This Week’s Announcements

Pancake Breakfast and Wednesday Potluck Cancelled – The pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 3, and the Wednesday Potluck on February 6 are cancelled do to the furnace not working in Fellowship Hall.

Blood Pressure Checks – Deb Bergstrom will be doing blood pressure checks in room 10 on Sunday, February 3 from 10 am to 10:30 am.

The Cold and Snow are Here – We are looking for a volunteer to help with shoveling our sidewalks at Lord of Life the week of February 10. 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.

Do You Have A Great Chili Recipe? – Join us for a Chili Cook off on Wednesday, February 13, at 5:15. Come for a Chili cook off; stay for worship at 6 pm. 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.

Driver Improvement Refresher Course – St. Cloud University offers Driver Improvement classes for Minnesota licensed drivers 55 and older. Participants can earn a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking the initial 8 hour course. The 10% discount can be maintained by taking a 4 hour refresher course every three years. A refresher class will be offered at Lord of Life on Thursday, February 21 and Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information and to register for the class, call St. Cloud University Driver Improvement Program toll-free 1-888-234-1294 or visit their website at www.mnsafetycenter.org.

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

Men In Mission Retreat – Saturday, Feb 23rd, 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.

Noisy offering – will be on Sunday, February 10 & Wednesday, February 13 this month. Noisy offering is distributed to the local food shelf.

New Member Orientation 101 – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. These classes are for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. New Member Orientation 101 class is a one night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Class is held in Pastor Steve’s office on February 13, February 25, March 7 or March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – Saturday, March 30, at 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.