This Weeks Announcements

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:

Lay Leader Network Course Series 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 https://nemnlln_20-21.eventbrite.com

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

Parking Lot Worship Services
Worship services will be held in our parking lot weekly at 9:00am on Sundays.   

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.  Participants should bring a plate for each person (1). 

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 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.

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.

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.