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Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
July 14, 2021
Available Signups & Links
Council Update
Pandemic Response Team
Worship & Music Ministry Team
Initial Next Steps Identified!
Thanks be to God!

As our Council and Staff and Pandemic Response Team and Worship & Music Ministry Team continue to collaborate and to evaluate the most recent information from the CDC, the Governor, and Stay Safe MN, here are a few updates for the ministry we share:

  • We respect individual choices regarding face masks, following the most recent updates from the CDC, those fully vaccinated need not wear face masks.
  • Congregational singing has resumed (Masks not needed, as Dakota County has reached 70% vaccination rate!)
  • Signing up for worship, social distancing, being seated and dismissed from worship are no longer necessary.
  • Worship will continue indoors this summer.
  • Staff office hours will be updated in the coming weeks.
  • Protocols for worship and our day-to-day activities are evolving and will be updated and finalized and will be available in the coming weeks.

As we thank those who continue to bless us with their leadership during this time, we equally give thanks to each and every member of the ministry we share as we have made this journey with the patience, cooperation, support, and ongoing generosity of one and all! You each give energy and hope and drive to bless our ministry! We look forward to sharing the joy and spirit of these next steps and so much more!

If you have questions, to get involved, to volunteer, to learn more, talk with anyone in leadership or reach out to our staff and we will help you get started: info@lordoflifemn.org

Thanks be to God for one and all, as together we make God and our neighbors first!
Your Church Council
Pandemic Response Team
Worship & Music Ministry Team
Marne Luebbert, Administrative Assistant
Jamie Thompson, Pastor
Join Us This Sunday
July 18, 9:30 a.m.
In-Person & Live-Streamed
Communion as Part of Service Continues!
Worship includes congregational singing and Holy Communion. Access our bulletins and our Facebook page via the links in the article above, or via our website: lordoflifemn.org.

Worship Volunteers Needed!
There are many ways to support our services. Please sign up here to volunteer in July. Or if you'd like to volunteer in August, sign up here. Thank you to one and all who share in serving God first! If you'd like to learn how to assist our live stream efforts, please contact Pastor Jamie.


Please join us as together, we do everything possible
to keep one and all safe and well!
If you do not feel well, please stay home!
If you or someone close to you has been exposed, please stay home!
If you or someone close to you is waiting for a test result,
please stay home! 
Dennis Hoehne:
“Happy 80th Birthday!”
 
Save the Date!
Join us, Saturday, July 31, 1-4 p.m.
As we celebrate with Dennis and Joyce,
Dennis’ birthday!
 
Join us for a special day, Saturday, July 31, 1-4 p.m.!
A few details still to come, including ways you can volunteer and support this blessed event!
Are you a parent, or just want to get Involved with Youth Ministries?
Are your children ready to reconnect?

We are getting ready to relaunch:
  • Faith Quest
  • Vacation Bible School, "A Day At Camp!" Tuesday, August 17
  • Youth & Children's Music
  • First Communion
  • Confirmation
  • IGNITE, and more!

To learn more, to stay in touch, to not miss out, sign up here, or email Genal Heinsen, Holly Pemble, or Pastor Jamie.
Community Veteran’s Dinners
Still time for Veterans to join in this event!
Still time to volunteer!


Monday, August 2, St. Michael’s Catholic Church

A dinner has been planned to bring together and honor our veterans. The meal, weather permitting, will be served outdoors. Veterans need to sign up in advance. Email Pastor Jamie to learn more. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with veterans beginning to arrive at 5:30 p.m. Drive-through pick-up meals are also available. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer, email Pastor Jamie.
Vacation Bible School
Save the Date!
Tuesday, August 17
"A Day at Camp with Jesus and Friends!"

Join us for a special day, Tuesday, August 17!
Details are still being finalized!
Registration begins soon!

Many ways to volunteer and to support this event!
The number of participants and the details of the day will depend on the number of volunteers available. Thank you in advance for your support!

Save the date now to join us for this fun, engaging, energy-packed, blessed day!
To learn more, sign up here, or email Genal Heinsen, Holly Pemble, or Pastor Jamie.
Women's Ministry Book Club
Sunday, August 8, 6 p.m.
Join us to discuss Mind Games by Nancy Mehl on Sunday, August 8, 6 p.m. We will meet in Lord of Life's garden (weather permitting) - please bring a chair.

