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.

St. Francis Community Chorale presents spring concert

LITTLE FALLS — The St. Francis Community Chorale, along with the St. Francis Brass Ensemble, presents “Here Comes the Sun!” at 2 p.m. May 15, in Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.

The St. Francis Brass Ensemble will join with the Chorale on several numbers.

The Community Chorale is directed by Barb Stumpf and accompanied by Vicki Spofford and features singers from throughout central Minnesota.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, May, 4, there will be a midweek worship service at 6 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.


On Sunday, May 8, 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 Bob Rusert will be preaching.

“Bring Your Mother” to Sunday School will be the theme of the Education Hour at 9:30 a.m.

The Altar Guild will be on Thursday in the sanctuary.

The weekly worship service is available at .

South Long Lake Church services setPastor Al Klasky will be speaking at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road.

Coffee fellowship time will follow.

Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.

First Congregational United Church of Christ services

Mother's Day Sunday worship and communion will be 10 a.m. Sunday, May 8, in-person and online at First Congregational United Church of Christ.


Adult forum will be 11:30 a.m. and is called "Mother's Day Story Circle.”

First Lutheran Church events announced

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Easter with worship in the sanctuary and online at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 8.

Pastors Patty Bjorklund and Jordan Gades will preach and preside. Holy Communion will be served. Sunday is also the 2022 Graduating Seniors Recognition Sunday. Special music will be a hand bell solo of the Lord’s Prayer by graduating senior Matthew Villnow.

A graduation celebration for First Lutheran Church graduating seniors will be 10-11 a.m. Sunday in Koinonia Hall. Sunday school in the Mezzanine will be 10-11 a.m.

The church rummage sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13-14.

For more information, visit .

Bethlehem Lutheran Church activities planned

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter with in-person services at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8. Pastor Mark Skinner will be preaching. Sunday school kids will sing at both services. Sunday school will be at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday.

Men’s Bible study will take place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. New member orientation will be 6 p.m. Tuesday.


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