This Weeks’ Announcements

NE MN Synod Lay Leader Network Season 2020-2021 Begins Soon
The NE MN Synod Lay Leader Network Yearly Intensive Series is a four-session educational program for adult learners, lay leaders, and potential lay leaders of all ages. It seeks to balance head and heart in a life-long learning program and to build up the Body of Christ in both congregational settings and the community beyond and around us, ESPECIALLY HERE, ESPECIALLY NOW, EVEN through COVID and other challenges surround us. The series invites learners to experience heart transformation through dynamic engagement with God’s Word and Missional expression through contextual engagement.
This year’s four-session series’ main presenters will be the Rev. Dr. Mark Skinner and the Rev. Dr. David Mesner with possible additional guest presenters in selected topic areas TBD in response to the deep needs around us, eg. dismantling racism, addressing creation care, caring for those most vulnerable, understanding and grappling with increasing secularization in North America, etc. For more information, visit

Thank you Preston!
Preston Owen was our summer intern – working 20 hours a week on video production. This Sunday will be Preston’s last official Sunday with us – Please send a note of thanks his way for sharing his gifts and passion for telling the good news!

Confirmation Orientation Wednesday, September 16th!
Confirmation is right around the corner and registration will be opening soon. Mark your calendar today for our online orientation night Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm! This year orientation will happen via Zoom. Confirmation is open for students in grades 7th-9th!

Teen’s Upstream Begins Wednesday, September 16th!
High school youth group runs on Wednesday nights from 8pm-9pm! This group is open to 9th-12th graders. Registration is required to attend.  This Fall we will be enjoying the outdoors and campfires at church! Here is the link to register:

Sound/Video Booth Volunteers Urgently Needed
We urgently need additional volunteers to work in the Sound Booth.  Please contact Pastor Steve at 454-8060 if interested.

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.  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.

Smart Plan
Currently, Lord of Life is in phase 1 of is SMART plan.  The entire SMART plan in its current version can be found on the Lord of Life website.

Need Prayer? – Please call the church office -at 218-828-9374 or send an email to 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.