Church News - Nov. 17

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


This week at South Long Lake Church

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with Peggy Holtz speaking.

Fellowship time will follow. Church services can be viewed on Facebook.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, there will be an evening worship service at 6 p.m. with guest Pastor Patti Bjorklund preaching. Holy Communion will be served.

The Wednesday evening meal will be served in the fellowship hall at 5 p.m.


The First Communion class will meet at 5:15 p.m. The 6-8 grade confirmation classes will meet at 6:45 p.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 21, there will be two worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Guest Pastor Jeff Macejkovic will be preaching at both services with Holy Communion. The Sunday service will be broadcast at 9 a.m. on KVBR 1340 Radio and the 8:15 a.m. service is livestreamed. Sermons are posted on Facebook. Following the 10:30 a.m. service, Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered to community families.

On Monday, Nov. 22, the Nazareth Circle will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Gathering Area.

The weekly worship service is available at .

First Lutheran Church news

On Sunday, Nov. 21, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate Christ the King Sunday with 9 a.m. worship in the sanctuary and online.

Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach. Pastor Jordan Gades will preside. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Masks are required.

The 9 a.m. worship service will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook.

A Thanksgiving Eve worship service will be 6 p.m. Nov. 24, with pie fest at 7 p.m. in Koinonia Hall.


Game night will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 26 in Koinonia Hall. Bring an appetizer to share and a game of your choice. Beverages will be provided.

For more information, visit .

Bethlehem Lutheran Church activities planned

The Wednesday, Nov. 17, meal at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will be chili and grilled cheese from 5:15-6:20 p.m. or when it’s gone. Cost is $7.

The Wednesday evening service begins at 6:20 p.m. Catechism and high school youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Senior Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.

The Communion bread making team will meet 9 a.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, celebrate Christ the King Sunday with in-person services with communion at 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Skinner preaching. It is also New Member Sunday. Services will continue to be livestreamed at the 10:30 a.m. services Sundays at . The service will be on after its completion for later viewing. Sunday school will begin at 9:25 a.m. Sunday.

Men’s Bible study takes place on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

On Nov. 24, there will be a Thanksgiving Eve service with communion at 6:20 p.m. with pie to follow.


Thanksgiving at Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter will have a Thanksgiving Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.

During the service there will be time for giving prayers of Thanksgiving, music and Bible readings about what we should be thankful for. The readings for the day are: Joel 2: 21-27, Psalm 126, 1 Timothy 2: 1-7, and Matthew 6: 25-33. To give volunteers a week off from preparing a meal, there will not be a Wednesday night meal prior to the Thanksgiving service. Confirmation and other youth programming are also canceled for the evening.

Lord of Life is also participating in a Thanksgiving Food Drive with Bridges of Hope to get a Thanksgiving meal to people in need. For those who wish to donate $40-$50 worth of ingredients, call Nancy Swenson at 651-246-1474 to get the name and contact info for a family.

Due to COVID-19, volunteers and recipients are coordinating drop off times between themselves.

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