Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

May 2018

Mozart or Not Mozart? That is the Question

On Ascension Sunday, May 6th, you are invited to hear the Lake of the Isles Church Choir and guest instrumentalists perform the Gloria from Mozart's Twelfth Mass.The problem is that no one today believes that Mozart actually composed this favorite piece.  Mozart's Twelfth Mass was published by Vincent Novello in 1819 in a collection called "Mozart's 12 Masses," hence the name. Mozart himself had died 18 years earlier. Surprisingly, this work alleged to be written by Mozart became Novello's top liturgical seller. The work was more popular than the contemporary works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Haydn. In the English-speaking world, the Twelfth Mass broadly contributed to Mozart's fame well into the 20th century. 
Unfortunately, German music historians were not convinced. They thought the work was too flashy and inconsistent. Köchel rejected the attribution to Mozart completely, in the Anhang (appendix) of the first edition of his catalogue of Mozart's works, he listed it as K. Anh. 232.
The "Gloria" is a lively works which appropriately celebrates the "glory of God in heaven." It is a bit "flashy" with trumpets and timpani, but what better way to celebrate Christ's ascension into heaven. 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.  
The choir will also perform Mozart's authentic "Ave verum corpus"and a piece with the Sunday School performed with the Sunday School call "Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain"by Carolyn Jennings.
As in year's past, the service will conclude outside with the release of dove shaped balloons.
Happy Ascension Sunday!
Pastor Arden D. Haug

Women's Bible Study
The Women's Bible Study meets every other week att 7:00 pm in the LOTI Library. 
This season the text is Living the Chocolate Life by Deb Burman. 

"As life brings sweet morsels of joy and bitter nuggets of pain, God sustains us through it all. Go ahead indulge in His love and forgiveness! A Chocolate Life brings lighthearted, yet compelling Scriptural connections to provide comfort and strength for everyday living. Savor the abundance of sweet, satisfying grace of God in Christ Jesus."

May 3
6: Bittersweet
May 17
7: Gifts
May 31
8: Sweet Surrender

Each chapter has a dessert recipe. Contact debragilroy@gmail.com or alternate leader if you would like to prepare one!
Children's Ministry

May 6 - Grade 1-6 Sunday School children sing with youth and choir at the end of worship
May 6 - Guardian Angel reveal party after worship
May 20
- Last day of Sunday School
A Great big Thank You!
As the Sunday School program year comes to an end on May 20, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to our Sunday School teachers: Nicolas Amann, Molly Boylan, Heather Jacoby, Justin Kappel, Eric and Naomi Mechels, Susan Melbye, Andrea Nyhusmoen, Maddy Rondestvedt, Andrew and Megan Ulland, and Cory Zurowski.  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!  We also want to thank the many ways others have helped outside of the classroom -organizing supplies, assisting with the Advent festival, behind the scenes help during the Christmas program, cutting various projects during the year, and keeping the kids worship center organized.  It takes a village - and we've got an awesome one!  Thanks be to God!

Guardian Angel Reveal Party - May 6
Calling all Guardian Angel Pen Pals and Sunday School children!  We are having a party after worship on May 6 and you're invited!  You finally get to meet each other and we're going to celebrate with some angel food cake.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Diane LaMere (diane.lamere@loti.org) as soon as possible

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 by June 1
Paper copies of the registration form are also available at both entrances to the Sanctuary.

Growlers & Theology
Following the model of Luther in his home in Wittenberg, Germany, Pastor Haug leads a twice monthly gathering at the Parsonage. The group will meet Thursdays, May 10 and May 24 at 7:00 pm. 

LOTI Beer Glasses 
are for sale. 
One for $10 and two for $15.

Flower Bombing

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, May 13, Worship Service at Lake of the Isles.  Join us and experience the color of Minnesota artist David Cook, the Flower Bomber.

Mother's Day Smörgåsbord

Celebrate Mother's Day

Scandinavian Brunch 
Sunday, May 13th
12 noon

We begin with a "Mimosa" to celebrate Mother's Day,

Followed by;
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack and Butter
Creamy Dill and Horseradish Herring
Sherry Herring
Dijon Mustard and Herb Herring
Eggs topped with Basil Crème and Greenland Shrimps
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheeses
Warm Baked Salmon served with Cold Herb Sauce
Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Potato Salad flavored with Dill and Capers topped with Vinaigrette
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
Chicken Breasts flavored with Herbs and Lemon 
served with  Cream Sauce 
Homemade Elderberry Flower Parfait topped 
with Fresh Strawberries
$27.00, all inclusive.
$12.50 children ages 5 -12 
under 5 free of charge


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 Mother's Day, May 13th, Renate Amann will speak about the "job" of being a mom. Renate and her husband moved to Minnesota from Germany in the late 1990's where they started their family of three. After a legal career working for the German government, Renate started a new path in the Twin Cities as a teacher and proctor for the German language, while raising three children. In honor of all mothers, her talk will focus on what it means to be a mom, the challenges of raising children without extended family living nearby, overcoming cultural differences and the 24-hour challenge of always being on the "job".
Renate'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 Renate, leaving the remaining time for questions from those in attendance.

