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 events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have game night 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in Koinonia Hall.

The activity is for all ages. Bring an appetizer to share. Coffee, lemonade and water will be provided. Board and card games are available to use or bring a favorite.

On Sunday, the church will celebrate the fourth Sunday after Epiphany with 9 a.m. worship in the sanctuary and online. Pastor Jordan Gades will preach. Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preside.

Masks are required.

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


Lord of Life Lenten art project

BAXTER — Once again, Lord of Life will be breaking out nails collected from its congregation for a Lenten art project.

Before and after 9 a.m. Sunday services from Jan. 30 through Feb. 27, the church will have the nails available at a table in its commons.

People are invited to use the nails to spell out a word or create an image that represents their faith in Christ. Then, snap a picture and send it to .

Throughout Lent, Lord of Life will display these images on its social media accounts and use them during worship services.

Ralph Berry to speak at South Long Lake Church

Ralph Berry will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road, Brainerd.

The service is followed by coffee fellowship time and will be streaming live on Facebook.

Check the church’s Facebook page prior in case of inclement weather cancellation.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events planned

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany with in-person services at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Skinner will be preaching. The 10:30 a.m. services continue to be livestreamed Sundays at . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing. Sunday school will begin at 9:25 a.m. Sunday.


Men’s Bible study takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, there will be a worship service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Bob Rusert preaching with Holy Communion being served. An evening meal will be served at 5 p.m. featuring meatballs and mashed potatoes in the fellowship hall.

On Sunday, there will be two worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion served. 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.

Education hour will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Coffee will be served following the 8:15 a.m. service in the Gathering Area.

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