News

April 2, 2017

BLAST Event – Join us for or BLAST Event/Holy Week Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 9 at 9:30 am. All are welcome to this fun event.

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: Tuesday, April 11, 18 & 25 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. (Note: these dates have been changed.) Bibles will be received on Wednesday, April 26 and Sunday, April 30 during the worship services.

Fish’n For a Mission – Mark your calendars for Sunday evening, April 30. A fish fry will be hosted at Lord of Life Church to raise funds to support our upcoming Youth Mission Trip. A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the Youth Mission Trip fund. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and will include fish, Cole slaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts

CCB Training – Ministry Operations Manager Anne Laechel will be hosting 30-45 minute training sessions in April and May. She’ll cover the basics and have time for Q/A. Join her on Sunday, April 9th & 23rd at 9:30 am, and Wednesdays, April 12th & 19th at 6:00 pm. In May, trainings will be on Sunday, May 7th & 21st at 9:30 am, Monday May 15th at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays, May 17th & 31st at 6:00 pm.

Holy Week Schedule: 

Palm Sunday Services – April 9: 8:30 am & 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday Services – April 13: 12 pm & 7 pm

Good Friday Services – Friday, April 14: 12 pm & 7 pm

Easter Sunday Worship Services – Join us on Sunday, April 16 for our Easter Worship Services at 7:00 am, 8:30 am & 10:30 am.

March 24, 2017

Pancake Breakfast – Join us Sunday, March 26 for a pancake breakfast at 9:30 am. Free will donation will go towards the youth mission trip in

MN Food Share – This is the last week for the MN Food Share. We are seeking donations of money and non-perishable food items to do our part in stocking the food shelves in our community. If you would like to give a cash donation, make your check out to Lord of Life and write MN Food Share on the memo line. Thank you for all your donations.

Warrior Day of Service – Donations of adult denim jeans are needed for a project on April 5 at Forestview Middle School. If you have any adult denim jeans to donate please bring them to Lord of Life by April 2.

Central Minnesota Beginning Experience invites those who are widowed, separated, or divorced to a weekend of healing Friday Evening, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at Luther Crest Bible Camp, in Alexandria. Past participants will share the stories of their healing journey and you will have time to personally reflect and journal on your experience. More information and an application can be found at www.beginningexperiencecentralmn.org. If you would like to register for the weekend please call 1-888-565-0178 and speak with Carol.

Moms and Books is a group that was born out of a discussion with a new member at Lord of Life who expressed a desire for a new book discussion group that gathered mothers with small children. Once we identify 4-5 interested mothers, we will seek a gathering in order to organize choosing books, meeting times, discussing childcare needs, etc. If you are interested please sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex or email colleen@lolbaxter.org.

 

CCB Announcement

We’ve had requests for the clipboards to come back. It’s important to remember that when we were using the clipboards: (a) we had people who were interested in volunteering, but objected to (or wouldn’t) sign up during worship because it was a distraction and/or they didn’t have their calendar with them; (b) often times the clipboard did not make it all the way around to everyone; (c) we frequently had very poor responses to sign up.

Please know that we are committed to involvement for all. If you are unable to sign up through our current system, please let Deb Bergstrom, our volunteer coordinator, know, and she will contact you personally to ensure that you get on the schedule.

For the week of March 12-18

Worship Schedule

Sunday, March 12

8:30 am      Worship Service w/Communion

10:30 am    Worship Service w/Baptism

Wednesday, March 15

6:00 pm      Worship w/Communion

 

Education Schedule

Sunday, March 12

  •   No Sunday School-Spring Break
  •   9:30 am Connection Time

 Wednesday, March 8

   Spring Break–No Wednesday Youth Group or Supper

 

Daylight Savings Time – Remember to set your clocks ahead this Sunday at 2 am.

 

Sarah Circle – Will meet at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 14 at Lord of Life.

 

Martha Circle – Will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 14 at Dorothy Schmidt’s home. Carol Rodseth will lead the bible study. For more information, call Mary Anderson at 218-330-6171.

 

LOLLY (Lot’s of Living Left Yet) – Will meet on Wednesday, March 15. The potluck will begin at 11:30 am. Bring a dish to pass and here our speakers Aaron Sopelle and Elise Sopelle talk about their trip to Washington D.C. and the Inauguration. For more information, call Mary Anderson at 218-330-6171.

 

Rummage Sale/Bake Sale – It’s that time of year to get our closets cleaned out and recycle what we no longer use. Lord of Life is having its annual Rummage and Bake Sale on May 12th and 13th and we would love if you would donate those items to our sale. Kids and junior clothing are welcome (we do not take TV’s, computers, or adult clothing). Mark your calendar and come and help with this fun event.

 

Soup Lunch/Bible Study – Wednesdays at 12:00pm – come for a soup and bread lunch and a time of study which will follow the weekly themes! There will be no soup lunch on March 15 instead there is a potluck with the LOLLY (Lot’s of Living Left Yet) Group.

 

Wednesday Evenings During Lent – Soup Suppers starting March 8 at 5:15 pm. Then join us for worship at 6:00 pm. We will have Worship with Communion and interactive prayer stations. There will also be a faith story shared each week by a different member of the congregation. There will be no supper on March 15–Spring Break.

