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.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa to ordinate and install Ruen

NISSWA โ€” Vicar Michelle Ruenโ€™s ordination and installation at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa will be 9 a.m. Aug. 28.

Bishop Amy Odgren will preside and preach.

Visit and the Facebook page for any updates.

Local ELCA Churches plan trip to the State Fair

BAXTER โ€” Lord of Life, Trinity, Bethlehem and First Lutheran Churches are taking a bus down to the Great Minnesota Get Together.

The group will leave for the State Fair from Lord of Life, 6190 Fairview Riad, Baxter, at 8 a.m. Aug. 27. The group will return at about 7 p.m.


The cost is $36 for adults, which covers a ticket to the fair and transportation. Children ages four or younger only need $22 for the bus ride. A link to the signup form is available at .

Bethlehem Lutheran Church services

BRAINERD โ€” On Sunday, Aug. 14, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost with Pastor Sarah Marshall preaching at 9 a.m.

The local ELCA summer children's choir, "With One Voice," will be sharing their talents with us.

First Lutheran Church news

BRAINERD โ€” First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost with worship in the sanctuary and online at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

Pastor Patty Bjorklund and Pastor Jordan Gades will preach and preside.

Coffee Fellowship will be 10 a.m. in Koinonia Hall.

First Congregational United Church of Christ service

BRAINERD โ€” First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, will have Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

South Long Lake Church to host Dean Goossen

BRAINERD โ€” Dean Goossen will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, with coffee fellowship time to follow.


The service will be streaming live on Facebook.

Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.

This week at Trinity

BRAINERD โ€” Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, has two worship services this week.

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, there will be a midweek worship service at Gregory Park with area ELCA churches for food, worship and kubb beginning at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, the service will be at Trinity Lutheran Church.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, 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.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Trinity Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Vision Council will meet at 6 p.m.

Outdoor gospel concert planned in Malmo

MALMO โ€” The Malmo Free Church will present the Headin' Home Quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

Headinโ€™ Home Quartet was formed during the summer of 2001 by four members of the First Baptist Church in Colfax, Iowa.


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

Carillon concert planned

LAKE SHORE โ€” Living Savior Lutheran Church, 8327 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore, will have a Carillon concert on Friday, Aug. 19.

They will serve a free simple supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by 30-45 minutes of hymns from the new Chimemaster System.

Bring a chair for those who want to listen from outside.

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