Lord of Life LINK 
Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
November 20, 2020
Available Signups & Links
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Join Us for Worship
This Sunday, November 22
As new information on COVID-19 comes our way,
as numbers are rising at new record rates,
and new recommendations regarding gatherings are announced,
though we are doing everything possible to continue
to provide worship in our sanctuary, we are asking you:
 
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!
 
Please join us as together, we do everything possible to honor each other,
to keep one and all safe and well, to support and serve and care for each other!
Please note: We will keep you informed should our efforts
need to be further updated or adjusted.


To attend worship any Sunday in November, sign up here.
To volunteer any Sunday in November, sign up here.

If interested in learning more about volunteering, sign up here.
Interested in sharing added generosity? View our wish list here.
Want to know more about what to expect with indoor worship? Click here.
Thank you to one and all!

Signing up to worship in advance, and then checking in when you arrive, will assist the safety and flow of our efforts. If you have any questions regarding these signups or the protocols, please email info@lordoflifemn.org.

A special thank you to one and all who continue to give their leadership to our collaborative efforts!
Your Generosity Is A Blessing!
Give to the Max Continues!
In the spirit of the generosity shared by many this week, the energy and blessing of giving together to the max continues. Click here to further bless our ministry at this time! Thank you!

Celebrating and Giving Thanks for Signs of Love!
Please join us in celebrating and giving thanks for God’s blessed signs of love by answering the questions below. Your reply by Nov. 22 will assist our efforts!
You can email your replies to Pastor Jamie or info@lordoflifemn.org

Thank you for being a most blessed sign of God’s love!
 
Here are the questions:
  • Where do you see signs love every day; what catches your eye, heart, spirit; what awes you?
  • What are signs of love people are longing for these days?
  • What are signs of love you experience, witness, engage, at Lord of Life?
  • How do these signs of love touch your life, impact your life, give you energy, hope, purpose, spirit?
  • What are signs of love you are hoping for, dreaming of, looking forward to, that Lord of Life might provide in the near future?
 
Thank you for taking the time to share in this simple yet very intentional exercise. Your input and voice and heart are of great value as we celebrate and give thanks for every sign of God’s love! Watch for us to soon share the responses we receive in some unique and creative ways!
 
Again, please send your one or two word answers for each question above to either: info@lordoflifemn.org or Pastor Jamie.
 
Thank you for being a most blessed sign of God’s love at Lord of Life, as together we make God and our neighbors first in new and blessed ways!
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.
Weekly Devotion Coming Each Friday
As we share and celebrate signs of God's love and grace this Pentecost season, a devotion will come your way each week via email and Facebook, including access to our bulletin for indoor worship and live streaming this Sunday, 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 first article above.
Join Our Facebook Page
Live Streaming Continues!
Join Us This Sunday, November 22
Stay even more spiritually connected!
Thank you, and thanks be to God for one and all, who continue to stay spiritually connected each week via Facebook! A special thank you to everyone who takes the time to share a like, to comment, to share, to subscribe. Your interest and energy, feeds our energy, and we are most grateful! Please note: On Sundays, we will make every effort to continue to live stream the service for you at 9:30 a.m.

Be sure to keep up to date with announcements, photos and inspirational posts by liking our Facebook Page! Search for "Lord of Life Lutheran Church - Lakeville, MN", and be sure to click follow. If you need assistance finding the devotions on our notes page, feel free to send us a message through Facebook, or email us at jamie.thompson@lordoflifemn.org or marne.luebbert@lordoflifemn.org.
Music Ministry
Choir
Children's choirs are on a brief pause due to COVID-19. Please let me know if your child is interested in these choirs once they resume.
  • Children of Life Choir: K-2nd grade
  • Light of Life Choir: 3rd-7th grade

Worship Team
We rotate two singers each week. No previous experience is needed. We rehearse at 8:15 on Sunday mornings before worship.

Live Streaming
We need individuals to help with the audio portion of our Sunday live stream. No experience necessary.

To get involved or learn more about our music ministry, contact me at: robin.martens@lordoflifemn.org
 
In Him,
Robin
Director of Music Ministry
Cell phone: 612-990-8526
Women's Ministry Book Club
Sunday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett on Sunday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.

"From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passingLooking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins."
 
The time is always 6:30, though the day of the week & location occasionally change. Join us at any time, for any book, as your schedule allows!
Council Update
The Church Council and the Pandemic Response Team continue to gather and to process information and updates from the synod office in addition to the latest from the CDC, and the government on every level.
As we all know, this information, and many of the recommendations continue to change and to be updated frequently. If our recommendations or any of these initial steps need to change, we will update you.

To learn more, or if you have any questions, please email any or all of us, and we will forward your email to our Pandemic Response Team and ministry teams as needed.

