This Week’s Announcements

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. Bring your donations to the Sanctuary on Sunday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 18.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Sunday, March 15 from 10 am to 10:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Screening will be done by our Parish Nurse, Deb Bergstrom.

Prayer Shawl Gathering – will be on Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00 pm. Please join us as we continue this faithful ministry at Lord of Life. Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen at 829-2177 or Brenda Johnson at 831-9725.

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.

Mark your calendars! Sunday, March 29 is our next BLAST Event. We will be focusing on preparing our hearts for Holy Week with crafts and activities. 

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 and the communion of participating in a meal. Dates will be March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.

Join us each Wednesday night starting at 5:15 pm for supper – 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.  

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 Toward 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. Are you Interested in walking through this book with others? Join us Sundays at 10:15 am – facilitated by Lolly Kalinoski.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at 11:30 pm for a short worship service and Luncheon.

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 ages up to age 25. Sign up at nemnsynodecofaithsummit2020.eventbrite.com

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser – Come have supper with us on Monday, March 30 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Pizza Ranch. All the tips and 10% of the sales for the evening will go towards the Tanzania Mission Trip in June.   

Volunteers Needed! We are looking for volunteers to help with cleaning up the pews after our Wednesday service. This would include picking up bulletins left behind, straightening Bibles, making sure hand sanitizers are filled. Times and days of doing this are flexible. If you are interested email colleen@lolbaxter.org.

Living Lutheran Magazine – March Living Lutheran Magazine is available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine and receive it monthly visit www.livinglutheran.org to sign up. 

Christ in our Home – April-May-June devotions are available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.

Join us for Holy Week WorshipPalm Sunday, April 5 – 9 am & 10:30 am; Maundy Thursday, April 9 – 12 pm & 7 pm; Good Friday, April 10 – 12 pm & 7 pm.

Easter Worship Services – Sunday, April 12 – 7 am, 9 am & 10:30 am. Breakfast will be served after the 7 am worship service.

If you’d like to engage in end of life planning, please feel free to contact the church office to set up an appointment at colleen@lolbaxter.org. We also have a booklet available in the Narthex called Five Wishes as a guide to end of life planning.