MALMO — This Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Malmo Free Church is pleased to present the Ivory Bridge Band from Minnetonka in concert.
Ivory Bridge is a band composed of friends who share a mutual love of music in general and bluegrass music in particular. Members of the band are: John Bodle, Jim Tordoff and Bill and Kathe Liners. Most of their material is original. All of the band members of Ivory Bridge have contributed to the original repertoire of the song library. This versatile band features solo, duet, trio and quartet vocal arrangements of original, gospel, new and traditional string band music, as well as original and traditional instrumentals.
Malmo church is located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.
■ Bluegrass concert with the Steve
CROSSLAKE — The monthly Bluegrass Concert at Crosslake Christian Assemblies of God Church will be 6 p.m. Sunday. This month missionary Steve Hinson, Pillager graduate, will be joined by his wife Amanda (Refsland) Hinson to share not only song but also about their life and work in Russia.
■ Back to school bash
CROSSLAKE — Kids ages 4-14 are invited to a Back to School Bash at Crosslake Christian Assemblies of God Church Wednesday through Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (registration at 6:15 p.m.) and Sept. 1 at 10:45 a.m. There will be music, prizes, games, illusions and science experiments, led by Jon Adams and Kid’s Church Team. Come one session or all. To preregister call Carrie Espeseth at 218-851-7777.
■ Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting
The Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Call Joy for further information at 218-855-6639.
■ 9th annual
GARRISON — The 9th annual old fashioned chicken supper will be served at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, Garrison, Sept. 7, from 4-7 p.m. The cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 years of age and children 4 and under are free.
Light of the Cross is located two blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison next to the VFW and across from the softball field on Monroe Street.
■ Mike Turner to perform at CCC
NISSWA — Mike Turner will perform at the 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Church, 24646 Hazelwood Drive, Nisswa.
Mike Turner has traveled worldwide as a missionary gospel singer for over 20 years performing more than 5,000 concerts throughout America and foreign countries, serving Christian churches of all denominations as well as public events and community concerts. Turner, known as “The Banjo Man” is a genuine virtuoso of the acoustic guitar and 5-string banjo. He has received numerous awards and performed with many legendary artists from The Grand Ole Opry as well as Branson, Mo.
■ The Awakening
BAXTER — The Awakening Tent Revival will be 6:30 p.m. each evening starting today, Friday through Sunday at the big white tent between Target and Bodyworks on Highway 371 in Baxter. Entrance and parking off Golf Course Drive behind Target. Anointed worship, passionate preaching and powerful ministry will be experienced.
■ First Lutheran Church events
Join First Lutheran Church of Brainerd for its final outdoor service for the summer at Camp Vanasek from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday.
The FLC Youth Group will be bagging groceries at the Cub Foods in Baxter on Wednesday and Thursday. This is a fundraiser to help with various youth projects throughout the year.
Dessert on the Deck this week is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Dorothy Sundberg.
■ Third annual
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is having its third annual pasta dinner 5:30 p.m. Monday. Cost is $5 per person, $15 for a family. One hundred percent of proceeds go to mission projects with Brainerd grade schools. Location is 408 N. 7th St., Brainerd.
■ PUMS outing to Woodtick Theater
Park United Methodist Seniors invite you to join them for an outing on Sept. 5, 2013. First stop is for dinner in Dorset at LaPasta where there will be several Italian pasta entrees to choose from. There will be a short time to explore the town before traveling to the Woodtick Theater in Akeley for a 3 p.m. matinee. Cost is $45 per person. Bus departs from Park UMC at 10:30 a.m. Contact Park UMC at 829-4116 to reserve your spot by Sept. 1.
■ Faith Baptist
Church Wednesday night classes
Faith Baptist Church of Brainerd invites you to enroll in its fall Wednesday night classes.
Besides nursery, there are classes for children ages 3 through grade 6, as well as for teens, 7th-12th grades. We will be offering a general adult class on the Beatitudes, a men’s study on I Peter, a women’s study on Romans and a women’s study from the book “Loving God with All Your Mind.”
New this fall is the Set Free class for women struggling with addiction or any controlling thoughts and behaviors or for women interested in helping others who are struggling.
Set Free is a 12-lesson Bible study normally taught in jails and prisons. This study has received enthusiastic response by hundreds of men and women who have found hope through Jesus Christ for real change in this life and the next. “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
Call Faith Baptist Church to register at 829-3191 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
■ Brainerd Lakes Area Ministerial Association
On Tuesday, the Brainerd Lakes Area Ministerial Association will be meeting over breakfast at the Brainerd Lakes Cafe, 2115 S. 6th Street, Brainerd, from 8-9 a.m. Our purpose for gathering will be to encourage, support and pray for one another. The fellowship together will allow us to get to know each other personally. This will produce the added benefits of mutual trust and respect among our colleagues. Since the Ministerial Association is a network of professional clergy which crosses all denominational lines, we invite all area pastors to join us.
■ Trinity celebrates
Trinity Lutheran Church — The south Brainerd establishment known to some passers-by as “the church in the hole” will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday.
Starting out in 1888 as the Norwegian-Danish Lutheran Church, Pastor Hans A. Nodshilder was called as permanent pastor in that year. Sixteen men and their families made up the list of charter members. The church’s first constitution specified that any member not attending services would have their names listed in the minutes.
At 9 a.m. Sunday, Bishop Tom Aitken of the Northeast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will conduct a special service of celebration to mark the 125th anniversary. Music will be provided by current and former members of the TLC Singers. The event will conclude with a sending service for intern Katie Slack.
Cake and beverages will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. A collection of pictures, books and artifacts will be displayed at the reception. Advanced orders will be taken for the 125th anniversary cookbook, which will be available in November.
The early Trinity members began worshipping together in 1885 when Bishop Knut Knutsen Bjorgo began to conduct services for Norwegian settlers in Long Lake Township.
The congregation built a church at Oak and South Tenth streets. The building was used at night to teach English to Norwegian immigrants. The current church building on South Sixth Street was dedicated in 1958. A remodeling project was completed in 2006.
Pastor David Holte is senior pastor and has served at Trinity since 1987. Pastor Hans Anderson is associate pastor. He was called to Trinity in 2005.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1420 S. Sixth St. More information is available by calling 829-5147 or visiting the website at www.trinitybrainerd.org.
■ Holy Cross Church bazaar planned
HARDING — There will be a bazaar with a chicken and ham dinner serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Holy Cross Church in Harding. $8 per person for adults; children under 12, $3; and children five and under are free. There will be homemade Polish coffee cakes and pies, hamburgers served all day and evening.
Entertainment for the children and music by Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats and Virg and The Eldorados. Polka mass will be 10 a.m. There will be a drawing at 7 p.m.
The Holy Cross Church is located 19 miles south of Brainerd on Highway 25, and then four miles east, watch for signs.