Donation made to Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center

The Brainerd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society Organization recently donated needed items to the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center in Brainerd as a service project for the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center.

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the largest women’s organizations in the world. The relief society is for women ages 18 and over whose purpose is to provide support for the temporal and spiritual needs of all women in the church, as well as others who are in need.

The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc. has been providing victim advocacy services since 1978. Those services have remained, even during a worldwide health emergency, as an essential safety net for survivors of crime who continue to be the paramount focus of the organization.

The women's center provides a 24-hour intake to emergency shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence, including women, along with their children and pets, and men. In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information and referral, support groups and community education.

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There is a constant need for funds, items and volunteers. Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

First Lutheran Church events

On Sunday, March 14, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will have in-person worship at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Strict COVID-19 protocol will be enforced. Masks will be required as well as appropriate spacing of worshippers in pews. Use of hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the church will be mandatory.

The Sunday service will be broadcast via Zoom and to those attending worship in the church parking lot, which extends from the north side of Anderson Cleaners to Maple Street from South Eighth Street to The Office Shop. Tune the radio to 97.7 FM.

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

A pre-recorded Holden Evening Prayer Service with weekly Scripture, Homily and Prayers will be March 17. The link to worship will be posted at Wednesday mornings. The service may also be viewed on YouTube, Facebook and by emails.

Changes in worship services will be on the church Facebook page and website. When the temperature is zero degrees or below, parking lot worship service will be canceled.

This week at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have an indoor Lenten service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 featuring the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy. Pastor Paul Erdal will be preaching on “Made for Minnesota” as part of the Lenten theme, ”Re-Creation: What Gives You Life?” Following the services those who pre-ordered the soup to go may pick them up in the Gathering Area.

First Communion Class meets at 5:15 p.m. Sixth through eighth grade confirmation classes meet in fellowship hall at 6:45 p.m.

There will be one Sunday service at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 14, with Holy Communion being served with Pastor Hans Anderson preaching. The Sunday service will be broadcast live on KVBR 1340 and livestreamed on YouTube and posted on Facebook and on the Trinity website.

There will be a drive-up blessing and Holy Communion 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sunday. Persons can receive Holy Communion, enjoy a conversation with pastors and leave with a coffee and donuts.

Reservations are requested for all the indoor worship services by registering online at or by calling 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 of Baxter returns to in-building services

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter has now returned to hosting in-person services on both Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sunday services are at 9 a.m., with Communion served as parishioners exit the building. On Wednesday evenings, the church is currently holding shortened Lenten services at 6 p.m. to accommodate confirmation classes.

At this time, there are no Sunday 10:30 a.m. services.

Although the church is beginning to move back to in-building worship, it will continue to livestream both services on its YouTube page.

Good Friday Silent Walk for Peace planned for April 2

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will host a Good Friday Silent Walk for Peace at 9:30 a.m. April 2.

After gathering outside the west entrance at St. Francis Convent, participants will walk together in a silent procession, stopping to pray at various designated places throughout Little Falls, including St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Morrison County Jail and Government Center, Bank Square, Veteran’s Memorial, Maple Island Park and a few other locations. The procession will be led by a person carrying a cross. Bringing the cross and our prayers to various places in our community reminds us of the ways Jesus is always with us, especially in our joys and sufferings. Participants can take turns carrying the cross and leading the procession. The walk concludes back at the convent at about 11 a.m. While the group will be outdoors, they will maintain social distancing and follow current COVID-19 safety protocols (masks are encouraged).

In the event of bad weather, this event will be canceled.

For more information, contact the Franciscan Life Center at 320-632-0668 or;

Bethlehem Lutheran Church services

On Sunday, March 14, the Fourth Sunday of Lent will be celebrated with a drive-in service at 8:45 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd.

Pastor Mark Skinner 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. Temperatures will be checked upon entry. Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced. Contact Pastor Sarah for more information

The church is now offering in-person worship services 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Temperatures will be checked upon entry. Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced. Preregister at or by calling the office at 218-829-3330 by noon on Friday. Services will continue to be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at . The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing.