This Week’s Announcements

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.

Operation Sandwich Donations Needed – Operation Sandwich is solely funded through the generosity of this community and needs donations of individually portioned: fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, fruit cups and goldfish crackers. Cash is always appreciated as it allows us to purchase fresh fruits, veggies and other items. You can bring your donations to Lord of Life Lutheran Church or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Avenue NE, Brainerd. For more information or to volunteer visit https://www.unitedwaynow.org/operationsandwich

Property Work Day – Bring a rake and join us on Saturday, June 15, from 8 am to 12 pm. We will be putting down mulch, pruning and planting flowers, and washing windows.

LOL Annual Fish Fry – Join us Sunday evening, June 23 for our annual fish fry, hosted at Lord of Life Church, to raise 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.

Gifts Encouraged for the Seminarian Scholarship Fund -Donations will be used to support those from this congregation who go on to attend seminary with the intention of serving as a rostered minister in the church. 

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for another Spiritual Gifts Class on Thursdays starting September 26 and going through November 21 from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Cost of materials per person: $15. If you are interested let us know on the Connection Card or by emailing the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Biking on the Paul Bunyan Trail – Join the Care of Creation team as they set out on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Sunday, June 23 at 1 pm. Park and meet in the Arboretum parking lot at 1 pm.

Lost and Found – Please check the Lost and Found, items left will be donated June 17.

Communion – If you are unable to come forward to take communion, please speak to an usher and communion will be brought to you.

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

Stephen Ministry – This coming week the Stephen Ministry training class at Lord of Life will be considering the subject of “How to Make a First Caring Visit.” In this presentation the trainees will be receiving information on how to get a visit with a care receiver off to a good start. We thank God for the continuing dedication of our Stephen Ministry trainees: Wendy Adamson, Deb Cervantez, Pam Cook, Gary Engelmann, and Julie Johnson. We ask for your continued prayers for them and for God’s blessings upon their ministries.

Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir in Concert – Hear the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir perform Monday, June 17 at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Michael Culloton will conduct the choir, a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, in a varied concert ranging from classical choral works to folk songs and spirituals. A free-will offering will be collected. 

Communion Bread Bakers – is a group for anyone interested in taking turns baking communion bread for our worship services. Bakers will be informed of the needs as they arise and will deliver the bread to church by the Saturday prior to worship. This group has no regularly scheduled meetings. Check your Connection Cards if you would like to be a part of this team.

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, August 25, at 10 am. 

Congregational Life Team – provides opportunities for fellowship within the church. We also provide for special and major events in the church. Some of these include: Chili contest, Easter breakfast, Mitten tree, Campfire service & potluck, Wednesday suppers and much more. If you would like to be a part of this team mark your Connection Cards.