This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – to everyone that donated clothing for our Spring Clothing Giveaway. A big thank you to everyone that helped with sorting, folding and organizing the Spring Clothing Giveaway and for everyone that helped on Friday and Saturday. This giveaway is appreciated by so many and we couldn’t do it without you.

Youth Rummage and Bake Sale  – Thank You to everyone who volunteered their time and energy before, during and after the sale. Thank you to everyone who donated items and helped price them. This year’s sale was another success. We raised over $9,400! These funds will go towards our summer mission trip to Warrensburg, New York.

Campfire Worship – Join us Wednesday, June 19, at 6 pm for our Campfire Worship Service. Bring a dish to pass for our potluck supper; hotdogs are provided.

Our Annual Congregational Meeting – will be on Sunday, June 23, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to attend, participate and vote.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday evening, June 23 for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church. We will be raising funds to pay for supplies needed for our work in Tanzania. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal, with additional contributions going to the supplies needed. If you like fried fish, all you have to do is show up! The fish fry will run from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, bread, refreshments and desserts.

Operation Sandwich Donations Needed – Operation Sandwich is a program that exists to end childhood hunger by feeding kids during the summer months. Operation Sandwich needs donations of: fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, pudding cups, fruit cups, chips, goldfish crackers, marshmallow treats. You can bring your donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Avenue NE, Brainerd.  We will also take gift cards for grocery stores to purchase fruits and vegetables. For more information or to volunteer visit http://www.operationsandwichcwc.org.

NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA Summer Convention/Gathering – Sugar Lake Lodge, near Grand Rapids, June 24 – 26, 2019. Registration packets are located at the Narthex on the Welcome Center.

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “Bringing the Caring Relationship to a Close.” In this presentation the trainees will be considering how the sometimes difficult process of bringing a caring relationship to a close can instead be turned into a relationship-strengthening event. 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 new Stephen Ministers among us.

Summer Watering Volunteers needed – We are looking for volunteers to help keep our flowers and shrubs watered this summer. Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex.

Summer Worship Assistants Needed – We are looking for volunteers to be Sunday Worship Assistants for this summer. These sign-up sheets are located in the narthex.  Please sign-up for the week that works for you.

Kids Time Leaders – We are looking for Kid’s Time leaders at our Sunday 9 am and Wednesday 6 pm services throughout summer. No planning on your end; lesson plans and all materials and instructions are provided for you. Simply show up and teach our children the truths and promises of our Lord! Follow the link below if interested in signing up. Thanks in advance for serving in this area! https://lolbaxter.ccbchurch.com/need_detail.php?need_id=228