This Week’s Announcements

Thank you – to Teresa Lund for her work on the “By His Stripes We are Healed” graphics we are using throughout Lent.  

SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) – Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, we were advised to cancel our SAIL Class until further notice.

Prayer Shawl Gathering – will meet on Tuesday, March 17, at 2:00 pm. 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. Please contact Jeannine zumBrunnen 829-2177 or Brenda Johnson 831-9725.

Hotdish & Hoopla on Sunday, March 22! Join us at 5 pm for great food and a Talent Show!

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? Upcoming speakers: March 18 – Howard Bahn; March 25 – Lolly Kalinoski; April 1 – C. B. Bylander.

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.

Heartland Conference Women’s Spring Gathering – At Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, MN. Saturday, April 4 – Coffee & registration from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. Cost is $8.

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 30th 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.   

Join Us For Holy WeekPalm 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. Join us for breakfast of scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls after the 7 am worship service.                                                          

Definition of Listen: to hear with thoughtful attention. Did you ever talk to someone but feel as if that person just wasn’t listening? Stephen Ministers are trained to listen well. They will hear what you have to share and respond lovingly and nonjudgmental, rather than telling you what you should or should not do. If you need someone who will really listen to you as you work through a problem in your life, consider Stephen Ministry. Pastor Erika is our Referral Coordinator, and you can contact her at (218)828-9374 or at erika.nilsen@lolbaxter.org.

Creation Care Tip – Non-recyclable and non-reusable plastics, such as abandoned fishing gear, plastic bags, cigarette butts, plastic straws and food packaging (including water bottles) are the more commonly found debris in the ocean. Plastic is coded with numbers 1 – 7, with each number designating a different polymer design. This means, for example, that a #1 can’t be recycled with a #5 because they melt at different temperatures. Unlike metals, such as aluminum, that can be recycled indefinitely, plastics degrade each time they’re processed. If your municipality is no longer taking certain plastics, try to avoid those in the store as much as you can. You can also inquire about local drop off facilities for those types of plastic. REFER TO YOUR LOCAL RECYCLING CENTER’S guidelines of what numbers are accepted at search.earth911.com.