 

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, you are invited to 2 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, April 10th and April 24th. From 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Weekly Calendar and Announcements for March 5-11

Worship Schedule 

Sunday, March 5

8:30 am      Worship Service w/Communion

10:30 am    Worship Service w/Baptism

 

Wednesday, March 8

12:00 pm    Soup Lunch/Lenten Study

6:00 pm      Worship w/Communion

 

Education Schedule

Sunday, March 5

9:30 am      Connection Time/Sunday School

9:30 am      Table Talk: About our Composer with Sarah Aamot

11:30 am    Table Talk: with our Composer Gary Ruschman

12:00 pm    Middle School Youth Group

12:45 pm    God at the Movies—The Shack

6:30 pm      Sunday Night Book Discussion

 

Wednesday, March 8

12:00 pm    Soup Lunch/Lenten Study

7:00 pm      7th & 8th Grade Confirmation

7:00 pm      9th Grade Confirmation

7:00 pm      Faith & Fitness

7:00 pm      Family & Faith (Family Sunday School)

 

God at the Movies – Join us Sunday, March 5 for the 12:50 pm showing of The Shack at the Lakes 12 Movie Theatre. Please arrive at 12:40 in the lobby. We will watch the movie and then head to DQ for a discussion.

 

Starting on March 8th-Wednesdays at 12:00pm – come for a soup and bread lunch and a time of study which will follow the weekly themes! There will be no soup lunch on March 15 instead there is a potluck with the LOLLY (Lot’s of Living Left Yet) group.

 

Wednesday Evenings During Lent – Soup Suppers starting March 8 at 5:15 pm. Then join us for worship at 6:00 pm. We will have Worship with Communion and interactive prayer stations. There will also be a faith story shared each week by a different member of the congregation.

 

55-plus driver improvement course –  March 14 from 5-9 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $22. For more information or to register go to www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 888-234-1294.

Sunday & Wednesday Worship Schedule

Sunday, February 26

8:30 am Worship Service /First Communion

10:30 am Worship Service /First Communion

 

Wednesday, March 1

12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship

7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship

 

Sunday & Wednesday Education Schedule

Sunday, February 26

9:30 am Connection Time/Sunday School

9:30 am Table Talk: God’s Work Our Hands

11:30 am Table Talk: God’s Work Our Hands

12:00 pm Summer Mission Trip Meeting for youth

 

Wednesday, March 1

7th Grade Religious Release 8am-3pm

No Wednesday Night Activities or Classes (Ash Wed.)

 

Announcements

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast Sunday, February 26 at 9:30 am. Free will donation-proceeds will go to the July Youth Mission Trip to Chicago.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – Will meet Saturday, February 25 from 9-11 am. There will be no Pray & Ponder in March.

March Newsletter – Pick up your March Newsletters in the Narthex or read it online at lolbaxter.org/im-new/newsletters.

WELCA Heartland Spring Gathering – Saturday, April 1st at Zion Lutheran In Milaca. Registration and Brunch at 9 am – $8 per person.

Creation Care Summit – Reformation for the next 500 years – Saturday March 25 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids. Come and learn more about the state of our waters and how Lutheran congregations can be effective watershed disciples. For more information contact ecofaith@nemnsynod.org or call Paula West at 218-838-5010. To register go tohttps://nemnecofaith2017.eventbrite.com. Cost: $10 free will offering.

 

Good News Weekly for February 19-25

 

Sunday, February 19-Woship Schedule

8:30 am Worship Service w/Communion

10:30 am Worship Service w/Communion

Wednesday, February 22-Worship Schedule

6:00 pm Worship Service/First Communion

 

Sunday, February 19-Education Schedule

9:30 am Connection Time/Sunday School

12:00 pm Middle School Youth Group

6:30 pm Sunday Night Book Group

Wednesday, February 22-Education Schedule

7:00 pm 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation

7:00 pm Faith & Family (Family Sunday School)

7:00 pm Faith & Fitness

7:00 pm Prayer Chain In-service

 

Prayer Chain In-service – Our next in-service will be Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm. We require a commitment of each member to attend at least one prayer chain in-service during a 12-month period. What is the Prayer Chain? To faithfully lift up in prayer the needs and concerns of our church family and our loved ones.

Pray & Ponder – will be Saturday, February 25 from 9-11 am. We will gather for food, conversation, and sharing as we grow together in faith. There’s no homework or commitment. Come as often as you are able to attend. Question? Contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

Christ Walk – A 40 day spiritual fitness program coming soon for Lent. We will pick a path that Christ walked and there will be 40 days of devotions.

The Book is Christ Walk by Anna Fitch Courie and there is also a kids version called Christ Walk for Kids. We are working on times to meet and can be done on your own. Please fill out the survey at http://tinyurl.com/hhzckjg to let us know you are interested.

The Travel Group – is seeking input on whether people would be interested in participating in a bus trip to Chicago, and if so – what month? Email steve@lolbaxter.org

Ash Wednesday Services – March 1 at 12 pm and 7 pm.