This Week’s Announcements

Lord of Life Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 11:00-11:45 am
Join the Lord of Life family as we meet to:

  • Celebrate 2019-2020 milestones.
  • Review 2019-2020 Activity Reports from Pastors, Officers and Teams.
  • Review 2019-2020 Financial Reports.
  • Elect 2020-2021 Officers, Council and Committee Members.
  • Adopt the 2020-2021 budget.

All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote. The Annual Report will be available on our website and in the Black Box outside the church entrance on Wed, September 23rd.
Due to the current gathering restrictions from the COVID-19 coronavirus, our October 4, 2020 11:00 a.m. Congregational Meeting will be held via Zoom. The meeting links will be sent via email and/or mail to eligible voting members.

Indoor Worship
Smart Team in on connection with Church council and staff is authorizing in building worship to begin on Sunday September 27th at 10:30 am.  Pre-registration is encouraged as the capacity is limited to 50 people. Click here to pre-register
While we’re excited to get back in the building – it does demand a committed volunteer crew.  If you are interested in being on a Sunday morning serving team – serving 1 Sunday a month – please let one of the pastors know or call the church office.

Teen’s Upstream Resumes
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:

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.

New Book Discussion Group Starting at Lord of Life
Dear Church – A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. – This old white guy, raised in the north woods, has had very little interaction with people of color other than Native Americans. Our country and world are wrestling with questions of racism and injustice. It is time for me to open my heart and mind to considering the prejudicial treatment people of color have experienced for centuries and to this very day in these United States of America. How should I respond? How might our church respond?
“Lenny Duncan is an unlikely pastor. Formerly incarcerated, formerly homeless and formerly unchurched, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the headlines, but Duncan connects the church’s lack of diversity to its lack of vitality. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.”
Lolly Kalinoski and I will be leading a Zoom discussion of this book on Sundays, 10:45 a.m., beginning October 4th.This will be a chance to consider and discuss our own reactions to the horrific acts of racism and ensuing protests in recent months. And of our own denomination’s embrace of all the other folks with non-European roots who share this country with us. Books are available online from or Amazon. To sign up for the class, please text or call Lolly at 218-829-8207. Hope to see you there. – Darrell Pedersen

Cuyuna Area Connections Preventing Falls as we Age L&L
When   Wed Sep 23, 2020 12pm – 1pmCentral Time– Chicago
Join with Google Meet
Or you can call (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID: 817 4040 0400 Passcode: 735592
Please join Cuyuna Area Connections and the following panelists to hear about how to prevent falls within your own home, at work, and throughout the community as you age. Hear about how you can support your loved ones as they age, and decrease your anxieties over falls and increase your confidence in the natural progressions of the aging process.
Who should attend: Any adult community member who has experienced or knows someone who has experienced stress, anxiety, and deepened social isolation as they have aged, who has dealt with a family member or themselves who has had an increase in falls or an increase in worrying about falls, caregivers of an older adult, and all others who support elders in our community.
What to expect from the presentation:

  • Learn about how to increase your balance, strength, and stability all within your own home.
  • Learn about how medications and supplements can help or harm you as you age.
  • Learn about local upcoming and ongoing offerings for supporting falls prevention as you age.

I am concerned about how to use the technology for being involved in the meeting, what should I do?: Use the following link to learn how to download Zoom: How to ZOOM!
Questions: Please contact Cuyuna Area Connections Coordinator Cassie Carey at 218.821.6975, or e-mail at
Cuyuna Area Connections seeks to remove boundaries, build networks, and provide education to sustain independence for our aging community members and caregivers.