In September, we'll read Defending Jacob by William Landay (date TBD).
Want to touch the lives of others?
Want to energize the ministry we share?
Join the spirit of volunteering!

Each week in worship, each week behind the scenes, our ministry is blessed in countless ways thanks to those in our ministry who build meaningful relationships, connect with others, make a priceless impact, all while giving their time on Sunday mornings or during the week.

Want to get started as a greeter, usher, communion server, worship leader, musician, setting up or cleaning up, supporting our AV or live streaming efforts, cleaning our building, caring for our gardens; it is easy, details and support provided. Talk with or email Pastor Jamie to learn more!
Live Streaming
Equipment & Support
Our Efforts Take Next Steps!
As we recently announced, we are exploring taking next steps to acquire our own live streaming equipment for Lord of Life and to expand the team of support.

Talk with Nate Thompson or Pastor Jamie to learn more. More details will be shared as we learn more.
Devotions continue each Friday!
As we share and celebrate signs of God's love and grace, a devotion will come your way each Friday via email and Facebook, including access to our bulletin for indoor worship and live streaming worship, children's activity sheets, and sermon notes. You can also access these same materials and messages via our website: www.lordoflifemn.org or in the article above.
Adopt A Highway
Our Section of Pilot Knob
Would be Blessed by Our Efforts!

Join us as we are still trying to complete our Adopt A Highway efforts for this summer. Sign up here, or email Pastor Jamie if you are interested in helping us complete our efforts.
Thank you!
Adopt-a-Garden Ministry

"And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food." - Genesis 2:9a

If you like to garden or just putter in the soil, this is the ministry for you!

How does it work?
  • The Memorial Garden and the islands in the parking lot have been divided into many small sections.
  • You simply pick a section you'd like to care for during 2021.
  • This can be an individual, family, or group project -- for all ages.
  • Two or more families may share a section; work separately, or get together for added fun!
  • As weeds love our gardens, we love and give thanks for those who remove them!
  • There is no expense for you to volunteer. (At your discretion, you may decide to utilize a product like Preen to assist you in your efforts).
  • If interested, we are also seeking a few people willing to change the water in the fountain every three weeks or so.

If you'd like to help, have questions, want to learn more, or simply get started, email Pastor Jamie or sign up here. Thank you for making God first in this blessed way!
Camping Ministry

Interested in Summer Camp?
Camping for your children? Your family?
Though camping looks different this summer, here are a few options to consider!

Your Church Council and Pastor Jamie have reached out to some Bible camps to find out the latest and what they are offering this summer. Though camping experiences continue to look different this summer, and while as a ministry we are not organizing a coordinated week at a specific camp this summer, we are confident the 3 camps listed here are doing everything possible to provide a safe and engaging experience.
  • Camp Wapogasset, Amery, WI
  • Luther Point Bible Camp, Grantsburg, WI
  • Camp Onomia Bible Camp, Onamia, MN
 
To learn more, or if you have any questions, please talk with or email Pastor Jamie.
We look forward to sharing and supporting the spirit and energy of camping in new and blessed ways!
Council Update
Director of Music Ministry Update
Pianist Position Also Posted
A special thank you to Doris McNamara, Ann Mikiska, and Scott Hanson for leading our services at this time. Our Search Team is meeting regularly. The team includes: Co-Chairs: Ted Dau & Brian Rogers, Rachelle Gilbertson, Doris McNamara, and Nancy Zaske.
 
We are re-posting this position for Director of Music Ministry, and we also identified and posted a position for a Pianist. You are invited to spread the word about these two opportunities, and you are encouraged to reach out to our Search Team or one of us or Pastor Jamie if you know people we should talk to or places we should reach out to post these opportunities. The Position Descriptions and the Applications for each of these positions are available on our website: www.lordoflifemn.org.

More information and details to come! Please join our Search Team in praying for this process!
Susan Bergquist, President susan@susanbergquist.com
Crystal Hendrix, Vice President crystalannhendrix@gmail.com
Genal Heinsen, Secretary genalheinsen@hotmail.com
Rachelle Gilbertson rachellegilb@gmail.com
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawls Available
Prayer shawls are an amazing gift, made and crafted by those with faith and giving hearts, creativity, and talent! More Prayer Shawls and Pocket Prayer Shawls have been completed and dedicated.

