Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
November 2018

All Saints Sunday, November 4th  
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 4th, 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.
This year the LOTI Church Choir and guest instrumentalists will perform Gabriel Fauré's  Requiem, Op. 48. Fauré began work on his  Requiem in 1887. This was two years after the death of his mother and months after the death of his father. There is a wonderful calm and consolation to this piece. This was not a complete liturgical Requiem. Fauré made a personal selection of texts, laying emphasis on the idea of rest and peace instead of the traditional focus on the day of judgment. This original version was first performed for a funeral in the church of Madeleine where Fauré served as choirmaster, and continued to be used in this abbreviated form for another decade. Five years later, however, he added two final movements for grander occasions. 
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. 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

Cut A Rug Fundraiser Success

The September 30th fundraiser for the new sanctuary carpeting was a great success!  We raised nearly $11,000 in donations for the project.  We are grateful to all those who donated time, prizes and services. Special thanks to Michelle McCreery, her sister Georgeann, and Susanne Haas for their work on the fundraiser. And thank you as well to the Starry Night Quartet for their wonderful music.
Blessing of the  Animals
Sunday School children brought their favorite stuffed animals to church on Sunday, October 7 th. In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed the animals and all creation, the favorite furry friends were blessed by Pastor Haug at the end of the worship service. Several live animals were blessed as well, including a sweet little hedgehog named Oreo. Video

New Members
A heartfelt welcome is extended to our new  members received during the worship service on  October 21st...
Mary Flynn
Diane Stensrud
Ryan Brown and Daryn Skjefte
Brian and Shan Vike

Confirmation Class 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Confirmation Class!
(From left to right) Wesley Bartels, Samuel Resiberg, Victoria Reisberg, Pastor Haug, Joseph Mechels, Henrik Olson and Jacob Hovda.

Women's Bible Study

Our Autumn 2018 Session begins soon. We'll read and discuss bible lessons from  Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply: Receive God's Overflowing Gifts , from best-selling author Deb Burma, (author of  Living a Chocolate Life is a celebration of the camaraderie, companionship, and comfort found in getting coffee with a friend. It's about more than just the warm beverage-it's about spending quality time together.

This month's sessions are November 1 and November 15 at 7:00pm in LOTI Library. 

Women's Book Club

Please join us
Friday, November 2
Home of Deb Gilroy 
2201 Oliver Avenue South
(763) 442-0358

We will discuss Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitterage.  After the tragic death of his young wife, Reverend  Caskey, a New England minister, struggles to hold  together his own life, his family, and his town,  while dealing with his personal anger, grief,  and loss of faith. In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary 
life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered-life, love, God, and community-within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose.

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 Linda Nelson, Catherine Goset, Mary Flynn & Family for serving on  October 5.

Members scheduled for 2018...   
2 Kristi & Bob Brownson
7 The Moe Family
Sign up now for 2019 Events!
Contact Cheri Moe at (952) 431-5226 or 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. For those who are Thrivent members, but are not able to make the meal, please consider applying for this grant in advance (4-6 weeks lead time) for other volunteers' use to serve. 

Join us
Saturday, November 3
for a time of camaraderie
 in the Christy Room

If you or a friend are interested, please join LOTI Women's Fellowship ~ Priscilla Circle. There is no membership requirement or time commitment. Just come to enjoy the fellowship, for a few minutes, or a couple of hours!  (No knitting skills required)
Children's Ministry

November Key Dates

November 4
9:30 am
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 7

Deadline for College Care Package Signup
November 11
9:30 am
Sunday School children participate in worship for St Martin's Day. 
We will still have Sunday School on this day.
November 12

Winter clothes drive ends. 
November 18
9:30 am
Sunday School children assemble College Care Packages during Sunday School. 
November 19
9:30 - 10:30 am
Faith 'n Play 

Winter Gear and Coat Drive    

Cold winter weather is upon us! 
We will collect items through November 12.  
Donation collection areas will be located at both entrances to the Sanctuary.  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).

