Church News – October 13



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

STAPLES – Staples Church of the Sacred Heart will be hosting a Chicken and Beef Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 24.

Tickets available at the door. The cost for adults is $ 12; 6-12 years old, $ 6; and children under 5 are free. Cash or check accepted. For take out orders, call Dan at 218-639-8032. City delivery is available.

At the Sacré-Cœur school, there will be a bingo, fresh produce, a bake sale, a plant sale and a raffle.

Bingo cash games start at 10 a.m.

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

Sunday school will start at 9:25 am Sunday.

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

Sunday worship takes place at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, in person and online at The Sunday adult forum presentation at 11:30 am is WISE Ministry for Mental Health.

Bethel Lutheran Church will be holding a bake and clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.

Bakery products, fresh products, quilts, etc., will be offered. Sloppy Joes, pie and coffee will be served.

The young people will offer clothes, toys and household items for sale.

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

BAXTER – On October 3, the Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church 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 Route 371.

From this 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 Lord’s faithfulness, former Pastors spoke up and shared their thoughts, including Reverend Neal MacLachlan, Reverend Frank Milo, Reverend Mitchell Krog, Reverend Kevin Robson and current Pastor, Reverend Gregg Coop. Video greetings were delivered by Reverend Michael Coppersmith and Reverend Terry Small.

The First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the 21st Sunday after Pentecost with a 9 am worship service in the sanctuary and online on Sunday October 17th. Masks are mandatory.

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

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

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

On Sunday October 17th there will be two worship services at 8:15 am and 10:30 am with Pastor Paul Erdal preaching his final sermon. Pastor Paul will assume a calling at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls. The Sunday service will air at 9 a.m. on KVBR 1340 Radio and the 8:15 a.m. service is broadcast live. The sermons are posted on Facebook. Holy Communion will be served at both offices.

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GARNISON – The Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison will be hosting a trunk and treat event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 31.

BAXTER – A new round of bereavement support group meetings is kicking off at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. The group will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday starting October 19.

After eight weeks, the group will meet every two weeks for a month, before deciding as a group whether or not to continue the meeting.

Pastor Erika Nilsen and Deb Bergstrom will lead this support group. Both have previously led these groups to help people cope with grief in a tolerant, non-judgmental manner. While this is not a substitute for counseling, organizers believe it is a good way to supplement grieving therapy.

Anyone with questions or interested in joining the group is invited to contact Tyler Jensen at the Lord of Life’s office at 218-828-9374 or Deb Bergstrom at 701-678-4053.


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