This Week’s Announcements

Grief Support Group at – A grief Support Group will be starting at Lord of Life on Monday, October 21 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room. This is open to anyone that has suffered the loss of a loved one or any other type of significant loss. For more information please contact Deb Bergstrom, Parish Nurse or Pastor Erika at, 218-282-9374.

2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat – Come dressed in costume 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,

Lord of Life Work Day – Mark your calendars and join us for our Property Work Day on Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 am to 12 pm. There will be both indoor and outdoor projects to help with. Sign up in the Narthex for a project that you would like to do that day or a day that works for you.

Reformation Sunday – Wear red on Wednesday, October 23 or Sunday, October 27, for Reformation Sunday worship services.

All Saints Sunday – will be celebrated on November 3. If you’d like someone remembered (friends and loved ones), please put their name on the back of the Connection Card.

All Saints Photo Display – In honor of All Saints Day, at the Worship Services on October 30 and November 3 you are invited to bring a photo (framed or unframed) to display as a part of our worship time. This is a time to remember those who have died during the previous year, but also to celebrate the lives and influences of all saints living or passed who have, through their daily life, shown others the Christian walk and faith. Simply bring your photo to the worship service you are attending to place with the display during the service, and bring it back home with you or label it to be picked up at a later date.

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. Our next class will be Tuesday, November 19 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Register at:

3rd Grade Bible Class – Will be offered on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Dates of the classes will be November 3, 10 & 17. Bibles will be handed out on Sunday, November 24 at the 9 am worship service. Register at

C-O-S-T (Commitment of Self and Time) – Searching for a new ministry opportunity in our congregation? There WILL be a cost, you know; but there will also be great rewards. Stephen Ministry is Lord of Life’s one-to-one caring ministry. Right now we are looking for members who are willing to pay the C-O-S-T and become Stephen Ministers. Be assured that the blessings will outweigh the costs! For more information, 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

Fundraising Events for Tanzania – Join us Monday, November 4th, for dinner at Pizza Ranch from 5 pm to 8 pm. Our group will receive 10% of the evening sales and tips. We appreciate your support of our Tanzania mission trip and all proceeds will go towards supplies needed for Tanzania.

Caring for Creation What Could It Look Like in Your Congregation? Monday, October 28, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. (Supper at 5:30 pm for those who wish to stay.) Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa and facilitated by members of the EcoFaith Network’s Leadership Team.  Participants from congregations will share their experience, learn from each other and grow together in witnessing to God’s passionate love for the whole creation in our whole ministry. Would you like to join our Care of Creation Team at LOL email Sally Jacobsen at

Creation Care Tip – Our monarch butterflies are now making the marathon migration 2,000 miles south to their wintering grounds in Michoacan, Mexico. These beloved insects have a two to six week lifespan, and it takes them between three and four generations to make their springtime migration as far north as Minnesota. While numbers have rebounded a bit for the eastern monarch (due to a flurry of milkweed planting after monarch numbers plummeted in 2014), both the eastern and western monarchs face serious challenges due to habitat loss as they make their way to their summer home in Minnesota and elsewhere. Their wintering grounds in Mexico are under threat from logging. YOU CAN create your own nature sanctuary filled with native species, helping to provide more numerous patches of habitat that enable migration. Purchase flowers and seeds verified to be free of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonic), which make the entire plant – including its pollen and nectar – toxic to butterflies.