Church News - April 21

A roundup of area church services and events in the Brainerd lakes area.


Lord of Life begins Masks for Mission Jamaica campaign

An anonymous donor is challenging members of the Lord of Life congregation and others to help spread its online presence, while also helping out those in need.

For every like or share on Lord of Life’s Facebook and Youtube worship livestream posts, a Personal Protective Equipment mask will be donated to Westhaven Children’s Home in Copse, Jamaica, and Clifton Boys Home in Darlington, Jamaica.

Westhaven provides care for children with special needs ranging from moderate to severe cases, while the Clifton Boys Home educates, provides Christian values and prepares boys age 8-18 for adulthood.

Both programs are partnered with Mission Jamaica, which Lord of Life was going to go on a mission trip with in 2020. The trip had to be postponed for the foreseeable future.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa to have bluegrass worship

NISSWA — Sunday, April 25, will feature bluegrass worship at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross in NIsswa.


In-person worship services are in the Celebration Center on Sundays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:20 p.m.

Services may be viewed via streaming video at (live and archived) and live on the Lutheran Church of the Cross-Nisswa Facebook page. Bulletins for all services may be downloaded from the website.

First Lutheran church events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter with the Praise & Worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25.

The in-person worship service will be broadcast to the church parking lot, YouTube and online. For more information, visit .

For those planning to attend worship in the parking lot, the church parking lot extends from the north side of Anderson Cleaners to Maple Street and from South Eighth Street to The Office Shop. Tune to 97.7 FM.

There will be no Wednesday service on April 28.

This week at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, has scheduled two worship services for this week.

On Wednesday, April 21, there will be a worship evening service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Paul Erdal preaching. Holy Communion will be served.


The Galilee Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, April 25, there will be a Worship Service at 9 a.m. with Pastoral Intern Matthew Engum preaching and Holy Communion will be served. This service is live on KVBR 1340 Radio and livestreamed on YouTube.

Sunday school will meet at 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Intern Matthew Engum will be hosting a book study on “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis. The class will meet in the Choir Room at 10 a.m.

“Drive Up Blessing and Holy Communion” will be available in the parking lot at door 2 from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

The Nazareth Circle will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Gathering Area.

A Facebook Devotional is available each Monday by the Trinity pastors. They will be posted during the 9-10 a.m. timeframe.

Masks are required as to state regulations along with social distancing. Enter at door 2.


The weekly worship service is available at .

Bethlehem Lutheran Church services

On Sunday, April 25, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Easter with a drive-in service at 8:45 a.m. Pastor Sarah Marshall will be preaching. Arrive early, stay in the car and park in the designated lot.

Sunday school will meet in-person on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced.

In-person worship services are offered at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced. Space is limited. The 10:30 a.m. services will be livestreamed on . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing.

South Long Lake Church to host Pastor Al Klasky

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have Pastor Al Klasky as guest speaker at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and will be streaming live on Facebook.

Check the Facebook page prior to coming in case of inclement weather.

Food distribution set for April 24

Five Loaves and Two Fish Ministry will distribute food noon until gone Saturday, April 24, at three locations:

  • Pequot Lakes Middle School.

  • Christ Community Church, Nisswa.

  • Pine Mountain Gospel, Backus.

Anyone needing food or anyone who knows anyone needing food is encouraged to visit a location. All are welcome.

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