This Week’s Announcements

SnowFun Day at Luther Crest – 5th-8th Graders are invited to SnowFun Day at Luther Crest North in Nisswa on Sunday, February 24 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Lutheran Church of the Cross and Lord of Life are partnering for an afternoon filled with snow games and activities. You are welcome to invite a friend! Please complete a separate registration for each participating youth. We will be carpooling from Lord of Life, departing at 12:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/73/responses/new

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 prayer shawls can be any size and any style. If you have any questions, please call Brenda at 218-831-9725.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:30 am at Lord of Life for a potluck and presentation from Deb Bergstrom. If you have any questions, please call Pat Huhta at 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. The 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. LMM_2019_Brochure

Concordia Choir in Concert – hear one of the nation’s finest college choirs along with the Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir perform on Saturday, February 23, at 7 pm at Tornstrom Auditorium. Ticket are $20 for Adults, $5 for students, available at ConcordiaTickets.com.

Hotdish & Hoopla – Join us on Sunday, March 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm for dinner and a show. Do you have a talent you would like to share: musical, comedy or juggling? Anyone can participate in the Talent Show from Lord of Life or from the community. Sign-up in the Narthex or email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We are in need of groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on March 3. Sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

Driver Improvement Refresher Course – 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, cost is $22. 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.

New Member Orientation 101 – 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 25, March 7 or March 20 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

Nuts and Bolts 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. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register go to https://nutsandbolts2019nemnsynod.eventbrite.com

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 event: Monday, March 25, April 1 & 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – Saturday, March 30, 2019Bethlehem 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.