Church News – April 28

The First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the fifth Sunday of Easter at 9:30 am on Sunday May 2nd.

The message will be from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. Holy Communion will be served.

The in-person worship service will be broadcast in the church parking lot, on YouTube and online. For more information visit

For those planning to attend worship in the parking lot, the church parking lot stretches from the north side of Anderson Cleaners to Maple Street and from South Eighth Street to The Office Shop. Tune the radio to 97.7 FM.

Sunday May 2 is the blessing of plants and seeds (Rogate Sunday) at 9 a.m.

We offer our complementary plant seedlings at tables outside the celebration center to maintain safe social distancing, so select your own when you show up for the worship service. U0009

Pastor Jerry Raedeke will officiate at this service, but guest preacher Pastor Daren Blanck, Lutheran pastor and former LCC member will preach a sermon titled “The Reconciliation of All Creation.”

After the service, stay for a forum presented by Daren Blanck on “The Hidden Environmental and Societal Costs of Fossil Fuels”. Blanck will discuss the impacts of eco-justice and why it is important to engage from a biblical perspective.

In-person worship services are at 9:00 a.m. Sunday and 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. Services can be viewed via streaming video (live and archived) and live on the Lutheran Church of the Cross-Nisswa Facebook page. Newsletters for all departments can be downloaded from the website.

Check the website and Facebook page for any updates.

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

On Wednesday, April 28, there will be an evening worship service at 6 p.m. with pastoral intern Matthew Engum preaching. Holy Communion will be served.

On Sunday May 2, there will be a worship service at 9 a.m. with Pastor Hans Anderson preaching and Holy Communion will be served. This service is broadcast live on KVBR 1340 radio and streamed live on YouTube.

The Sunday School will meet at 9.45 a.m. at Fellowship Hall.

Intern Matthew Engum will lead a book study on “The Great Divorce” by CS Lewis. The class will meet in the choir room at 10 a.m.

“Drive Up Blessing and Holy Communion” will be available in the parking lot at Gate 2 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Masks are necessary with regards to national regulations as well as social distancing. Enter through door 2.

On Sunday May 2, the Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will celebrate the fifth Easter Sunday with a drive-through service with communion at 8:45 am Pastor Mark Skinner will preach. Get there early, stay in the car and park in the designated parking lot.

The Sunday School will meet in person on Sunday at 9:45 am Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced.

In-person worship services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Masks will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced. Space is limited. The 10:30 am services will be broadcast live on Sunday at The service will be set up after its completion for later viewing.

Two new study groups will begin at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

On Sunday May 2, the book “Eternal Life: New Vision” by John Shelby Spung will be discussed at 8:30 am. Join the study on

On Thursday, May 6, the Study of Majestic Women of the Bible will begin at 6 p.m. Join the discussion on every Thursday in May.

For more information, contact the church office at 218-829-2528.

BAXTER – Lord of Life Lutheran Church will have its annual meeting on June 6th.

This meeting gives the congregation an overview of the work being done by Lord of Life, the church budget and allows them to vote on issues.

At the end of May, an annual meeting information pack, such as the agenda and ministry reports, will be available at Staff will contact groups this week to request these reports.

Additional information, including the time and location of the meeting, will be released soon.

For more information, contact the church office at 218-828-9374.

MOTLEY – Motley United Methodist Church, 847 Third Ave. S., Motley, will host a Spring Chicken Drive-Thru Dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30. The cost is $ 10. To pre-order, call 218-352-6466 or email [email protected] with the name and number of dinners by 5 p.m. Thursday.

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