Trinity Lutheran Church news

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will be celebrating a Service of Beginning for intern Matthew Engum at the 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, service. He began his year of internship at Trinity on Jan. 4 as part of a program between Trinity Lutheran and Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Enugum has completed three years at Wartburg Seminary. After his year of internship at Trinity, he will return to Wartburg Seminary for his final year of study and upon completion he will become a candidate for the ELCA ministry. He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead.

There will be an indoor worship service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, as well.

The Sunday service will be broadcast live on KVBR 1340 and livestreamed on YouTube and posted on Facebook and on the Trinity website.

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Education Hour will begin at 9:45 a.m. There is no Coffee Hour.

Reservations are requested for all the indoor worship services by registering on-line at or by calling the office at 218- 829-5147.

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

The weekly worship service is available at

Lord of Life Lutheran Church activities

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter's SMART Team has recommended that as long as COVID levels continue to decrease through Jan. 15, the church will go to Phase 2 of the response plan in the beginning of February.

This would mean the ability to return to in-building worship on a limited level with the first step being to have confirmation classes meet inside. Once these are underway, the church would make plans for in-building worship.

This recommendation is pending formal approval from the Church’s council and Lord of Life is continuing to monitor the pandemic situation so it can adjust plans for the safety of the congregation and community as needed.

Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services are currently being streamed at Lord of Life Baxter’s Youtube page.

South Long Lake Church service planned

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, with Pastor Mark Bosserman speaking.

The service can be viewed on Facebook: southlonglakechurch. Click on the three crosses.

First Lutheran Church news

On Sunday, Jan. 17, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. in the church parking lot which extends from the north side of Anderson Cleaners to Maple Street and from South Eighth Street to The Office Shop.

The Liturgical date is the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. Holy Communion will be served. Pastor Patty Bjorklund will deliver the sermon. Tune the radio to 97.7 FM.

Those planning to attend should enter the parking lot via South Eighth Street and follow the directions of the parking attendants. In order for people in shorter vehicles to see, people with taller vehicles are asked to park in the back rows.

The 9:30 a.m. worship service may also be viewed by Zoom, YouTube and Online. Follow the link on the First Lutheran Church website at

Sunday School (via Zoom) will follow at 11 a.m.