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.

First Lutheran Church news

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate Gaudeamus (Joyful) 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Wear bright colors.

Easter Spring Fest in Koinonia will be 10-11 a.m. Come one, come all to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord with games, crafts, food and fellowship for all ages.

Game night in Koinonia Hall will be 6-9 p.m. April 29. Bring an appetizer to share and a favorite board or card game.

For more information, visit .

South Long Lake Church to host Pastor Klasky

Pastor Al Klasky will be speak 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24, at South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, followed by Coffee Fellowship time.


Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.

This week at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have three worship services.

On Wednesday, April 20, there will be a midweek worship Service at 6 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Final Confirmation classes for 6-8 graders will be 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The Galilee Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, April 24, there will be two traditional worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion being served at both services. Pastor Hans Anderson will be preaching his final sermon at Trinity.

Pastor Hans has resigned his pastoral position after serving 17 years as associate pastor at Trinity. There will be a reception for him and his wife, Erin, and children, Karlton and Kaya. The reception will be between services in the Fellowship Hall with cake and beverages being served. Cards can be mailed to Trinity, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, MN, 56401.

The weekly worship service is available at .


Bethlehem Lutheran Church services announced

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will have an evening service beginning at 6:20 p.m. with Pastor Sarah Marshall preaching. Catechism and High School Youth Group will meet at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, April 24, the Second Sunday of Easter with in-person services at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Skinner will be preaching. Sunday school will be at 9:25 a.m.

Men’s bible study takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The 70s+ Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 a.m. The Prayer Group dinner will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday; be sure to register by Friday for a food count.

For more information, view , or on Facebook at Bethlehem.Brainerd.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa events

NISSWA — The spring rummage sale will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28-29 and 8 a.m. to noon April 30.

Donations will be accepted until noon Tuesday, April 26.

Sunday worship will be 9 a.m. May 1 for Rogate Sunday/Blessing of the Plants and Seeds. Guest preacher is John Sippola.

The Forum will be “Connecting the Community with Local Farmers” and it follows worship and features Ron Meyer, director of the Pine River Watershed Alliance; Kayla Hanke from MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates; and Greg and Vickie Booth from Sunup Ranch in Brainerd.


Visit and Facebook page for any updates.

Dessert is back at an Evening in Tuscany with Faith in Action

HACKENSACK — Faith in Action for Cass County will sponsor an Evening in Tuscany, a spaghetti dinner, Tuesday, April 26, at Union Church Fellowship Hall in Hackensack.

There will be live music with Larry Kimball and Friends. The meal is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to give a freewill offering at the door to support Faith in Action’s program of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

A meal of spaghetti with your choice of Mike’s special or a plain sauce with meatballs, garlic rounds, Caesar salad and a frozen dessert will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. until the food runs out. Masks are encouraged when not eating, but are not required. For those not comfortable eating inside, plan to come in to request a box to-go.

Call Faith in Action at 218-675-5435 for more information about the event, receiving volunteer services or becoming a volunteer, or visit .

Franciscan Sisters to host girls camp

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls are hosting the 13th Franciscan Girls Camp entitled, “Faith and Fun with Franciscans,” June 7-9 in Assisi Park, located on the grounds at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

Girls who have completed grades 6-8 are invited to enjoy a variety of nature and fun activities, campfire, prayer and singing. Participants will have an opportunity to visit with and learn about the Franciscan Sisters and the values of St. Francis of Assisi. In addition, campers will discover their unique gifts and become aware of God’s presence in their lives — all while camping outdoors in the beauty of nature. This year’s theme is “Dance the Circle of Sacredness.” All campers must be COVID-19 vaccinated.

For more information on Franciscan Girls Camp, or to register by May 1, contact Sister Ange Mayers at 520-349-0732 or email .

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