FAMILY WEEKLY - Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Lord of Life Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Pam Braland
Greta Gilbertson
Pat Holman
Gail Massie
Paul Rueger
Mary Weidell
Mike Anderson
Landon Bruggeman
Gina Nelsen
Dean Smith
Roger Spreeman
Anne Stricker
Joseph Jentsch
Jill Maciejny
Jacob Drietz
Jim Figliuzzi
Adam Henkensiefken
Michelle Meyer
Greg Olson
Dave Peterson
Kent Carlson
Chris Laber
Alicia Rehnblom
Cameron Walkowiak
Tyson Decker
Erica Staehling
Scott & Rebecca Rude
Mike & Jana Shogren
Bryan & Paula Barrer
Gary & Beth Dirlam
Wes & Audrey Powers
Steve & Gretchen Ennis
Hawk & Verna Hawkinson
Mike & Bev Owen
= Celebrating 25-49 years!
 = Celebrating 50 years or more!
Michael & Melissa Carmack
Andy & Katie Rangen
If you would like to be listed in
the Expecting Parents section,
please contact the church
office at 828-9374
or [email protected]
Our Mission: Inspire a deeper and richer connection to Christ, our community, and each other.
Sunday June 29, 2014
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
Worship w/Holy Communion
Pancake Breakfast
Milwaukee Mission Trip Meeting
Monday, June 30
Relay for Life Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 1
7:00 am
Baxter Area Kiwanis
9:00 am
Adult Small Group A
Wednesday, July 2
10:30 am Office Staff Prayer Time & Meeting
5:15 pm
Wednesday Musician Rehearsal
6:00 pm
Worship w/Holy Communion
Congratulations to…Darrell and Jennifer Pedersen on the
birth of their grandson, Anders John Pedersen.
Nursery Care Available!
Nursery care is available for children ages 0-36 months on
Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. service, and on
Wednesday nights at the 6:00p.m. service.
Thursday, July 3
No Summer Stretch
10:00 am Men’s Fellowship
7:00 pm
Property Team
Friday, July 4
Independence Day—Church Office Closed
6:30 am
Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, July 5
7:00 pm
Open AA
This engaging and fruitful ministry continues to need our
support. We are in need of sandwich baggies and peanut
butter; dollars are also always appreciated. If you
choose to donate, there is a box labeled 'Operation
Sandwich' in the narthex.
Lord of Life has reserved dates in July to make and serve
sandwiches. Please check out the clipboards for sign up
Sunday, July 6 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Milwaukee Mission Trip
9:30 am
Worship w/Holy Communion
10:30 am Fellowship
7:00 pm
District Band Rehearsal
Lord of Life Lutheran Church; PO Box 2749; Baxter MN 56425 Junction of Hwy 210 & Knollwood Dr.
Office Phone - 828-9374
Fax - 825-7922
Website Address:
E-mail Address:
Pastor Erika Nilsen: [email protected]
Pastor Lilja Behr: [email protected]
Business Administrator Ken Campbell: [email protected]
Office Manager Anne Laechel: [email protected]
Youth Ministry Assistant Tammie Benson: [email protected]
Youth Ministry Director Michael Carmack: [email protected]
Receptionist Beth Hensel: [email protected]
Please submit all items for the Family Weekly to the church office by 12 noon on Thursday.
Promise of Comfort & Resurrection for…
Ginger Augustinack and family as they gr ieve the death of Gus’ father , Ray
Upcoming Events...
Title of Activity
July 9
Baxter Blood Drive at Lord of Life Lutheran
American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 12:00-5:00pm To schedule appointments or for more
information please contact Sally at 829-1704.
July 20
Pastor Steve Rye’s First Sunday
Please join us on July 20 at the 9:30 a.m. Worship service to welcome Pastor Steve to our Lord of Life family. He will be
arriving the week before to move into his office and begin his ministry here. His installation date has yet to be decided.
Thursdays; 7:00pm
Concerts in the Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd.
A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided
by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council. Please visit The Center website,, for season schedule.
Please pray for strength, comfort and healing…
Roger Spreeman under went successful tr iple-bypass surgery in St. Cloud on June 18th.
When hospitalized, please
inform the hospital that
Elsie Melby has been moved to Bethany Nur sing Home in Br ainer d as she r ecover s fr om a
you are a member at Lord
bad fall.
The following people are known to have Caring Bridge Websites…
Natalie Grutsch, Jaimie Senger, Verna Hawkinson
Currently receiving treatment for cancer…
Louisa Evans, Jaimie Senger
Our members & family in the military Currently Deployed Overseas:
Adam Shipman (Philippines), Errol Belanger (Afghanistan), Eric Nelson (Ger many)
Thanks be to God!
If you are a first-time worshipper at
Lord of Life today please stop at the Welcome
Center and receive a welcome gift and information
about the church! Thanks for worshipping at Lord of Life!
for Greg Bennett and Wendy Adamson who said
YES to being worship leaders this Sunday!
What is on the Sign-Up Clipboards?
Greg will be preaching and sharing his passion for us all
to have a lively relationship with Jesus Christ! Greg is a
member of the church council and currently leads our
Finance Team. Greg's enthusiasm for life and faith is
contagious - so watch out!!
 Worship Assisting
 Small Group Interest
 Operation Sandwich Volunteers
 Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen
Wendy Adamson is assisting in worship and has been
given permission by the Bishop to preside over Holy
Wendy is our Spiritual Gifts coordinator - connecting the
membership with opportunities to grow and serve. She is a
long time member of Lord of Life and in her work at the
church and in her volunteer capacity - she is deeply
committed to our mission - to grow in a deeper and richer
connection to Christ, our community and each other!
Summer Stretch
This Week’s Text (Week of June 29)
Acts 12:1-11
Psalm 87:1-3, 5-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18 John 21:15-19
On Thursday, June 26th – The crew spent the
morning working on projects at Lord of Life
Next Week’s Text (Week of July 6)
Zechariah 9:9-12
Psalm 145:8-14
Romans 7:15-25a
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Weekly Update
Next Weeks’ Mission… Happy Independence Day!☺
of Life, and also call the
church to let us know that
you are there.
Keep in your prayers...
Milwaukee Mission Trip 2014
July 6—July 11
Please consider volunteering to help with
our once a month commitment to serve
those less fortunate than ourselves. Our
next date is July 13, 11:00am-2:00pm
If you or your group would like to
volunteer for this important ministry
please sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall
or on our website at under the
registrations tab.
signs of
Adult Leaders:
Michael Carmack, Tammie Benson,
David Hughes, Wendy Adamson
Blair Benson
Reese Benson
Michael Bylander
Anne Campion
Signe Devine
Ellie Hughes
Megan Hensel
Maggie Mattson
Grant Madison
Brianna Pliscott
Hannah Rud
Nathan Rud
Summer Art Show
in the Commons
Take time to look and reflect on
the signs of new life witnessed
in the creation. Confirmation
students Taylor Tyrrell and
Avery Davidge, under the insightful instruction of Steve
Kohls, went to the Arboretum in search of new life and
captured the images on display.
Nicole Rud
Charlie Rude
Eric Rude
Abby Rubado
Megan Ryder
Sammy Schultz
Will Schultz
Joe Stolski
Jenna Swenson
Jamie Wallace
Julia Wallace