Do you know someone who would be blessed to be wrapped in prayer, to know you and others are praying for them; do you know others are praying for you? These prayer shawls and pocket prayer shawls are available to you, for you personally, or for you to give to another.

Most of those crafting prayer shawls continue to do so at home. This ministry is open to anyone interested. To share your interest, or to request a prayer shawl, contact Crystal Hendrix or Julie Blomster for more information.
Prayer Ministry
Prayers for so many continue!
A Memorial Service is planned to celebrate the life and faith of Crystal Hendrix’ mother, Gloria, for Wednesday, July 28, with a visitation from 1-2 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m. More details, ways to support, and a dedicated email will be provided in the coming days.

Please let us know if you or someone you know would be blessed to receive a prayer shawl at any time!

Each week our prayers go out to our beloved brothers and sisters in so many places. Thank you to one and all who daily lift up in prayer one another, who daily call on the power of The Almighty, and the comforting presence of the One who is Present!

May our prayers surround one and all who are in the midst of grief, longing for strength and hope, facing all that is still unknown. If you personally know people who have been impacted by recent events, or if you or someone you know is in need of prayer, let Pastor Jamie know.

Please keep the following families and friends of Lord of Life and their loved ones in your prayers: Amdahl (Wagner), Anderson (Brian & Valerie), Ausen, Barth, Beck, Bergquist (Matthews), Betchwars, Beyl, Blaha, Boche, Burke, Butler, Butt, Carlson (Joy & Kelton), Chambers (Deb), Chambers (Doug & Kim) (Lecher), Chadwick, Chuchna, Claywell, Crabtree, Danielson, Dau (Kuyper), Craig & Kelly Davis family, Dentinger, Duden, Dwyer, Eads, Edmiston, Estenson, Gensmer, George, Gideon, Gilbertson, Glor, Gordon, Grady, Gwilt, Scott Haugen family, Hendrix, Herzberg, Hoehne, House, Hudson/Demming, Hunt, Iverson, Johnson, Johnston (Kaderlik, Miller), Kalstabakken, Karelis, Kral, Krueger, Lehmann, Lindell (Hines), Lunde, MacDowell, Martin, McAdam, Mikiska (Shaffer), Mitchell, Cheryl Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Neuman, Olson (Quinn), Oslos, Pemble, Pierce, Pomasl, Popple, Reischauer, Rogers, Roiger, Rustan, Schaaf, Schentzel, Schmidt, Smith (Diane & Jess), Sny, Sohre, States (Running), Staum, Svoboda, Taft, Tank (& Bolstad), Thompson (Evans, Schultz, & Pederson), Tran, Trevis, Ulland (Landowski), Undem, Vaudt (Erickson), White, Wratz (McAdams, Hiatt), Wright (Kathy & Nathan), Wright (Mike & Dixie), Zeigler, Zieman, and Zaske.

If you have a prayer request, please talk with or email Pastor Jamie or contact our prayer email address: praying@lordoflifemn.org.
Your Generosity Is Appreciated!
Giving Cards for 2021 Available Here

You can give online here. Thank you!

Scrip
Graduation Season is Here!
Want to learn more or get started? Email: info@lordoflifemn.org
Looking Ahead
July
18 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
19 - Worship & Music Ministry Meeting, 7 p.m. via Zoom
25 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
28 - Memorial Service for Crystal Hendrix' mom, Gloria; 1 p.m. Visitation, 2 p.m. Service
31 - Dennis Hoehne's 80th Birthday Party, 1-4 p.m.
Live stream available on our Facebook page.
Sign up here to volunteer in July!

August
1 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
8 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
8 - Women's Ministry Book Club, 6 p.m. in the church garden. The book is Mind Games by Nancy Mehl.
15 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
17 - Vacation Bible School, "A Day at Camp with Jesus and Friends!"
22 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
29 - Worship, 9:30 a.m., in-person & live-streamed
Live stream available on our Facebook page.
Sign up here to volunteer in August!