serveCAMP August 6-10 – serveCAMP, a Middle School Mission “trip”, is for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kids will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard. Cost is $125 – this covers camp activities, servant opportunities, transportation, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and a week they will never forget. http://tinyurl.com/serveCAMP2018.
Register for Evening VBS – Send your kids on an impacting island adventure. Evening VBS will be August 12-15 from 6 pm to 8 pm. For ages 3 years to 5th grade – Register before July 25 to receive a t-shirt. Cost is $15 per child with a family max of $25. Register at http://tinyurl.com/eveningvbs2018.
Campfire Worship/Potluck – We will have a outdoor worship service on Wednesday, July 18, at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass for our potluck supper; hotdogs are provided.
Join the Missions and Social Concerns Team – We have a fund entitled, “Beyond our Doors” that receives regular financial support. WE NEED TO GIVE THAT MONEY AWAY, and in order to do that we need a dedicated group of people who are willing to do some research regarding local and global charities; make wise decisions, and then report those decisions back to the church council. Please pray about joining the Missions and Social Concerns Team! Mark your Connection Card if you are interested.
God’s Work Our Hands – Mark your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of God’s Work. Our Hands on Sunday, September 9 at 10 am.
July Newsletter – The July Newsletter is now available at lolbaxter.org or you can pick up a copy in the Narthex.
Christ in our Home – The July, August, September Christ In Our Home is available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.
Are you missing your favorite cake pan or bowl? – Please check in the Kitchen if you are missing anything.
Donations for Evening VBS – If you would like to help by donating an item for Evening VBS. Please take a life preserver off the bulletin board near the office. Bring the item to the office by the date listed. Some items we would like to borrow, please put your name on them so we can return them.
Operation Sandwich Donations and Volunteering – Operation Sandwich is in need of donations of: granola bars, goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, squeeze applesauce and trail mix. Cash donations or gift cards can also be given to buy fresh produce. Donations can be dropped off at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Ave NE, Brainerd. Operation Sandwich is also looking for volunteers for prepping the lunches and delivery. If you would like to help with this go to https://www.unitedwaynow.org.
Living Lutheran Magazine – July Living Lutheran Magazine is available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.
Traveling this summer – Find an ELCA congregation along your summer vacation route and experience worship in a different church. Lutherans are ready to welcome you all over the U.S. and Caribbean. Search by location at ELCA.org/FindACongregation.
Pushpay – We are very excited to introduce a new, easy way to support Lord of Life! You can now give simply and easily by using Pushpay for your tithes, offerings, and special gifts! To start, text LOLBAXTER to 77977 and you will receive a link to our custom giving page. Or look for the Pushpay App in the App Store. Pushpay currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as ACH (bank account) gifts!
AmazonSmile – is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile or to change your organization, visit https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/change/ and search for “Lord of Life Lutheran Church Baxter MN.”