf and Time and become Stephen Ministers, remembering that the blessings will outweigh the costs. To find out more about this ministry join us Sunday, October 21 or Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

Fall Cleanup Day – Join us for our fall cleanup day Saturday, October 27, starting at 9 am. We will be cleaning up the grounds, straightening up the play area, cleaning windows and landscaping.

Would You Like to Open Up Your Home and be a Host Home? We’re looking for people who are willing to open their homes for guests who are involved in singing groups, ministries, etc. The people we are seeking will be serving as a concrete expression of the love of Christ through our congregation. Those who say, “Yes!” will be added to a list and will be contacted when there is a specific need. Mark your Connection Cards if you are interested.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8. Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

Lord of Life Prayer Shawl Gathering – Will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life for a Prayer Shawl Gathering and Blessing. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Prayer Shawls may be knitted or crocheted and there are patterns available, or any pattern you’d like to use. There is no pressure to complete or deadlines to meet! Questions? Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen (829-2177) or Brenda Johnson (831-9725).

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in an ELCA Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership, it is not necessary for you to attend these classes. This is a three night session: Wednesday, October 17, 31 & November 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Winter Is Around The Corner – help congregational life in making scarves, hats and mittens for the giving tree. If you do not have yarn, there is some available in the Narthex. 

Cherish All Children: My Neighbor is Not For Sale – Join an important faith community discussion on the prevention of child exploitation and human trafficking. Dates are Monday, October 22 and 29 and November 5 and 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. 8th Street, Brainerd.

This Week’s Announcements

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will be Saturday, October 6, at 9:00 am for fellowship, lively discussions, food, and coffee. This year we’ll discuss Doubt: A Sign of Faith and Life.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast, Sunday, October 7, starting at 9:45 am. Free-will donations will go towards our mission trip this summer.

Congregational Meeting – will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 11:45 am. We will be reaffirming the budget, receiving last year’s fiscal report, making adjustments to the budget. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15 & 22 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

Bring Your Favorite Apple Dessert to Share – On Sunday, October 14, 21 & 28. The Ladies of Congregational Life Team will also bring apple desserts for fellowship. You are invited to bring your favorite apple dessert to share at fellowship time. Email Pat Huhta at jjhuhta@msn.com if you have any questions or would like to bring a dessert to share.

Martha Circle -will meet at Sally Jacobsen’s home on October 9 at 7 pm. For more information contact Sally Jacobsen at 218-829-1704.

Sarah Circle – will meet at Lord of Life in Fellowship Hall on October 9 at 1 pm. Come for fellowship and Bible study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 829-3864.

Trunks Needed for Trunk or Treating – Join us in the Lord of Life West parking lot for Trunk or Treating on Wednesday, October 31. Decorate your trunk and have fun handing out candy to the kids. Email colleen@lolbaxter.org to reserve your parking space.

Stephen Ministry – Did the Stephen Ministry Sunday or Wednesday service pique your interest in becoming a Stephen Minister, but you would like more information and a chance to ask questions? Please join us for an hour long presentation that delves into more detail. It is called “Share One Another’s Burdens” and will be led by Lolly Kalinoski and Deb Bergstrom. The dates are: Sunday, October 21 and Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

COMING SOON – thru your village, “Psalm singing” Disciples of Jesus, singing Psalms 120 and 121. Join the journey with the Sunday Evening Book Discussion Group, Sunday, October 7, at 6:30 pm, in the library at Northern Lakes Assisted Living, 8186 Excelsior Road. Bring the whole family.

Coats for Kids – Kinship Partners is doing a coat drive October 27 at Westgate Mall and is need of gently used kids coats, boots, snow pants, hats and scarves. Bring items you have to Lord of Life by October 14. For more information email mirandaa@kinshippartners.org.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8. Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – LOLLY will meet on Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by Rev. Lilja Behr on Sacred Sites. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Fall Clothing Share Bring in your clothing donations this week! Starting

October 8, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3:00 pm. The fall clothing share will be Friday, October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 

9 am – 12 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Lord of Life Prayer Shawl Gathering – Will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life for a Prayer Shawl Gathering and Blessing. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Prayer Shawls may be knitted or crocheted and there are patterns available, or any pattern you’d like to use. There is no pressure to complete or deadlines to meet! Questions? Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen (829-2177) or Brenda Johnson (831-9725).

