This Week’s Announcements

Church Office – The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1.

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 or sign-up in the Narthex.

Wednesday Suppers – We will have a potluck/carry in on January 2 and regular suppers on January 9, 16, 23 and 30 starting at 5:15 pm.

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, January 5 at 9:00 am. Contact Wendy Adamson if you have any questions at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

2019 Bishop’s Convocation on Mental Health and Faith – Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Hollie Holt-Woehl, Adjunct Professor, Luther Seminary. Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 1:00-4:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Ave NE, Brainerd, MN. This Convocation is open to all people; you may invite friends who are asking questions about Faith and Mental Illness.

Please register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bishops-convocation-registration-51822696079 or call the synod office: 218-724-4424.

An Evening with Author Kai Mark Nilsen – Come and meet the author of Renew Your Life on Sunday evening, January 27th! Kai will be with us for an evening of connecting, learning and growing. We’ll have a chance to hear directly from him about the book, his own renewal and his hopes for both individuals and the church. Look for more information and time of event in upcoming announcements.

Worship Environmental Team – Would you like to be a part of creating a positive and attractive worship environment. Tending to things like banner changes, seasonal decorations, prayer stations, and other means to augment the worship environment that contribute to making our worship vibrant and meaningful. Please check the Connection Cards.

Good Samaritan Bowling Team – Join Team LOL for the Good Samaritan Bowling Fundraiser, May 5 and 6th. Please mark your Connection Card if you are interested. We will need a team of 5 to 6 people. Please check the Connection Cards.

Health & Wellness Council – The role of the Health & Wellness Council is to help our church community stay healthy and active by offering a variety of activities and information to them. Please check the Connection Cards.

1st Communion Class – for 5th graders and their parent(s) – It’s time to put 1st Communion Classes on your calendar! Our classes will be opportunities for parents and kids to learn together about the gift of Holy Communion, the significance of bread and wine and the blessing of being a part of a faith community. First Communion Class will be held at the end of March and into April. We’ll celebrate First Communion on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday! Be on the look out for more information to come! Please check the Connection Cards.

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – Saturday, March 30, 2019 Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd. 9:00 am registration and Coffee; 9:30 am.– 3:30 pm Summit. The EcoFaith Summit will be a day of equipping congregations to initiate or enhance creation care teams. Learn how your church can integrate care of creation throughout all of your congregation’s activities, including worship, education, congregational life, building and grounds, and community engagement. Registration opens February 1, 2019; Full cost: $15 per person, $40 for a congregational group of three or more. Early Bird Special (until March 15) $10 individual, $25 for a congregational group. Please check the Connection Cards.