Knights of Columbus to distribute winter coats to local children

PINE RIVER — The Pequot Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 11965 in Pequot Lakes will be distributing coats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16., at the Pine River American Legion, 400 Front St., Pine River.

Chicken and beef dinner set for Oct. 24

STAPLES — Sacred Heart Church, Staples, will have a chicken and beef dinner 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24.

Tickets available at the door. Cost for adults is $12; ages 6-12, $6; and children under 5 are free. Cash or check accepted. For take out orders, call Dan at 218-639-8032. In town delivery is available.

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At the Sacred Heart School, there will be bingo, produce, a bake sale, a plant sale and a raffle prize drawing.

Cash bingo games begin at 10 a.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

On Sunday, Oct. 17, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the 21st Sunday of Pentecost with a drive-in service with communion at 8:20 a.m.

Sunday school will begin at 9:25 a.m. Sunday.

In-person worship services are 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

First Congregational United Church of Christ services planned

Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, in person and online at www.facebook.com/uccbrainerd. The adult forum presentation for Sunday at 11:30 a.m. is WISE Ministry for Mental Health.

Bethel Lutheran Church bake and rummage sale set

Bethel Lutheran Church will have a bake and rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

Baked goods, produce, quilts, etc., will be offered. Sloppy Joes, pie and coffee will be served.

The youths will be offering clothing, toys, and household items for sale.

Bethel is located at the intersection of Thompson Road and Five Mile Road.

Prince of Peace celebrates 40th anniversary

BAXTER — On Oct. 3, Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in south Baxter, celebrated its 40th anniversary. The first church, planted by members of Zion Lutheran in Brainerd, was built on 6 acres where Deerwood Bank is now located at the corner of Woida Road and near Highway 371.

From that patch of sand and Jack Pine, the congregation grew and in 2006-07 built a new church in south Baxter, on Mildred Road, just south of the new Baxter Elementary School.

Celebrating the faithfulness of the Lord, former pastors spoke and shared their reflections, including the Rev. Neal MacLachlan, the Rev. Frank Milo, the Rev. Mitchell Krog, the Rev. Kevin Robson and present pastor, the Rev. Gregg Coop. Video greetings were extended by the Rev. Michael Coppersmith and the Rev. Terry Small.

First Lutheran Church events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the 21st Sunday after Pentecost with 9 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary and online Sunday, Oct. 17. Masks are required.

The 9 a.m. worship service will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. For more information, visit www.flcbrainerd.com.

This week at Trinity

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

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, there will be an indoor worship evening service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Hans Anderson preaching. Holy Communion will be served.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, there will be two worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Erdal preaching his final sermon. Pastor Paul will be assuming a call to First Lutheran Church in International Falls. 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. Holy Communion will be served at both services.

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Trunk and Treat at Light of the Cross

GARRISON — The Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison will be having a trunk and treat event from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

New grief support group sessions starting at Lord of Life

BAXTER — A new series of grief support group meetings is starting up at Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter. The group will meet 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday starting Oct. 19.

After eight weeks, the group will meet every other week for a month, before deciding as a group whether to continue meeting.

Pastor Erika Nilsen and Deb Bergstrom will be facilitating this support group. Both have led these groups before to help people deal with grief in an accepting and non-judgmental way. While this does not take the place of counseling, organizers feel it is a good way to complement therapy for those grieving.

Anyone who has questions or would like to join the group is invited to contact Tyler Jensen at the Lord of Life Office, 218-828-9374, or Deb Bergstrom at 701-678-4053.