Church News

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

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First Lutheran Church news

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Use Norwood Street or alley entrance.

First Lutheran Church will celebrate the fifth Sunday of Easter with worship in the Sanctuary and online 9-10 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Pastors Patty Bjorklund and Jordan Gades will preside. “God’s Peacemakers - A celebration of the 2021-22 Sunday School year” will be shared during the worship service. Special music will be by the FLC choir.

The 9 a.m. worship service will be broadcast on Facebook at FLC Brainerd and also on YouTube. For more information, visit .

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, May 11, there will be a midweek worship service at 6 p.m. A supper will be served at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.


On Sunday, May 15, there will be 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. The 8:15 a.m. service will be rebroadcast on KVBR 1340 Radio at 9 a.m. and livestreamed on YouTube.

The weekly worship service is available at .

Bethel Lutheran to host Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir

Bethel Lutheran will host the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir during the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday, May 15.

The choir’s contemporary gospel and praise songs will be accompanied by the clients’ inspiring stories. There will be a freewill offering taken for the choir and a potluck lunch to follow the service.

First Congregational United Church of Christ services

First Congregational United Church of Christ will have worship in person and online at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, followed with a painting project. The adult forum will be "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.”

Lord of Life rummage sale set for Friday and Saturday

BAXTER — After a two year absence, Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter’s rummage sale fundraiser is set for Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

Most items at this sale, which benefits youth programming at the church, can be purchased for a freewill offering. In addition to a variety of items, baked goods can also be purchased at the sale.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Adult clothing will be available next week, May 20-21, during the spring clothing giveaway.

For more information, contact the Lord of Life’s office at 218-828-9374.

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