Camp Amnicon

Work Weekend at Camp Amnicon on the South Shore of Lake Superior
Friday evening, May 18 - after lunch on Sunday, May 20.

All ages are welcome.  Among other jobs, tents will be set up, food will be packaged for the canoe and hiking trips, firewood will be cut and stacked.  No special talents are necessary.
Camp Amnicon is a high adventure camp affiliated with the ELCA and located on the south shore of Lake Superior.  During the summer small groups go out on various canoe and hiking trips with highly trained guides.  Amnicon has work weekends during the year to get the camp ready for the different seasons. The winter retreat season is over and the summer camping season will soon start.  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 agesare welcome.  There is also time to explore the 700 acres of wilderness.  Camp Amnicon depends on volunteer labor to make it possible for at-risk youth to attend camp, as well as to serve church groups from all over the country.  If you are interested or want to learn more, talk to or call Cheri Moe (952-431-5226).
Hannah & Brad Damon, associate directors

American Swedish Institute Cloudberries Women's Choir
Spring Concert
Saturday, May 19

Free will offering

Please join us for  FIKA ...
Refreshments and social gathering following the concert.
Fellowship Hall

Join us on 
SundayMay 20th 
& Wear Red!  
According to the Book of the Apostles, on the 50th day of Easter known in the ancient Greek world as Pentecost, God sent his Holy Spirit upon the disciples. They had gathered in prayer and thanksgiving wondering when God would send them a clear vision for the church. On that Pentecost sent the spirit upon the disciples, and the spirit appeared upon their heads like tongues of fire. This is the day we celebrate as the birth of the Christian Church and it mission to proclaim the good news to the whole world. 
Note: We are looking for people who can speak in a variety of languages to read the gospel for this day.
Immediately after the service, you are invited to a Festive Norwegian Dessert Table for our coffee hour. If you have something you would like to provide please call the church office.
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.

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 the  Julie and Scott Gallop   for serving April 6!

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

Check your calendars and select a remaining date...
July 6
August 3
September  7
October  5
November  2

Reserve by contacting 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.

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 Gospel of St. Mark. And yes, coffee and treats are a part of every Wednesday morning.

LOTI Choir
The choir is performing many fun and easy pieces this spring and they would like to invite you to come to rehearsal on Wednesday evenings for the next few weeks.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm. 
Please consider raising your voice with us!

For more information contact dawn.allen@loti.org
Kenneth Vigne Music 
Kenny has created a page with some recordings of pieces we have heard at LOTI. 
Kenneth Vigne Music
Spark Family Magazine

The latest edition of the Spark Family magazine has arrived. Please feel free to take home an issue. They are available at both entrances to the Sanctuary. This is a great resource for families with toddlers up to 6th grade! The first page of the story is geared for younger children and the second page of the story is geared for 3rd - 6th grade.

May Birthdays
Carolyn Hagford
Casey Christy
Joseph Mechels
Phyllis Dahl
Allison Sundeen
Kiera Sundeen
Anita Duder
Kamie Moen
Janelle Sorenson
Avery Nelson
Julie Gallop
Mary Knoblauch
Ryne Nelson
John Bergford
Debby Pizarro
Cade Duff
Raymond Kappel
Andrew Ulland
May   6 - Linda Nelson and Jenny Cook 
May 13 - Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell 
May 20 - Eric and Stephanie Amann 
May 27 - Eric and Kate Mechels

Altar Servers
May   6 - Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
May 13 - Carol Kuehn and Vicki Kuehn-Larson
May 21 - Phyllis Dahl and Carolyn Hagford
May 27 - Kathy Hering, Mary and David Goplen

Worship Assistants
May   6 - Mark Waldeland
May 13 - Michelle McCreery
May 21 - Mary Sabatke
May 27 - Marty Carlson

Coffee Hour Hosts  
May   6 - Eric and Naomi Mechels 
May 13 - Chris and Vicki Hovda (Smorgasbord) 
May 20 - Linda Nelson and Deb Gilroy 
May 27 - Memorial Day Weekend - TBD

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Upcoming Events
May 3 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study
LOTI Library

May 4 
Shelter Meal
Our Saviour's Housing

May 6 - 10:40am  
Guardian Angel Reveal Party
Fellowship Hall

May 10 - 7:00pm 
Growler's & Theology 

May 13 - 11:00am
Working Speaker Series
Christy Room

May 13 - 12:00noon
Mother's Day Smörgåsbord
Fellowship Hall

May 17 - 7:00pm
Church Council Meeting
Christy Room

May 17 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study
LOTI Library

May 19 -  7:00pm
ASI Cloudberries Concert

May 24 -  7:00pm 
Growler's & Theology 

May 31 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study
LOTI Library

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

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

(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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