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LAKE OF THE ISLES

LUTHERAN CHURCH   
 

 

 

 APRIL  

   2017   




Holy Week  at Lake of the Isles
April 9th - April 16th
 
Dear Friends of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church,
 
Palm Sunday traditionally marks the beginning of Holy Week.  According to scripture "green branches were cut from the trees and placed on the road" as Jesus entered into the city.   In Jewish tradition, palms had often been associated with victory.  The crowds shouted, "Hosanna" which means God save us. It was a festive day as pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean Sea gathered to celebrate the week of Passover.
 
Our Palm Sunday Service   at Lake of the Isles on Sunday, April 9th at 9:30 a.m.  will be a festive day as well.  The Sunday School children will process with their palms.  The service will include a choral reading of the Passion Story According to St. Mark woven together with the music of J. S. Bach's sacred cantata, BWV 182, "King of Heaven, Ever Welcome." A chamber ensemble will accompany the choir and soloists in performing this work.
 
Immediately following the worship service, Don Holzschuh will be serving a family style pancake breakfast.  Guests will be ushered to tables, and pancakes will be delivered fresh off the griddle to the tables.  Proceeds will benefit the Lake of the Isles Camp Scholarship Fund.
 
During the pancake breakfast, the children will be invited to the Parsonage for an Easter egg hunt.  They will be divided into two groups of pre-school aged and Sunday School aged children.
 
On Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 pm, our First Communion class will be holding a Seder Meal to mark Maundy Thursday and the "night in which Jesus was betrayed."  The congregation and friends are invited to participate in this meal as well.  Please help us prepare for this meal by contacting the church office.
 
Good Friday, April 14th 
commemorates Jesus' death on the cross.  The 7:00 p.m. evening worship service lead by the choir will marked in readings and music Jesus' journey to the cross and his burial in the tomb.
 
The Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15th at 8:30 p.m.  celebrates the mystery of the resurrection and the promises given to those baptized into Christ's death.   The worship service begins outside and moves into darkened church where the stories of salvation are read.  The service concludes by "breaking the fast" with champagne and hot cross buns.
 
Two worship service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  to celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead.  The choir and guest musicians will perform at both services.  A Scandinavian Easter Brunch will be served at 12:00 noon.  Reservations are available through the church office.
 
Join us in worship for our Holy Week journey of renewal and new life to Easter!
 
 Peace, Pastor Arden Haug
 


Staff Listing


Rev. Dr. Arden D. Haug Pastor 

Kenneth Q. Vigne- Organist

Dawn Allan - Choir Director

Diane LaMere Children's Ministry

Linda Nelson  - Office Manager
Dane Peterson - Custodian
Kerri Booher - Wedding Coordinator

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
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   Sunday Worship
 Service and
Sunday School
  9:30 a.m.
   Coffee Hour    10:40 a.m.

Confirmation Class
Wednesday Evenings
7:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday Evenings
7:30 p.m.

Prayer Ministry Group
Friday Mornings
9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
 
April 1
Priscilla Circle
Christy Room 
9:30 a.m.

April 7
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
6:00 p.m.
 
April 9
Palm Sunday Service
9:30 a.m.
 Pancake Breakfast
10:30 a.m.

April 13 
Seder Meal
6:30 p.m.

April 14
Good Friday Service
7:00 p.m.

April 15
Easter Vigil
8:30 p.m.

April 16
Easter Sunday
Services at 9:30 & 11:00

Easter Scandinavian Smorgasbord
12:00 Noon

A pril 20
Church Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.

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 Worship Schedule

 

 Worship with

Holy Communion

and Sunday School

9:30 a.m. 

10:40 a.m. Coffee Hour


 

Children are always welcome in worship.  However, if the need arises, the Christy Room is staffed with a Nursery Attendant for your child.  If you need assistance, please ask one of the ushers to help you. 

 

CARITAS CONCERT
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
3:00 P.M.
Caritas Vocal Ensemble will perform a concert benefitting Our Saviour's Housing at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 2 nd at 3:00 p.m.  Caritas is an a cappella choral group that performs music from all genres to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.

This season Caritas invites you to join them on a musical journey from loss of innocence, angst, and discouragement to the hope that is found in music, connection to the earth, and connection to one another. Caritas will ask you to dig deep into the human heart and FIND THE ORIGINAL HARMONY.

A freewill offering will be taken to support Our Saviour's Housing.   Checks may be written to LOTI.  A reception will follow the 1 hour concert.

FINAL SOUP AND BREAD SUPPER
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
APRIL 5TH AT 5:45 P.M.
During the Lenten season, we serve a soup and bread supper at 5:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall before the Holden Evening Prayer Service which begins at 7:00.  The last supper will be on April 5th. There will be a free-will offering (a suggested price of $3 per person) for the soup supper.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
LUCY MILLER
MONDAY, APRIL 17
10:30 A.M.
Lucille Jean (Falk) Miller, age 94, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 3, 2017, in Sandpoint, Id, where she moved four years ago to be near her oldest daughter.  Lucy was a member at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church for over 50 years. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Lake of the Isles Church in Minneapolis, followed by a light brunch in the social hall. Private interment at Ft. Snelling.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, The American Red Cross- Minnesota Regional Office, or American Association of University Women (Minneapolis branch).
GROWLERS AND THEOLOGY
APRIL 27TH
7:30 p.m.
Please join Pastor Haug for the the informal study of theology and "adult beverages."  Following the model of Luther in his home in Wittenberg, Germany, Pastor Haug will lead the group on Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.
NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED
SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH
New members will be received into the congregation during the worship service on Sunday, April 30th.  If you have decided to make Lake of the Isles your home church, please contact Linda in the church office at linda.nelson@loti.org or call 612 377-5095.  We have an information form for you to fill out and we can assist you with transferring membership from another church if you currently belong somewhere else.  Please also call the church office if you have any questions about membership.
EASTER SCANDINAVIAN SMORGASBORD
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
12:00 NOON
EASTER BRUNCH - PÅSK BUFFET
Please Join Us
Easter Sunday, April 16th
 at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
Scandinavian Easter Smörgåsbord
12:00 Noon
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack & Butter
Coriander and Citrus Herring
Creamy Easter Herring
Dill and Onion Herring
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Eggs topped with Creamed Caviar
Rosemary and Orange Baked Salmon Fillet
Smoked Sliced Ham
Creamy Potato Salad flavored with Arugula
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation - a creamy potato dish
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Stuffed Eggs Mornay
Prinskorv - Swedish Wieners & Mustard
 
