This Week’s Announcements

Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen – We are in need of groups or families to sign-up to serve at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on September 1. Sign up on the clipboard in the Narthex. If you need more information please contact Nancy Smith at 820-4273.

Block Party at Lord of Life – Join us Sunday, September 8, from 4 pm to 6 pm for our Rally Day Block Party and help us kick off the start of our educational year. Join us for food, games and crafts. Bring a pie for the pie tasting contest and win a prize. This is a free church/community event.

Little Lambs Blessing – If you have a child who will be 3 by September 3, he/she is ready for Little Lambs during Kids’ Time! This is an exciting milestone that Lord of Life Celebrates! On September 8th and 11th, these children will be blessed in front of the congregation.

Rally Day Wednesday and Sunday – Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 11. Rally Day starts our fall schedule off with two services on Sundays at 9 am and 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 6 pm. Stop by all the tables for information on getting involved in our church. We will be set up after the Wednesday evening service at 7 pm and from 9:45 am – 10:30 am and 11:15 am – 12:30 am on Sunday.

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

Sunday Evening Book Group – will be reading, discussing, and learning from “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Please purchase your own book and join us Sunday, September 8 at 6:30 pm at Northern Lakes Assisted Living Library. Also recommended to read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. Burghardt Du Bois. 

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

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

Fall Clothing Share – We are in need of volunteers to help with the Clothing Giveaway September 27 & 28 and set up September 23-26. If you are interested in helping please mark your Connection Cards.

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.

Take Control of your 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. Please register through the Lord of Life website at the following class link: bit.ly/LOLBFPU2019. Contact Valerie Jones for more information at valstevejones@gmail.com. The Class is $109 and includes your workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, an online tool kit to support your journey.

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.  

LOL Quilters – will meet on Thursday, September 5, from 9 am to 12 pm. Quilts are made for our graduating seniors, local charities and special requests. Thursdays are used for quilt designing, packaging into kits for LOL volunteers to sew into quilt tops, and for tying and binding. Sewing experience is not required! Any cotton fabric donations are appreciated and all are welcome.

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.