This Week’s Announcements

Walk the Labyrinth – Jennifer and Darrell Pedersen have opened up their Labyrinth, in their backyard, to the LOL congregation. We have set up times that are 45 minutes apart and will start at 7:30 am and go until 11:15 am on Wednesdays. It takes about 30 minutes to walk through the Labyrinth. If you are interested, please email We will send you the sign-up sheet and Jennifer will send you instructions.  

In response to the current COVID crisis – Lord of Life leadership has stepped up the monitoring of our financial situation and the current level of congregational giving. In addition to this work, we are in the process of cleaning up the dedicated accounts (many of which have been dormant for at least the last five years.) This will help us better discern our financial picture in these uncertain times. A full report regarding proposed actions to be taken regarding the dedicated funds will be shared with the congregation for comment and possible adjustment. Needless to say, this upcoming year will look very different financially than any year in our past history. We are hard at work to forecast to the best of our ability what the coming year will look like. We will do our best to be faithful in this work, but obviously, there are many unknowns. A huge THANK YOU to all who have faithfully contributed during this time when we’ve not been able to pass around an offering plate.

If you appreciate our videos – either the worship videos, or the daily devotionals – please take the time to like, comment, and share them. In this new digital world, it is harder for us to know when we’ve had an impact on someone. Liking and commenting on our videos lets us know that you are engaged and this work meant something to you. Sharing our videos helps us reach out beyond our normal circle of people. As you feel so moved, please introduce us to others. Thanks.

Do you enjoy the daily prayerLIFE @12:45 devotions? Would you like to share a devotion with us to put on our prayerLIFE @12:45? Please email and we will send you more information.

Do you need a break from screens? We have paper copies of our June worship services that can be emailed to you or picked up at LOL. Email if you would like a copy. 

If you would like to borrow a ELW hymn book to use at home, please email This would come in handy when we host a hymn sing in the future.

On July 16 back in 1995, Pastor Erika Nilsen was ordained – This July, Lord of Life will celebrate the 25th anniversary of that great day. You are encouraged to participate in a card & letter shower for her. Send cards and letters to her c/o Colleen at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6190 Fairview Road, Baxter, MN 56425. Letters sent directly to Colleen will be collected in a scrapbook. Normally we might try to make this a surprise, but these aren’t normal times. Please help us all celebrate her ministry here and at First Lutheran in Aitken.

Worshiping On Wednesdays and Sundays – Worship services are not only held on Facebook (click here), but also on YouTube (click LordofLifeBaxter), and can also be accessed by visiting

Daily Devotions and prayer – Join us each weekday for prayerLIFE@12:45 on Facebook and at our YouTube Channel, LordofLifeBaxter.

Birthdays and Prayers for the week – Click here to see this Week’s Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Prayers.