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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.

Printable Copy of Job Description

This Week’s Announcements

March FoodShare – Thank you to all who donated to the MN March FoodShare campaign. We received $892.95 in cash and 240 Pounds of food were donated to the Brainerd Salvation Army.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesday April 17 at 12 pm for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18; 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19; 12 pm & 7 pm. No Wednesday Service or supper this week.

Easter Vigil – Lord of Life’s Easter Vigil will be on Good Friday from 8 pm to midnight. There is no sign-up sheet this year, instead the sanctuary will remain open until midnight to allow for further reflection meditation, prayer and reading. Please come and go as you wish, in silence. A resource sheet with suggestions for prayers, prayer topics and readings will be provided.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 21. Easter Services are: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Join the Older Folders Holy Week and Easter – in folding bulletins on Thursday, April 18 at 11 am and on Friday, April 19 at 10 am.

Come to the Vision Brunch – Join us on April 28 after 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.

Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers to help cook in the kitchen on Wednesday nights for supper and also to help with Easter Brunch and the Brunch on April 28. If you can help us out please email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. 

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – Volunteers needed to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. Sign-up in the Narthex for the days that work for you.

WELCA Women’s Heartland Conference Has Been Rescheduled – For Wednesday, April 24 at Bethesda Lutheran in Malmo from 8 am to 12 pm. Cost is $8.  

Children’s Artwork – Parents did your kids make a drawing during church? If so, you can leave the drawings in the “In Box” in the church office, we would love to show them off in our Announcement Slides.

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.

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.

Teens Upstream Shindig – 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. 

Gifts Encouraged for the Seminarian Scholarship Fund – We have a generous member who has agreed to match all donations given to the Seminarian Scholarship Fund up to $1,000 for the next two years (started in January 2019). 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.

Stephen Ministry Update – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of Confidentiality. In this presentation they will be learning the principles of confidentiality so that anyone who is ministered to, by a Stephen Minister, can be confident that any communication will be kept secret and private. As the Stephen Ministry training continues, we get closer to the commissioning of these folks for their ministry among us. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

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!

This Week’s Announcements

Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering – will be at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo on Thursday, April 11 from 8 am to 12 pm. Cost is $8. If you would like to go and need a ride call Brenda Johnson at 831-9725.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will meet Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at LOL, join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm. This will run through Wednesday, April 17.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18 – 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19 – 12 pm & 7 pm. No Wednesday Service or supper this week.

Easter Vigil – Lord of Life’s Easter Vigil will be on Good Friday from 8 pm to midnight. Come anytime and stay as long as you would like.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 21. Easter Services are: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Come to the Vision Brunch – Join us on April 28 at 10:15 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.

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.

My Fit – In order to help your congregation better communicate with you about the ministries and opportunities you may be interested in, please update your “My Fit” form on CCB. How? In CCB go to your Profile page-Actions-My Fit.

Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help cook in the kitchen on Wednesday nights for supper and also to help with Easter Brunch and the Brunch on April 28. If you can help us out please email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. 

Join the Older Folders Holy Week and Easter- in folding bulletins on Thursday, April 18 at 11 am and on Friday, April 19 at 10 am.

Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. Sign-up in the Narthex for the days that work for you.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity – is building a home for a Veteran in the Baxter area. We are needing volunteers to get this house completed and get this Veteran and his family into a safe, decent and affordable home. Volunteering to help is a great way to say thanks for your service, if interested in helping out call Karen at 218-454-7020 or email volcoord@lakesareahabitat.org.

The Legacy Chorale – will be performing at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 pm. Free-will donations accepted. More information at admin@legacychorale.org.

Give Good Gifts at Easter – through the ELCA Good Gifts program. For more information visit: https://community.elca.org/good-gifts-2017/easter.

Stephen Ministry Update – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of Maintaining Boundaries in Caregiving and Crisis Theory and Practice: Danger versus Opportunity. In this presentation they will be learning how to guard against being manipulated and how to recognize their own tendencies to foster dependency by doing too much. The trainees will also study exactly what happens when a person goes through a crisis, and how Christian ministry can help turn a potential danger into an opportunity for growth. 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 Minister among us.

This Week’s Announcements

Wednesday Suppers During Lent – Join us at 5:15 pm for a soup supper and worship at 6 pm on April 3 & 10. No Supper or worship on April 17 of Holy Week.

Prayer Chain In-service – Our next in-service will be Wednesday, April 3 at 7 pm or Sunday, April 7 at 10:15 am. We require a commitment of each member to attend at least one prayer chain in-service during a 12-month period.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 7, at 9:45 am. This a free will donation and fundraiser for the youth going on the mission trip this summer.

WELCA Women’s Heartland Conference – will be at Bethesda Lutheran in Malmo on Thursday, April 11 from 8 am to 12 pm. Cost is $8. If you would like to go and need a ride call Brenda Johnson at 831-9725.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will meet Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at LOL, join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm. This will run through Wednesday, April 17.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18; 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19; 12 pm & 7 pm. No Wednesday Service or supper this week.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 21. 

Easter Services: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Time to Clean Your Closets – Lord of Life is having its annual Rummage and Bake Sale on May 10th and 11th and we would love for you to donate items to our sale. Kids and junior clothing are welcome. No televisions, computers, or adult clothing. Sign-up in the Narthex to help at the Rummage Sale.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of Assertiveness: Relating Gently and Firmly, Part 2. Last week Part 1 was presented. These two presentations involve finding out the differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive behavior, and gaining skills that will help both in relating with others and affirming their own worth. We thank God for the ongoing dedication of our Stephen Minister trainees and ask your continued prayers for them and for God’s blessings upon their ministries.

The Legacy Chorale – will be performing at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 pm. Free-will donations accepted. More information at admin@legacychorale.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. Look for volunteer sign-ups soon.

Pushpay – You can now give simply and easily by using Pushpay for your tithes, offerings, and special gifts! To start, text LOLBAXTER to 77977 and you will receive a link to our custom giving page. Or look for the Pushpay App in the App Store. Pushpay currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as ACH (bank account) gifts!

Northeast MN Synod Assembly Quilt Auction – The LOL Quilters put the beautiful quilt together in the Narthex. Bid on the quilt before it goes to to the Synod Assembly Auction.

Librarian – Would you like to help with our church library? We are looking for someone to help with putting donated books away and to organize the bookshelves. Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to learn more.

Prayer Vigil Group – This group will plan and carry out the Easter Vigil. This group may also organize other congregational or community-wide prayer vigils in times that are traumatic to a large portion of our community. (In time of national tragedy, for example.) Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of this group.

This Week’s Announcements

Hotdish & Hoopla – Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm for dinner and a show. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Sign-up in the Narthex to show your talent or to bring a hotdish. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations between Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the Minnesota Food Share.

WELCA Women’s Heartland Conference – will be at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo on Thursday, April 11 from 8 am to 12 pm. Cost is $8. If you would like to go, and need a ride, call Brenda Johnson at 831-9725.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm. This will run through Wednesday, April 17.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Sunday, April 21. Easter Services are: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18; 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19; 12 pm & 7 pm.

Lenten Walking Books – There are four Lenten Walking Books available for $9. Contact Deb Bergstrom at deb@lolbaxter.org if you would like to purchase one or if you need to pick your book up.  

Knitting During Church – Grab a started prayer shawl from the usher stands and do a little knitting during church. Return the prayer shawl to the basket for someone else to finish. When the prayer shawl is finished, the person receiving this prayer shawl will be blessed by the many hands that knitted and prayed over it.

Time to Clean Your Closets – Lord of Life is having its annual Rummage and Bake Sale on May 10th and 11th and we would love for you to donate items to our sale. Kids and junior clothing are welcome. No televisions, computers, or adult clothing. Adult clothing can be donated the week of May 12 for the Spring Clothing Giveaway.

