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.

South Long Lake Church to have service

BRAINERD — South Long Lake Church will be having a worship service starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, to review vacation Bible school with the kids and families.

The theme is Food Truck Party and we are learning how God loves us and provides for us in so many ways.

First Congregational United Church of Christ to celebrate 150th anniversary

BRAINERD — First Congregational United Church of Christ will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Saturday, June 25, with an all church reunion, silent auction, video and appetizers.

On Sunday, June 26, there will be an outdoor worship with special music. There will be a special offering for Operation Sandwich. Each Sunday there will be a Garden Gleaning table for gardeners to share the fruits of their labors.

This week at Trinity

BRAINERD — Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, has scheduled two worship services for this week.


On Wednesday, June 22, there will be a midweek worship service with Holy Communion being served at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, June 23, the Summer Stretch will meet at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, June 26, there will be a traditional worship service at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion being served. The service will be broadcast live on KVBR 1340 Radio and livestreamed on YouTube.

Coffee hour will follow the service in the Gathering Area.

The weekly sermons are available at .

First Lutheran Church news

BRAINERD — First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the third week of Pentecost with a praise and worship service in the church parking lot which extends north from Anderson Cleaners to Maple Street and west from South Eighth Street to The Office Shop.

Immediately following the worship service, there will be a “Christ in the Neighborhood” event themed “The Great Outdoors!” with live music, bingo, prizes and a free sub sandwich bagged lunch. In the case of rain, the 9 a.m. worship service and “Christ in The Neighborhood” event will be in Koinonia Hall.

For more information, visit .


Bethlehem Lutheran Church services planned

BRAINERD — On Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave . NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost with an in-person and livestreamed service at 9 a.m.

The livestream can be viewed at . The service will be on after its completion for later viewing.

Grace United to celebrate founders of Methodist movement

PEQUOT LAKES — Grace United Methodist Church, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist movement, from 9-10 a.m. Sunday, June 26, in the sanctuary.

Pati Kachel, a professional storyteller, will present a costumed characterization of Suzannah Wesley, mother of John and Charles. Kachel’s portrayal will show how her faith in Jesus influenced her sons.

Coffee fellowship will follow the service.

Malmo Free Church to present concert

MALMO — Malmo Free Church will present Northern Lights Revisited at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24.
Playing your favorite gospel songs in true bluegrass style, they have been playing together since 2002, and will provide an evening of instrumental and vocal harmony.
Malmo Church is located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.

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