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LAKE OF THE ISLES

LUTHERAN CHURCH   
 

 

 

 OCTOBER   

   2017   




REFORMATION - 500th ANNIVERSARY

Dear Friends and Members of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church,
 
The Luther Rose or Seal is the most widely recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was the seal that was designed for Martin Luther at the request of the Saxon Elector John Frederick in 1530. It was always, however, more than a symbol.  It colorfully and poignantly portrayed Luther's theology.  Luther wrote the following description from Coburg Castle on July 8th, 1530.
 
Since you ask whether my seal has come out correctly, I shall answer most amiably and tell you of those thoughts which now come to my mind about my seal as a symbol of my theology.  There is first to be a cross, black, and placed in a heart, which should be of its natural color (red), to put me in mind that faith in Christ crucified saved us. For if one believes from the heart, he will be justified. Such a heart is to be in the midst of a white rose, to symbolize that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace.  In a word, it places the believer into a white joyful rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy as the world gives. This rose, moreover, is fixed in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in the Spirit and in faith is a beginning of the future heavenly joy.  It is already a part of faith, and is grasped through hope, even though not yet manifest. And around this field is a golden ring, to signify that such bliss in heaven is endless, and more precious than all joys and goods, just as gold is the most valuable and precious metal.
 
Nine years ago, in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the United Lutheran Churches in Germany decided to create a new living monument.  They believed it wasn't necessary to erect yet another statue, so instead, they decided to create a living garden of 500 trees reaching out from the Luther Rose. The photo above is a picture of the garden looking down along paths lined with hundreds of trees.  The paths go out in all directions, of coursing depicting the movement of Protestantism which has now reached every continent.  More importantly, I believe that Luther would state that it is Jesus Christ, at the center of the heart and rose, that has gone out to reach the ends of the earth.  
  
It is an important reminder to the Lutheran Church today.  For this is ultimately the Protestant heritage. The good news which Martin Luther rediscovered and celebrated  was the saving grace of Jesus Christ freely given for all.  
 
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 
  9:30 a.m.
   Coffee Hour    10:40 a.m.

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

October 1
Great Restroom Makeover Kickoff Fundraiser
5:00 p.m.

October 5
Women's Bible Study
7:00 p.m.

October 6
Shelter Meal at 
Our Saviour's

October 7
New Member Meeting
9:30 a.m.

Priscilla Circle
John Bergford's Home
9:30 a.m.

October 8
New Member's Received\
9:30 a.m. Service

October 12
Growler's & Theology
7:30 p.m.

October 15
Speaker Series on "Working" at 1 0:45 a.m.
Scandinavian Smorgasbord
12:00 Noon

October 19
Church Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Women's Bible Study
7:00 p.m.

October 22
Healing Service
No Sunday School

October 26
Growler's & Theology
7:30 p.m.

October 27
Faith 'n Play
9:30 a.m.

October 29
Winter Gear & Coat Drive
Kick-off

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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. 

 

REFORMATION EVENTS IN THE TWIN CITIES
  
National Lutheran Choir: World Premier
Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen
October 27 at 8 pm
Basilica of St. Mary
 
October 29, 2017 at 4 pm
Ordway Concert Hall
 
ELCA Reformation Festival Service
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preaching
October 28at 4:00
Central Lutheran Church
 
Reformation/ Confirmation Worship Service
God the Lord is Sun and Shield    J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 79
October 29 at 9:30 am
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
 
Minnesota Orchestra
Bach's  Ein Feste Burg, Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony and Sebastian Currier's Re-formation
November 3 & 4 at 8:00 pam
Orchestra Hall
 
Linden Hill Chamber Orchestra
Sibelius' Finlandia and Mendelssohn's Reformation
November 9 at 7:30
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

BLESSING OF THE STUFFED ANIMALS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
Sunday School children are reminded to bring their favorite stuffed animals to church on Sunday, October 1st.    In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed the animal and all creation, the favorite furry friends will be blessed by Pastor Haug at the end of the worship service.  (Live ones are welcome too.)
 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
New members will be received into the congregation on Sunday, October 8 during the worship service. There will be a one hour meeting of new members on Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Christy Room.
 
If you are interested in becoming a member of LOTI, please contact Linda in the church office at 612 377-5095 or linda.nelson@loti.org.  

SPEAKER SERIES ON "WORKING"
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
10:45 A.M.
"Working" is the theme of a speaker series that began this summer and will continue running once a month through the course of the next year. It's inspired by the Studs Terkel book of that name in which "people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do." Many people within our congregation are engaged in fascinating work. This series gives us an opportunity to learn more about our members and the work they are involved in.
  