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – will be Saturday, March 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Learn how your church can integrate care of creation throughout all of your congregation’s activities, including worship, education, congregational life, building and grounds, and community engagement. Registration has been paid by Lord of Life Care of Creation Group, email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org if you are interested in attending.

A Huge Thank You – goes out to the following people who helped with installing the new carpet in the Fellowship hall. Some folks wanted to work fast, some wanted to slow down, we all worked hard and had fun. Thank you to: Isaac Tupy, Emmy Holcomb-Smith, Jacob Borgstrom, Andrew Nybeck, Baden Bastian, Tim Slinger, Jerry Bergstrom, Stan Kalinoski, Jack Christofferson, Verdell Bose and Hawk Hawkinson. They all did such a great job that Hawk is going to have them build his next spec house! When you see these people tell them thanks. 

This Week’s Announcements

Join us during Lent on Wednesdays – Our theme during the season of Lent is “Lasting Hope.” On Wednesday nights we’ll be exploring the Psalms. Augsburg Fortress has created a beautiful, full-color Lenten devotional to accompany us. Devotions are available in the Narthex for $3. Join us on Wednesday nights starting at 5:15 pm for a Lenten Soup Supper; at 6 pm join us for worship where our service will include the Holden Evening Prayer.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm.

Butter Braids – The youth group will be selling Butter Braids to raise money for their mission trip to New York. We will have a table set up in the Narthex on March 20 & 24. Butter Braids will be delivered April 11.

Hotdish & Hoopla – Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm for dinner and a show. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Sign-up in the Narthex to show your talent or to bring a hotdish. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations between Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the Minnesota Food Share.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18; 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19; 12 pm & 7 pm

Easter Services – April 21: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Sunday, April 21.

Time to Clean Your Closets – Lord of Life is having its annual Rummage and Bake Sale on May 10th and 11th and we would love for you to donate items to our sale. Kids and junior clothing are welcome. No televisions, computers, or adult clothing. Adult clothing can be donated the week of May 12 for the Clothing Giveaway.

New Member Orientation 101 – New 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. Class is held in Pastor Steve’s office on March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in the Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary you attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: Monday, March 25, April 1 & 8, – 7:00-8:30pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new  

 

This Week’s Announcements

Join us during Lent on Wednesdays – Our theme during the season of Lent is “Lasting Hope.” On Wednesday nights we’ll be exploring the Psalms. Augsburg Fortress has created a beautiful, full-color Lenten devotional to accompany us. Devotions are available in the Narthex for $3. Join us on Wednesday nights starting at 5:15 pm for a Lenten Soup Supper and our 6 pm worship service. No Wednesday supper on March 13.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm.

Construction Zone! The Property Team will be installing new carpet in the Fellowship Hall the week of March 11th. Please plan accordingly.

Butter Braids – The youth group will be selling Butter Braids to raise money for their mission trip to New York. We will have a table set up in the Narthex on March 20 & 24. Butter Braids will be delivered April 11.

Hotdish & Hoopla – Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm for dinner and a show. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Sign-up in the Narthex to show your talent or to bring a hotdish. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

New Member Orientation 101 – New 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. Class is held in Pastor Steve’s office on March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations, which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations between Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the Minnesota Food Share.

Fifth Grade First Communion Class – will start on March 18. Dates are March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.Register at https://tinyurl.com/lolfirstCommunion2019

Time to Clean Your Closets – Lord of Life is having its annual Rummage and Bake Sale on May 10th and 11th and we would love for you to donate items to our sale. Kids and junior clothing are welcome. No televisions, computers, or adult clothing. Adult clothing can be donated the week of May 12th for the Clothing Giveaway.

Driver Improvement Refresher Course – Participants can earn a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking the initial 8 hour course. The 10% discount can be maintained by taking a 4 hour refresher course every three years. A refresher class will be offered at Lord of Life on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, cost is $22. For more information and to register for the class, call St. Cloud University Driver Improvement Program toll-free 1-888-234-1294 or visit their website at www.mnsafetycenter.org.

