This Week’s Announcements

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will be Saturday, October 6, at 9:00 am for fellowship, lively discussions, food, and coffee. This year we’ll discuss Doubt: A Sign of Faith and Life.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast, Sunday, October 7, starting at 9:45 am. Free-will donations will go towards our mission trip this summer.

Congregational Meeting – will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 11:45 am. We will be reaffirming the budget, receiving last year’s fiscal report, making adjustments to the budget. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

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 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Bibles will be received on Wednesday, October 24 and Sunday, October 28 during the worship services.

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.

Martha Circle -will meet at Sally Jacobsen’s home on October 9 at 7 pm. For more information contact Sally Jacobsen at 218-829-1704.

Sarah Circle – will meet at Lord of Life in Fellowship Hall on October 9 at 1 pm. Come for fellowship and Bible study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 829-3864.

Trunks Needed for Trunk or Treating – Join us in the Lord of Life West parking lot for Trunk or Treating on Wednesday, October 31. Decorate your trunk and have fun handing out candy to the kids. Email to reserve your parking space.

Stephen Ministry – Did the Stephen Ministry Sunday or Wednesday service pique your interest in becoming a Stephen Minister, but you would like more information and a chance to ask questions? Please join us for an hour long presentation that delves into more detail. It is called “Share One Another’s Burdens” and will be led by Lolly Kalinoski and Deb Bergstrom. The dates are: Sunday, October 21 and Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

COMING SOON – thru your village, “Psalm singing” Disciples of Jesus, singing Psalms 120 and 121. Join the journey with the Sunday Evening Book Discussion Group, Sunday, October 7, at 6:30 pm, in the library at Northern Lakes Assisted Living, 8186 Excelsior Road. Bring the whole family.

Coats for Kids – Kinship Partners is doing a coat drive October 27 at Westgate Mall and is need of gently used kids coats, boots, snow pants, hats and scarves. Bring items you have to Lord of Life by October 14. For more information email

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.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – LOLLY will meet on Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by Rev. Lilja Behr on Sacred Sites. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Fall Clothing Share Bring in your clothing donations this week! Starting

October 8, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3:00 pm. The fall clothing share will be Friday, October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 

9 am – 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 email the church office at

Lord of Life Prayer Shawl Gathering – Will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life for a Prayer Shawl Gathering and Blessing. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Prayer Shawls may be knitted or crocheted and there are patterns available, or any pattern you’d like to use. There is no pressure to complete or deadlines to meet! Questions? Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen (829-2177) or Brenda Johnson (831-9725).

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in an ELCA Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership, it is not necessary for you to attend these classes. This is a three night session: Wednesday, October 17, 31 & November 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register at: