This Week’s Announcements

Wednesday Worship – There will be no worship service on Wednesday, January 1. The church office will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us for a pancake breakfast, Sunday, January 5, from 9:45 am to 10:30 am. Free-will donations will go towards our mission trips this summer.

Wednesday Suppers – We will have a potluck on January 8 and regular suppers on January 15, 22 and 29 starting at 5:15 pm.

Sign up for a new Bible Study – Starting January 8th, Pastor Steve will lead a Bible study on Wednesday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm. This study will feature a unique visually based approach to the study of God’s Word. Through exploring the meaning associated with visual diagrams, participants will come to know the content of the study. If you would like to be a part of this group mark your Connection Cards. 

Friends of Baxter School – Would you like to make a difference? Everyday there are kids in our community that could use a little extra help. Lord of Life would like to partner with Baxter Elementary to provide classroom volunteers to help in lots of ways. Volunteering would be at your convenience, for as long as you are able, and as often as you’d like. If you are interested, please contact Principal Tammy Stellmach at 454-6400 for more information. Check out – click on community education and volunteering to fill out the volunteer form. Would you rather help at another school? Please contact Sally Jacobsen at and we’ll make it happen!

Mark your calendars! – Parent’s Night Out has been scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 4:30 pm -8:30 pm. Drop your kids off at church for an evening of games, crafts, dinner and a movie while you enjoy a date night! Free will donations will go towards our youth mission trips this summer. Sign up now to reserve a spot

Pray & Ponder Women’s Breakfast – will meet Saturday, January 4, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at LOL, join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at

Save the Date: We will have a BLAST event on Sunday, January 26 in-between services. Watch for more information in the January Newsletter. We will be doing blessing bags and we will need items for them.

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, or Lolly Kalinoski, (218)829-8207 or You can also check out the Stephen Ministry web page at

Year End Tax-Deductible Contributions Deadlines – 

  • In Person: 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Via USPS: Post-marked no later than December 31, 2019 
  • Online: Must have an “approved” status by December 31, 2019
  • Stock: If you wish to gift Stock to Lord of Life, please contact Anne Laechel for more information. Transfer of ownership must be completed by Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to be considered a 2019 gift. As the process can take 1-2 weeks, requests should be initiated by Friday, December 13th.
  • •Any gift received or post-marked on or after January 1, 2020 will be credited to 2020.