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in the Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary you attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: Monday, March 25, April 1 & 8, – 7:00-8:30pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

  

This Week’s Announcements

Daylight Savings Time – Remember to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 10.

Sunday Book Discussion Group – will meet on Sunday, March 3 at Northern Lakes Asst. Living. They will discuss chapters 13 and 14; Psalms 131 and 132.

Ash Wednesday Services – will be March 6 at 12 pm and 7 pm. No supper or activities that evening.

Hotdish & Hoopla – Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm for dinner and a show. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Sign-up in the Narthex if you have a talent to share or if you would like to bring a hotdish for this event. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

New Member Orientation 101 – New 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. Class is held in Pastor Steve’s office on March 7 or March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

Nuts and Bolts Workshop – Tools for your congregational toolbox. Saturday, March 16, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, MN. Who should attend? People of all ages who want to learn about what is going on with new and ongoing initiatives in our synod. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register go to https://nutsandbolts2019nemnsynod.eventbrite.com

Fifth Graders and Parents – First Communion Class will start on March 18. Dates are March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/lolfirstCommunion2019

March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations between Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the Minnesota Food Share. Noisy Offering is March 20 & 24.

Driver Improvement Refresher Course – Participants can earn a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking the initial 8-course. The 10% discount can be maintained by taking a 4-hour refresher course every three years. A refresher class will be offered at Lord of Life on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, cost is $22. For more information and to register for the class, call St. Cloud University Driver Improvement Program toll-free 1-888-234-1294 or visit their website at www.mnsafetycenter.org.

Volunteer to help Answer Phones – Our staff meetings are moving to Tuesday mornings at 9 am. If you would like to help out and answer phones during this time email colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in the Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary you attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: Monday, March 25, April 1 & 8, – 7:00-8:30pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – will be Saturday, March 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Learn how your church can integrate care of creation throughout all of your congregation’s activities, including worship, education, congregational life, building and grounds, and community engagement. Registration has been paid by Lord of Life Care of Creation Group, email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org if you are interested in attending.

This Week’s Announcements

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We are in need of groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on March 3. Sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will meet Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at LOL, join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 3, at 9:45 am. This a free-will donation and fundraiser for the youth going on the mission trip this summer.

Hotdish & Hoopla – Come for dinner and a show on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Anyone can participate in the Talent Show from Lord of Life or from the community. Sign-up in the Narthex or email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

Tanzania Mission Trip Meeting – For those interested in going to Tanzania, a planning meeting will be on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 pm. We will talk about trip details, cost, dates, and what we will be doing in Tanzania.

Volunteer to help Answer Phones – Our staff meetings are moving to Tuesday mornings at 9 am. If you would like to help answer phones during this time email colleen@lolbaxter.org.

New Member Orientation 101 – 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. New 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. Class is held in Pastor Steve’s office on March 7 or March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

Nuts and Bolts Workshop – Tools for your congregational toolbox. Saturday, March 16, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, MN. Who should attend? People of all ages who want to learn about what is going on with new and ongoing initiatives in our synod. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register go to https://nutsandbolts2019nemnsynod.eventbrite.com

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in the Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary you attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: Monday, March 25, April 1 & 8, – 7:00-8:30pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – will be Saturday, March 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Learn how your church can integrate care of creation throughout all of your congregation’s activities, including worship, education, congregational life, building and grounds, and community engagement. Registration has been paid by Lord of Life Care of Creation Group, email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org if you are interested in attending.

Gifts Encouraged for the Seminarian Fund – We have a generous member who has agreed to match all donations given to the Seminarian Scholarship Fund up to $1,000. You can double your gift by sending it in at this time. Donations will be used to support any child of this congregation who goes on to attend seminary with the intention of serving as a rostered minister in the church.