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.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church hosts ‘Tree of Healing’ vacation Bible school

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter is having vacation Bible school centered around the theme “Tree of Healing.”

This year’s VBS will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-17.

The theme centers around recovering from the pandemic and exploring how we can improve health and wellness at home and around the world. Students will also look at how God invites us to share in the building of a world where everyone can enjoy the gifts of God’s creation.

VBS at Lord of Life is open to children from 3 years old to those who have completed fourth grade. The cost is $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family. Participants are also asked to bring a white T-shirt.

Those looking to sign up can visit and click on the picture in the announcement section.


First Lutheran Church news

BRAINERD — First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost with worship in the sanctuary and online 9-10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Coffee fellowship will be 10-11 a.m. in Koinonia Hall.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

BRAINERD — On Sunday, Aug. 7, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Ninth 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 put on after its completion for later viewing.

South Long Lake Church to host Peggy Holtz

BRAINERD — Peggy Holtz will be speaking 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at South Long Lake Church,13152 Smart Road.

Communion will be celebrated and coffee fellowship time will follow.

The service will be streaming live on Facebook.


Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, there will be a midweek worship service with Holy Communion being served at 6 p.m.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, the Altar Guild will meet.

On Sunday, Aug. 7, 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 live streamed on YouTube.

Gary and Dawn Timbs in concert

MALMO — Malmo Free Church will have Gary and Dawn Timbs in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

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

Zion Lutheran Church to host vacation Bible school

BRAINERD — Zion Lutheran Church, 220 N. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have vacation Bible school for children 2 years old to fifth grade from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9-11.


There will be games and crafts.

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