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Sunday, December 6, 2015 was a day of celebration for Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baxter, MN.

 At the 9 A.M. Divine Service the congregation said farewell to Rev. Micheal Bitz of Grey Eagle, MN, presented him with the gift of a set of liturgical stoles and hosted a catered meal in honor of him and his family. After Rev. Kevin Robson left in April to become the Chief Mission Officer of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in St. Louis, MO, Pastor Bitz served Prince of Peace part-time for eight months as Vacancy Pastor.

That same day at 2 P.M. the congregation welcomed Rev. Gregg Coop at the Service of Installation led by Minnesota North District President Rev. Donald Fondow. Fifteen area pastors participated in the ritual. Following the service Pastor Coop and wife Lynette enjoyed cake, cookies and ice cream with the congregation.

 Rev. Coop is originally from Coon Rapids. He was ordained in 1989 and served parishes in Long Island, New York; North Mankato, Ham Lake, and Mora, MN. He also served as U.S. Navy Chaplain with the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan. He and his wife Lynette now live in Baxter.

The Coops have two children, Andrew, a second year student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. and Bethany, a junior Business Communications major at Concordia University Wisconsin.

 Prince of Peace is located at 6311 Mildred Rd in Baxter, MN. The congregation has been a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod since 1979. For further information, please call the church office at 218.829.7092 or contact Pastor Coop at popbaxter.pastor@qwestoffice.net or 218.839.3001.          


In the comic strip, Peanuts, creator Charles Schultz always has Linus appear with his security blanket. It comforts him through the perils of everyday life. When children are affected by traumas today in our community, now they can have a special blanket to call their own.   Project Linus (www.projectlinus.org) has been supplying handmade blankets in the USA since 1998 to over 4.5 million children through hospitals and emergency personnel. On Wednesday, May 1st, 30 blankets were delivered to the Baxter Police Department by Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church coordinator Renea Barclay. The Todd & Wadena Counties coordinator Mary Brauch (218.895.5848) represented Project Linus during the presentation. The blankets will be carried in squad cars for distribution when needed.   Most of these blankets were made of fleece with crocheted or tied fleece edging. Some blankets were crocheted of soft colorful yarn. Prince of peace has also given blankets to Bridges of Hope (www.bridgesofhopemn.org)  for distribution to children with critical medical conditions and children who have experienced death in their families.   Prince of Peace (www.popbaxter.org) is located at 6311 Mildred Road in Baxter. It has been a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod since 1979.