Thank you to those who volunteer, support our wish list, and share their generosity of time and gifts! Thanks be to God for one and all, as together we make God and our neighbors first!
Dylan Barth, Council President dylbarth@gmail.com
Holly Pemble, Council Vice President hollypemble@hotmail.com
Genal Heinsen, Council Secretary genalheinsen@hotmail.com
Susan Bergquist, Council Member susan@susanbergquist.com
Crystal Hendrix, Council Member crystalannhendrix@gmail.com
Council group email: council@lorodoflifemn.org
Prayer Ministry
Prayers for so many continue!
Our Christian sympathy is extended to the family of Pat & Jill Karelis, following the death this past week of Pat's mom, Roxie. May God's comfort and peace surround and hold close Pat and Jill and their circle of loved ones.

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, Boche, Burke, Butler, Butt, Carlson (Joy & Kelton), Chambers (Deb), Chambers (Doug & Kim), Chadwick, Chuchna, Claywell, Crabtree, Danielson, Dau, Craig & Kelly Davis family, Dentinger, Duden, Dwyer, Eads, Edmiston, Estenson, Gensmer, George, Gideon, Gilbertson, Glor, Gordon, Grady, Hanson, Scott Haugen family, Hendrix, Herzberg, Hoehne, House, Hudson/Demming, Hunt, Johnson, Johnston (Kaderlik, Miller), Kalstabakken, Karelis, Kral, Krueger, Lehmann, Lindell (Hines), Luebbert, Lunde, Martin, Mikiska (Shaffer), Mitchell, Cheryl Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Neuman, Olson, 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 (Schultz, Pederson), Trevis, Ulland (Landowski), Undem, Vaudt (Erickson), White, Wratz (McAdams, Hiatt), Wright, Zeigler and Zieman.

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 A Blessing!
Our Pandemic Response Team has identified a wish list of items including ongoing supplies and some special items. If you would like to support our efforts in this way, you can access that wish list here. Thank you!
Thank you to those who have stopped by church to drop off their offering!
Thank you to those who have sent in special one-time gifts!
Thank you to those who have initiated Simply Giving or Online Giving!
Thank you to those who continue to give weekly, regularly, by stopping by, or by continuing Simply Giving, our automated giving program!

As we journey through these very different times, we pray for one and all who are experiencing financial uncertainty, unemployment, or hardship. Please trust that you can contact Pastor Jamie if it would be best for you to change your giving at any time. We completely understand, and support you taking care of your family and loved ones! We pray God's very best for one and all!
Two Easy Ways to Raise Funds 
for Lord of Life!
Scrip & AmazonSmile  
Ways to Support Lord of Life 
As You Shop During These Times!
Though much of our shopping has changed at this time, our shopping efforts continue to benefit Lord of Life! Many of us are still purchasing gas, groceries and more, online and in person. Lord of Life is participating in two programs - Scrip & AmazonSmile - that make it easy for you to benefit Lord of Life!

Here's how Scrip works: You set up an account and order physical or electronic gift cards online, or purchase directly from your phone while out shopping through the RaiseRight app. Retailers give a percentage of your purchase back to Lord of Life -- without charging you anything extra! (Except a tiny 15-cent processing fee.)

Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see the MANY participating retailers or download their new app that is so easy to use! (It's much better than the old Scrip Wallet.) It's called RaiseRight and you can download it from Google Play or iTunes.  
You can even email e-gift cards to someone for immediate or future delivery! These days, with many of our friends and neighbors in need, that's a wonderfully helpful feature.

Here's how AmazonSmile works: If you are planning to shop with Amazon, just go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop, rather than the regular amazon.com address. The first time, you'll set Lord of Life as your designated charity, and then you just shop as normal. Amazon then gives a portion of their profits to Lord of Life.
The website is exactly the same, with the same products and features, and it also works with your Prime membership. If you forget to start at smile.amazon.com first, the website can remind you to start there so that your contribution counts.  

You can even use them together for double the fundraising power! If you're planning to shop at Amazon, you can go to shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight app first, to buy an eGift card from Amazon, and then easily copy the code over to smile.amazon.com when you are checking out. Or, you can add the gift card to your Amazon account so it's ready whenever you shop next. 
Need help getting started? Have any questions? Contact Doug & Kim ChambersCindy Trevis or  Marne Luebbert.

CLICK HERE for getting started instructions for Scrip.

Looking Ahead
Coming Events
Looking Ahead
November
22 - Worship 9:30-10 a.m. Signing up required.
26 - Office Closed for Thanksgiving
29 - The First Sunday In Advent, Worship 9:30-10 a.m. Signing up required.

December
6 - The Second Sunday In Advent, Worship 9:30-10 a.m. Signing up required.
6 - Women's Ministry Book Club, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom
13 - The Third Sunday In Advent, Worship 9:30-10 a.m. Signing up required.