Parents of College Students, We Need Your Help

The Sunday School children will be assembling care packages for our LOTI college age students on Sunday November 18, during Sunday School. 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@loti.org  with 
his or her mailing address and finals week date no later than Wednesday,  November 7.

Faith 'n Play
Our next session is scheduled for Monday, November 19, 9:30 - 10:30 am. This ministry is designed for families with toddlers and preschoolers.  We hope you can come and join us!  We will be exploring the story of the Ten Men Healed and thinking about giving thanks. 
Questions? Contact  diane.lamere@loti.org
Growlers & Theology

Following the model of Luther in his home in Wittenberg, Germany, Pastor Haug leads the informal study of  theology and "adult beverages," twice monthly at the Parsonage. This month's gatherings are  Thursdays, November 8 & TBD, at 7:30pm 

St Martin's Fest 

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 conclude the   winter clothes drive for PPL Project Pride for Living. 

Please mark your calendars for this special Oktoberfest style, German festival on Saturday, November 10, 5:00 - 7:30 pm  in the Fellowship Hall.  This year the adults, as well as the children, will be invited to participate in the St. Martin's parade of lanterns and follow St. Martin riding his horse. Music will be provided by accordionist Mark Stillman.

Don Holzschuh will serve
 Stuffed Pork Loin, spätzle, green beans, curried red cabbage and apple cake. 

Cost is $15 per person / $30 per family.

The 2018 St. Martin's Fest Dinner is sponsored by the local Thrivent Action Team. 

Remembrance Sunday

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, to bring to an end the First World War. Our nation has recalled that moment on this day through the decades. And now 100 years later, we remember lives sacrificed in the service of our country, and those traumatized and injured in battle. 

This year, the 100th anniversary actually takes place on a Sunday morning.   
Remembrance Sunday is one of the liturgical services for honoring veterans. It allows for a brief time of music, silence, wreath laying and a call to remember the fallen. Our service will feature the music of trumpeter Jonathan Brandt. 
Across the US, church bells will ring on November 11, 11:00 am. Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church will participate in a two minutes pealing of the bell as well. 

Isles Ensemble Concert

Sunday, November 11, 2:00 pm
LOTI Sanctuary


Bruch - Romanze Opus 85 for Viola & Piano
Sifei Cheng, viola
Tim Lovelace, piano

Haydn - String quartet, Opus 54, No. 2 in C Major
Joanne Opgenorth & James Garlick, violin
Tom Turner, viola
Laura Sewell, cello

Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 57
Stephanie Arado & Leslie Shank, violins
Tom Turner, viola
Tom Rosenberg, cello
Tim Lovelace, piano

Suggested Donation: $20 General Admission, $10 Students

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a reception following the concert.

Christmas Poinsettias
Please place your order at your earliest convenience. Our order is due November 13.
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.

Want to learn something about 3D printing technology? Then come to the next Working session on Sunday, November 18th to hear from new LOTI member, Ben Guengerich. (He might even bring a 3D printer with him!) Ben is the Anderson Student Innovation Labs Manager at the U of M. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Ben has spent his career working for university "makerspaces". The U of M's Anderson Student Innovation Labs give students a place to learn technical skills outside of the classroom and the means to work on their projects, whether they're gifts for friends or potentially life changing technology innovations.

Ben'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 15-20 minutes will be an informal talk by Ben, leaving the time remaining for questions from those in attendance.

If you are interested in sharing your Working story, please contact jannahaug@yahoo.com
Stewardship & Thanksgiving Sunday

On Sunday, November 18th, in addition to offering our stewardship commitments for 2019, 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 and cake fellowship will follow the worship service in the sanctuary.  You are invited to bring can goods for the Food Shelf. 

