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LAKE OF THE ISLES

LUTHERAN CHURCH   
 

 

 

 MAY   

   2017   




Te Deum, God We Praise You!
A Prayer for Eastertide and Baptism

"Lo, the apostolic train join your sacred name to hallow;
Prophets swell the glad refrain, and the white robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun though the church the song goes on."
Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW 414, vs 3

Dear Friends of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church,
 
The Latin words of the Te Deum are traditionally ascribed to Sts. Ambrose and Augustine in 387 AD for the occasion Augustine's baptism.  St. Ambrose was the Bishop of Milan where he encouraged many young men to become priests.  Augustine was a promising candidate, in spite of his wanton lifestyle, so finally, at the age of 31, Augustine converted to Christianity and consented to be baptized.  The words of the Te Deum follow the outline of the Apostles' Creed, the traditional creed used at baptism.
 
Calling on the name of God, Te Deum, the hymn proceeds to name all those who praise and venerate God, from the hierarchy of heavenly creatures, the seraphim and cherubim, to those faithful departed already in heaven, the apostles and the martyrs, and to the Church the church on earth that spreads the gospel throughout the world. The hymn then returns to its creedal formula, naming Christ and recalling his birth, suffering and death, his resurrection and glorification, and proclaim that "in God, we have our hope."
 
In the ancient cathedrals of Europe, the Te Deum was sung at the close of the morning service along with a chanted Easter blessing.  This was to serve both as baptismal remembrance and to recall that in the water of baptism, we are given the Easter promise of life eternal.  Water was often splashed over the parishioners as they sang the Te Deum.   Throughout the season of Easter we will be closing our worship service with a hymn version of the Te Deum, and a baptismal remembrance.  (Don't be surprised if you feel water dripping on your brow.)
 
A festive performance of Mozart's Te Deum will be performed by our choir, strings, brass and tympani for Ascension Sunday on May 21st.  Maestro Mischa Santora, the Artistic Director of the Minneapolis Music Company and the former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, will conduct the ensemble. 
 
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

   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.

May 5
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
6:00 p.m.
 
May 6
Priscilla Circle
Eivor Lund's Home 
9:30 a.m.

ASI Cloudberries Concert
7:00 p.m.
Reception Following

May 7
  Isles Ensemble Concert 
& Reception
2:00 p.m.
 
May 14 
Mother's Day  Smorgasbord
12:00 Noon

May 18
Church Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.

May 25
Growlers & Theology
7:30 p.m.

May 29
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed

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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. 

 

ASI CLOUDBERRIES CONCERT AND RECEPTION
SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
7:00 P.M.
The ASI Cloudberries, a women's choral ensemble, promotes the Swedish Choral Tradition. Members perform and sing in Swedish.  The Cloudberries will perform here at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a free will offering.  Refreshments and a social gathering will follow the concert.  

ISLES ENSEMBLE CONCERT
SUNDAY, MAY 7
2:00 P.M.
The Isles Ensemble was founded in 2004. The Ensemble is a group of some of the finest musicians from the Twin Cities who present a series of Sunday afternoon concerts at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church.  Chamber music is their passion and their mission is to help build a vibrant chamber music community in the Twin Cities.  For more information, check out the website at  www.islesensemble.org or call 612-669-2836.  The program for May 7th is:

Janacek String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

There will be a reception following the concert in Fellowship Hall.

Suggested Donation:  $15/General Admission and $10/Students and Seniors

MOTHER'S DAY AND FLOWER BOMBING
SUNDAY, MAY 14
While walking the pilgrim trail of El Camino de Santiago in Spain, David Cook marveled at the 500 miles of sunflowers. They faced the sun and they were like humans.  Their almost human faces inspired to create his own unique art form- "flower bombing."  They came to life in his head , as he stayed up all night for four days in a row, painting
flowers manically.  That is the genesis of his work that will be installed for our Mother's Day worship service at Lake of the Isles.  Join us and experience the color of Minnesota artist David Cook, the Flower Bomber.
MOTHER'S DAY SCANDINAVIAN SMORGASBORD
SUNDAY, MAY 14
12:00 NOON
MOTHER'S DAY SMORGASBORD
SUNDAY, MAY 14 AT 12:00 NOON
LAKE OF THE ISLES LUTHERAN CHURCH

We start with a glass of "Mimosa" to celebrate Mother's Day,
followed by;
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack and Butter
Lingonberry Herring
Rosemary and Lemon Herring
Creamy Saffron and Apple Herring
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Eggs topped with Shrimps and Mayonnaise
Gravlax - Marinated Salmon 
served with Sweet Dill Mustard Sauce
Smoked Sliced Turkey Breast
Potato salad flavored with apple, capers and dill
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Tempation - a creamy potato dish
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Swedish Potato Sausages and Mustard
 
Bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin served with Cream Sauce
 
Raspberry and White Chocolate Mousse served with Fresh Berries

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.

