This Week’s Announcements

August 16, 2020

Parking Lot Worship Services
Conditions permitting, worship services will be held in our parking lot weekly at 9:00am on Sundays. Please check the Lord of Life website before heading out in case there is a last-minute cancellation. Cancellations will be posted at least one hour in advance.  

Living Lutheran now available
The August issue of the Living Lutheran is available for pickup in the black box outside of the main church entrance.

Come for Communion After Online Worship
Drive-up Communion following online worship will be provided from 10:30am to 11:30am on Sunday’s each week.  Cars should enter from the south (Fairview Rd) and approach the front of the building from the east – driving westerly (toward Knollwood Dr.)
Participants should bring a plate for each person (1). Pastors will be masked but not gloved – (with well-washed hands). Pastors will place wafers and cups onto the plates without touching them.  Please check lolbaxter.org before heading out.  Cancellations will be posted at least one hour in advance.

Job Postings Coming Soon
The church council has delegated the work of drawing up job postings to the personnel committee to fill several roles on staff.  Though nothing is finalized yet, the staff has identified these immediate needs: Worship Support, Communications, Community/volunteerism, Administrative, Technology, and Children’s Education. At this time, it is anticipated that we will be filling these needs with two staff people. Please pray that God will lead us to the people with the right gifts.

Sound/Video Booth Volunteers Urgently Needed
We urgently need additional volunteers to work in the Sound Booth.  Please contact Pastor Steve if you would be willing to discuss this.  No commitments required at this point, we would just like to give you a tour of the booth so that you can see how easy it is!

Head Ushers Needed
In order for us to begin worshipping in the sanctuary again, one critical need will be four persons who are each willing to take on one Sunday a month (and a fifth Sunday once per quarter) who will oversee a team of dedicated volunteers.  We thank Layne Danielson for his faithful service in lining up worship volunteers in the past. Layne has recently informed us that he is stepping down from this role as we transition back into the sanctuary. Because of additional procedures related to COVID, every Sunday we meet in the sanctuary we will need a trained group of worship volunteers. We will build four teams around the four head Ushers who also agree to serve once a month.

Changes Made to the Smart Plan
Currently, Lord of Life is in phase 1 of is SMART plan.  At a recent meeting, our SMART team made the following allowances:  Meetings outside the building (normally on the patio) may be held under the following circumstances: (1) They are scheduled in Church Community Builder; (2) All participants agree to wear a mask; (3) Groups will not be greater than 10 in number; and (4) Members maintain social distancing from those not in their household at all time (EX: 2 persons per picnic table at opposite corners). The entire SMART plan in its current version can be found on the Lord of Life website.

Teen’s Upstream Campfires in August
Wednesday nights throughout August our high school youth group will be gathering at Lord of Life for a campfire socially distanced. This group must remain under 10 people and each person must be registered prior to arriving. Enjoy the summer nights with some of your friends. Visit: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/113/responses/new   to sign up for our weekly gatherings!

Need Prayer? – Please call the church office – at 218-828-9374 or send an email to office@lolbaxter.org if you or a loved one is hospitalized or needs to be added to the Family Weekly Prayers or when changes need to be made to the prayers that you added.

Are you on Facebook?  Sign up for new private Facebook Group for Lord of Life members only: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lolbaxter/ It’s a place to connect with you fellow Lord of Life members.

Stories for Change: a new ministry at LOL called Stories for Change. Each Monday morning a children’s story is read out loud and will be posted on our Facebook page along with a discussion video led by Guy Kelm. The children’s book will focus on issues of discrimination and race. We will learn more about our history and be invited to have courageous conversations about how we, as people of faith, can both live in and help create a better and more just world.

Worshiping on Wednesdays and Sundays – Worship services are available on Facebook (click here), and YouTube (click LordofLifeBaxter), and can also be accessed by visiting lolBaxter.org.

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