Church News

A roundup of area church services and events in the Brainerd lakes area.

Wooden blocks stacked on top of each other to spell faith to illustrate church news and events in the area.

This week at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, has three worship services planned.

On Wednesday, March 16, there will be a mid-week Lenten worship service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Bob Rusert preaching and Pastor Hans Anderson assisting with the Holden Evening Prayer litany. A soup supper will be served at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

First Communion classes will be 5:15 p.m. Confirmation classes for grades 6-8 will be in the Fellowship Hall at 6:45 p.m. Ninth grade confirmation students will meet at 7:45 p.m.

On Sunday, there will be two worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion being served. Pastor Bob Rusert will preach on “Determined to Be Patient for Us!” and Pastor Hans Anderson assisting. The 8:15 a.m. service will be rebroadcast on KVBR 1340 Radio at 9 a.m. and livestreamed on YouTube.

First Lutheran Church events setFirst Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will serve a Lenten soup supper 5-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Koinonia Hall. Members of the FLC Dinner Disciples will be hosts. A freewill offering will be received with proceeds going to support special youths events.


Lenten worship will be 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The sermon will be “Boundless: God Beyond Measure: Creation.” Pastor Patty Bjorklund will be preaching.

First Lutheran Church will celebrate the third Sunday of Lent with worship at 9 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary and online. Holy Communion will be served. Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach and preside. There will be no Sunday school.

South Long Lake Church services setRalph Barry will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road, followed by coffee fellowship time. The service will stream live on Facebook. Check the church Facebook page prior in case of inclement weather cancellation.

First Congregational United Church of Christ services plannedFirst Congregational United Church of Christ will have services in person and online at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20. An adult forum will be 11:30 a.m. Sunday in person.

Lenten devotions will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in person and online.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church services announcedBethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will have a Lenten service at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, with Pastor Mark Skinner preaching.

On Sunday, services to celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent will be in-person at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with communion. Pastor Mark Skinner will be preaching. Services will be livestreamed at . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing.

Quilt bingo/raffle planned for Sunday

BUCKMAN — There will be a quilt bingo/raffle at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at St. Michael's Parish Center in Buckman.
Winners choose their own prize quilt. There will be a handstitched quilt raffle and blackout games, a tied quilt door prize, homemade coffee cakes for sale and a free lunch served.

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