This Week’s Announcements

Thank You Council Members!
Thank you to our outgoing Council Members: Cindy Swenson, Pat Huhta, Layne Danielson, Sarah Nesheim; our incoming council members: Pam Caughey, Emerson Holcomb-Smith, Brian Orlowski & Steve Schaitberger; and continuing Council members: Chris Adamson, Laura Campbell, Darcy Dwyer, Lori Rehnblom and Dan Tupy

Volunteer Needs – Call 828-9374 or email office@lolbaxter.org to volunteer

  • Need a gaffer or two (run wire, set up cameras, tape down wires
  • Continue to need head ushers
  • Tech support person to help coach people through small technical challenges (Accessing our YouTube channel, etc.)
  • Finance Team needs several more members
  • Mission Support Team needs several more members

Online Coffee Time begins again October 11th
Online Coffee time starting again 10-10:30 am on Sundays. One of the Pastors will be in attendance each week. This is a good chance to again connect as family. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89453155690 or call +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 894 5315 5690

Indoor Worship at Lord of Life
Our next indoor worship service is Sunday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m., following outdoor (and live-streamed) worship at 9:00 a.m. Click here to pre-register for the 10:30 a.m. service https://bit.ly/36lcpIw We plan to continue these indoor worship services until our Crow Wing County COVID-19 rate averages 18.5 new daily cases.

SAIL Classes Resume October 19th – ONLINE
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday (3 times per week) for 8 weeks, starting October 19th and ending December 11th. Register at https://yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/2175
NOTE – This is an online class that will use ZOOM for each session. All participants must have audio and visual technology capabilities. To support participants using Zoom, we will offer a practice session on Wednesday, October 14th from 9-10 am. The practice session link will be mailed to registered participants.

Teen’s Upstream Campfires!
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: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/124/responses/new

Club 56 October Session “The Bible Meal”
Open to 5th & 6th grade families on Wednesday nights throughout the school year. Brand new time and new format to this years program. Our program theme is “Conversations Around the Dinner Table”. Start with connecting with your faith family (Over Zoom) and then connect as a family at home around your dinner table! For more information and to register visit: https://lolbaxter.org/ministries/middle-school/

Fuel Up Forestview
We are helping to stock the pantry at Forestview with items to help provide food, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items for middle school students experiencing financial hardships at home. We’ll be collecting items through October. Drop off your items at church on Sunday mornings from 9 am-12 noon

  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Skillet dinners or Hamburger Helpers
  • Individual boxes of cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Small bag of chips
  • Individual Fruit cups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape or strawberry Jelly
  • Microwaveable popcorn
  • Juice boxes
  • Pancake Mix and/or Syrup
  • Toothpaste/tooth brush
  • Shampoo
  • Boys and girls deodorant

Brainerd Lakes Area Drug Education Coalition Event
26% of Crow Wing County students have or know someone who has experimented with a substance since the beginning of the pandemic. The Know the Truth ™ Prevention Program, has partnered with the BLADE Coalition to host, ‘A Night to Know the Truth’. This live webinar will focus on sharing real-time information about local substance use trends and how students are responding to current events. You will leave this event equipped with practical tools to support the young people in your community.
Date – Tuesday, October 20th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Registration – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d-875ztfSouILIgYt_LMsQ
Agenda – 6:30pm-7:00pm – Local Resources Available; 7:00pm-8:00pm – Presentations; 8:00pm-8:30pm – Live Q/A Session
Presenters – Shiela Klemmetseng – BLADE Coalition; Crow Wing County Sheriff – Sheriff Goddard; Troy Nash – Drug Taskforce Member; School Resource Officer Panel; Personal Stories of Addiction and Recovery; Know the Truth Prevention Professionals; Andy Galles – BLADE Coalition

Now Hiring – Communications Coordinator
Lord of Life is currently accepting applications for a full-time Communications Coordinator position. Primary duties include responsibility for running all aspects of the sound booth during services as well as coordinating and training sound booth volunteers, responsibility for online and offline communications including worship bulletin, announcements, newsletters, mailings and social media, and coordination of church volunteers. Visit our website www.lolbaxter.org for additional details. Submit a cover letter and resume to personnel@lolbaxter.org

Women’s Bible Study under Carol Rodseth’s leadership will continue to meet on Zoom this Fall. We meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 am for an hour. We are currently in the midst of a study of the book of James through Nov. 18. We would welcome any additional women who would like to join us at this time. It is practical study aimed at applying God’s Word to our lives. Please contact Carol at 218-838-4396 or email Rodseth@charter.net.

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 11:00am 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.

Dear Church – A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. — New Book Discussion Group Starting at Lord of Life
Our country and world are wrestling with questions of racism and injustice. It is time for us to open our 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 we respond? How might our church respond?
Lolly Kalinoski and Darrell Pedersen will be leading a Zoom discussion of this book on Sundays, 10:45 a.m., beginning October 11th. 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 fortresspress.com or Amazon. To sign up for the class, please text or call Lolly at 218-829-8207. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89453155690 or call +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 894 5315 5690.  Hope to see you there