This Week’s Announcements

Red Cross Blood Drive – Thank you to everyone that took the time on July 3rd to donate blood with the American Red Cross. Because of your donation, we were able to collect 32 pints of blood. (Four pints over our goal!) Of course, the real winners are the patients in need of blood. As you know, each blood donation can help save up to three lives. Your donation is truly appreciated by the blood recipients, their loved ones and all of us here at Lord of Life. Our next blood drive will be in February.

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.

Come Celebrate Tea at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd – The women of Lord of Life will be serving tea and treats on Thursday, July 19th from 2 pm to 3 pm at Bethany Good Samaritan. All you need to do is show up. For more information, talk to Sally Jacobsen, 829-1704.

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 Before July 25 to Receive a T-shirt – Send your kids on an impacting island adventure. Evening VBS will be August 12-15 from 6 pm to 8 pm. For 3 years to 5th grade. Cost is $15 per child with a family max of $25. Register at http://tinyurl.com/eveningvbs2018.

Help Proofread the Monthly Newsletters – We are in need of a few more people to help proofread the monthly newsletter. If you are interested, please email Colleen at colleen.bush@lolbaxter.org.

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 is a one night event and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Our next session will be held in Pastor Steve’s office on Wednesday, July 25, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Register at: https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/43/responses/new

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.

Musical Opportunity for Kids – Starting this fall we would love for kids to play a musical instrument or sing during communion. If you are interested in this, please email the church office at colleen.bush@lolbaxter.org.

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.