This Week’s Announcements

Time of Prayer For our Nation on July 4th – Join Pastor Steve in a Time of Prayer for our Nation on Wednesday, July 4, at 12 pm in the Sanctuary. 

Wednesday Night Worship Cancelled – There will be no 6 pm worship service on Wednesday, July 4th.

Church Office – will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the 4th of July.

Blood Drive – Lord of Life will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, July 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Sign up at redcrossblood.org.

Stephen Ministry Leaders Chosen – Please pray for Deb Bergstrom and Lolly Kalinoski who have been chosen to serve as Lord of Life’s first Stephen Ministry Leaders. They, along with Pastor Erika, will be attending a weeklong training event, July 15-21, to learn how to recruit, train, and implement the Stephen Ministry program here at Lord of Life.

THANK YOU! To those who have responded with additional gifts during the months of May and June to help close the substantial gap in our budget before our fiscal year ends. There is still time to give before our year end on June 30th – please help us end the year positively!

Will you prayerfully consider joining the Missions and Social Concerns Team? We have a fund entitled, “Beyond our Doors” that receives regular financial support. WE NEED TO GIVE THAT MONEY AWAY, and in order to do that we need a dedicated group of people who are willing to do some research regarding local and global charities; make decisions, and then report those decisions back to the church council. Please pray about joining the Missions and Social Concerns Team! Please check the box on the back of of your Connection Cards if you are interested. 

Preschool VBS July 9-12 – from 9 am – 11:30 am For ages 3, 4 & 5-pre K. At Vacation Bible School (VBS) kids participate in exciting games and experience God’s Word in Bible stories and by exploring and creating through crafts, snacks and games. Cost is $15.00, family cap: $25.00. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/yb3v5c5x.

Preschool VBS Helpers – We are in need of 7th graders to adults to help with VBS July 9-12 from 8:30 am to 12 pm. If you would like to volunteer please email the office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Day Camp July 9-12 – from 9 am – 4 pm for K-4th Grade. Fun activities are led by trained Luther Crest Bible Camp counselors and are designed to give children an opportunity to grow their faith. Cost is $60. sign up at http://tinyurl.com/ycmcltob.

serveCAMP August 6-10 – serveCAMP, a Middle School Mission “trip”, is for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kids will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard. Cost is $125 – this covers camp activities, servant opportunities, transportation, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and a week they will never forget. http://tinyurl.com/serveCAMP2018.

Register for Evening VBS – Send your kids on an impacting island adventure. Evening VBS will be August 12-15 from 6 pm to 8 pm. For ages 3 years to 5th grade – Register before July 25 to receive a t-shirt. Cost is $15 per child with a family max of $25. Register at http://tinyurl.com/eveningvbs2018.

Operation Sandwich Donations and Volunteering – Operation Sandwich is in need of donations of: granola bars, goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, squeeze applesauce and trail mix. Cash donations or gift cards can also be given to buy fresh produce. Donations can be dropped off at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Ave NE, Brainerd. Operation Sandwich is also looking for volunteers for prepping the lunches and delivery. If you would like to help with this go to https://www.unitedwaynow.org.

God’s Work Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, September 9, at 10 am.

Golf Outing & Fundraiser For Camp Onomia Campership Fund – Gather a foursome and join Camp Onomia for a great afternoon of golf. Monday, July 30, at 10 am. $75 a person: includes 18 holes, cart, fun and prizes! Registration forms in the Narthex or sign up by email: CampOnomia@gmail.com.