This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – to the congregation for your support for our mission trip to Tanzania at the LOL pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 29th and at Pizza Ranch on Monday, September 23rd. We are continuing to work toward our “paint” supply goal of $5,000. We are nearly halfway to our goal and are currently at $2,417. Thank you so much!!!

2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat – Come dressed in your costumes on Wednesday, October 30th between 4 pm-7 pm and trick-or-treat from car to car in the Lord of Life parking lot. Each vehicle will be decorated in a family-friendly theme and passing out candy or goodies. We will also have s’mores and a bounce house. Interested in decorating the trunk of your vehicle and distributing candy for the event? Pick up a form in the Narthex or contact Susan Rioux at

New Member Orientation 101 – If you are looking for a church home, Lord of Life offers a New Member Orientation 101 class. These classes are for those interested in membership at Lord of Life and those seeking more information on Lord of Life’s mission and ministries. This is a one-night event, and attendance is required by all who wish to become members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Here are the upcoming sessions: Wednesday, October 9 from 7 pm to 8 pm or Tuesday, November 19 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Register at:

Prayer Shawl Gathering – We will be meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at 2:00 pm at Lord of Life for a Prayer Shawl Gathering and Blessing. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Prayer Shawls may be knitted or crocheted and there are patterns available, or any pattern you’d like to use. There is no pressure to complete or deadlines to meet! Questions? Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen (829-2177) or Brenda Johnson (831-9725).

Martha Circle – will meet at the home of Judy Tollefson’s on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:00 pm. Come for fellowship and Bible study. If you would like more information contact Sally Jacobsen at 218-829-1704.

Sarah Circle – will meet at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 8, at Lord of Life. Come for fellowship and Bible study. If you would like more information contact Bugs Schmidt at 829-3864.

Coats for Kids – is collecting gently used kids coats, hats, scarves, mittens, boots and snow pants until October 17. Bring your donations to the church office or to Crystal Cleaners. Coats for Kids will be at Westgate Mall on Saturday, October 26 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Luther Crest Annual Gathering and Meeting – will be on October 12, to celebrate 2019 and look forward to 2020 and Luther Crest’s 75th Anniversary! Come share and hear stories of God’s work this past year and to celebrate their future. Come for pastries, cookies and great eats and treats at 9:00 am in the Chapel and stay for the celebration meeting at 9:30 am.

Membership 201 session – is available for those seeking more information about the Lutheran Church. If you have been confirmed in an ELCA Lutheran Church and will be transferring your membership from an ELCA Lutheran Congregation, it is not necessary for you to attend these classes; however, you are highly encouraged to do so. This is a three-night session: October 23, 30 and November 6 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register at:

Living Right – “I must be living right!” You may have spoken those words in the middle of a very good day. What does it mean to “live right”? Peter lays it out for us: “As servants of God, live as free people…honor everyone…” (1 Peter 2:16-17 NSRV) Those who are involved in Lord of Life’s Stephen Ministry do just that. They serve God and respect others by providing Christian care. Is this a way you want to serve the Lord? If so, please contact Deb Bergstrom, (701)678-4053 or, or Lolly Kalinoski, (218)829-8207 or You can also check out the Stephen Ministry web page at

Creation Care Tip Unprecedented expansion of fossil fuel exploration in our nation’s public lands and waters is putting America’s most vulnerable and wildest places at risk. As climate change continues to significantly impact our shared public lands, opening them to seismic exploration drilling and mining with destructive heavy equipment will undermine and destroy environmental protections. Places already being threatened include Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With more than 1,000 lakes and rivers spanning 1.1 million acres, Minnesota’s BWCA is the most visited wilderness area in America. Support groups such as the Wilderness Society ( can help you learn all you can about how to protect our shared public lands.