Church News - June 2

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


Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

On Sunday, June 6, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the third Sunday of Pentecost with a drive-in service with communion at 8:45 a.m. with Pastor Mark Skinner preaching.

Arrive early and park in the designated lot. For those who want to bring a chair, a portion of the parking lot will be designated for people to sit outside of their cars.

In-person worship services with communion are 10 a.m. Sundays. Services are still livestreamed at and the service is put on after its completion for later viewing.

Men’s bible study takes place at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Pastor Skinner is starting a six-week study of Paul’s letter to the Romans from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the church. Sign up at .


This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, June 2, there will be a worship evening service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Paul Erdal. Holy Communion will be served.

On Sunday, June 6, there will be an outdoor 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.


Bosserman to speak

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have Pastor Mark Bosserman speaking at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, and will be streaming live on Facebook. Click on the three crosses.

First Congregational United Church of Christ events

The return to in-person service will begin 10 a.m. Sunday, June 6.

The service will also be streamed at . An annual meeting will follow at 11 a.m. with coffee served on the lawn after the meeting.

The 8 a.m. Sunday morning book study will start with the new book “The Language of God” by Francis Collins on June 6 on Zoom at .


Plans are made for a garage sale on the church lawn at 3 p.m. June 26. Call the

church office at 218-829-2528 to sign up for a spot.

First Lutheran Church news

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd will celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost with in-person worship in the Sanctuary. The liturgy will be Now the Feast. Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach and preside. Holy Communion will be served.

The 9:30 a.m. worship service will be broadcast on YouTube and online.

For more information, visit .

There will be no parking lot worship service on Sunday.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa events

NISSWA — Guest preacher and forum presenter for June 6, Global Mission Sunday, will be Pastor Doug Cox, executive director of Global Health Ministries headquartered in Minneapolis. The forum will follow the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Cox will share stories of the impact of Global Health Ministries' partnerships and the many challenges of the past year in providing COVID-19 relief to remote areas.

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.


Beginning June 13, outdoor worship will be 10:15 a.m. Sundays in the Memorial Gardens. Bring a chair or blanket.

Outdoor gospel concert set

MALMO — Malmo Free Church will present The Mystery Mountain Boys in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

Come as you are and bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the air-conditioned church.

Malmo church is located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the north east corner of Lake Mille Lacs.

Brainerd Lakes Catholic Churches to host Corpus Christi Procession

Brainerd Lakes Catholic Churches will host the Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 6, preceding the 11:15 a.m. Mass at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic Church. This procession of the blessed sacrament will begin at St. Francis, 404 N. Ninth St., Brainerd, and end with a benediction at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St.

Bus service between parking lots will be provided as well as ride-along transportation for those unable to walk the full distance.

The Corpus Christi is a medieval devotion that began in order to encourage public proclamation in the Catholic belief in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The procession is led by Christ in the Monstrance with clergy, servers, Knights of Columbus and the faithful singing hymns of praise throughout town. The procession stops at various altars placed in town between St. Francis and St. Andrew’s Church. This procession conveys a prominent outward expression of the community’s faith in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and shows unity of faith amongst all Catholic parishes.

This display of faith is sponsored by All Saints, St. Andrew’s, St. Francis, St. Mathias and St. Thomas of the Pines Catholic Churches. The event is open to the public.


For further information, call the parish office at 219-822-4040.

Lord of Life is hosting session for those interested in joining the church

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter will have a meeting for those interested in becoming members of its congregation at 4 p.m. June 27.

This hour to hour-and-a-half meeting is the first step toward becoming a member of Lord of Life. It covers things like the history, purpose and vision of the church, practical matters regarding getting involved at Lord of Life and a review of the rest of the membership process.

The meeting will be via Zoom. Contact Lord of Life at 218-828-9374 for more information.

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