This week at Trinity

This Sunday, Feb. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Epiphany with Pastor Hans Anderson preaching at the two services with Holy Communion at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The adult discussion group “Love Without Limits” will meet at 9:45 a.m.

On Tuesday, the Trinity Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The Men’s Bible study will be 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Gathering Area.

For more information, visit or on Facebook or call 218-829-5147.

Bethel Lutheran Church services set

Pastor Beth Pottratz will lead the service and deliver the sermon at Bethel Lutheran on the Sixth Sunday of Epiphany during the 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, worship service.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Valentine’s ham dinner planned

PINE RIVER — The Pine River United Methodist Church, 348 Barclay Ave., Pne River, will have its annual Valentine’s ham dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22.

Cost for adults is $10 and children 5 and under are free.

Entrance to the dining hall is at the side door on Third Street.

First Lutheran Church events

On Sunday, Feb. 16, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The Liturgical date is the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany. Pastor Loren Anderson-Bauer, Interim, will be the Liturgist and also deliver the sermons. Holy Communion will be served at both services.

From 9-10 a.m. Sunday, the FLC youths will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast in Koinonia to raise funds for 2020 Camperships and the Montana High Adventure trip.

First Lutheran Church will host Pastors for Text Study 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Fireside Room. Coffee is provided. All pastors are welcome to attend.

The FLC Men’s Breakfast and Bible study will be 7 a.m. Feb. 21 at Northwind Grille, 603 Laurel St., Brainerd. All men are welcome to attend the breakfast and participate in the discussion and Bible study.

Bethel Lutheran Church activities

This Sunday, Feb. 16, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany with communion services at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

During Adult Forum at 9:30 a.m., the Board of Worship and Music will lead an Epiphany Mission Conversation. The City Wide Youth Group will meet at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Ruth Circle will meet at 10 a.m. Bethlehem Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m.

Men’s Bible study and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.

On Thursday, the quilting group will meet at 9 a.m. Mary Circle will meet at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 218-829-3330, email, visit, or on Facebook at Bethlehem Brainerd.

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina planned

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls extend an invitation to you to join them for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Gathering Space at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

Centering Prayer is an ancient and contemporary form of prayer. It is a way of deepening a relationship with God as well as a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a movement beyond conversation with God to communion with God. In a small group, we sit in silent prayer for 20-30 minutes with openness to God’s presence and action in our lives.

Centering Prayer is preceded by “Lectio Divina,” a reflection on the coming Sunday Scriptures.

No need to pre-register.

For more information, call 320-632-0668 or email