This Week’s Announcements

Church Office – will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Worship Assistant Trainings: The new Worship Assistant schedule will begin in February. There will be a training in the sanctuary immediately after the 9 am service and 10:30 am service on Jan 27. You will be introduced to your team that you will serve with.

An Evening with Author Kai Mark Nilsen – Come and meet the author of Renew Your Life on Sunday evening, January 27 at 6:30 pm! 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.

Find out more about going to Tanzania – For the past 10 years Lord of Life has been in a relationship of prayer and financial support with International Health Partners. Paula and Dennis visited Lord of Life on December 12 and their passion once again stirred the hearts of Lord of Life members. Now it’s time to seriously consider joining them in Tanzania to work, to serve, to pray, to play! If you are curious about a mission trip to Tanzania come and learn more about International Health Partners and what would be involved in a mission trip on Sunday, January 27th after the 9:00 am service and 10:30 am service.

Caring for the Caregiver – Lord of Life Lutheran Church will be presenting Henri Nouwen’s Courage for Caregivers, an eight hour retreat that will address the critical importance of self-care from a faith perspective. Join us Saturday, February 9 from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Cost is $15 for lunch and materials. Please register by January 23, payment is due the day of the retreat. Contact deb Bergstrom at 701-678-4053 to register or sign-up in the Narthex.

Do You Have A Great Chili Recipe? – Join us for a Chili Cook off on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:15. There will be a prize for the winner of the best chili! If you are bringing chili for the cook-off please email or call Pat Huhta at jjhuhta@msn.com or 218-855-1882.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Lord of Life will have a blood drive Friday, February 22 from 12 pm-5 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org.

The Giving Tree – Our giving tree is up and ready for your handmade scarves, hats and mittens. 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.

Men In Mission Retreat – Saturday, Feb 23, 8 am to 4:30 pm at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Keynote speaker on Saturday is Rev. Dr. Mark Tranvik, Professor of Religion at Augsburg University. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration information is at the Welcome Center or by emailing nelutheranmen@gmail.com. Cost is $40 for registration and meal and $30 for first time attendees and students.

Little known LOL Fact: We have 80 people signed up to bring people a meal in times of need. 

Looking Ahead To Lent: Our theme during the season of lent is “Lasting Hope.” On Wednesday nights we’ll be exploring the Psalms in our meditations. Augsburg Fortress has created a beautiful, full-color Lenten devotional to accompany us. It’s available in pocket and large-print versions. We’ll be reserving copies for people beginning in February.

Nuts and bolts and a Few Loose Screws Workshop – Tools for your congregational toolbox. Saturday, March 16 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, MN. Who should attend? People of all ages who want to learn about what is going on with new and ongoing initiatives in our synod. Look for more information about this event on the bulletin board in the Narthex or in the January Newsletter. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register go to https://nutsandbolts2019nemnsynod.eventbrite.com

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – Saturday, March 30, 2019, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd. 9:00 am registration; 9:30 am.– 3:30 pm Summit. 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 has been paid by Lord of Life Care of Creation Group, email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org if you are interested in attending.