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in an ELCA Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership, it is not necessary for you to attend these classes. This is a three night session: Wednesday, October 17, 31 & November 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

This Week’s Announcements

Women of the ELCA – Heartland Fall Conference Gathering – Will be Thursday, October 4, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Registration begins at 8 am and Brunch will start at 9 am. The speaker will be Steve Larson from First Lutheran Church. Cost is $8.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will be Saturday, October 6, at 9:00 am for fellowship, lively discussions, food, and coffee. This year we’ll discuss Doubt: A Sign of Faith and Life.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast, Sunday, October 7, starting at 9:45 am. Free-will donations will go towards our mission trip this summer.

Sunday Night Book Club – will meet at Northern Lakes Assisted Living Library, 8186 Excelsior Road, Baxter, on Sunday, October 7 & 21 at 6:30 pm. 

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15, 22 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8.  Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

Fall Clothing Share will be on Friday, October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 12 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help sign-up in the Narthex or email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. Drop-off donations October 8 – October 11, 9 am to 3:00 pm.

Bring Your Favorite Apple Dessert to Share – On Sunday, October 14, 21 & 28. The Ladies of Congregational Life Team will also bring apple desserts for fellowship. You are invited to bring your favorite apple dessert to share at fellowship time. Email Pat Huhta at jjhuhta@msn.com if you have any questions or would like to bring a dessert to share.

New Members 101 Class – This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in an ELCA Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary for you to attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three night session: Wednesday, October 17, 31 & November 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

A Night at the USO – Sixteenth Annual Fall Fundraiser of The Legacy Chorale Saturday, October 6, at Cragun’s Resort. Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction at 5 pm; Dinner and show at 6 pm. $55 per person, tickets available online at legacychorale.org/tickets.

Luminating Life – Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center will host its annual fundraiser on October 11 at 5:30 pm at Luminary Fern, located in the historic Clocktower at Northern Pacific Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com or at The Women’s Center (218)828-1216.

Sponsorships for Campers – Join Luther Crest in this special day of family fun and fundraising. All proceeds will enable more children, youth and families to experience the programs at Luther Crest year-round. Saturday, October 20 at Carlos Creek Winery, 6693 Co. Rd. 34 NW, Alexandrea from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information email jodyj@luthercrest.org. 

This Week’s Announcements

How Climate Change is Affecting the Brainerd Lakes Area – A presentation by meteorologist, broadcaster, and author Paul Douglas on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life.

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life-You and your Spiritual Gifts Class –This course helps individuals to grow by discovering their gifts and learning how God wants them to be used. John Wolf will be teaching the class starting Sunday, September 30 through November 18 at 10:30 am. The class will cost $15 and you can register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new.

Women of the ELCA – Heartland Fall Conference Gathering – Will be Thursday, October 4, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Registration begins at 8 am and Brunch will start at 9 am. The speaker will be Steve Larson from First Lutheran Church. Cost is $8.

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15, 22 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8. Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

Bring Your Favorite Apple Dessert to Share – On Sunday, October 14, 21 & 28. The Ladies of Congregational Life Team will also bring apple desserts for fellowship. You are invited to bring your favorite apple dessert to share at fellowship time. Email Pat Huhta at jjhuhta@msn.com if you have any questions or would like to bring a dessert to share.

Fall Clothing Share Start saving your clothing for the fall clothing share on Friday, October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 12 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help sign-up in the Narthex or email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. Drop off donations the week of October 8, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3:00 pm.

A Night at the USO – Sixteenth Annual Fall Fundraiser of The Legacy Chorale Saturday, October 6, at Cragun’s Resort. Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction at 5 pm; Dinner and show at 6 pm. $55 per person, tickets available online at legacychorale.org/tickets.

Luminating Life – Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center will host its annual fundraiser on October 11 at 5:30 pm at Luminary Fern, located in the historic Clocktower at Northern Pacific Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com or at The Women’s Center (218)828-1216.

Sponsorships for Campers – Join Luther Crest in this special day of family fun and fundraising. All proceeds will enable more children, youth and families to experience the programs at Luther Crest year-round. Saturday, October 20 at Carlos Creek Winery, 6693 Co. Rd. 34 NW, Alexandria from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information email jodyj@luthercrest.org. 

