Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

November 2017

All Saints Sunday
But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;     
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia, Alleluia!
William W. How, 1864
from the hymn, For All the Saints

All Saints Sunday, November 5th
is a special time in the church year to remember those we have loved who have become a part of the church triumphant.  It is an occasion to reflect on the shining promise of Christ's everlasting life against the background of nearing winter darkness. During our All Saints worship service the names of those who have died in the past year will be read as candles are lit and the bell is rung.

As a part of this annual celebration, the Endowment Fund is inviting the friends and members of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church to honor and memorialize the living saints and the saints in light  with a gift to the Endowment Fund.  This year, those whose names are memorialized with a financial gift will be included on the Sunday morning worship bulletin for All Saints, and with a flower in a special floral arrangement.
Consider the places that have been dear to you, and the people who have made a special mark on you, and honor their memory with your gift. 
Peace, Pastor Arden Haug

All Saints Honors & Memorials
Please respond by 3pm, Thursday, November 2

Reformation 500th Anniversary Services
Wittenberg, Germany
Pastor Haug is in Wittenberg this week as part of the 500th anniversary. He sent photos of the service on October 31st at Castle Church in which he participated. 
The Castle Church altar. The altar cloth was handwork done by the Queen of Denmark. 

Pastor Haug participating in 500th anniversary service in the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany where the 
Protestant Reformation began.  

During the worship service, Pastor Haug presented a gift on behalf of the LOTI Endowment Fund to purchase a new communion chalice and paten for the Castle Church.

Hans Kasch, the chair of the International Castle Church Congregation and Hanna Kasparick, the pastor of the Castle Church

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Twin Cities Reformation Events

Minnesota Orchestra
Ein Feste Burg, Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony and Sebastian Currier's 
November 3 & 4 at 8:00 pam
Orchestra Hall
Linden Hill Chamber Orchestra
Finlandia and Mendelssohn's
November 9 at 7:30
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

The Great Restroom Makeover
Fundraiser Success
The October 1st fundraiser for the Restroom Makeover was a a great success!  We raised nearly $15,000 in donations for the project, and in addition, have $10,000 committed from the Endowment Fund. We are grateful to all those who donated times, prizes and services. Special thanks to Michelle McCreery, Chanda Olson, Jenny Cook and Suzanne Haas for their work on the fundraiser. And, thank you as well to the Starry Night Quartet for their wonderful music.

Reformation Sunday Worship
October 29

Martin Luther visiting during the Children's Message

Music conducted by Mischa Santora

God the Lord is Sun and Shield
By Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 79

According to music historian Alfred Dürr, cantata BWV 79 was written by Bach for the Reformation Day worship service in Leipzig in 1725. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner likened the opening chorus and the sound of the timpani to "the hammering of Luther's theses to the oak door at the back of the church."

God the Lord is sun and shield. 
The Lord gives mercy and glory. 
No good thing he withholds from those walking upright.
Psalm 84:12 
View Anthem Video

Praise God! 
 We know where to find the way to blessedness, for Jesus, You show the way through your word and gospel;
your name we will be therefore ever praising.
But since so many here on earth dismiss your word and walk in blindness, with the worldly, have, mercy Lord; your grace may lead them all to faith, to walk with the righteous way 

God, O God, forsake your children nevermore.
Let your word shine for your pilgrim, 
All the more enemies are fiercely raging: 
You alone our lips are praising.

Let truth be our endeavor, 
 grant freedom now and ever
To praise your name with fervor 
 through Christ our Savior. 

Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices Who wondrous things has done in who his world rejoices. Who, from our mother's arms has blest u s on our way 
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today. 

Thanks to Mike Huttner for video 
An exhibition of photographs by Stephan F. Kistler is on display in the Fellowship Hall, October 29 - November 30. 

...portraits of people in need...those  who opt to "sign" out in the streets to ask for help,  offering glimpses into their 
hearts, concerns, and hopes.

Women's Bible Study
November 2, 16, & 30
7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOTI Library
Join us for reading and discussion of Fierce: Women of the Bible and their stories of violence, mercy, bravery, wisdom, sex, and salvation,  by Alice Connor. These women's stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. We can see not only their particular, fearsome lives, but also our own. 
Click here  Amazon.com  to purchase a paperback eBook.
Our discussion schedule is as follows:
November 2: Deborah, Jael, Songs of Songs; pp 81-95
November 16: Widows, Jerusalem, Susanna; pp 97-114
November 30: At the Well, Mary, Martha, Herodias; pp 117-148 
Link for Study Guide

November Sunday School News
  • November 5 - Daylight Savings Time ends - move your clocks back 1 hour and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. See you in Sunday School all rested up  :-)
  • November 12 - Sunday School children participate in worship for St Martin's Day
  • November 12 - Winter clothes drive ends. Accepting new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves (Kid and adult sizes) Donations will go to PPL (Project for Pride in Living).
  • November 19 - Sunday School children assemble College Care Packages during Sunday School.  

Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra Concert
The Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra began in 1980 through efforts of Linden Hills area residents in conjunction with Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education. Now in its 33rd season, the adult volunteer orchestra has grown to some 50 musicians from the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The LHCO is under the direction of Conductor and Music Director, Yuri Ivan.

November 9
7:00 pm 
LOTI Sanctuary

Jean Sibelius - 10 minutes
Theme from La Donna Del Largo
Gioacchino Rossini - 12 Minutes
Special Guest Gabriel Campos Zamora, 
Principal Clarinet, Minnesota Orchestra
Reformation Symphony 
Felix Mendelssohn - 34 minutes

Saint Martinsfest Dinner
St. Martin of Tours was known for his generosity to the poor. One cold winter night, when he was still a Roman soldier, he cut his cloak two to share it with a beggar at the city gate. In honor of St. Martin and his legacy, our St. Martin's Fest dinner will kick-off a winter clothes drive for PPL Project Pride for Living. The St. Martin's Fest dinner is sponsored by the local Thrivent Action Team. 
This is a family event for both adults and children. The meal will consis t of prime rib, potato dumplings, vegetable and dessert, as well as beer and soft pretzels. Join us on...
November 11
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Fellowship Hall
$15 per person / $30 per family.
Reserve today.. .

College Care Packages
The Sunday School children and their families will be preparing care packages for our LOTI college age students once again this year. The Care Packages will contain hand-made cards from our Sunday School kids, a letter of encouragement from Pastor Haug, healthy snacks and other fun items. The packages will be  mailed early in December just before finals.
Parents, if you would like a care package to be sent to your college-age child, please  contact Diane LaMere via email,  including your child's mailing address   no later than Wednesday, November 15th.  Also include your student's finals dates.  
Worker Speaker Series
"Working is the theme of an ongoing speaker series 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 and this series gives us an opportunity to learn more about what they do.
The next segment of the series will be Sunday, November 19th featuring Jennifer Cook. Jennifer currently works in Strategic Operations in Innovation, Research & Development for United Health Group where she consults on organizational effectiveness and creates and facilitates learning and development experiences focused on business optimization, innovation and change management. Her past experiences include working as a 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher in the Minnetonka Public Schools, being a startup co-founder of Taylor & Fran (a clothing design company), and working as an organizational effectiveness leader at Target Corporation.
Her 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 15-20 minutes will be an informal talk by Jennifer about her work...leaving the remaining time for questions from those in attendance.

Winter Gear & Coat Drive
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 collect items October 29 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)
Christmas Poinsettias
Order forms are in Sunday Bulletins.
  • Deadline to order is November 14
  • Purchase a poinsettia for display around the altar and  take home with you after Christmas services.
  • Order deadline is November 14th.
  • Cost
    • Single stem     $10.00 
    • Double stem    $16.00 
  • Submit your check to the LOTI office
Or order via email...

S tewardship and 
Thanksgiving Sunday
On Sunday, November 19, in addition to offering our stewardship commitments for 2018, we will celebrate Thanksgiving at Lake of the Isles. Members of the congregation will present their reflections on what they are thankful for this year.  
A pie fellowship will follow the worship service. You are  invited to bring can goods for the Food Shelf.     

Scandinavian Smörgåsbord
Please join us 
November 19 
12:00 Noon

A variety of Breads and Hard Tack & Butter
Lime and Garlic Herring
Whiskey and Honey Herring
Caraway and Fennel Herring
Eggs topped with Creamed Caviar
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Cold Smoked Salmon served with Horseradish Cream
Cold Smoked Turkey Breast
Creamy Potato Salad flavored with Apples and Capers
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation (a creamy potato dish)
Swedish Meatballs served with Lingonberries
Swedish Sausages and Mustard
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
A Rich Creamy Beef Stew flavored with Juniper and Thyme, Mushrooms and Lingonberries.
Homemade Chocolate Mousse served with Whipped Cream and Cookies
$ 27.00/person, all inclusive.
Children between the age of 5 and 12 years, $ 12.50
Under 5 free

RSVP via email  Linda Nelson   or phone (612)377-5095

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.

