This Week’s Announcements

Caring for Creation – will meet at Stonehouse Coffee at Riverwood Bank in Baxter at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16. Anyone with an interest in this ministry is welcome to attend!

serveCAMP – For students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and an option to return in the evening. Dates are July 21-25. Starts Sunday at 7 pm for a camp-style worship service. Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, optional 7 pm to 10 pm and/or overnight. Cost is $125. Sign-up at:

Roar! Into the Wild VBS – August 11-14 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. Sign-up before July 22 to receive a t-shirt

ServeCAMP Volunteers Needed – We are looking for volunteers to help the week of July 21-25. We are also in need of drivers to transport kids to volunteers sites. If you can help with one of these needs, please mark your Connection Card.

ROAR Evening VBS Volunteers– We are in need of Volunteers to help with VBS August 11-14. We need help with: decorating, VBS prep and cutting. We are also in need of group leaders (great for 6th graders through 12 graders and adults) to have a group of kids and take them through each of the stations. Please check the box on your Connection Card if you can help in anyway.

Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University (FPU)! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams! Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom, your FPU group will learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. FPU includes your member workbook and other exclusive online benefits through a free year of Financial Peace Membership. $109 per couple or individual. Please register through the Lord of Life website, or through the following class link Contact Valerie Jones for more information at

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for a Spiritual Gifts Class starting September 26. This is an eight week class and will be taught on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at LOL. We will NOT meet for class on Thursday, October 31. Classes will be taught on October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, and 21. We need a minimum of 10 people for this class, and no more than 20.

Friends of New Pathways – is an informal group of supporters among the members of Lord of Life. There are no regularly scheduled meetings for this group, but the group may gather from time to time to discuss special projects that can help support New Pathways. New Pathways partners with area churches so families with children have a safe place to stay at night. During the day, the families go to work, school, or to the New Pathways Family Day Centers, where they work on their plan to get back into a home of their own. Mark your Connection Card if you would like to be a part of this group. 

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. If you would like a t-shirt for that day, order shirts at The cost for shirts are between $8-$18 depending on size and style. The deadline for ordering a t-shirt is July 28.  

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Would you like to grow your faith and leadership? NE MN Synod Lay Leader Network Series is specifically designed for lay leaders within our congregation which might include; council members, youth leaders, team leaders, etc. Sessions will focus on: Biblical/Lutheran theological framework, leadership and spiritual development, all set within engaging current missional context. There will be four sessions: September 7, 2019, November 16, 2019, February 15, 2020, and May 16, 2020. These sessions run from 9 am to 4 pm and will be held at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Sessions are led by Dave Messner, Jim Bailey and Mark Skinner. Cost for all four sessions will be $220. To register and for more information go to under the lay leader network tab.