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 host Dunham

Pastor David Dunham will speak 9:30 a.m. Sunday at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road.

Communion will be celebrated with coffee fellowship time to follow.

The service will be streaming live on Facebook.

Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church services

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


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

Roller Family Bluegrass concert set for Saturday

MALMO — The Malmo Free Church will present Roller Family Bluegrass in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

Roller Family Bluegrass is a large family, bluegrass/southern gospel band from New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Malmo Church is located near the junction of highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.

Lord of Life to host Red Cross blood drive July 8

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8.

The Red Cross is asking people to sign up for a time to donate blood on its website, By going to this website and entering the ZIP Code, you can find the Lord of Life Blood Drive, along with others in the area.

First Lutheran Church services planned

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Sunday with worship in the sanctuary and online 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3.

Holy Communion will be served.


Coffee fellowship will be 10-11 a.m.

The worship service will be broadcast on Facebook at FLC Brainerd and YouTube.

For more information, visit .

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, June 29, there will be a midweek worship service with Holy Communion being served at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, the summer stretch will meet at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, July 3, 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 You Tube.

Coffee hour will follow the service in the Gathering Area.


The weekly sermons are available at .

Introduction to the ELCA’s Declaration to American Indian/Alaska Native People

NISSWA — Lutheran Church of the Cross, 5064 County Road 13, Nisswa, will have an introduction to the ELCA’s Declaration to American Indian/Alaska Native people at 10:40 a.m. July 17.

"This is an opportunity for us to grow together as a synod and become more familiar with the Declaration so that we can all be walking together in the bridge building work before us," church officials said in a news release.

This event is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Conversation will be facilitated by Deacon Colleen Bernu, Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa community member, Synod Minister to NEMN Synod, and team member on Presiding Bishop Eaton's Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery Task Force. Access the Declaration here: .

LCC provides an opportunity to worship at 9 a.m. for those who are traveling in from other areas.

Deacon Colleen will be the guest preacher during worship.

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