This Week’s Announcements

Thank you to Attitude of Gratitude VBS Volunteers – Thank you to all who volunteered their time and efforts towards Attitude of Gratitude VBS the week of July 8th. You all made a positive impact on the lives of many children in our church and community!

Children’s Education Team Meeting – For those interested in sharing ideas or being involved with Children’s Ministry, plan to attend our upcoming Children’s Education Team Meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing: ROAR VBS, Neighborhood Block Party, and Kid’s Time for the 2019-2020 School Year. We would love to see new faces!

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, the cost is $9. The deadline for ordering a t-shirt is July 28. Order a t-shirt at:

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. Sign-up before August 1 to receive a t-shirt at

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 and Susan Rioux our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, will be in touch with you.

Help Make VBS a Roarin’ Success! – Interested in helping with ROAR VBS but unable to make the time commitment? No problem! There are many supplies, snacks, and props needed to successfully pull off our VBS week. Check out the donation display in the narthex, grab a paw, and bring purchased/borrowed items to the Church Office by Wednesday, August 7th.

Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction – for Josh Duda on Thursday, August 15 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Northland Arboretum. Josh was in a helicopter crash June 28th. Welcome to worship at Lord of life Lutheran Church.

It’s time to stop worrying about money! The nine-lesson Financial Peace University (FPU) course is the proven plan to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Classes start on September 10, 2019 at 6 pm and meet for nine consecutive Tuesdays. Cost is $109 for singles or couples. Please register through the Lord of Life website, or through the following class link Contact Valerie Jones for more information at

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We are in need of groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on August 4. Sign-up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

Spiritual Gifts Class – Mark your calendars and join us for a Spiritual Gifts Class starting September 26. This is an 8 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. Sign-up at

Shoe Fundraiser for Brainerd A cappella Choir – A cappella choir is collecting gently used/new shoes beginning now until the end of September. They are collecting any size/season and will get paid 40 cents per pound. All proceeds will go towards helping students in A cappella Choir at Brainerd High School go on a trip to Puerto Rico in February where they will sing and tour. Donated shoes are sent to developing countries to be used there. If you have new or gently used shoes that you would like to donate, there is a donation box in the Narthex.

Sharing Love – Although Stephen Ministry has been in operation at Lord of Life for just a short time, already the ministry of our new Stephen Ministers has been a blessing – to the individuals receiving their care, to the lay ministers themselves, and to the whole congregation. In order to continue and expand this ministry of care, we are beginning another Stephen Ministry training class in mid September. The cut-off date for applications is August 19. Take advantage of this opportunity to share the love and care that God has given you! You will find that being a Stephen Minister not only will be helpful to others, but it will be one of the most fulfilling and joyful experiences that you have ever had. If you have questions, please contact one of our Stephen Leaders:

Deb Bergstrom – (701)678-4053

Lolly Kalinoski – (218)829-8207

Pastor Erika Nilsen – (218)828-9374

Pastor Steve Rye – (218)828-9374

John Wolf – (419)351-2428