This Week’s Announcements

Potluck Supper – Our next potluck will be Wednesday, November 7 at 5:15 pm. Regular suppers will be held on November 14 & 28. No supper on November 21.

Grief Support Group – Have you suffered a loss of a loved one or lost your job? Are you new in town or have you experienced other major life changes? We will be starting a new eight-week Grief Support Group on November 5 in the Fireside Room from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 

It’s Turkey Time – Bridges of Hope will provide the names of approximately 15 families who are in need of food baskets. Please consider donating canned vegetables, cranberries, boxes of stuffing, boxes or bags of potatoes (bagged potatoes only if close to the holiday to ensure they stay fresh), and jars or packets of gravy. Bring items to the labeled Thanksgiving Drive Basket located in the Narthex, and/or donate funds toward the purchase of the turkeys and pumpkin pies. All donations must be at the church no later than Wednesday, November 14.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Services – will be Wednesday, November 21 at 12 pm and 7 pm. There will be no Wednesday supper or youth activities that night.

Help Congregational Life provide the very basic dignities of new undies! Having clean, serviceable underwear is something many of us are lucky enough to take for granted. But for adults and children who are economically challenged or homeless, even those basic garments can be difficult-if not impossible-to obtain. We will be collecting new packaged underwear, socks and bras in sizes for all ages and genders. We would also accept baby onesies and baby socks. There will be an underwear drawer in the Narthex and we will be collecting the whole month of November! 

Pray & Ponder Women’s Bible Study – Do you wrestle with doubt? Do you sometimes feel guilty when your faith is weak and you are filled with unanswered questions? Join the conversation on Saturday, November 10th at 9:00 am. Contact Wendy Adamson if you have any questions at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

“A Long Obedience” – The Sunday Evening Book Group is on its way with Eugene Peterson. We’ve been through Discipleship, Repentance, Providence and Worship. Join us Sunday, November 4 at 6:30, we will go to “Service”, with Psalm 123. We meet in the library at Northern Lakes Senior Living Assisted Living, 8186 Excelsior Road. 

Stephen Ministry Meeting – Searching for a new ministry opportunity in our congregation? Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caring ministry. Right now we’re looking for members who are willing to become Stephen Ministers. To find out more about this ministry join us Sunday, November 4 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Room 10 or Thursday, November 8 or Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in room 1. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

Martha Circle – is a women’s Bible study that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They will meet November 13 at 7 pm. For more information and where they will be meeting contact Sally Jacobsen at 218-829-1704.

Sarah Circle – will meet at Lord of Life in Fellowship Hall on November 13 at 1 pm. Come for fellowship and Bible study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 218-829-3864.

Caring Friends Lefse Making – We will be making Lefse on Friday evening, November 16th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and on Saturday, November 17th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Lefse will be sold at Lord of Life on Sunday, November 18th, just in time for Thanksgiving. Please put your heart and hands to work, and let’s make some LEFSE!

Thanksgiving Dinner – The Brainerd American Legion, VFW, Elks and Eagles Clubs will again be sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. There is no charge for the dinner, free-will donations are gladly accepted.

Pie Donations – The American Legion is asking for help with people bringing in pies for the Thanksgiving dinner. Pies should be brought to the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front Street in Brainerd by 6 pm on Wednesday, November 21.

Winter Is Around The Corner – help Congregational Life in making scarves, hats and mittens for the giving tree. If you do not have yarn, there is some available in the Narthex.