This Week’s Announcements

3rd Week of Advent – The Gift of Hope-Hope is a word on which our future rests. We cannot know what will come, but with faith we place our hope in Christ. Like Zechariah, we hope for the tender mercy of our God, light in the midst of darkness and death, and the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of our sins.

Sunday Evening Book Group – Will meet at 6:30 pm, on Sunday, December 16 in the library at Northern Lakes Assisted Living, 8186 Excelsior Rd., (near the Arboretum). Bring the family and your Bible.

A Service for Grief and Hope – Join us Monday, December 17th at 6:30pm for a Service for Grief and Hope. While Advent is a season of hope and Christmas is a season of joy, we don’t all feel hopeful or like celebrating. So let’s gather together to provide a time and place of solace during this frenetic time surrounding the celebration of Christmas.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – Will meet on Wednesday, December 19, at 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Christmas Services – Christmas Eve Worship Services will be on Monday, December 24 at 3 pm, 5 pm & 9 pm. There will be no Wednesday Worship Service on December 26, and one Worship Service at 9 am on December 30.

The Cold and Snow are Here – We are looking for volunteers to help with shoveling our sidewalks at Lord of Life. This helps keep our snow removal costs down. Volunteers will take a one-week slot and shovel the sidewalks twice a day if it snows. If you would like to help with this email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Wear Your Holiday/Ugly Sweater – On Wednesday, December 19 or Sunday, December 23.

Christmas Eve Office Hours – The church office will be open until 12 pm on Monday, December 24.

Church Office – The church office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25; Wednesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 1.

The Giving Tree – Our giving tree is up and ready for your handmade scarves, hats and mittens. If you would like to help fill our tree, we have yarn available in the Narthex. If you are not a knitter and would like to donate store bought scarves, hats and mittens, we will gladly take them. If you are a Teacher or if you know of someone that could use hats, mittens and scarves this winter, please take the item(s) off our Giving Tree and take the items to them or let them know about our Giving Tree at LOL.

Year End Contributions Deadlines:

  • In Person: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Via USPS: Post-marked no later than December 31, 2018. 
  • Online: Must have an “approved” status by December 31, 2018
  • Stock: If you wish to gift Stock to Lord of Life, please contact Anne Laechel for more information. Transfer of ownership must be completed by Monday, December 31, 2018 to be considered a 2018 gift. As the process can take 1-2 weeks, requests should be initiated by Friday, December 16th.
  • Any gift received or post-marked on or after January 1, 2019 will be credited to 2019.

LIFEgroups starting in January! Are you interested in exploring a deeper and richer connection to Christ and others? Be a part of an 8 week LIFEgroup as together we read and discuss the book “Renew Your Life – Discovering the Wellspring of God’s Energy” by Kai Mark Nilsen. Please fill out the enclosed Renew your life form for ordering a book and joining a group. Books cost $10. Online registration is also available at https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/70/responses/new.

Thursday Men’s Fellowship – Meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Commons at Lord of Life. Come for coffee, donuts, conversation and Bible study. For more information contact Ted Anderson 218-831-1372.

God at the Movies – Join us in watching a movie and discussing how we saw God in that movie. Check your Connection Card and we will email you when a movie is picked and tell you the date and time.

Sound & Light Technicians – We need your help with Sound & Projection during Sunday and/or Wednesday Worship. Hands on training provided.

Men’s Breakfast – Join the Men’s Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 am at Lord of Life for Bible study, fellowship, fun and food. For more information contact Ted Anderson at 218-831-1372.