New Members 101 Class – This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Fuel Up For Forestview – Once again we are helping to stock the pantry at Forestview with items to help provide food, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items for middle school students experiencing financial hardships at home. We’ll be collecting items through the month of September. Items needed include:

  • Granola bars & fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Boxes or the small microwavable portions)
  • Skillet dinners or Hamburger Helpers
  • Individual small boxes of cereal & oatmeal
  • Microwaveable popcorn
  • Individual Fruit cups
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Juice boxes
  • Shampoo
  • toothpaste/tooth brush
  • Boys and girls deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • school supplies
  • sports bras & underwear

This Week’s Announcements

Sunday Night Book Club – will meet at Northern Lakes Senior Living Library on Sunday, September 16 at 6:30 pm. October dates are October 7 & 21.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by a representative from “Fishing Has No Boundaries,” a weekend program of fun and fishing for people with disabilities. For more information call either Pat Huhta (218-330-3447), Mary Anderson (218-330-6171) or the church office (218-828-9374).  

How Climate Change is Affecting the Brainerd Lakes Area – A presentation by meteorologist, broadcaster, and author Paul Douglas on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life.

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life-You and your Spiritual Gifts Class –This course helps individuals to grow by discovering their gifts and learning how God wants them to be used. John Wolf will be teaching the class starting Sunday, September 30 through November 18 at 10:30 am. The class will cost $15 and you can register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new.

Stephen Ministry – On Sunday, September 30th and Wednesday October 3rd, we will be commissioning our new Stephen Ministry Leaders! Lolly Kalinoski and Deb Bergstrom. Lolly and Deb will help lead our Stephen Ministry in: selecting, training and supervising our Stephen Ministers and making sure our new Stephen Ministry will run smoothly. John Wolf will also be commissioned at these services as he will be facilitating the 8 hour “Discovering God’s Vision in Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts” class that will begin on September 30. We ask God’s blessings and your prayers on our new Stephen Leader Team and for the success of this ministry!

Confidence Learning Center Auction – Will be Saturday, September 22 with preview starting at 9 am and Auction starting at 10 am. Auction items are listed at www.campconfidence.com/fall-auction.

Confirmation Picture from October of 2014– Confirmation parents, we are looking for the 2014 Confirmation picture. If you have a group photo please email the picture to office@lolbaxter.org.

New Members 101 Class – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Women of the ELCA – Heartland Fall Conference Gathering – Will be Thursday, October 4, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Registration begins at 8 am and Brunch will start at 9 am. The speaker will be Steve Larson from First Lutheran Church. Cost is $8.

Fuel Up For Forestview – Once again we are helping to stock the pantry at Forestview with items to help provide food, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items for middle school students experiencing financial hardships at home. We’ll be collecting items through the month of September. Items needed include:

  • Granola bars & fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Boxes or the small microwavable portions)
  • Skillet dinners or Hamburger Helpers
  • Individual small boxes of cereal & oatmeal
  • Microwaveable popcorn
  • Individual Fruit cups
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Juice boxes
  • Shampoo
  • toothpaste/tooth brush
  • Boys and girls deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • school supplies
  • sports bras & underwear

This Week’s Announcements

Pledge Cards – will be collected during worship on Rally Day, September 12 & 16, or they can be dropped off or mailed to the church office. Additional Pledge Cards are available at the Welcome Center.

Candlestick Dedication – The candlesticks on the altar and the Eternal Candle holder were made by Paul Jacobsen and are made from wood that came from a farm near Forest City on the Winnebago River.

Martha Circle – will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 11 at Judy Tollefson’s home. For more information contact Mary Anderson at 218-330-6171.

Sarah Circle – will have their first meeting Tuesday, September 11 at 1 pm at Lord of Life. Come for fellowship and Bible Study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 829-3864.

Rally Day and Little Lamb Blessing – will be Wednesday, September 12, starting with supper and games at 5:15 pm and worship at 6 pm and Sunday, September 16, at 9 am and 10:30 am.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by a representative from “Fishing Has No Boundaries,” a weekend program of fun and fishing for people with disabilities. For more information call Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Save the Date – Come and listen to Paul Douglas speak on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life. Learn more about climate change and how it could affect your family and the world, and more important what we can do about it.

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life – You and your Spiritual Gifts Class –This course helps individuals to grow by discovering their gifts and learning how God wants them to be used. John Wolf will be teaching the class starting Sunday, September 30 through November 18 at 10:30 am. The class will cost $15 and you can register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new.

Please check to see LOL has an up-to-date picture – We’re going to be giving away church directories to new members and want to make sure that we have a recent picture of you and your family. We’ll be passing around 3-ring binders with a sample of the directory (including images) in church. If you’d like to have a professional picture taken, please let us know. We’ll be scheduling a day when John Erickson will be at the church to take pictures. Otherwise, you may just send a recent photo to office@lolbaxter.org.

October Newsletter – Articles for the October Newsletter are due September 17. Please email articles to colleen@lolbaxter.org.

New Members 101 Class – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions:

  • Sunday, September 9 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Women of the ELCA – Heartland Fall Conference Gathering – Will be Thursday, October 4, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Registration begins at 8 am and Brunch will start at 9 am. Speaker will be Steve Larson from First Lutheran Church. Cost is $8.

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15, 22 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8. Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

This Week’s Announcements

God’s Work. Our Hands – will be held on Sunday, September 9th. We’ll head out to our worksite AFTER WORSHIP on Sunday morning and work for a couple hours. The two worksites are Mid-Minnesota Women’s Shelter and Camp Confidence. There will be a light lunch served back at the church once the work is completed. Sign-up in the Narthex or by calling the church office 828-9374.

New Member Orientation 101 – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This class is a one-night event, and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Our next session will be held in Pastor Steve’s office on Sunday, September 9, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

Church Office – will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

Faithful Mothers – Join us this fall for Faithful Mothers. We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am starting September 5.

Join the Choir this Fall – Choir will start on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.

Sunday Night Book Group Starts September 9th – Join us in reading and discussing “The Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Discipleship in an Instant Society” by Eugene Peterson, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm starting Sunday, September 9. We will meet at Lord of Life. Please bring a copy of the book. Book Sources: Barnes and Noble (new), Emily’s Books or CatTales (used).

Rally Day and Little Lamb Blessing – will be Wednesday, September 12, at 6 pm and Sunday, September 16, at 9 am and 10:30 am.

Save the Date – Come and listen to Paul Douglas speak on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life. Hear about climate change and how it could affect your family and the world, and more important what we can do about it.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by a representative from “Fishing Has No Boundaries,” a weekend program of fun and fishing for people with disabilities. For more information call either Pat Huhta (218-330-3447), Mary Anderson (218-330-6171) or the church office (218-828-9374).  

Jaimie’s 2nd Annual 5k Fun Walk/Run Dragonfly Run – Jaimie Senger was a proud member of Lord of Life. She passed away from Leukemia in October of 2015 at age 18 after a 5 year battle. In her memory, her family and friends have created Jaimie’s Purse, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving hope and support to other families in our area affected by pediatric cancer. Join us on September 22 at the Paul Bunyan Trail (Northland Arboretum), 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter, MN 56425.  Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/MN/Baxter/JaimiesDragonflyRun. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the race begins at 9:00 am. Post-race raffles, snacks, and beverages provided. We hope to see you there!

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life-You and your Spiritual Gifts Class –This course helps individuals to grow by discovering their gifts and learning how God wants them to be used. John Wolf will be teaching the class starting Sunday, September 30 through November 18 at 10:30 am. The class will cost $15 and you can register at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new.

Fall Clothing Share – Start saving your clothing for the fall clothing share on Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15, 22 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

This Week’s Announcements

Rally Day and Little Lamb Blessing – will be Wednesday, September 12, at 6 pm and Sunday, September 16, at 9 am and 10:30 am.

Would you like to help out with Kids’ Time during worship this fall? We are looking for leaders and helpers. If you would like to volunteer sign up in the Narthex.

Worship Forum – Join us on Wednesday, August 29, at 7 pm for a conversation and to provide recommendations to help enrich our worship service and music here at Lord of Life.

Fall Clothing Share – Start saving your clothing for the fall clothing share on Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help mark your Connection Cards.

Faithful Mothers – Join us this fall for Faithful Mothers. We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am starting September 5 at Lord of Life.

SAIL. (Staying Active and Independent for Life) – Join us for the SAIL Program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am -10 am in the Commons. This is a strength, balance and fitness evidence based program for adults 65 and older. It is similar to the Bone Builders, but has some additions.