Isles Ensemble Concert
Founded in 2004, the Isles Ensemble is a group of musicians from the Twin Cities who present a series of Sunday afternoon concerts at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Chamber music is their passion, and their mission is to help build a vibrant chamber music community in the Twin Cities.
November 19
2:00 pm
LOTI Sanctuary
Suggested Donation
$20 General Admission
$15 Seniors
$10 Students
Martinu - Three Madrigals for Violin & Viola
Leslie Shank, violin
Tom Turner, viola
Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata in G minor, Opus 10
Laura Sewell, cello
Ivan Konev, piano
Beethoven - Piano Trio, Opus 97, in B-flat Major "Archduke"
Joanne Opgenorth, violin
Tom Rosenberg, cello
Ivan Konev,, piano
Join us for a reception  after every concert.
Volunteer Weekend at 
Camp Amnicon
November 17-19
Camp Amnicon is a high adventure camp affiliated with the ELCA and located on the south shore of Lake Superior. It has three major work weekends each year to get the camp ready for the different seasons. The summer camping season is over and the winter retreat season has started.  Among other jobs, we will decorate for Christmas and prepare firewood. There will also be a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  In exchange for your volunteer labor, you have a bed to sleep in (bunk rooms) and delicious meals. No special talents are necessary and all ages are welcome. There is also time to explore the 700 acres of wilderness. Camp Amnicon depends on volunteer labor to make it possible to serve the many at-risk youth in addition to church youth groups who use the camp. If you are interested or want to learn more, talk to or call Cheri Moe at 952-431-5226.

Brad & Hannah Damon, Associate Directors

Shelter Meals at Our Saviour's Housing
Shelter meals for 2017 are scheduled for the rest of the year but we now need to start scheduling for 2018.  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 Anna-Lena and Magnus Skold, Alexander and friend for serving the meal in October.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Join us on Wednesday morning for Bible Study at 10:00. The informal study will explore the Book of Ecclesiastes. And yes, coffee and treats are a part of every Wednesday morning. 
Women's Book Club

Women of LOTI, do 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, 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. First meeting will be December 8 or 9. TBA.
Prayer Ministry
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 on Saturday, November 4th at 9:30 am in the LOTI Christy Room.

November Birthdays
Bruce Sabatke
David Ackerman
Amy Gustafson
Justin Kappel
Blake Madson
Jennifer Nelson
Sophie Wilcox
John Madson
Lauren Rondestvedt
Arden Haug
Benjamin Mechels
Ellie Vigne
Lindsay Madson
Olivia Nortwen
Henry Wilcox
Nancy McCutcheon
Vitali Haug

November Ushers
November 5    Linda Nelson and Ellie Holmquist
November 12  Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
November 19  Mark Duff and Eric Mechels
November 26   David and Carolyn Hagford
November Altar Servers
November 5    Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
November 12  Carol Kuehn and Vicki Kuehn-Larson
November 19  Phyllis Dahl and Carolyn Hagford
November 26   Kathy Hering, Mary and David Goplen
November Worship Assistants
November 5    Michelle McCreery
November 12  Mary Sabatke
November 19  Marty Carlson
November 26  Kathy Hering
November Coffee Hour Hosts
November 5    Carolyn and David Hagford
November 12  Casey and Andrea Christy
November 19  Mark Waldeland (Smorgasbord)
November 26   Janna Haug, Pauline Haug &  Rick Gripentrog
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Upcoming Events

November 2 - 7:00 pm
LOTI Library
Women's Bible Study

November 3 & 4 - 8:00 pm
Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra
Ein Feste Burg, 
Reformation Symphony
Sebastian Currier's 

November 5 - 9:30 am
LOTI Sanctuary
All Saints Day

November 9 - 7:00pm
LOTI Sanctuary 
Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra
Reformation Symphony 

November  9  7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOTI Library
Women's Bible Study 

November 11 5:00 - 7:30 pm
LOTI Fellowship Hall
Saint Martinsfest Dinner

November 12 - 9:30 am
Remembrance Sunday

November 16 - 7:00 pm
LOTI Library
Women's Bible Study

November 19 - 10:45 am
LOTI Christy Room
Working Speaker Series

November 30  7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOTI Library
Women's Bible Study 

Inspired by Christ, living and growing in faith, Lake of the Isles is a loving and open community of worship, witness, and service in God's world

Worship Service: 9:30 A.M.
Coffee Hour: 10:40 A.M.

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 yo u.

Staff Members

Rev. Dr. Arden D. Haug - Pastor
Kenneth Q. Vigne Organist
Dawn Allen - Choir Director
Diane LaMere - Children's Ministry
Linda Nelson Office Manager
Dane Peterson - Facilities
Kerri Booher Wedding Coordinator
Sheridan SweeNursery Attendant

(612) 377-5095

Council Members

Martin Carlson - President
Ross Formell - Vice President
Ross Bartels - Tresurer
Kathy Hering
Maddie Rondesvedt - Youth

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