Lord of Life challenges people to 31 hours of service in its 31st year

BAXTER — During this past Rally Day, Sept. 12, Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter challenged people to do God’s Work throughout the year.

In recognition of it being Lord of Life’s 31st year of ministry, the church is asking people to do 31 hours of service between now and September, 2022.

“Service to others is central to Christian faith and Lord of Life,” Senior Pastor Steven Rye said in a news release. “At Lord of Life part of our mission is to deepen and enrich our connection to our community. One of the ways we do that is through being intentional about our personal acts of service. We see them as opportunities to live out our Christian calling to serve all people following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Lord of Life would love to hear and recognize the work people are doing for their 31 hours of service. Log sheets where projects and the time spent on them can be recorded may be picked up at Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 6190 Fairview Road in Baxter. Once completed, they can be turned in to Communications Coordinator Tyler Jensen.

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Anyone looking to share photos or stories of their service online is invited to tag posts with #LordofLife31 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

Wednesday evening meals begin Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd. Spaghetti will be served for $7 from 5:15-6:20 p.m. or when it’s gone.

The Wednesday evening service begins at 6:20 p.m. with Pastor Sarah Marshall preaching.

Catechism begins at 7 p.m. with parents.

On Sunday, the church will celebrate the 18th Sunday of Pentecost with a drive-in service at 8:20 a.m. with Pastor Mark Skinner preaching. Sunday school will begin at 9:25 a.m.

Adult Forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. Luann Ferguson from Mission Investment Funds will be presenting.

The church offers in-person worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/bethlehem.brainerd. The service will be put on www.belcnet.net after its completion for later viewing.

First Lutheran Church upcoming events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the 18th Sunday after Pentecost with a 9 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary and online.

Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach and preside.

Coffee fellowship will be 10-11 a.m. in the Koinonia Hall. Sunday school will be 10:05-11 a.m. in the Mezzanine.

Masks are required at all times now.

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

For more information, visit www.flcbrainerd.com.

First Congregational United Church of Christ to have services Sunday

Sunday worship is in-person and online at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd.

A special offering for Neighbors In Need will be taken Sept. 26. A presentation by Tanya Brusewitz about Safe Families at 11:30 a.m. will be on Sept. 26.

This week at South Long Lake Church

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 with Pastor Al Klasky speaking.

Coffee fellowship and treats will be from 10:30-11 a.m. Services may 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, Sept. 22, there will be an indoor worship evening service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Paul Erdal preaching. Holy Communion will be served. \u0009

Wednesday evening meals continue at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall featuring the Scandinavian meatballs.

Following the evening service, confirmation workshop will be meeting in the Gathering Area at 6:45 p.m. First Communion classes will meet at 5:15 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 26, there will be two indoor worship services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Hans Anderson preaching and Holy Communion will be served.

The weekly worship service is available at www.trinitybrainerd.org.\u0009

Crosslake Lutheran Church to host Jul Fest

CROSSLAKE — The 44th annual Jul Fest (Christmas Coffee Fest) will be in conjunction with Crosslake Days on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crosslake Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, located on County Road 66 in Crosslake.

A wide variety of crafts, sewing and knitted items and Fall and Christmas decorations will be available for sale. Many other handmade items such as greeting cards and jewelry will be filling the Fellowship Hall. In the Bake and Candy Shop there will be a large variety of goodies such as Jul Bread, lefse, pies, candy and more.

A quilt, Log Cabin Star, made by the Crosslake Lutheran Quilters, will be raffled off at 2 pm. Raffle tickets will be available the day of the sale.

All proceeds from this sale stay right in our community and will be used to support local charities.

Pasty sale planned

CROSBY — The annual pasty project sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 619 Poplar St., Crosby, is going forward this year in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including curbside (front door) pick-up. The first sale date will be Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Orders are now being taken for pasties available on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. The pasties sell for $7 each. Gravy is available (12 ounces) for $1. A reduced number of pasties will be made each week. Call early to reserve the pasties. To place an order, call Kay at 218-232-2312. If necessary, leave a message.

Pasties are picked up on the Wednesday they are baked.