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In the True Spirit of Christmas

O COME LET US

ADORE HIM!

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP GUIDE 2011  A Special Holiday Supplement to the Brainerd Dispatch 


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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

A Blessed Season


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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  •Friday, November 25, 2011

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd, MN • 218-829-3834 Sundays - Worship 10:00 am • Coffee Hour 11:15 am

Rev. Gretchen Pickeral,Vicar

Sunday, Nov. 27 - I Advent • Lessons and Carols, 10:00 am Sunday, Dec. 4 - II Advent • Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am Sunday, Dec. 11 - III Advent • Morning Prayer, 10:00 am Sunday, Dec. 18 - IV Advent • Holy Eucharist, 10:00 am Saturday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve • Lessons & Carols, 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day • Morning Prayer, 10:00 am

Salem Lutheran Church David N. Anderson, Pastor 218-534-3309 21276 Archibald Road Deerwood, MN 56444

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With a love of tradition and new ideas, we are an inclusive and welcoming parish of the Episcopal Church of Minnesota. All are welcome!

Worship • 8:15 a.m 4:00 p.m. ntata • 10:45 a.m. & Annual Christmas Ca

ber 24 Saturday, Decemip • 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.

Immaculate Heart Church

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Christmas Eve Cand

35208 Co Rd 37 Crosslake, MN • 218-692-3731 • www.ihmstemilys.org

Rev. Ryan Moravitz, Pastor • James Kirzeder, Deacon and Barry Olson, Deacon Communal Penance Sunday, December 11 • 4:00 pm

Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) • 4:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) • 8:30 am

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday, Dec. 31 • 4:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 1 • 8:30 am

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Wednesdays:

Bible Study • 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Community Suppers • 5:00 p.m. Worship • 5:45 p.m. Confirmation Classes • 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sundays:

Worship 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

(Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month) Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.

Holiday:

Children’s Program Dec. 11th at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

with Holy Communion 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Day

Worship with Holy Communion 10:00 a.m.

30985 Front Street, Pequot Lakes (218) 568-4670

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Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastors Mark Skinner & Sarah Thomson Weekly Wednesday Advent Services November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 21st 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Potluck Dinner 6:30 PM – Worship 7:15 PM – Catechism & High School Group

Advent Services

Sunday, November 27 - Sunday, December 18 8:30 & 10:45 AM – Worship Service 9:40 AM - Christian Education Hour

Sunday School Christmas Program Sunday, December 18th, 10:45 AM

Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24th 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM & 11:00 PM- Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day Sunday December 25th & Sunday January 1st • 10:00 AM

829-3330 • www.belcnet.net 418 8th Ave NE Brainerd, MN 56401


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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

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Tidings of Comfort & Joy...

Midweek Advent Services Weds., Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, 14th & 21st at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm Children’s Christmas Program Sunday, Dec. 18th at 9:00 am Christmas Eve • Dec. 24th at 5:30 pm Christmas Day • Dec. 25th at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA 1420 South 6th Street, Brainerd MN (218) 829-5147 Pastors: David P. Holte, Hans Anderson, Intern Jenny Hinman Web site: www.trinitybrainerd.org

New Year’s Eve • Dec. 31st at 7:00 pm (Regular worship times: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. every Sunday)

LIVING SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Advent & Christmas Schedule SUNDAY, November 27th: Advent I

8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Education Hour

WEDNESDAYS, November 30th and December 7th, 14th & 21st 5:15 p.m. Friends & Fellowship Meal/ Fellowship Hall 6:00 p.m. Advent Vespers Service

SUNDAY, December 4th: Advent II

8:15 & 10:30 a.m Traditional Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Education Hour

THURSDAY, December 8th 4:00 p.m. Trinity Children’s Center Christmas Program

SUNDAY, December 11th: Advent III

Pastor Steve Jones

8327 Interlachen Road Lake Shore, MN • 218 963-9733

8:15 & 10:30 a.m Traditional Worship with Holy Communion No Education Hour

SUNDAY, December 18th: Advent IV

8:15 & 10:30 a.m Christmas Song Service 9:30 a.m. Education Hour

CHRISTMAS EVE SATURDAY, December 24th

2:30 & 4:30 p.m. Traditional Family Christmas Eve Worship Service 11:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Worship Service

CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY, December 25th

9:00 a.m. Service of Music and Carols

(Just past Bar Harbor on CR 77)

We welcome you to worship with us this

Christmas Season!

