South Long Lake Church to host Ralph Berry

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, with Ralph Berry speaking.

Fellowship time will follow. Church services can be viewed on Facebook.

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa to present organ concert

NISSWA — The Christmas in November organ concert presented by Cathy Taylor and Laura Raedeke will be 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the sanctuary.

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Refreshments served following the concert. A free will offering will benefit the sanctuary remodel project. Check the website and Facebook page for updates.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the 25th Sunday after Pentecost with in-person services at 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

Pastor Sarah Marshall will be preaching. Sunday School kids will sing at both services. Bell Choir will ring at both services. We continue to livestream the 10:30 a.m. services Sundays at The service will be put on after its completion for later viewing. Sunday School will begin at 9:25 a.m. Sunday.

Men’s Bible study takes place on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

First Lutheran Church events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the 25th Sunday after Pentecost and Faith Promise Sunday with a 9 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary and online Sunday, Nov. 14.

The Liturgy will be God Give us Life. Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach and preside. Masks are required.The 9 a.m. worship service will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. For more information, visit

Coffee fellowship will be 10-11 a.m. in the Koinonia Hall. In celebration of Faith Promise Sunday, special Scandinavian waffles (vaffles) and rosettes will be prepared and served.

Sunday school will be 10:05-11 a.m. in the Mezzanine.

First Congregational United Church of Christ services planned

The Sunday, Nov. 14, worship services for First Congregational United Church of Christ are 10 a.m. in-person at 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, and online at

Choir practice meets at 8:30 a.m. the first three Sundays of the month. Many more voices are welcome.

Paint the Walls Party will be noon Sunday, Nov. 14, to spruce up walls in the hallways. Helpers can respond to

The church office will be closed Nov. 10-12 but voice messages will be checked each day.

Trinity to have annual fall boutique and bake sale

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have its annual fall boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

The fall boutique will feature “You Betcha Corner,” Granny’s Pantry, Cabin Fever, Holiday Inspirations, Attic Treasures and bake sale with lefse and Scandinavian goodies. Caramel rolls and beverages will be served throughout the sale with a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doug's Trinity Cafe.

For more information, call 218-829-5147 or visit the website

Advent Day of Reflection set for Dec. 4

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invites people to virtually attend an Advent Day of Reflection entitled “Receiving Life as a Gift,” through Zoom 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4.

Presenter Sister Elise Saggau, OSF, has many years of experience in education and Franciscan formation. She was editor of The Cord, an international Franciscan spiritual review, and also served as assistant director of publications at the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure, New York. Sister Elise now writes and gives talks, especially on Franciscan spirituality.

Registration is required to send a Zoom link. There is no cost for the event, but donations are accepted. For more information or to register before 2 p.m., Dec. 2, contact the Franciscan Life Center by emailing Christi Hartwell at or calling 320-632-0680.

Turkey bingo planned in Harding

HARDING — Turkey bingo will be played at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Holy Cross Church in Harding.

Cost is $5 for 20 games. Soft cards are $1 and the winner will receive $25. Blackout will be $1 a card and the winner will receive $25. They will be doing a split the pot where the winner receives half the pot. A free lunch will be served and refreshments will be for sale including candy, popcorn and pop.

Bingo is sponsored by the Rosary Sodality.