This Week’s Announcements

3rd Grade Bible Class
Bibles will be distributed to 3rd grade families starting the week of Sunday, October 25th. We’ll meet on ZOOM for 3 weeks unpacking with 3rd graders and parents the joy of God’s Word. Classes will be Thursday evenings from 6:30pm- 7:30pm – October 29, November 5, November 12.

Please Pray For

  • Jerry Kuehn
  • Deb Bergstrom’s sister Karen Sebek diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Deb Bergstrom for cataract surgery
  • Chris and Shelly Ford as they grieve of the deaths of their 1 month old grandson and Shelly’s mother.

HALLOWEEN “MASK-PARADE” – October 31st.
LOL members please come to church and help create a Halloween parade route for the kids of the congregation. The parade will go through the parking lot and the backyard of the church.  Have your masks on and a costume if you’d like and cheer on our LOL kids as they show off their costumes and have a little fun! Event starts at 2pm.  Parade will be begin shortly after 2!

Volunteer Needs

  • 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
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 18th and 25th 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 http://www.lolbaxter.org/ We plan to continue these indoor worship services until our Crow Wing County COVID-19 rate averages 18.5 new daily cases.

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, 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 in the collection box near the main entrance anytime!

  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks   
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Skillet dinners or Hamburger Helpers
  • Individual boxes of cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Chef Boyardee canned pasta meals
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Tuna packets
  • Hot chocolate/flavored water packets
  • 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

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
Communion available in the Lobby on Sundays beginning October 18 from 10:30-11:00 am. Also available by appointment by contacting the Pastors.

Sound/Video Booth Volunteers Urgently Needed
We urgently need additional volunteers to work in the Sound Booth.  Please contact Lolly Kalinoski at lollykadlec@hotmail.com if interested.

We invite you to share the joy of all that Bright Stars can continue to accomplish during the virtual “Celebration of Hope” on Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. CDT.  The celebration is an opportunity to learn more about programs in the occupied Palestinian territories and hear from young people there as well as from friends in the United States, including travel guru Rick Steves and author and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber, among others.  We hope that you will share information about the Celebration of Hope with your family and friends.  Please register, free of charge, at http://brightstarsbethlehem.org/  You can also register and find more information on the Bright Stars Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/brightstarsbethlehem/

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
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 Darrell Pedersen will be leading a Zoom discussion of this book on Sundays, 10:45 a.m., beginning October 11thThis 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