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.

2022 World Day of Prayer Service planned for Oct. 2

NISSWA — Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, will host the 2022 World Day of Prayer service at 9 a.m. Oct. 2.

The theme is “I know the plans I have for you, Jeremiah 29:1-14.”

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement celebrated in seven regions of the world. Each year a different World Day of Prayer Committee, representing one of the 170 countries and regions that celebrate World Day of Prayer, prepares the service.

This year’s service has been prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They call us to worship with the Lord’s words from Jeremiah 29 that say “I know the plans I have for you…. plans to give you hope and a future.”

The event will include worship at 9 a.m. with special music and traditional Irish dancers from the Hudson Irish Dance Academy immediately followed by a time of fellowship where traditional foods from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be served and artifacts and information about those countries will be available.


Everyone is also encouraged to participate in a 10:30 a.m. Jeremiah Bible study on hope and the future.

For more information, contact Carolyn Blanck, LCC 2022 World Day of Prayer Coordinator, at 218-963-7660 or

Risen Church official launch service set for Sunday

Risen Church will have its official launch service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd.

A parking lot picnic will follow the service with games, giveaways, free food with food trucks, a bounce house and other events.

For more information, visit .

Crosslake Lutheran Church to host Jul Fest

CROSSLAKE — The 45th annual Jul Fest (Christmas Coffee Fest) is planned in conjunction with Crosslake Days from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Crosslake Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, located on County Road 66 in Crosslake.

A wide variety of crafts, sewing and knitted items and fall and Christmas decorations will be available for sale. Many other handmade items such as greeting cards and jewelry will be filling the Fellowship Hall.

In the Bake and Candy Shop, there will be a large variety of goodies such as Jul Bread, lefse, pies, candy and more. There will also be cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice available.


A quilt, Path to Grandma’s House, made by the Crosslake Lutheran Quilters, will be raffled off at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available the day of the sale.

All proceeds from this sale will be used to support local charities within the community.

‘Nomadland’ to be shown at UCC

First Congregational United Church of Christ will show “Nomadland” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events planned

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost with an in-person service at 8:20 a.m. and the Rev. Sarah Marshall preaching.

Sunday school will begin at 9:25 a.m. The 10:30 a.m. in-person service will also be livestreamed. The livestream can be viewed at . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, there will be a midweek worship service at 6 p.m. with Holy Communion being served. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Confirmation workshop will follow the service at 7 p.m.

The Galilee Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Gathering Area.


On Friday, Sept. 23, there will be a Bible study on “A Psalm and A Proverb” at 11:11 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, there will be two traditional worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion being served. The service will be broadcast live on KVBR 1340 Radio and livestreamed on YouTube.

On Monday, Sept. 26, the Nazareth Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Gathering Area.

The weekly sermons are available .

St. Joseph’s annual pasty fundraiser planned

CROSBY — Orders are now being taken for the Annual Pasty Project sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 617 Poplar St., Crosby, on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, and Oct. 26.

The pasties sell for $8 each. Gravy is available (12 ounces) for $2. A reduced number of pasties will be made each week.

Call Kay early to reserve your pasties at 218-232-2312. If necessary, leave a message.

Pasties are picked up on the Wednesday they are baked.


First Lutheran Church news

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost with worship in the sanctuary and online at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Pastors Patty Bjorklund and Jordan Gades will preach and preside.

Sunday school will meet at 10 a.m. in the Mezzanine (2nd floor).

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

The adult forum book study, “There is No Good Card for This,” will be 10:15-11:15 a.m. upstairs in the Mezzanine.

Mens’ breakfast Bible study, led by Pastor Jordan Gades, will be 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at The Sidetrack, 18071 State Highway 371.

Game night in Koinonia Hall will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30. Bring an appetizer or dish to share and a favorite card or board game.

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