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.

Walk with Jesus hosted at New Life Community Church

PINE RIVER — Those interested are invited to Walk with Jesus as participants visit stations 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at New Life Community Church, 510 First St. N., Pine River. Participants will walk through in small groups.

For questions, call 218-587-2109.

First Lutheran Church events planned

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 14, from 6-7 p.m.

Marking Jesus’ last night on earth, the church will celebrate Holy Communion with seven new First Communicants. Special music will be provided by the FLC choir and soloist Steve Larson. Pastor Jordan Gades will preach and Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preside.

Good Friday services will be 6-7 p.m. to recognize the crucifixion of Jesus with Tenebrae (Service of Darkness). Pastors Patty Bjorklund and Jordan Gades will preside.


Easter Sunday services will be 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Communion will be served. Pastors Patty Bjorklund and Jordan Gades will preside. Special music by the choir and handbells.

A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served 9:30-11 a.m. in Koinonia Hall served by FLC youths and parents. Freewill offering.

The worship services will be broadcast on Facebook at “FLC Brainerd” and on YouTube.

For more information, visit .

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Holy Week services

A Seder Meal will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd.

Good Friday service will be at 6 p.m. Friday and will be livestreamed at . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing.

On Sunday, the church will celebrate Easter with in-person services with communion at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Skinner will be preaching.

First Congregational United Church of Christ Holy Week services set

The Maundy Thursday service at 5:30 p.m. will include a foot washing. The service is in person and online.


A Good Friday service at St. Paul's Church at 5 p.m. is for all area churches.

Easter Sunday services will be 10 a.m. in-person and online.

South Long Lake Church to host Dean Goossen

Dean Goossen will be speaking 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17, at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, followed by coffee fellowship time.

Trinity to observe Holy Week

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have several services in observance of Holy Week.

On Maundy Thursday, there will be First Communion service with the entire congregation participating beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Hans Anderson will be preaching.

The week’s observance will conclude with two services on Good Friday. There will be an 11 am. service with Holy Communion and there will be a Cantata “At the Ninth Hour!” This is a Service of Readings and music which will begin at 7 p.m.

There will be services at 6:30, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday with Pastor Bob Rusert preaching and assisted by Pastor Hans Anderson. Holy Communion will be served at all services.

For more information, call 218-829-5147.

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