Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

June 2018

But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."   And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.               Acts 3: 6-7  NRSV

Even the most casual Christians know there is a book in the New Testament called Acts, but they may not be aware of it its full name- The Acts of the Apostles.  A smaller group might recall that the story of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, is recorded in this book.  They might, however, become uncomfortable when asked whether the story of Saul on the road to Damascus is located in Acts. "Now, isn't there a King Saul in the Old Testament?   Is that the same one?" It is unfortunate that we read so little from the Acts of the Apostles and the story of the founding of the church during the regular Sundays of the Church year.  After all, St. Luke the Evangelist, doctor and historian spent a great deal of time and energy writing this story.  
Yes, it is a shame that so few people today know about the trials and tribulations of the early church.  So this summer, as a sermon series, I am walking through the chapters of the Acts of Apostles to help you discover the wonder and energy of the early church being guided by the presence of the Holy Spirit.  As a preview, I have included a picture from Chapter 3 called "Peter and John Healing the Lame Man at the Beautiful Gate." It is a charming story of the apostles embracing the healing ministry of Jesus. The healing of the lame man mirrors the same pattern of Jesus' own healing in the Gospels, but now the apostles themselves heal in "the name of Jesus."  It is a powerful reminder that God's healing and wholeness enters into this broken world, not through the apostles, but through "the name of Jesus."
The apostles Peter and John are only a few of the characters mentioned in Acts.  More apostles will follow including Stephen, Paul, Barnabas and Silas.  We will even touch on the three missionary journeys of Paul.  (Colorful maps are always included in a good study Bible.)  For the early church, the apostles were the heroes who modeled the Christian faith.  They faced persecution and trials, but they remained faithful to tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, first in Jerusalem, then in Judea and Samaria and unto  the ends of the earth.  

Don't worry if you miss a Sunday- the sermons are always available on the LOTI website.  And if you would like to join us, you can learn even more about the Acts of the Apostles at the 10:00 Wednesday morning Bible Study- coffee and treats included.
Peace, Pastor Arden Haug

Women's Book Club

The next meeting of our group will be on Friday, June 1 , at 5:00 pm at Deb Gilroy's home, which is near LOTI. Beverages and snacks will be served. Feel free to bring something to share. We will discuss 
The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks.

Priscilla Circle

The Prisclilla Circle will gather
Saturday, June 2, at 9:30am
in the Library. 

High School Graduation Recognition 

Know the audience you are addressing. What are they hoping to 
Springtime is the time of beginning and endings. This is especially true for high school. On Sunday, June 3rd, we will honor our high school graduates  Nicolas Amann, Jake Messerli, Jake Rand, Maddy Rondestvedt, Alexander Skold, Allison Sundeen and Kiera Sundeen.

Celebrate Swedish National Day!
Scandinavian Smörgåsbord

Wednesday, June 6
6:00 pm

We begin with social hour...
Martin Bertilsson will entertain us with 
Swedish summer songs and a little history about our national day

Appetizer and a Cocktail on the Patio

Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Canapé
Herring salad on Rye Bread with Chives and Red Onion
Blue Cheese Cream on Crackers
Smörgåsbord in the Fellowship Hall

A variety of Breads and Hard Tack & Butter
Lime and Garlic Herring
Herb and Lemon flavored Herring
Aquavit Herring
"Matjes Gubbröra" - A Creamy Matjes Herring Salad
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheeses
Eggs topped with Mayonnaise and Greenland Shrimp
Vodka and Dill Marinated Salmon served with Sweet Dill Mustard Sauce
Salad "Niçoise" with Grilled Salmon
Smoked Ham
Potato Salad with Sweet Peas, Red Onion and Dill Dressing
Pickled Cucumbers
Fresh Fruit Platter
Brie and Blue Cheese & Olives and Crackers
Jansson's Temptation (a creamy potato dish)
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Prinskorv (Swedish Wieners) and Mustard

Swedish Summer Pastry - Swiss roll filled with Rhubarb compote topped with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Adults $27.00
Children 5-12 $12.50
under 5  free of charge 

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.

Working Speaker Series

Working is the theme of an ongoing speaker series 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.
On  Sunday, June 10th , we'll hear from  Theodora (Tedi) Mathis. Tedi is a Social Media Strategist and she has worked on brands such as Thrivent Financial, Cheerios, Yoplait and the Minnesota Super Bowl. She currently works for a company called The Social Lights, a social media consultancy helping companies grow by strengthening their social capability.
Tedi'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 20-25 minutes will be an informal talk by Tedi, leaving the remaining time for questions from those in attendance.

If anyone in the congregation is interested in sharing their own Working story, email jannahaug@yahoo.com

ASI Spelmanslag & Cloudberries Performance

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 17th. 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." 

