Church News – September 22

BAXTER – On this final day of gathering, September 12, the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter challenged people to do God’s work throughout the year.

In recognition of this being Lord of Life’s 31st year of ministry, the church is asking people to serve 31 hours of service by September 2022.

“Service to others is at the heart of the Christian faith and of the Lord of Life,” Senior Pastor Steven Rye said in a press release. “At Lord of Life, part of our mission is to deepen and enrich our bond with our community. One of the ways we do this is by being intentional in our personal acts of service. We see them as opportunities to live out our Christian call to serve all people by following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Anyone who wants to share photos or stories from their online service is welcome to tag their posts with # LordofLife31 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday evening meals begin Wednesday, September 22 at the Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd. Spaghetti will be served for $ 7 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. or when it runs out.

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

Catechism begins at 7 p.m. with the parents.

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

The Adult Forum will begin at 9:30 am Luann Ferguson of Mission Investment Funds will make a presentation.

The church offers in-person worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast live at The service will be set up after its completion for later viewing.

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

Pastor Patty Bjorklund will preach and preside.

The coffee fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Koinonia room. Sunday school will take place from 10:05 am to 11:00 am in the mezzanine.

Masks are now mandatory at all times.

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

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

A special offer for neighbors in need will take place on September 26th. A presentation by Tanya Brusewitz on Safe Families at 11:30 a.m. will take place on September 26.

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, will have a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 26 with Pastor Al Klasky.

Coffee and goodies will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The services can be viewed on Facebook.

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

On Wednesday September 22, there will be an indoor worship service at 6 p.m. with the preaching of Pastor Paul Erdal. Holy Communion will be served. u0009

Wednesday evening meals continue at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Room with Scandinavian Meatballs.

After the evening service, the Confirmation Workshop will meet in the staging area at 6:45 p.m. First Communion classes will meet at 5:15 p.m.

On Sunday September 26 there will be two indoor worship services at 8:15 am and 10:30 am with the preaching of Pastor Hans Anderson and Holy Communion will be served.

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

A wide variety of crafts, sewing and knitting items as well as fall and Christmas decorations will be available for sale. Many other handmade items such as greeting cards and jewelry will fill the community room. In the Bake and Candy Shop there will be a wide variety of goodies such as Jul Bread, lefse, pies, candies and more.

A quilt, Log Cabin Star, made by Crosslake Lutheran Quilters, will be drawn at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available on the day of the sale.

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

CROSBY – The annual pasta project sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Council of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 619 Poplar St., Crosby, continues this year in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including the choice in street edge (front door) -at the top. The first sale date will be Wednesday, September 29.

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

The pâtés are picked up on Wednesday when they are cooked.

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