This Week’s Announcements

Alter Flowers – The flowers on the alter today are in loving memory of Don Eschenbacher given by Gladi Eschenbacher and family.

Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday, February 26 at 12 pm and 7 pm. No Wednesday supper or kids activities.

Pancake Breakfast – Join us on March 1 from 9:45 am to 10:30 am for a pancake breakfast. This is a free-will donation, money raised will go towards our youth mission trips this summer.

Noisy offering – will be on Wednesday, March 4 and Sunday, March 8. Noisy offering will be distributed to the food shelf in March. Thank you to everyone that has donated. In February we collected $217 and this fiscal year (July 2019-Feb 2020) we have raised $1,660.47.

Daylight Savings Time – Remember to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 8.

Prayer Shawl Gathering – Will be meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at 2:00 pm 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.

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March is Minnesota Food Share Month – It’s time to “Pack the Pews” and bring non-perishable food or financial donations, which will go directly to local food shelves. We will be collecting your generous donations through March 29. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the food shelf.

Wednesday Suppers – March 4 will be a potluck and March 11, 18 & 25 will be soup suppers for Lent. Supper starts at 5:15 pm. 

Hotdish & Hoopla – will be on Sunday, March 22, at 5 pm. Come and eat some great hotdishes and then watch our church wide talent show. We are looking for people of all ages to participate in this event. If you want to sing, dance, play and instrument, tell some jokes or juggle, or any other talent you have, or if you would like to donate a hotdish, relish tray or dessert for this event you can sign up in the Narthex. Free-will donations will go towards our youth mission trips this summer.

Now The Green Blade Rises 2020 EcoFaith Summit – Saturday, March 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd. 9:00 am registration and coffee-Summit goes from 9:30 am– 3:30 pm. Registration cost is $20 per person and $10 ages up to age 25. Sign up at

Spring LIFEgroups – If you haven’t formed a life group yet, consider joining a group of faithful adults every Sunday after the 9:00 am service to discuss Anne Lamott’s book Hallelujah Anyway. Order a copy of the book for yourself! You’ll be delighted by her wit and wisdom and the depth of your conversation together. The Sunday morning LIFEgroup will be led by Lolly Kalinoski and will meet in Room 1 starting March 1.

Friends of Baxter School – Would you like to make a difference? Every day 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!

Stephen Ministry Needs You – Even if you are not a Stephen Leader or Stephen Minister, you play an important role in Lord of Life’s Stephen Ministry. Our Stephen Ministers need your prayerful support as they confidentially meet with their care receivers every week. Our Stephen Leaders also need your help in identifying people who might benefit from a caring relationship. If you see a friend, coworker, neighbor, relative, or someone else who could use some extra Christian care, tell that person about our Stephen Ministry and ask for permission to refer him/her to Pastor Erika, our Referrals Coordinator.