The next segment of the series will be on Sunday, October 15th and will feature Lake of the Isles Lutheran member, Deb Gilroy.
  
Deb is an adjunct voice professor at Hamline University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College and maintains a private voice studio from her home in the Kenwood neighborhood. She also sings professionally as a Dramatic Soprano in solo as well as ensemble productions. 
 
Deb's talk will take place after a brief coffee break following the Sunday morning service. Those who are interested will be invited to take their coffee/tea into the Christy Room for about 45 minutes. The first 20 minutes will be an informal talk by Deb about her work...leaving the remaining time for questions from those in attendance.

SCANDINAVIAN SMORGASBORD
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
12:00 NOON

PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE FALL
WITH A SCANDINAVIAN SMORGASBORD
12:00 NOON


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

$27.00/person, all inclusive.
(children between the age of 5 and 12 years, $12.50, under 5 free)

MENU
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack
Apple and Dill flavored Herring
Herb and Sour Cream Herring
Traditional Pickled Herring
Eggs topped with Greenland Shrimps and Mayonnaise
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Citrus Marinated Salmon served with Dill Mustard Sauce
Cold Smoked Ham
Mimosa Salad - Creamy Fruit Salad
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation (a creamy potato dish)
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Swedish Sausages and Mustard
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
 
Thyme and Juniper flavored Pork Loin served with
Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce.
 
Baked Apples flavored with Cardamom and Cinnamon
topped with Almond Crisp served with Vanilla Sauce
VĂ„LKOMNA!!
 
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.
SERVICE OF PRAYER AND HEALING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
The Sunday nearest to October 18th , the Festival Day for St. Luke is often marked as a day for special services for healing.  St. Luke is referred to in scripture as the "Great Physician" and in medieval times he was the patron saint doctors and surgeons.  Numerous hospitals across the United States are named after St. Luke. 
 
The service for Prayer and Healing will be a part of the Prayers of the Church and anointing of oil will occur during Holy Communion.  

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 29
In many Lutheran churches the Confirmation worship service is known as the Affirmation of Baptism.  The name recalls the promises that were made by the parents and godparents at the time of a child's baptism.  They vowed that the Christian faith would be a child's one day, and that they would speak on behalf of the child until that day comes.  The Rite of Affirmation is that coming of age for the young adult.   It is also a day for a renewal of the faith through the laying on of hands and the giving of the Holy Spirit. On Reformation Sunday, October 29th we will celebrate confirmation with Alexis Jacoby. 

The worship service will be highlighted by J. S. Bach's Reformation cantata, "The Lord Our God is Sun and Shield."  The work for first performed on Reformation Day
in Leipzig in 1725.
ST. MARTINSFEST DINNER
NOVEMBER 11TH

Mark your calendars for the annual St. Martinsfest Dinner which will be held on November 11th.  Don Holzschuh will prepare another delicious meal for us and there will be entertainment.  More details will follow.
JOIN THE LOTI CHOIR


... IN LOTI'S FESTIVAL CHOIR!


In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, you are invited and encouraged to join the choir in presenting Bach's cantata "The Lord God is both our Sun and our Shield".  Written in 1725 for the Reformation Festival, the cantata is based on the splendid Lutheran Hymn, "Our God is a Mighty God". Vocal soloists and a full instrumental ensemble will join the choir in performing the cantata during the worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 29th.

The choir is in need of voices to fill out the ensemble and urges you to join us for four Wednesday night rehearsals prior to the 29th.  This is not a lifetime commitment....but an invitation to participate for a month and help us offer a joyful Reformation sound to the Lord!  Remember....you don't have to have a great voice to make great music!  On the other hand, if you have a great voice, all the more reason to help us out!

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  You'll be warmly welcomed!  If you have any questions, feel free to call Dawn Allan, Choir Director, at 612-874-0208.


GROWLERS AND THEOLOGY
OCTOBER 12TH AND 26TH

The informal study of  theology and "adult beverages" will be begin again this fall.  Following the model of Luther in his home in Wittenberg, Germany, Pastor Haug will lead a twice monthly gathering at the Parsonage.  In October, we will be meeting on October 12th and October 26th at 7:30.


SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Children's Ministry October 2017
 
Sunday School News

We are so proud of our Grade 1-4 class that made cards for our homebound members.  Our 5th and 6th graders are learning about worship by studying about all of the parts of the liturgy this year.  They will remain in worship the first Sunday of each month to participate as acolytes and do an "in worship" lesson plan starting October 1.
 
Important Sunday School dates for October to note:
October 1:   Blessing of the "stuffed" animals after worship! 
5th and 6th graders remain in worship this day.  Pick up your "in worship lesson" at the worship center in the Narthex (back of Sanctuary)
 
October 22:  No Sunday School (MEA break)


CALLING ALL ANGELS!

Would you like to have a fun connection with one of our Sunday School children?  We are looking for adults and High School youth who would be willing to be a Guardian Angel for a Sunday School child this year.  You will exchange notes and cards (similar to a secret pen pal) and finally get to meet in May.  If you are interested, contact Diane LaMere ( diane.lamere@loti.org) .  by October 22.  Instructions and guidance will be provided.
FAITH 'N PLAY
FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
We have a new opportunity for families of babies and toddlers (up to 3 yrs) called Faith 'n Play.  We will do just that - practice faith together and play.  It will be a very hands-on and interactive experience and is designed for parent and child together.  Come join us whenever you are able.  We will get together every other month on either a Tuesday or Friday morning.  This first gathering will be held on Friday, October 27 from 9:30-10:30.  Questions?  Contact Diane LaMere at diane.lamere@loti.org
WINTER GEAR AND COAT DRIVE
BEGINS OCTOBER 29TH
Cold winter weather will be here soon! As you are getting out last year's winter gear, please consider donating items that you or your children have outgrown or are ready to part ways with to help those in need.  We will begin our winter gear and coat drive on October 29 and will collect items through November 12. 
 
We are collecting new or gently used coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, boots and snow pants.  Donation collection areas will be located in the Narthex (back of Sanctuary).
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
Women of LOTI, d o you love to read? Are you interested in exploring your faith in fiction and non-fiction writings sure to stir the soul? If your answer is a resounding "YES", please consider joining LOTI's new book club!

Please contact Debra Gilroy or Linda Nelson if you are interested. We will then schedule a brief informational session to set a meeting date and book selection. Our goal is to meet every one to two months. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Join us this summer for Wednesday morning Bible Study at 10:00.  The informal study will explore the Old Testament character found in the Hall of Faith, as well as readings from the Book of Psalms.  And yes, coffee and treats are a part of every Wednesday morning.

2018 TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND

Pastor Haug has worked together with Group Travel Directors for a 12 day trip to the Holy Land from February 27th to March 10, 2018.  Brochures for the trip are available at the church.  You can also view the tour on line at http://www.gtd.org/post/pdfbrochure/180208.pdf.  
OUR SAVIOUR SHELTER MEALS
We now have volunteers for all of the 2017 shelter meals at Our Saviour's Housing.  Thank you to everyone who has already served a meal.  

2018 will be here before we know it so please consider serving a meal in the new year sometime.  If you are a Thrivent member, you can apply for one of their Action Team gift cards to help offset the cost of the meal.  Please contact Cheri Moe if you have any questions at 952 431-5226 or moeclana@aol.com

Thank you to Ellie Holmquist, Anita Duder, Lorri Cullen and Linda Nelson for serving the shelter meal in August.
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 be meeting at the home of John Bergford at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th.  John's address is 2218 Mount View Avenue, Minneapolis and his phone number is 612 37-1319 if you have any questions.


 OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

 

Happy Birthday!

 

David Goplen

Anna-Lena Skold

Nancy Bratton

Cindy Huttner

Jake Rand

Jean Carlson

Sonja Tengdin

Brenda Weigel

Peyton Berkland

Ella Sarles

John Sundeen

Mark Waldeland

Linda Nelson

Madeleine Rondestvedt

Donald Waldeland

Chris Fleck

Wendy Westerberg

David Tengdin

Isaac Carlson

Sarah Rustad

Claire Jacoby

Tricia Sundeen

Nola Bruzek

  OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE

 
October 1 - Linda Nelson and Anita Duder
October 8 - Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
October 15 - Bruce Sabatke and Don Holzschuh
October 22 - Casey Christy and David Ackerman
October 29 - Allyson & Jon Sprain

OCTOBER COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE

 
October 1 - Ross Bartels and Brenda Weigel
October 8 - Lars and Chanda Olson
October 15 - Chris and Vicki Hovda (Smorgasbord Sunday)
October 22 - David and Carolyn Hagford
October 29 - Allyson and Jon 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.