This Week’s Announcements

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 8, 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. 

Invitation to all Lord of Life members: On Tuesday, January 14, from 6 pm – 7 pm, Deb Bergstrom, our Stephen Ministry Continuing Education Coordinator, will be presenting “Connections Matter”, a PowerPoint program and short discussion about creating resiliency both personally and in community life.

Mark your calendars! – Parent’s Night Out has been scheduled for Saturday, January 25 from 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 are youth mission trips this summer. Sign up now to reserve a spot

Gift Cards – Please consider donating grocery and gas gift cards from area businesses. These gift cards are used for local families in need during the holiday season and throughout the year. Any denomination helps and we will be accepting gift cards through January 31.

Women’s Bible study – is resuming on Wednesday, January 8 at 10:15 am in Room 1. We will continue with the study of Ephesians beginning with Chapter 5. Newcomers are welcome to join us. Call Carol Rodseth at 825-3980 for more information or just show up.

Twelfth Night of Christmas – First Congregational Church UCC will be presenting the Twelfth Night of Christmas on January 5, at 7 pm. Free will offering will go to the Brainerd High School Music Programs.

Men’s Fellowship – meets every Thursday at 10:00 am in the Commons, for Bible study, fellowship and fun.

Men’s Breakfast – meets every Friday, 7:30 am at LOL for Bible study, fellowship, fun and food.

Driver Improvement Classes – St. Cloud University, offers Driver Improvement classes for Minnesota licensed drivers 55 and older. Participants can earn a 10% discount on their auto insurance premium by taking the initial 8 hr course. The 10% discount can be maintained by taking a 4 hour refresher course every three years. The next refresher class offered at Lord of Life will be on Tuesday, February 11, from 9 am to 1 pm and Monday, February 24, from 5 pm to 9 pm. For more information and to register for the class, call St. Cloud University Driver Improvement Program toll-free 1-888-234-1294 or visit their website at

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. Helping 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!

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

Pushpay – Forgot to stop at the ATM or didn’t bring your checkbook? You can now give simply and easily by using Pushpay for your tithes, offerings, and special gifts! To start, text LOLBAXTER to 77977 and you will receive a link to our custom giving page. Or look for the Pushpay App in the App Store. Pushpay currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as ACH (bank account) gifts!