This Week’s Announcements

Stephen Ministry Training Begins – This coming week marks the beginning of 50 hours of training for three people who have committed themselves to learning the skills of caring ministry. This first week’s training concerns “The Person of the Caregiver,” and trainees will consider five foundational characteristics of a caregiver. These people are a blessing to Lord of Life, and we wish God’s blessings upon them. Keep them in your prayers.

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.

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.

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.

Prayer Shawl Meeting – There will be a Prayer Shawl meeting on Tuesday, February 19, at 2 pm in the Commons. Please bring prayer shawls that you have finished for a blessing. The shawls can be any size and any style. If you have any questions, please call Brenda at 218-831-9725.

LOLLY (Lot’s of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:30 am at Lord of Life for a potluck and presentation. If you have any questions, please call Pat Huhta at 218-855-1882.

Tanzania Mission Trip Meeting – An Informational meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13 following the 6 pm worship service. First official planning meeting will be Wednesday, February 27 at 7 pm.

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

Membership 201 – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran church. If you have been confirmed in the Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary you attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: Monday, March 25, April 1 & April 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.   Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

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.