This Week’s Announcements

Interested in being a part of ROAR VBS this August? We can get you plugged in! There will be a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 pm. 

Attitude of Gratitude VBS – Don’t let your child miss out on this exciting VBS experience learning how to appreciate God’s creation and many blessings. It runs July 8th-10th from 8:30-11am. This VBS is designed for 3yr olds-4th graders and is $20/child. Sign up now at

serveCAMP – will be July 21st-25th This is a Middle School Mission “trip” 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.

Care of Creation Team would like to share an event with you: Join the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library for their annual Summer Brown Bag Lunch Author Series! All events are free and open to the public, and take place at the Brainerd Public Library at 12 noon on Mondays. This Monday, June 24, Grant Merritt, author of Iron & Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment will be there. Merritt’s book is a memoir of his life’s work on behalf of Minnesota’s people and environment. Chronicling the discovery of vast iron deposits on the Mesabi Range and the fight to save Lake Superior and Minnesota’s natural riches, Merritt reveals how individuals can change the world.

4th of July Quilt – The Quilters have made a beautiful 4th of July quilt and it is displayed in the Narthex. Place a bid on the quilt until June 30. Money raised from the quilt will go towards on-going maintenance at LOL.

Community Picnic – There will be an Operation Sandwich Fundraiser on June 27 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. There will be free food, games, music and fun. Please donate individually wrapped snacks of fish crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, trail mix, fruit cups or make a monetary donation to Operation Sandwich.

Summer Teen’s Upstream – Take a break in the middle of the week! Invite some friends to have fun, enjoy some snacks and grow in faith together. For students entering 9th – 12th grade.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Friday, July 5, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Lord of Life. To schedule an appointment, contact: or call Sally Jacobsen at 829-1704.

Roar! Into the Wild VBS – August 11th-14th from 6 pm -8 pm for ages 3 to 4th Grade. Join the herd on an epic adventure as we explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that encourages us through this wild life! Cost is $20 a child and a family max of $30.

AmazonSmile – is like but better! 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. Simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile or to change your organization, visit and search for “Lord of Life Lutheran Church Baxter MN.”

Stephen Ministry – We celebrate the commissioning of eight caring members of our congregation. They have the spiritual gifts to be Stephen Ministers, and they have participated in 50 hours of training, learning how to carry out this ministry. Wendy Adamson, Deb Cervantez, Pam Cook, Julie Johnson, and Gary Engelmann are the first Stephen Ministers to be commissioned here at Lord of Life. Deb Bergstrom, Lolly Kalinoski, and Pastor Erika Nilsen, who were commissioned previously as Stephen Leaders and together provided the training, will now also be commissioned as Stephen Ministers alongside their students. Let us pray for the success of this caring ministry that they bring to our community.

Thank you – to everyone that helped with the property work day on Saturday, June 15. We mulched, pruned, planted, weeded, washed windows and fixed the pew racks. All your hard work is greatly appreciated!