This Week’s Announcements

Children’s Christmas Program – Parents, mark your calendars for Sunday, December 15th. At our 9 am service, children of the congregation will be performing “Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs, and Fireflies”. This is open to children of any age. Parent Informational Meetings will be Sunday, November 3rd, 9:15 am-9:30 am, 10:45 am-11 am or Wednesday, November 6th, 5 pm-5:15 pm or 6:15 pm-6:30 pm. More information regarding rehearsals and details to come.

Fundraising Events for Tanzania – Join us Monday, November 4th, for dinner at the 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.

Children’s Education Team Meeting – Interested in being involved in Children’s Ministry? Do you have ideas you would like to see offered? Brainstorm with us and join the Children’s Education Team! We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Catch the next one on Tuesday, November 5th.

Wednesday Suppers – Join us on Wednesdays at 5:15 for supper. November 6 will be a potluck; please bring a dish to pass. Regular suppers will be on November 13 & 20. There will be no supper on November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Caring Friends Lefse Making – We will be making Lefse on Friday evening, November 22nd, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm and on Saturday, November 23rd, 9:00 am – 12 pm. Lefse will be sold at Lord of Life on Sunday, November 24th, just in time for Thanksgiving. Sign up in the Narthex if you would like to help.

Leah Circle – A new circle has formed at Lord of Life. Leah Circle will meet the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm. We will follow the study that is in the Gather Magazine. This circle will meet off-site; for more information contact the church office at colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Sarah Circle – will meet at Lord of Life on Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 pm.

Martha Circle – will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 12 at Mary Anderson’s home. For more information email colleen@lolbaxter.org. 

USED Gnome-ore! The Youth Mission Trip will be doing a gently used Christmas décor & bake sale on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am-3 pm. Drop-off gently used Christmas décor starting Sunday, November 10th – Thursday November 14th! Come back and join us for the sale on Saturday, November 16th!

Undie Sunday – Once again Congregational Life will be collecting new, packaged underwear, socks and bras in sizes for all ages and genders. We would also accept baby onesies and baby socks. There will be an underwear drawer in the Narthex and we will be collecting the whole month of November!

It’s Turkey Time – Bridges of Hope will provide the names of approximately 15 families who are in need of food baskets. Please consider donating canned vegetables, cranberries, boxes of stuffing, boxes or bags of potatoes (bagged potatoes only if close to the holiday to ensure they stay fresh), and jars or packets of gravy. Bring items to the Thanksgiving Drive Basket located in the Narthex, and/or donate funds toward the purchase of the turkeys and pumpkin pies. All donations must be at the church no later than Wednesday, November 20th.

When hospitalized – When St. Joseph’s Medical Center admits a patient, they ask what religious denomination the person belongs to – not the name of a specific church. If you say “Lutheran” we will not be notified. If hospitalized, please say you are from Lord of Life Lutheran so that a Pastor may visit.

Help us be good stewards – Did you know that your mailbox makes a great place to store a coffee mug? Here at Lord of Life we would like to reduce the use of disposable cups for coffee and other drinks. You are encouraged to consider bringing a mug and storing it in your mailbox during the week.

Do it all in the Name of Jesus – Stephen Ministers bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ’s care for others – listening and comforting, calling on the training they have received and employing the tools of faith. If this job description fits your personal goals for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. A training class is starting soon. For more information, please contact Deb Bergstrom, (701)678-4053 or deb@lolbaxter.org, or Lolly Kalinoski, (218)829-8207 or lollykadlec@hotmail.com. You can also check out the Stephen Ministry web page at www.lolbaxter.org.