Herb Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb served with
Cream Sauce and Green Beans
 
Homemade Lemon Mousse served with Fresh Strawberries

The $ 27.00/person, all inclusive lunch;
(cost for children between the age of 5 and 12 years old is $ 12.50, under 5 free)
 
Please make reservations at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church,
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis.
612-377-5095 or churchoffice@loti.org
 
HJÄRTLIGT VÄLKOMNA AND & GLAD PÅSK!
 
The monthly smorgasbord not only offers an opportunity for LOTI friends and neighbors to gather for fellowship and enjoy genuine Scandinavian hospitality, but the meals also support the benevolence work of our congregation.  Proceeds are directed towards those less fortunate in our immediate community.  Through the proceeds of the monthly smorgasbord, LOTI supports Joyce Community Food Shelf, Our Saviour's Housing and Community Emergency Services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

April 9 - Children's Palm Processional, Pancake breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt.  

Kids will be a part of the palm processional at the beginning of worship before going to Sunday School. 
 
All kids attending summer camp at Luther Park are invited to serve pancakes at the pancake breakfast after worship.  Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go towards camp scholarships.
 
The Easter egg hunt will be held at the parsonage around 11:00 am (after the kids have had a chance to eat some pancakes first!)
 
April 13 - Seder meal for 1st Communion children and parents beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
April 16 - No Sunday School.  Easter Sunday.  Families will worship together on this day.
 
April 23 - Sunday School resumes.

Summer Camps for Youth

Luther Park, Danbury, WI.   All youth Grade 1-12 are invited to come to Luther Park the week of July 23. We will provide transportation to/from camp for Snooper week campers (Sun-Wed).  Pastor Haug and Diane LaMere will come visit campers this week as well.  Contact Diane or Pastor Haug before registering for other important details to include on registration form. 
 
South Minneapolis Day Camp  - June 19-23.  Geared towards PreK and younger elementary kids who might not be ready for an overnight camp.  Additional details will be provided as they become available.

PRAYER MINISTRY
FRIDAY MORNINGS
9:15 A.M.


The prayer ministry group would welcome anyone who would like to join them on Friday mornings in the Christy Room at 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Please contact Janna Haug, Deb Gilroy or Linda Nelson for more information if you are interested.
 

 PRISCILLA CIRCLE 



Priscilla Circle will meet on Saturday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m. in the Christy Room at the church.  Join us for a time of casual fellowship and camaraderie.  

 

OUR SAVIOUR'S SHELTER MEALS

 

Reserve a month in 2017 to provide a meal for Our Saviour's Housing.  Our congregation provides the meal the first Friday of every month.  If you are a Thrivent member, you can get a grant from them to help you cover costs. After applying for the grant, it takes about 3+ weeks to get the funds so you do need to plan ahead.  Any questions on applying for the grant or to sign up contact Cheri Moe (952-431-5226 or moeclana@aol.com).  

Thank you to Arden, Janna and Pauline Haug for serving the February 3rd meal.

The dates available for 2017 are June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1,  and November 3.

 APRIL BIRTHDAYS

 

Happy Birthday!

 

Renate Amann

Whitten Berkland

Alexandra Holzschuh

Jack Messerli

Rick Pepin

Harper Long

Jon Einess

Thomas Rustad

Jeffrey Seybold

Michelle McCreery

Michelle Millar

Madeline Wilcox

Joshua Wolke

Joshua Wilcox

Kylan Duff

Dane Peterson

Janna Haug

Kayla Hoel

Matt Rand

Caroline Moen

Eric Mechels

Brittany Fleck

Alice Gunter

Jillian Sundeen

 

  APRIL USHER SCHEDULE

 
April 2 - Linda Nelson and Ellie Holmquist
April 9 - Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
Good Friday Service
April 14  - Linda Nelson and Anita Duder
Easter Sunday
April 16 - 9:30 a.m. - Linda Nelson and ________________________
April 16 11:00 a.m. - _________________ and _____________________
April 23 - David and Carolyn Hagford
April 30 - Eric Amann and Jenny Cook

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SCHEDULE ABOVE, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR USHERING ON EASTER SUNDAY.  PLEASE CONTACT LINDA IN THE CHURCH OFFICE IF YOU CAN HELP USHER ON EASTER SUNDAY.

APRIL COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

 
April 2 - Janna Haug, Pauline Haug & Rick Gripentrog
April 9 - Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
April 16 - Easter Sunday Smorgasbord
April 23 - Michelle McCreery and Mark Duff
April 30 - Lars and Chanda Olson

NEWSLETTER INFO

We welcome your input to the newsletter.  Please contact the church office at churchoffice@loti.org if you would like us to include a birth announcement, ministry team meeting information/schedules or other information you would like to share with the congregation at LOTI.