Martha Circle – Is a women’s bible study and meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (Sept.-June). They will meet September 11 at 7 pm location to be announced. For more information contact Sally Jacobsen at 218-829-1704.

Sarah Circle – Will have their first meeting September 11 at 1 pm at Lord of Life. Come for fellowship and Bible Study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 829-3864.

The Lakes Area Music Festival – comes to a close this weekend with a symphony orchestra finale titled Portraits of Innocence, taking place on Sunday, August 26 at 2pm in Tornstrom Auditorium. Two of the most dynamic musicians of our time, Christian Reif (conductor) and Julia Bullock (soprano) will lead the LAMF orchestra in Mahler’s mammoth fourth symphony. Visit lakesareamusic.org for more information. No tickets required; donations accepted in lieu of ticket fees.

Join the Choir this Fall – Choir will start on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – Join us one Saturday each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. Our first Pray & Ponder will be Saturday, October 6th. Contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com with any questions.

The Lutheran Journal – Pick up your copy of “The Lutheran Journal” at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. This magazine is filled with great inspirational stories.

Men’s Breakfast – Join the Men’s Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 am at LOL for Bible study, fellowship, fun and food. For more information contact Ted Anderson at 218-831-1372.

Thursday Men’s Fellowship – Join us for Men’s Fellowship & Bible study on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. For more information contact Ted Anderson 218-831-1372.

Calling all Knitters and Crocheters – Its not to early to start making scarves, hats and mittens for the giving tree. If you do not have yarn, there is some available.

Save the Date – Come and listen to Paul Douglas speak on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life. Here about climate changes and how it could affect your family and the world, and more important what we can do about it.

This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – to everyone that helped with serveCAMP and Evening VBS and the many ways you volunteered by cooking, driving, being group leaders and helpers, donating supplies and decorating. We could not have done it without you.

New Member Orientation 101 – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. These classes are for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. Member Orientation 101 class is a one-night event, and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Our next session will be held in Room 1 on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new.

Campfire Worship/Potluck – We will have an outdoor worship service on Wednesday, August 22, at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass for our potluck supper; hotdogs are provided.

Kindergarten Backpack Blessing – Kindergartners bring your backpacks for the Backpack Blessing on Sunday, August 26, at 9 am or Wednesday, August 29, at 6 pm.

Rally Day and Little Lamb Blessing – will be Wednesday, September 12, at 6 pm and Sunday, September 16, at 9 am and 10:30 am.

Would you like to help out with Kids’ Time during worship this fall? We are looking for leaders and helpers.  If you would like to volunteer, sign up in the Narthex.

Worship Forum – Join us on Wednesday, August 29, at 7 pm for a conversation and to provide recommendations to help enrich our worship service and music here at Lord of Life.

Fall Clothing Share – Start saving your clothing for the fall clothing share on Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help mark the back of your Connection Cards.

Faithful Mothers – Join us this fall for Faithful Mothers. We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am starting September 5. We will also meet on August 22. Childcare is available.

SAIL. (Staying Active and Independent for Life) – Join us for the SAIL Program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am -10 am in the Commons. This is a strength, balance and fitness evidence based program for adults 65 and older. It is similar to the Bone Builders, but has some additions.

Join the Choir this Fall – Choir will start on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.

Calling all Knitters and Crocheters – It’s not too early to start making scarves, hats and mittens for the giving tree. If you do not have yarn, stop in the office we have some available. 

The Lakes Area Music Festival – Many concert opportunities are coming up for the month of August. You can see a full list by visiting their website at lakesareamusic.org. For these events no tickets are required and donations will be accepted in lieu of ticket fees.

  • Don’t miss the festival’s 6th annual opera production, The Magic Flute, on Sunday, August 19 at 2pm in Tornstrom Auditorium.
  • The Lakes Area Music Festival then presents Mozart the Great on Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm in Tornstrom Auditorium. Andrew Altenbach leads the LAMF orchestra in works by Mozart and Rossini, as well as Ravel’s G major piano concerto, featuring Henry Kramer.
  • The festival finale, Portraits of Innocence, will take place on Saturday, August 25 at 7pm and Sunday, August 26 at 2pm in Tornstrom Auditorium. Two of the most dynamic musicians of our time, Christian Reif (conductor) and Julia Bullock (soprano) will lead the LAMF orchestra in Mahler’s mammoth fourth symphony.