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LAKE OF THE ISLES

LUTHERAN CHURCH   
 

 

 

 JUNE   

   2017   




Pentecost- Sunday,June 4th
(Wear Red, or White or Green) 
     
And when the day of Pentecost, also known as Whitsun, was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
                                               Acts 2:1-2 KJV
 
Dear Friends in Christ,
 
According to the Book of the Apostles, on the 50th day of Easter known in the ancient Greek world as Pentecost, God sent his Holy Spirit upon the disciples.  They had gathered in prayer and thanksgiving wondering when God would send them a clear vision for the church.  On that Pentecost, God sent the Spirit and appeared upon their heads like tongues of fire.  This is the day we celebrate as the birth of the Christian Church and its mission to proclaim the good news to the whole world.
 
For a brief moment in time the apostles were united, and yet just as quickly they were wrestling with odd disagreements- including the appropriate liturgical color to celebrate the day.  In the Catholic world of the West, the bishops preferred red as a sign of the flames of the Holy Spirit. In the Anglican Communion, and much of the English speaking world, the color was white, hence the English name of Whitsun.  Since the church in Jerusalem celebrated 5,000 being baptized in one day, the Church of England continued to celebrate baptism on Whitsun with white baptismal robes.  In the Orthodox world of the East, leaders preferred the color green to mark the new beginning of the church as a plant growing on its own.  Five years ago when I was serving in Europe, I travelled to a Lutheran Church in northern Serbia.  There, all the traditions were celebrated together.  Green branches adorned the church, red flowers were placed on the altar and the Lutheran pastor wore white robe. 
  
Regardless of the color, Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit, and God's call to each new generation of the church to "dream dreams."  And the Holy Spirit enlightens and empowers us to proclaim this good news of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
   
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.

Prayer Ministry Group
Tuesday Mornings
9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

June 1
Growlers & Theology
7:30 p.m.
At the Parsonage

June 2
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
6:00 p.m.
 
June 3
Priscilla Circle
John Bergford's Home 
9:30 a.m.

June 6 
Swedish National Day  Smorgasbord
6:00 p.m.

June 15
Church Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.

June 18  
Father's Day
ASI Spelmanslag and Cloudberries to Perform 
9:30 a.m.

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 Worship Schedule

 

 Worship with

Holy Communion

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. 

 

HALL OF FAITH
Worship this Summer- "Hall of Faith"


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 
Hebrews 11: 1

Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the Bible's "Hall of Faith." In this chapter, the writer of the book of Hebrews introduces an impressive list of heroic figures from the Old Testament.  Some of these Biblical heroes Bible are well-known personalities, while others remain anonymous.  In Hebrews 12, the writer goes on to say that these figures continue to encourage us as a "cloud of witnesses" who follow the Jesus the pioneer and perfector of the faith. 

Throughout the summer, Pastor Haug will preach on the characters in the "Hall of Faith" and how their actions reflect faith in God.  The series will begin on Trinity Sunday, June 11th.
ASI SPELMANSLAG AND CLOUDBERRIES
TO PERFORM FOR FATHER'S DAY
JUNE 18th

Although midsummer sounds like July or August in the US, it is celebrated in June in Scandinavia.  It is the time when the days are long and the colors of sea
and forest are vibrant.  Traditional fiddlers in costume from the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag and the women's chorus the Cloudberries will perform at LOTI for our 9:30 worship service on Father's Day, June 18th.)  They will perform traditional fiddle tunes and accompany the congregation in singing favorite Swedish hymns, including "Children of the Heavenly Father" and "How Great Thou Art."

SWEDISH NATIONAL DATE SMORGASBORD
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
6:00 P.M.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
SWEDISH NATIONAL DAY SMORGASBORD
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
6:00 P.M.
Starting with a Social Hour on the Patio
Appetizers and Beverages
Canapé topped with Smoked Salmon & Horseradish Cream,
Mini Caprese Skewers and Matjes Herring Cheese Cake
Martin Bertilsson will entertain us with Swedish summer songs and some history about our national day.
 
