This Week’s Announcements

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

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, a pie tasting contest, games and crafts. 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 by church staff.

Rally Day Wednesday – Join us Wednesday, September 11 at 5:15 pm for supper and worship at 6 pm. Visit all the tables and see all the different ways you can get involved at LOL.

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 Asst. Living Library.

Parkinson’s Support Group – American Parkinson’s Disease Association will be starting a Parkinson’s Support Group at LOL on September 5. This group will meet the first Thursday of every month from 1 pm to 2 pm. If you would like more information contact Lynda Erickson at 218-829-4017.

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.

LOL Quilters – will meet on Thursday, September 5, from 9 am to 12 pm. Sewing experience is not required! Any cotton fabric donations are appreciated and all are welcome.

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 pm – 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. Sing up at bit.ly/LOLBSG2019.

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.

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.

Creation Care Tips – For weekend BBQs, follow these tips: 1) Ditch the disposables – bring your own water bottle and your own set of silverware: 2) If you are hosting, use your regular dishes, and ask a friend to bring theirs if you need more. Make sure to set out bins for recycling and compost right next to the trash; 3) Gas grills are better than charcoal, but if you use charcoal, opt for briquettes made from invasive species or from sustainably managed forests. Lighter fluid contains harmful chemicals, so use chimney charcoal starter instead; 4) Sunscreens and bug sprays may contain harmful chemicals, so check the Environmental Working Group for their great guides to the best sunscreens and bug sprays (ewg.org).