This Week’s Announcements

Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering – will be at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo on Thursday, April 11 from 8 am to 12 pm. Cost is $8. If you would like to go and need a ride call Brenda Johnson at 831-9725.

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will meet Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at LOL, join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

Wednesday Soup Lunch and Study – Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for a soup and bread lunch and a time of Worship starting at 12 pm. This will run through Wednesday, April 17.

Holy Week – Maundy Thursday: April 18 – 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday: April 19 – 12 pm & 7 pm. No Wednesday Service or supper this week.

Easter Vigil – Lord of Life’s Easter Vigil will be on Good Friday from 8 pm to midnight. Come anytime and stay as long as you would like.

Easter Breakfast – Join us for Easter Breakfast after the 7 am Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 21. Easter Services are: 7 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.

Come to the Vision Brunch – Join us on April 28 at 10:15 for brunch and a very important conversation with our church leaders about Lord of Life’s vision for the future. We will also be holding this event on Wednesday, April 24 after the 6 pm worship service with dessert.

New staff position to be added at Lord of Life! We’re hiring a part time Children’s Ministry Coordinator for 50 hours a month. We are looking for someone with a strong faith, commitment to the work of the church, and a love of children. If interested, please contact pastor Erika at Erika@lolbaxter.org. A full job description is available in the church office or on the website at www.lolbaxter.org.

My Fit – In order to help your congregation better communicate with you about the ministries and opportunities you may be interested in, please update your “My Fit” form on CCB. How? In CCB go to your Profile page-Actions-My Fit.

Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help cook in the kitchen on Wednesday nights for supper and also to help with Easter Brunch and the Brunch on April 28. If you can help us out please email the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org. 

Join the Older Folders Holy Week and Easter- in folding bulletins on Thursday, April 18 at 11 am and on Friday, April 19 at 10 am.

Volunteers Needed – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Youth Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. Sign-up in the Narthex for the days that work for you.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity – is building a home for a Veteran in the Baxter area. We are needing volunteers to get this house completed and get this Veteran and his family into a safe, decent and affordable home. Volunteering to help is a great way to say thanks for your service, if interested in helping out call Karen at 218-454-7020 or email volcoord@lakesareahabitat.org.

The Legacy Chorale – will be performing at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 pm. Free-will donations accepted. More information at admin@legacychorale.org.

Give Good Gifts at Easter – through the ELCA Good Gifts program. For more information visit: https://community.elca.org/good-gifts-2017/easter.

Stephen Ministry Update – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of Maintaining Boundaries in Caregiving and Crisis Theory and Practice: Danger versus Opportunity. In this presentation they will be learning how to guard against being manipulated and how to recognize their own tendencies to foster dependency by doing too much. The trainees will also study exactly what happens when a person goes through a crisis, and how Christian ministry can help turn a potential danger into an opportunity for growth. Those who are participating in Stephen Ministry training are excited about what they are learning and about the ministries they are anticipating. We look forward to the work of our Stephen Minister among us.