This Week’s Announcements

How Climate Change is Affecting the Brainerd Lakes Area – A presentation by meteorologist, broadcaster, and author Paul Douglas on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at Lord of Life.

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life-You and your Spiritual Gifts Class –This course helps individuals to grow by discovering their gifts and learning how God wants them to be used. John Wolf will be teaching the class starting Sunday, September 30 through November 18 at 10:30 am. The class will cost $15 and you can register at:

Women of the ELCA – Heartland Fall Conference Gathering – Will be Thursday, October 4, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Registration begins at 8 am and Brunch will start at 9 am. The speaker will be Steve Larson from First Lutheran Church. Cost is $8.

3rd Grade Bible Class – 3rd Graders and parents, are invited to 3 weeks of class where we will dig into and discover the treasure that is God’s word! Class dates: Monday, October 8, 15, 22 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

SHORT COURSE: How Lutherans Interpret the Bible – You are invited to explore these Lutheran ways of interpreting the Bible through a seven session series that will be offered each week at Lord of Life on both Monday evenings and Thursday mornings beginning October 8. Based on a video series by Dr. Mark Allan Powell. Sessions will start Monday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 11 from 8 am to 9 am.

Bring Your Favorite Apple Dessert to Share – On Sunday, October 14, 21 & 28. The Ladies of Congregational Life Team will also bring apple desserts for fellowship. You are invited to bring your favorite apple dessert to share at fellowship time. Email Pat Huhta at if you have any questions or would like to bring a dessert to share.

Fall Clothing Share Start saving your clothing for the fall clothing share on Friday, October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 12 pm. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up during the week and to help during the clothing share. If you would like to help sign-up in the Narthex or email the church office at Drop off donations the week of October 8, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3:00 pm.

A Night at the USO – Sixteenth Annual Fall Fundraiser of The Legacy Chorale Saturday, October 6, at Cragun’s Resort. Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction at 5 pm; Dinner and show at 6 pm. $55 per person, tickets available online at

Luminating Life – Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center will host its annual fundraiser on October 11 at 5:30 pm at Luminary Fern, located in the historic Clocktower at Northern Pacific Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at or at The Women’s Center (218)828-1216.

Sponsorships for Campers – Join Luther Crest in this special day of family fun and fundraising. All proceeds will enable more children, youth and families to experience the programs at Luther Crest year-round. Saturday, October 20 at Carlos Creek Winery, 6693 Co. Rd. 34 NW, Alexandria from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information email 

New Members 101 Class – This class is for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Register at:

Fuel Up For Forestview – Once again 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 the month of September. Items needed include:

  • Granola bars & fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Boxes or the small microwavable portions)
  • Skillet dinners or Hamburger Helpers
  • Individual small boxes of cereal & oatmeal
  • Microwaveable popcorn
  • Individual Fruit cups
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Juice boxes
  • Shampoo
  • toothpaste/tooth brush
  • Boys and girls deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • school supplies
  • sports bras & underwear