Join us
Sunday, November 18th
 at 12 noon for 
Smörgåsbord - Scandinavian Brunch
A variety of Breads & Hard Tack and Butter
Lemon and Allspice flavored Herring
Creamy Mustard and Tarragon Herring
Juniper Herring
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Eggs á la Kalle - Eggs filled with Swedish Caviar and Dill
Cold Smoked Salmon served with Horseradish Cream
Cold Sliced Turkey Breast
Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts, Blue Cheese topped with Vinaigrette
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation - a creamy potato dish
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Swedish Potato Sausages and Mustards
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Beef Stroganoff  served with Honey Glazed Carrots 
Lemon Torte with Whipped Cream and Fresh Strawberries

$ 27.00/person, all inclusive.
$12.50, children ages 5-12 years 
Free of charge, children under 5

Hjärtligt Välkomna

The monthly smörgåsbord  offers  an opportunity 
for LOTI friends and neighbors to gather for fellowship, 
enjoy genuine Scandinavian hospitality, 
and 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, & Community Emergency Services.

Save the Date...
Julbord - Christmas Dinner - Saturday, December 15th, at 5 pm
Julbord - Christmas Brunch - Sunday, December 16th, at 12 noon

  LOTI Choir    
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays, at 7:15 
New singers are welcome! Join us!
As our beloved director tells us...

       "You don't have to have a great voice,  to make great music."

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. 

Wednesday Morning  Bible Study

Join us on Wednesday morning for Bible Study at 10:00. The informal study will explore the Epistles of St. Paul. And yes, coffee and treats are a part of every Wednesday morning.

In April 2019, Pastor Haug will lead a European tour to the places where the Haug family served as ELCA missionaries. The 13 day tour entitled Springtime in the Baltics will include visits to Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. For more information contact Pastor Haug

Sunset behind Lutheran Church chimney, frozen Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was a popular auction item at the Cut A Rug Gala. To view more of Rob Lingelbach's photos visit altruistics or lingelbach.us
November Birthdays
Bruce Sabatke
David Ackerman
Amy Gustafson
Justin Kappel
Jennifer Nelson
Rich Labas
John Madson
Arden Haug
Ellie Vigne
Nancy McCutcheon
Vitali Haug

Happy Birthday!
November   4 Linda Nelson & Anita Duder
November 11 Carol Kuehn & Rebecca Morell
November 18
Kate & Eric Mechels
November 25
Bruce Sabatke & Don Holzschuh
Altar Servers
November  4 Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
November 11 Carol Kuehn and Vicki Kuehn-Larson
November 18
Phyllis Dahl and Pauline Haug
November 25 Kathy Hering, Mary and David Goplen

Worship Assistants
November  4 Marty Carlson
November 11 Kathy Hering
November 18 Mark Waldeland
November 25 Michelle McCreery

Coffee Hour Hosts 
November  4
Mark Duff & Michelle McCreery
November 11 Linda Nelson & TBD
November 18 Lars & Chanda Olson Smörgåsbord Sunday
November 25 Mary Knoblauch & Marty Carlson

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Upcoming Events
November 1 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study

November 2 
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
LOTI & Our Saviour's 

November 3 - 9:30am 
Priscilla Circle
Christy Room

November 4 - 9:30am
All Saints Sunday Service

November 7
College Care Recipients Due

November 8 - 7:30pm
Growlers & Theology

November 10 - 5:00pm
St. Martin's Fest
Fellowship Hall

November 11 - 9:30 am 
Remembrance Sunday Service

November 11 - 2:00 pm
Isles Ensemble Concert

November 12
Winter Gear Drive Ends
South Entrance/Narthex

November 13
Poinsettias Orders Due

November 18 - 9:30am
Stewardship & Thanksgiving 
Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall

November 18 - 9:30am
College Care Packages 
Sunday School Classrooms

November 18 - 11:00am
Working Speaker Series
Christy Room

November 18 - 12:00 - 2:00pm
Scandinavian Smörgåsbord
Fellowship Hall

November 19 -  9:30-10:30 am
Faith 'n Play
Christy Room 
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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