This Week’s Announcements

Daylight Savings Time – Remember to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 10.

Sunday Book Discussion Group – will meet on Sunday, March 3 at Northern Lakes Asst. Living. They will discuss chapters 13 and 14; Psalms 131 and 132.

Ash Wednesday Services – will be March 6 at 12 pm and 7 pm. No supper or activities that evening.

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? Sign-up in the Narthex if you have a talent to share or if you would like to bring a hotdish for this event. This event is a free-will donation and proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip in July.

New Member Orientation 101 – 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 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

Fifth Graders and Parents – First Communion Class will start on March 18. Dates are March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/lolfirstCommunion2019

March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations between Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the Minnesota Food Share. Noisy Offering is March 20 & 24.

Driver Improvement Refresher Course – Participants can earn a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking the initial 8-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, 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.

Volunteer to help Answer Phones – Our staff meetings are moving to Tuesday mornings at 9 am. If you would like to help out and answer phones during this time email colleen@lolbaxter.org.

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 & 8, – 7:00-8:30pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/75/responses/new

3rd Annual NE MN Synod EcoFaith Summit – will be Saturday, March 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 9:00 am. 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.