Children's Ministry

It's time to sign up for summer camp!!!
Attention Grade 1-9 youth! You are invited......
LOTI youth Grades 1-9 are invited to come to Luther Park in Danbury, WI with Pastor Haug the week of July 22. We will provide transportation to/from camp for half week campers (Sun-Wed). Go to Lutherpark.com to complete the registration form (type web address carefully so that you get the Luther Park in Danbury, WI). Please contact Diane LaMere or Pastor Haug before registering for other important details to include on the registration form. 

Love Your Neighbor - South Minneapolis Day Camp
Ecumenical day camp for local churches including LOTI.  Each day includes worship, crafts, games, lunch and field trips. This is a great option for kids who aren't ready for an overnight camp at Luther Park.
When:     June 18-22, 9:00-4:00, M-F
Who:       Kids entering Kindergarten -  8th grade
Where:    Bethel Lutheran Church, 
4120 17th Ave South, Minneapolis
Registration info:   $30/camper or $60 per family.  

Registration form Due today, June 1
Paper copies of the registration form are also available at both entrances to the Sanctuary.

Camp Amnicon 
Summer Opportunities for High School Students

Camp Amnicon is an ELCA high adventure camp that serves high school students with hiking, white water canoeing, flat water canoeing, and Voyageur canoeing trips. They are normally only for established groups, but this summer they are offering two trips that individuals can sign up for.
For over 50 years Camp Amnicon has been safely guiding groups in the wilderness. There are two guides trained in wilderness first aid, lifeguarding and CPR Trained in wilderness skills with each group.  An Amnicon experience is challenging and transforming.
June 24 - 29 is the Flambeau River Ramble, which is an introduction to white water canoeing.

August 12 - 17 is Voyageur Canoeing on Lake Superior. This is Camp Amnicon's signature trip that explores the Apostle Islands, sea caves, light houses, and shipwrecks in a 34-foot canoe.

For more information contact  hannah.damon@amnicon.org , phone 715-364-2602, or speak with  Cheri Moe. 

Hannah & Brad Damon, associate directors

Our Saviour's Housing Shelter Meals
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church has provided a meal for 40 the first Friday of every month for many years. This is a wonderful opportunity for families or a group of friends to work together! 

Thanks to Pastor Haug & Confirmation Class   for serving May 4!

Members currently assigned for 2018...                                
June              Linda Nelson, Anita Duder, 
Ellie Holmquist,  Eivor Lund, 
Lorri Cullen and Mary Flynn
December     The Moe Family

We need help for the rest  of the year...
July 6
August 3
September  7
October  5
November 2

Please check your calendars & reserve your Friday 
by contacting Cheri Moe at (952)431-5226or moeclana@aol.com
Recipes are provided.  Thrivent members are eligible to apply for a Thrivent Action Grant to cover the cost of the meal and purchase supplies for Our Saviour's Shelter continuing needs.

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. 

Kenneth Vigne Music 
Kenny has created a page with some recordings of pieces we have heard at LOTI. 
Kenneth Vigne Music
June Birthdays
Mark Samuelson
Mark Duff
Alexei Haug
Michael Berkland
Jon Sprain
Mary Ann Lisk
Stephanie Amann
Alexander Skold
Janet Stewart
Andrea Christy
Megan Ulland
Ryan Hoel
Susan Melbye
Emily Vigne
Reagan Gusman

June   3 -  Todd and Jack Messerli
June 10 - Ross Bartels and Brenda Weigel
June 17 -  Casey and Andrea Christy
June 24 -  Allyson and Jon Sprain

Altar Servers
June   3 - Linda Nelson and Pauline Haug
June 10 - Carol Kuehn, Vicki Kuehn-Larson, Becca Morell
June 17 - Phyllis Dahl and Carolyn Hagford
June 24 - Kathy Hering, Mary * David Goplen

Worship Assistants
June   3 - Kathy Hering
June 10 - Mark Waldeland
June 17 - Michelle McCreery
June 24 - Mary Sabatke

Coffee Hour Hosts  
June   3 -  Janna Haug, Pauline Haug                    
June 10 -  Marty Carlson and Mary Knoblauch
June 17 -  Bruce and Mary Sabatke
June 24 -  Mark Duff and Michelle McCreery

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Upcoming Events
June 1 - 5:00pm
Women's Book Club
Home of Deb Gilroy

June 2 - 9:30am
Priscilla Circle
LOTI Library

June 3 - 9:30am
Graduation Recognition

June 6 - 6:00pm
Scandinavian Smörgåsbord
Patio & Fellowship Hall

June 10 - 11:00am
Working Speaker Series
Christy Room

June 17 - 9:30am
Spelmanslag & Cloudberries 
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 am
Coffee Hour: 10:40 am

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 Allan - Choir Director
Diane LaMere - 
Children's Ministry
Linda Nelson Office Manager
Dane Peterson - Facilities
Sheridan Swee
Nursery Attendant
Sandy Swan - Wedding Manager

(612) 377-5095

Council Members

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

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