This Week’s Announcements

Worship Assistants Needed! – Sign up in the Narthex to help with worship assisting this year. Contact Layne Danielson layneandhelene@msn.com or 851-0933.

Children’s Ministry is looking for Kids’ Time teachers – There will be a Kids’ Time Volunteer Meeting/Orientation on Sunday, August 18 at 5:30pm, for those wanting more information and to get plugged into Children’s Ministry. If you have any questions or want to sign up to teach, please contact Susan Rioux – Children’s Ministry Coordinator at (630) 723-4428 or Susan.rioux@lolbaxter.org.

Grief Support Group – will meet on Monday, August 19, at Lord of Life in the Fireside Room from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday Night Cooks – Get a group together or your family to help once a month on Wednesday nights to cook a meal for our Wednesday night suppers. You will need to shop for the food and prep the food once a month. There will be Confirmation kids to help with serving and cleaning up. Mark your Connections Cards if you would like more information about this. 

Caregivers Support Group – Lord of Life will be starting a Caregiver Support Group in September, where you can talk with other caregivers experiencing the same joys and challenges you may be facing. You will be able to share information, insight, advice and encouragement. Please mark your Connection Cards if you are interested in attending. Dates and times coming soon.

Photographers – This volunteer job is easy. Help us take pictures for our directory. After worship and during fellowship time, take pictures of the congregation in front of the butterflies and then send them to the church office. Mark your Connection Cards if you are interested and we will give you more information.  

Block Party at Lord of Life – Sunday, September 8, from 4 pm to 6 pm for our Rally Day Block Party. Join us for food, a pie contest, games and crafts.

Monday Book group – will meet at 1 pm on September 9. They will be reading and discussing Women Rowing North. Email Nancy Smith with any questions at nsmith.silverfox@gmail.com.

It’s polite to say thank you when you receive a gift – God has given us the greatest gift of all – eternal life and unconditional love in Jesus Christ. How can you say thanks? One way is to share the love you have received with others who may feel unloved and alone in their troubles. Stephen Ministers say thanks to God by caring for others. Learn how you can join this grateful, grace-filled group. We will begin a new training course for Stephen Ministers in September. For more information contact Deb Bergstrom – (701)678-4053 deb.bergstrom@lolbaxter.org or Lolly Kalinoski – (218)829-8207 lollykadlec@hotmail.com.  

55+ Drivers Refresher Course – Thursday, September 19, from 5 pm-

9 pm at Lord of Life. Cost is $22. For more information and to register call 888-234-1294. Or sign up online at: stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/mhsrc.

The Ultimate Date Night – Saturday, September 28 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Lord of Life. Jay and Laura Laffoon, marriage ‘educatainers’ and hosts of the comedy-infused Ultimate Date Night event, where they help couples learn how to create and regularly celebrate a thriving marriage while exploring the realities that everyday life brings to the relationship. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. This event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

Social Concerns Team – Helps decide where “Beyond our doors funds” should go in our Community or beyond. Provide opportunities for this Church and members to take part in mission work through prayer, financial and material support; and keep the congregation informed of local, national and worldwide mission operation. Please pray about joining the Social Concerns Team! Please check the box on the back of of your Connection Cards if you are interested.

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. 

Shoe Fundraiser for Brainerd A cappella Choir – A cappella choir is collecting gently used/new shoes until September 15. 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. LOL has donated 54 pairs of shoes so far. 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.