Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Be who you are. God's grace will meet you. North Pole, AK
Lord of Life Lutheran Church


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1005 Saint Nicholas Dr
North Pole, AK 99705

(907) 488-6720


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Who We Are

Originally began as an outreach to those stationed at Eielson AFB, the congregation has grown into a community church with many active and retired military. We do our best to be a place of life and hope for the community, welcoming to families and people from all different backgrounds.
We are part of the ELCA, give Communion to everyone who believes the meal is for them, hand out homemade jam to first-time guests, like to laugh and sing and explore together what living with faith is like in our world.
If nothing else, Lord of Life is a great place to hear a message of hope and forgiveness, life and strength for your lives. Join us Sundays at 10:30 in the morning.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Inclusive

Community Service, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Youth Group, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Praise and Worship, Contemporary, Hillsong-style, Chanting

Lutheran (ELCA)






1005 Saint Nicholas Dr
North Pole, AK 99705

(907) 488-6720


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Our Services

What are services like?
Worship follows a specific order of gathering, word, meal, and sending. We are a laid-back and forgiving group, knowing God receives us as we are and does the work to transform our lives into the image of Christ. -Gathering invites us into God's presence with pure hearts as we offer confession for our sins and hear God's grace. We center ourselves in peace, song, and prayer. -Word is hearing God speak through Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament, and Gospel reading, through Children's message and a sermon with a song to reflect upon. -Meal invites us into God's presence as we speak aloud our faith, pray, and receive bread and wine that are the presence of Christ. -Sending orients us back to the world with announcements of ways to live out our faith, song, and blessing.

What is the community like?
Retirees, newbies, active and retired military members, teachers, construction workers, nurses, and mechanics - you'll find all of us here. The thing that unites us is our gratitude and love for God. Our mission statement: "God's word moves us to make connections by welcoming all, strengthening and serving the healthy and hurting." Welcome and hospitality is one of our most important values; you won't be a number here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We all face questions and doubts. We all wonder where God is working and struggle to find where our faith meets life. Church is the place to ask those questions and struggle with those doubts. We believe God meets us where we're at, and our lives are constantly a work in progress. You will find a welcome as you seek to know God.


Amanda Kempthorne

Amanda joined Lord of Life’s ministry as Pastor in 2009, leaving the familiarity of the west suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, Jason. They have built a life together, bringing 2 boys into the joy, service, and adventure of life in Alaska. Amanda’s work is to join the Spirit of God to nurture spiritual growth within people. Whether that’s teaching the basics of Christian faith, planning and leading worship that engages head and heart, speaking God’s grace in our troubles, building community, or just listening, it’s all possible because God’s already doing that work.

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