ASCENSION SUNDAY
MAY 21ST

According to the Book of the Apostles, on the 40th day of Easter known, Jesus ascended into heaven.  The church celebrates this day either on Ascension Day, which is always a Thursday, or on the closest Sunday.   We will celebrate Christ's Ascension as a part of our worship service on Sunday, May 21st.  The choir will perform Mozart's Te Deum, and the children will send off dove shaped balloons.
FESTIVE NORWEGIAN DESSERT TABLE
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST


Immediately after the service on May 21st, you are invited to a Norwegian Dessert Table for our coffee hour.  If you have a special Norwegian dessert you would like to provide, please call the church office.

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST
New Members will be received during the worship service on Sunday, May 21st. If you are interested in membership, please call the church office at 612 377-5095 or e-mail Linda at linda.nelson@loti.org by May 19th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE DAY
SUNDAY, MAY 21
"KIDS HELPING KIDS"
We are getting ready for our 2nd annual service day in Sunday School!  We have studied many stories where Jesus taught us to love one another and take care of each other, especially those less fortunate than us.  Now it is time to put this learning into action! 
 
On May 21, our kids will assemble art kits for kids attending Camp Noah, a day camp for kids who need time to process, play and heal after having experienced a disaster, and we are also making after school snack packs for families in need who use CES as a resource for services.  Our goal is to make 100 + packets for both organizations.





How can you help?
We appreciate your generous offering to help us purchase the supplies needed for these two very important service projects. Please return the offering containers no later than May 14. If you didn't pick up an offering container, no worries!  Just identify your offering check or envelope to go to the "Sunday School Service day".   It is our hope to raise $400 to have enough funding for supplies needed for the art kits and snack packs.  


Thank you so very much for supporting our Sunday School kids at LOTI!
GROWLERS AND THEOLOGY
MAY 25TH
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, May 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS


Great Big Thank You!

As the Sunday School program year comes to an end on May 21, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to our Sunday School teachers: Nicolas Amann, Leanna Koepp, Susan Melbye, Maddy Rondestvedt, Eric and Renate Amann, Heather Jacoby, and Justin and Stephanie Kappel.  We are so very grateful for the time and energy you have given our kids at LOTI this year.  Thank you for sharing your love of God with our kids!

IT'S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP
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 the registration form.  Go to  www.lutherpark.com to register.   Paper copies are also available at church.

"Blessed 2 Be" South Minneapolis Day Camp - 
June 19-23, 9:00am-4:00pm (M-F)
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).  Registration deadline is June 1.

ELCA DAY AT VALLEYFAIR
MONDAY, JUNE 12
Schools out - let's go to ValleyFair!!   All families are welcome! Park is open 10am to 10pm.  Discounted tickets for this event is $28.25 each.  If you would like to go with Pastor Haug and Diane LaMere, let us know by May 21 so we can arrange transportation, based on the size of the group.  If you would like to meet us there, and would like a discounted parking pass, deadline is also May 21.  Email Diane LaMere at Diane.LaMere@loti.org to reserve tickets and/or a discounted parking pass.  Families can also purchase discounted tickets the day of (June 12) at the ELCA ticket window at Group Sales between 9:30 and 11:30 am at Valleyfair. 

"SCREENAGERS"
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN
IN A DIGITAL WORLD

SATURDAY, MAY 13TH
9:00-11:00 A.M.
Kenwood School presents the film Screenagers! Showing at The Kenwood Recreation Center gymnasium, May 13th 9:00am. W e all want to know how to best support our kids in the very different world they are coming of age in than we did. This movie unpacks the complicated digital world our kids are growing up in and offers ways to help support them. Bring kids 9 and up to view it with you, and start a healthy dialogue surrounding the challenges. Here is the ticket link:

Please call Christy Kujawa with any questions at 612-237-7177.
CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
During the summer months, the church office will be closed on Fridays starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  Both Pastor Haug and Linda can be reached if there is an emergency.
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 

The May 6th Priscilla Circle meeting will be at the home of Eivor Lund, at Applewood Pointe in Minnetonka, 12201 Minnetonka Blvd #116  (look for her name on the board for her code so she can buzz you in), Minnetonka, MN  55305.  Applewood Pointe is located on Minnetonka Blvd between Hopkins Crossroad (Cty Rd 73) and Shady Oak Rd.   Call Eivor at  763-550-1638 if you need directions -- eivorlund39@gmail.com

 

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 Cathy Carlson and Peter van Bergen for serving the April 7th meal.

The dates available for 2017 are July 7, August 4,  and November 3.

 MAY BIRTHDAYS

 

Happy Birthday!

 

Carolyn Hagford

Casey Christy

Joseph Mechels

Phyllis Dahl

Allison Sundeen

Kiera Sundeen

Anita Duder

Kamie Joen

Janelle Sorenson

Avery Nelson

Julie Gallop

Mary Knoblauch

Ryne Nelson

John Bergford

Maxine Peitso

Debby Pizarro

Cade Duff

Raymond Kappel

Andrew Ulland

 

  MAY USHER SCHEDULE

 
May 7 - Andrea Nyhusmoen and Eric Mechels
May 14 - Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
May 21 - Allyson and Jon Sprain
May 28 - Linda Nelson and Anita Duder

MAY COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

 
May 7 - Ross Bartels and Brenda Weigel
May 14 - TBD - Mother's Day Scandinavian Smorgasbord 
May 21 - Linda Nelson and Eivor Lund
May 28 - Mark Waldeland

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.