This Week’s Announcements

Wednesdays at 12:00 pm During Lent – Join us during Lent where we will have a short worship service at 12:00 pm followed by a simple soup and bread meal. At each noon service, one member of the congregation will share their answer to the question, “Why Jesus?” They have been asked to reflect on two guiding questions as they consider their testimony: why are you a Christian, and in what way has Jesus made a difference in your life? Please come and be blessed by the faith stories of others. Dates will be March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1.

Wednesday Evening Worship – Join us at 6 pm for worship and Holden Evening Prayer. We will be exploring the themes of trauma and healing through a series entitled Stripes Toward Healing. The series will be based on the book by Dr. Bessell van der Kolk, a Dutch psychiatrist, author and educator.

We are always looking for new faces to join our Children’s Education Team. Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30pm. We will be discussing what Easter will look like for Children’s Ministry and looking ahead to summer programming. We love new ideas!

Wednesday Suppers – Join us on Wednesdays at 5:15 for supper. We will have a potluck on March 4 and regular suppers March 11, 18 and 25.

Pray & Ponder – will meet on Saturday, March 7, from 9 am to 11 am at LOL. Join us for great food, conversation, inspiration and prayer. If you have any questions contact Wendy Adamson at wendyadamson@ymail.com.

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.

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. “Pack the Pew” dates will be Sunday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 18. Noisy Offering for March will go towards the food shelf.

We Need Your Talent for Hotdish & Hoopla on Sunday, March 22! We are looking for people of all ages to participate in this event. If you want to sing, dance, play an instrument, tell some jokes or juggle, or any other talent you have, sign up in the Narthex.

2020 EcoFaith Summit Now The Green Blade Rises: The Easter Gospel for the Whole Creation – 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 for ages up to 25. Sign up at nemnsynodecofaithsummit2020.eventbrite.com

Spring LIFEGROUPS – Gather with us and ponder deeply the meaning of mercy and how we experience it from God and how we share it with ourselves and others.

Anne Lamott’s book HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: Rediscovering Mercy will be an excellent companion throughout the season of Lent. Our Lenten theme this year is Stripes Towards Healing – But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

As we consider the woundedness we all bear in this world and the woundedness of Jesus, we discover through mercy the gift of healing and hope. Are you Interested in walking through this book with others? Join us Sundays at 10:15 am – facilitated by Lolly Kalinoski.