Advent Midweek

Christmas Eve

Wednesday, November 30, December 7, 14, 21 Soup supper 6:00 PM Worship 7:00 PM

Christmas Day

soup supper & worship

Worship with Children’s Christmas Pageant Sunday, December 18 9:00 AM

Saturday, December 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship The Lord’s supper at 7:00 PM Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day Carol Fest The Lord’s supper at 9:00 AM


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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

Lutheran Church of the Cross The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Hwy 371 & CR 13, Nisswa •218-963-2564

Rev. Glenn Taibl, Interim Senior Pastor Rev. Bruce Hannem, Associate Pastor

November 27

December 21

First Sunday in Advent Worship

Wednesday Advent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer

8:15 am and 10:30 am

November 30 6:18 pm

Wednesday Advent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer

FlRSTLUTHERANCHURCH stirring the faith in the heart of brainerd

424 South 8th Street, Brainerd • 218-829-9552 www.flcbrainerd.com • email: office@flcbrainerd.com

COME CELEBRATE Advent & Christmas with us! Advent I: November 27

Traditional Worship • 8:00 am Holiday Pancake Breakfast • 9:15 am Traditional Worship • 10:30 am Advent Festival for all ages • 4:00 pm

Advent II: December 4 • 8:00 & 10:30 am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

Advent III: December 11 • 8:00 & 10:30 am

Advent Choral Cantata

Advent IV: December 18 • 8:00 & 10:30 am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion Sunday School Christmas Program 4:00 pm

Christmas Eve: December 24 Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship w/Holy Communion 2:30 & 4:00 pm

4:00 pm and 5:30 pm-

8:15 am and 10:30 am Second Sunday in Advent with Holy Communion

December 7

December 25

6:18 pm

Wednesday Advent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer

December 11

8:15 am and 10:30 am

Third Sunday in Advent Worship

December 14 6:18 pm

Wednesday Advent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer

December 18

8:15 am and 10:30 am-

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship w/Holy Communion 5:30 & 10:00 pm

Fourth Sunday in Advent Worship and Holy Communion Senior Choir leading worship, “Prepare the Royal Highway,” directed by Sarah Aamot 4:00 pm-“Joy to the World,” Children’s Christmas Program

Christmas Day: December 25

“Come and Worship Him,” Living Nativity

Christmas Day Service Worship w/Holy Communion 10:00 am

December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with focus on families with small children 7:00 pm- Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion

December 4

The Savior Is Born!

6:18 pm

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm-

9:00 am-Worship

January 1

9:00 am-Worship


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Good Shepherd FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH

PASTOR GARY JORGENSON

810 NW 7th Street, Brainerd 218-824-3052 (Behind Veterans Hospital, behind Herbergers)

AFFILIATED

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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

Come Let Us Adore Him...

Advent & Christmas Services Advent: “To Us A Child Is Born” Wednesdays 7:00 pm Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21

Christmas Eve Service: Dec. 24 5:00 pm Christmas Day Service: Dec. 25 10:00 am

Regular Schedule

Sunday School & Confirmation: 9:00 am Adult Bible Study: 9:00 am Worship: 10:00 am

24646 Hazelwood Drive Nisswa

(218)963-2626

Glory to God in the Highest Sunday Worship Schedule November 27th - January 1st Family Worship: 10:00 AM (Children’s Church and Nursery Provided)

Sunday, December 11th • 10 AM “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Jesus has come for YOU! Join us and celebrate Christmas joy & blessings! Advent Midweek Services:

Wednesdays: Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th & 14th 12:00 Noon & 6:15 pm Join us for Advent meals following the Noon services and preceding the Evening services.

Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 24 • 4:00 & 6:15 pm

Christmas Day Service

Sunday, December 25 • 9:00 am

New Year’s Eve Service

Joint service at Prince of Peace Lutheran, Baxter

Saturday, December 31 • 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day Service Sunday, January 1 • 9:00 am

Zion Lutheran Church A Congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

220 N. 8th Street Brainerd, MN 56401

(2 blocks East & 1 block North of the historic water tower)

218-829-4317 • www.zionbrainerd.org

A Christmas pageant presented by our children

Saturday, December 24th Christmas Eve “A Savior? For Me?” (Luke 2:11)

5:00 PM - Family Worship • 7:00 PM – Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 25th Christmas Day “Christmas Love” (John 3:16) 10:00 AM

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Brainerd Dispatch & Neighbors  Friday, November 25, 2011

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Truth Lutheran (formerly Immanuel Lutheran)

Christmas Eve Worship Service

Saturday, December 24th • 5:00 PM

Meeting at Brainerd Hotel

New Year’s Day Services

(Formerly Holiday Inn S. 6th St., Brainerd)

Sunday, January 1st • 9:00 AM (Regular Worship Time)

RENEW YOUR FAITH An LCMC Congregation …Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ

St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches of Crosby and Deerwood

ALL ARE WELCOME

Light of the Cross Lutheran Church Located 2 blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison.

Christmas Schedule

Advent Family Service: November 30th - December 21st Wednesday Nights • 6:30 PM Regular Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM Sunday School: 10:00 AM

The Nativity of the Lord Christmas Mass Saturday, December 24 5:00 pm Crosby

Christmas Day Mass Sunday, December 25 8:30 am Deerwood • 10:30 am Crosby

Community Christmas Sing-A-Long Dec. 17th • 5-7 pm (church parking lot) Christmas Eve Worship: 5:00 PM Christmas Day Worship: 10:00 AM

Normal Sunday Schedule 8:30 am Deerwood • 10:30 am Crosby

218-546-6559

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Crosslake Presbyterian ChurCh 14444 Daggett Pine Rd., Crosslake • 218-692-4769 • www.crosslakepresbyterian.org • Rev. Kate Stangl, Pastor regulAr church schedule Sunday Adult Education • 9 am Sunday Worship/Sunday School • 10:15 am (Nursery Care Provided)

Wednesday Bible Study • 9:45 am Thursday Prayer Gathering • 10 am Advent Worship services Sunday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18 10:15 am hAnging of the greens Sunday, Nov. 27 • 11:15 am Brunch • 11:45 am christmAs eve service Saturday, Dec. 24 • 4 pm

Church Office: 803 Kingwood St. # 206 Brainerd, MN Phone | 218-839-5551

Sunday Morning Worship | 9:30 am Confidence Learning Center (Camp Confidence) Christmas Eve Service | 4:30 pm December 24th Confidence Learning Center (Camp Confidence)

d always; Rejoice in the Lor ce! again, I say Rejoi Email: clrejoice@aol.com | www.rejoice-lutheran.org

 Church Listings Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Brainerd/Baxter Catholic Churches (St. Andrews, St. Francis, St. Mathias, All Saints) Christ Community Church Christ Evangelical Lutheran Crosslake Presbyterian First Lutheran Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Good Shepherd Lutheran Immaculate Heart Church Lake Country Parishes (St. Alice, St. Christopher, Our Lady of Lourdes) Lakewood Evangelical Free Light of the Cross Living Savior Lutheran Church Lord of Life Lutheran Lutheran Church of the Cross Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ELCA Park United Methodist Rejoice Lutheran Church Salem Lutheran Church St. Paul’s Episcopal St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches Timberwood Church Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA Truth Lutheran Zion Lutheran


2011 Christmas Workship Guide