• Jan 13, You are Loved10:41
  • Jan 6, Nothing's New to God10:10
  • Dec 24, To the Unseen8:33
  • Dec 16, Breaking Expectations11:31
  • Dec 9, Trust the Song10:28
  • Dec 2, Silent Waiting9:44
  • Nov 25, Festival of Christ the King6:01
  • Nov 18, Through the Uncertainty8:38
  • Nov 11, Thoughts and Prayers10:02
  • Nov 4, What We Do with Grief12:36
  • Oct 28, God is Our Refuge11:59
  • Oct 21, Saving Us From Us8:59
  • Oct 14, The Faith is Gathering11:00
  • Oct 7, Not Disposable11:25
  • Sept 30, Share the Load8:18
  • Sept 23, True Greatness12:15
  • Sept 16, The God We Follow5:41
  • Sept 9, Feeding Each Other13:10
  • Sept 2, A Heart Near to God9:14
  • August 26, Daily Choosing, Daily Chosen10:44
  • Aug 18, The Morsel We Chew On12:20
  • Aug.12, Guest Speaker15:03
  • August 5, Guest Speaker9:31
  • July 22, Desert Places5:55
  • July 15, The Kingdom we live in9:28
  • July, 8 Blessed & Sent in Baptism12:42
  • July 1, Guest Speaker17:19
  • June 24, God is not asleep11:24
  • June 17, Aligned with God's Kingdom10:40
  • June 10, New Family, New Goal11:50
  • June 3, by Hunter11:58
  • May 27, The Mystery is Love10:59
  • May 20 All of you matters to God11:00
  • May 13, Prayer is Love10:02
  • May 6, Abide12:27
  • April 29, Bishop Shelley Sermon10:01
  • April 22, Kuwaa Sunday Sermon20:36
  • April 15, Joy and Disbelieving9:29
  • April 8, Carried by Community11:22
  • July 15, The Kingdom we live in9:28
  • April 1, Easter Fools10:44
  • March 18, Even when we don't see10:40
  • March 11, A Place to Look11:18
  • Feb 25, By grace we are saved18:53
  • Feb 18, Confronting Evil12:02
  • Nancy Uptgraft red cross trips14:10
  • Jan 28 Freed and Fighting8:45
  • Jan 14 Seeing greater things9:09
  • Jan 7 Searching for God9:45

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

North Pole, Alaska

2018 Sermons

Sunday Morning Worship

Worship is on Sundays at 10:30am

We are a liturgical congregation, meaning, we have an "order" to worship.

  1st and 3rd Sundays: Traditional
     worship with sung liturgy and hymns

  2nd and 4th Sundays: Contemporary

     worship with music you'd hear on a

     Christian radio station

  5th Sundays: We never know. Pastor Amanda messes

      up worship to help open our eyes and ears to God's

      work in different ways.

Another part of being liturgical is a cycle of seasons in a church year:

     Advent  (month of December)

     Christmas (December 25-January 5)

     Epiphany (next 4-6 weeks)

     Lent (40 days before Easter [not Sundays])

     Easter (a moving holiday and 6 weeks)

     Pentecost (50 days after Easter)

     Season after Pentecost (Ordinary time till Nov.)

Basically these seasons help us focus on who God is (Advent through Pentecost) and who we are (the Season after Pentecost is all about growing in our faith).

Worship at Lord of Life


The Lutheran Church supports infant and adult baptism. Contact Pastor Amanda to set up a family meeting if interested in holding a baptism at Lord of Life.

The baptismal font at Lord of Life was carved by Cliff Pananen, with the help of Jerry Gustafson, from a  cottonwood tree they had found while running their dog teams near the Tanana River in Salcha. Beavers had been trying to chew it down, which accounts for the unusual pedestal formation.

The inscription, taken from Ephesians 4:5 reads, "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism." This was suggested by Pastor Paul Daniel, who presided at the baptism of Max Pananen, nephew of the font's carver, on May 19, 1985, the first time the font was used.


Lord of Life practices open
Communion: Anyone who believes
that Christ is the risen Lord and

that he is present in this meal

are welcome at the Lord's table.

Communion is offered to everyone every Sunday.

A note of special inclusion: even toddlers! Anyone who stretches out their hand knows this meal is for them!

If you as a parent are uncomfortable with this practice or would like your child to "know something" about Communion, interactive classes are offered in the spring and fall. Contact Pastor Amanda if you are interested in this preparation. 

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Children and Church

We encourage families of all ages (and volume levels) to worship together! Kids worship God in their own wiggly and noisy way and we need them with us! We have a children's message just for them, we encourage them to sing loud, to dance around, and to take communion (before a class or not!)

We've got "quiet bags" with toys and activities hanging on hooks near the stairs, and when parents need a break from the wiggles, we've got a nursery space just for them to play on the entry level. 

No evil stares - just open arms from a room FULL of surrogate grandmas, grandpas, aunties and uncles.