Followed by Smörgåsbord served in the Fellowship Hall;
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack & Butter
Tarragon and Mustard Herring
Glasmästare Sill - Traditional Pickled Herring
Juniper Herring
Creamy Caviar and Red Onion Herring
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheeses
Eggs topped with Dill Cream and Greenland Shrimps
Herb & Rosé Pepper Marinated Salmon served with Dill Mustard Sauce
Salmon and Spinach Salad topped with Vinaigrette
Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Asparagus and Potato Salad
Pickled Cucumbers
Fresh Fruit Platter
Brie and Blue Cheese & Olives and Crackers
Jansson's Temptation
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Prinskorv - Swedish Wieners - and Mustard
Små Jordgubbs Bakelser - Small Strawberry Pastries with Vanilla Cream

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!
 
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.

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST
On Sunday, May 21st, we received five new members into our congregation. They are:
Welcome to Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

GROWLERS AND THEOLOGY
JUNE 1ST AT 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, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

A Great Big Thank You for your support of our Sunday School service day!

On the last day of Sunday School, our kids packed over 100 kits for Camp Noah and CES.  We were able to meet our goal of raising $400 to cover the supply costs for these two projects, thanks to you!  Three dozen brand new art kits were delivered to Camp Noah last week.  The camp was busy packing up to go to Waseca, Wilmar, Winona and St Cloud when we dropped them off.  We also delivered over 70 healthy snack packs to CES for families in need. 

Thank you for supporting our kids doing important work helping other kids in need - we couldn't have done this without you!!

LAST CALL TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS
"Blessed 2 Be" South Minneapolis Day Camp - June 19-23, 9:00am-4:00pm (M-F)   Registration deadline is June 1.

This is a great option for our kids who aren't ready for an overnight camp at Luther Park.  Day Camp is for kids entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Day Camp will be hosted this year at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave S., Minneapolis.  Registration forms are at both entrances to the Sanctuary and also on our website (Children's Ministry/Summer Programs tab).

LUTHER PARK
JULY 23RD

All youth Grades 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 will be staying at camp that week 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 the registration form.  Go to  www.lutherpark.com to register.   Paper copies are also available at church.
ELCA DAY AT VALLEYFAIR
MONDAY, JUNE 12
Come to ValleyFair on June 12 for a day of fun for all Lutherans! 
Park is open 10am to 10pm. Discounted ticket price is $28.25 and can be purchased at the ELCA ticket window at Group Sales between 9:30 and 11:30 am at Valleyfair. 

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
During the summer months, the church office will be closed on Fridays at noon starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  
PRAYER MINISTRY
TUESDAY MORNINGS
9:15 A.M.


The prayer ministry group would welcome anyone who would like to join them on Tuesday 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 

The Priscilla Circle will meet at the home of John Bergford on Saturday, June 2nd at 9:30 a.m. at 2218 Mount View Avenue, Minneapolis.   Please feel free to join the group for casual fellowship and camaraderie.  Call John at 612 377-1319 if you need directions to his home.

 

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.  Cheri is especially in need of someone for the July 7th meal. 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 Cathy Carlson and Peter van Bergen for serving the April 7th meal.

The dates available for 2017 are July 7 and August 4.

 JUNE BIRTHDAYS

 

Happy Birthday!

 

Luca Ducuns

Mark Duff

Alexei Haug

Leslie Schneider

Mike Berkland

John Sprain

Mary Ann Lisk

Stephanie Amann

Alexander Skold

Amelie Ducuns

Jan Stewart

Tess Wolke

Andrea Christy

Megan Ulland

Ryan Hoel

Susan Melbye

Emily Vigne

Reagan Gusman

 

 

  JUNE USHER SCHEDULE

 
June 4 - Anita Duder and Linda Nelson
June 11 - Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
June 18 - Bruce Sabatke and David Ackerman
June 25 - Debra Gilroy and Ross Bartels

JUNE COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

 
June 4 - Sean and Margaret Coleman
June 11 - Chris and Vicki Hovda
June 18 - Ruth Lee and Ellie Holmquist
June 25 - Allyson and John Sprain

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.