As Lord of the Lakes Church, 25402 Itaska Ave., celebrates its 40th anniversary, the time has come to expand the facility to accommodate a growing ministry. It was February 1977 when Lord of the Lakes held its first mission service and 28 people braved the 44 below zero temperatures. Forty years later, the church body has outgrown the current building in every area and age group. Christian education is a priority at Lord of the Lakes, as is serving and helping others, and the expansion of the facility will help not only to continue to offer a wide variety of educational opportunities and ministries, but to grow in those areas as well. The official ground breaking will be held May 7 at 11:45 a.m. There will be a potluck luncheon immediately following the brief dedication and time of blessing.