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.

The Purple Hulls in concert Aug. 28

MOTLEY — The Purple Hulls will be in concert 2-3 p.m. Aug. 28, at the Motley United Methodist Church, 847 Third Ave. S., Motley.

Identical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple Hulls were raised on a working family farm in the deep piney woods of East Texas, but that didn’t stop the Texans from finding their way to the hills of Tennessee — specifically, Music City, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree.

First Lutheran Church events

First Lutheran Church worship at the lake will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the home of Jim Erickson and Carole Paulson on the shores of Gull Lake.

Bring a chair and marshmallow roasting stick. For directions, call the church office at 218-829-9552.

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost with worship in the sanctuary and online. Holy Communion will be served. Coffee fellowship will be 10-11 a.m. in Koinonia Hall.


Throughout the month of August through Sept. 11, the church is participating in the Lutheran World Relief “School Kit” effort to be distributed to needy students worldwide. A list of school kit items can be found on the FLC website or obtained in the church office. Purchased school kit items need to be dropped off at the church by Sept. 11.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa events

NISSWA — The last outdoor worship for Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Memorial Garden.

Bring a chair or a blanket. If inclement weather, service will be in the Sanctuary.

The 9 a.m. service will be in the Sanctuary and is available online at .

Visit and Facebook page for any updates.

South Long Lake Church services

Jeff Lawson will be speaking 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 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.

Lord of Life Rally Day to feature food, fun and fellowship

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter’s annual Rally Sunday is set for Sept. 11.


The day will begin with a 9:30 a.m. worship service, where parishioners will celebrate the volunteer work done over the past year, while preparing to do even more over the next year.

Following worship, there will be a hot dog picnic out on the church lawn. Parishioners are also invited to participate in lawn games.

In addition to food and fun, groups at Lord of Life will advertise what they do and invite new participants to join them.

For more information, contact the Lord of Life office at 218-828-9374.

Rock musical planned at Crosslake Lutheran Church

CROSSLAKE — “He Lived the Good Life,” a 1970s rock musical by Minnesota composer Richard Wilson, will be presented by the Crosslake Lutheran Church Choir. It musically tells the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection.

As a free gift to the community, the musical will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 24, at the church, 35960 County Road 66 in Crosslake. It will also be livestreamed.

At 10 a.m. Aug. 28, the musical will be presented during worship at the outdoor worship site, 14019 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events announced

On Sunday, Aug. 21, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Eleventh 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.

Summer gospel concert planned

MALMO — The Malmo Free Church will have a summer gospel concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, with Duane and Deb Hawkinson and Friends.

They have played together in different venues throughout Minnesota. They will feature steel guitar, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums.

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

Monies for Missions annual rummage sale set

BAXTER — Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6311 Mildred Road, Baxter, will have its annual rummage sale, Monies for Missions, Aug. 18-20.

Funds raised will be going toward Missions in Puerto Rico, Africa and Habitat for Humanity. Times of the sale are 3-6 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Thrivent Financial Community Action grants go to support the costs of running this mission project.

This week at Trinity

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


On Wednesday, Aug. 17, there will be a midweek worship service at 6 p.m. with Holy Communion being served.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, 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.

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