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October 8, 2020
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Quick Links
 
Contacts
Available Signups & Links 
Access Code, If Needed, Is Serve
See the Quick Links article to the left for links to our website, Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Join Us for Worship
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This Sunday, October 11
Last Sunday Was a Blessing!
To attend worship any Sunday in October, sign up here.
To volunteer any Sunday in October, 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!
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. 
This Sunday, October 11
A Weekly Devotion & the Sunday Bulletin Will Continue to Come Your Way!
Sunday Devotion

As we share and celebrate signs of God's love and grace this Pentecost season, a devotion will come your way this 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, October 11
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.
Faith Quest Sunday School
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Classes on pause as indoor worship begins
Special events and information to come soon!
Though indoor worship has begun again, our Faith Quest classes will continue to stay on pause for the immediate future. Sunday worship will only be 30 minutes in length. We are exploring safety protocols as we consider a variety of opportunities and programs to keep God's children connected and engaged and nurtured and supported.
Please note: Lord of Life is committed to children having the opportunity to be part of a Children's Christmas Program experience, and while that experience will likely look differently this year, it will still involve children being offered parts in the program, wearing costumes, singing songs, and more. Watch for ways to support and join our efforts! More details coming soon!
Music Ministry
Make a Joyful Noise!
Thank You to Those Who 
Touch Us with Their Music!

Choirs
We have changed the names of our kids' choirs to reflect the light and life that they bring to us with their music!
  • Children of Life Choir, K-2nd grade: Meet outdoors on Fridays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. (Will meet via Zoom if the weather is bad.) Meeting indoors starting October 16.
  • Light of Life Choir, 3rd-7th grade: Meet outdoors on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. (Will meet via Zoom if the weather is bad.) Meeting indoors starting October 14.
  • Lord of Life Singers, 8th grade-adult: Rehearsals scheduled through Robin.
Instrumentalists
All instruments and abilities are welcome. Rehearsals scheduled through Robin.

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 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
Council Update  Church Council
Pandemic Response Team
Join Us for Worship 
This Sunday, October 11, 9:30 a.m.   
A Blessed Sign of Love!
Thanks be to God!
Small groups meeting inside begins soon!
Email Marne Luebbert to get on the schedule.

Pandemic Response Team Meeting Weekly:
Team Members: Several weeks ago, the Church Council appointed Bruce Duden, team facilitator; Julie Blomster, team secretary; Bob Blomster, Mike Claywell, Ted Dau, Amy Ehrlichmann, and Cindy Rustan, to serve as our Pandemic Response Team. The team has quite timely, effectively, and efficiently, identified initial steps, issues, questions, concerns, strategies to meet our needs to begin reopening our facility.
Space is limited inside. Meeting dates are limited. More details provided. Though our plans include providing as much meeting space inside as possible, as quickly as possible, there are precautions and practices being evaluated. Scheduling is critical. There will be limited space. All individuals and groups will need to be scheduled on the calendar in advance, even if that involves just stopping in. Details will be provided for those who wish to use a room, including how to clean the room following your event.
Thank you to those who volunteer, support our wish list, and share their generosity of time and gifts!
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.
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!

Please join us in praying for:
Those who serve as first responders and health care providers; including hospitals, clinics, long-term and memory care;
Those who serve in the military, here and abroad;
Those who are manufacturing, providing, distributing, donating, much needed medical supplies and equipment;
Those who are devoted to and skilled in research;
Those who teach, serve, maintain, administrate, oversee, our schools; and those who care for children;
Those who manage, stock, cashier, clean the stores we depend on;
Those who are truck drivers, who put on miles and put in hours, to get what is needed from place to place;
Those committed to public service to meet the needs of others, including local and county needs;
Those who are facing financial insecurity and uncertainty; businesses closed, reduced hours, the unemployed and those recently laid off;
Each of you, in the midst of these times, whatever you and your loved ones and your hearts are experiencing;
And so much more!
For those interested; Pastor Jamie invites you to join him as he prays with others who have invited us to join brothers and sisters in the faith, locally and regionally in praying together, as is convenient and doable for you, to simply stop what you are doing and to pray at 10:10 a.m.; and, or 12 noon; and, or, 10:10 p.m. There is power in knowing we are praying with so many others.
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, Duden, Dwyer, Eads, Edmiston, Estenson, Gensmer, George, Gideon, Gilbertson, Glor, Gordon, Grady, Scott Haugen family, Hendrix, Herzberg, Hoehne, House, Hudson/Demming, Hunt, Johnson, Johnston (Kaderlik, Miller), Kalstabakken, Kral, Krueger, 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!
Greatly Appreciated!
Wish List Here  
Scrip Continues! 
Thanks be to God for your generosity!
The faithful giving of so many is a sign of awe at this time!

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, your added generosity would be an added blessing! 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 have shared over the weeks: The CARES Act was initiated; Lord of Life executed our application and received funds several weeks ago. Though we were able to receive support, we thank you and we give thanks to God for your continued generosity!
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!
Scrip Continues! 
Download the New App!
A Way to Support Lord of Life As You Shop During These Times!

Have Questions? Learn More from Doug Chambers
Helpful Packet & Info Available

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. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to see the MANY participating retailers. 
Scrip has a 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 may set up an account anorder physical or electronic gift cards online, or purchase directly from your phone while out shopping through the RaiseRight app. These days, with many of our neighbors in need, remember, you can even email e-gift cards to someone for immediate or future delivery! 
Retailers give a percentage of your purchase back to Lord of Life -- without charging you anything extra!
Need help getting started? Have any questions? Contact Doug & Kim ChambersCindy Trevis or Pastor Jamie.

CLICK HERE for getting started instructions.

Looking Ahead
October
    8 - Pandemic Response Team Meeting, 7 p.m.
    9 - Children of Life Choir (formerly Cherub Choir), Outdoors, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
   11 - Worship, 9:30-10 a.m. Signing Up Required (worship leaders rehearse at 8 a.m.)
   14 - Light of Life Choir (formerly Children's Choir), meeting in the sanctuary, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
   14 - Loaves & Fishes provides to-go meals at Faith United Methodist Church of Farmington, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
   16 - Children of Life Choir (formerly Cherub Choir), meeting in the sanctuary, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
   18 - Worship, 9:30-10 a.m. Signing Up Required (worship leaders rehearse at 8 a.m.)
   19 - Worship & Music Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
   21 - Light of Life Choir (formerly Children's Choir), meeting in the sanctuary, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
   21 - Women's Ministry Book Club, 6 p.m.
   25 - Reformation Sunday! Worship, 9:30-10 a.m. Signing Up Required (worship leaders rehearse at 8 a.m.)
Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Pastor Jamie Thompson
For Pastoral Care Call 952-953-4484


Church Phone: 952-953-4484
Church Email: info@lordoflifemn.org

Church Website: www.lordoflifemn.org


Dylan Barth, President
Holly Pemble, Vice President 
Genal Heinsen, Secretary
Susan Bergquist
Crystal Hendrix