Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

July 2019

Happy 4th of July!

And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall; be a jubilee unto you, and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.   
Leviticus 25:10

You may recall seeing this picture in the last edition of the LOTI Link. It is a picture taken near the Minnesota State Capital on Memorial Day. Governor Walz and I were blessing and ringing for the first time a replica of the Liberty Bell that was presented to the State of Minnesota in the early 1950's by the Paccard Bell Company. This is the very same bell foundry in France that produced our bell at the Lake of the Isles. This is the introduction that I offered...

In 1751, the city of Philadelphia commissioned bell to be cast on 
the 50th anniversary of the William Penn's Charter of Privileges 
for the residents of his colony. Penn envisioned a colony that 
permitted religious freedom, the consent and participation of the governed, as well as other laws pertaining to property rights. 
A portion of the  scripture from Leviticus was to be engraved 
onto the bell.

The passage itself was written as the description of the year of jubilee when debts were to be forgiven, and indentured servants were to be set free. Fifty years later, the words on the bell, And proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereofThe Liberty Bell, and its inscription, would be adopted as the symbol of the abolitionist movement across the northern states. 
At the end of my blessing. Governor Walz pulled the rope on the clapper, and shouted out, Let freedom ring!  It was a solemn, joyful and reflective moment.
Happy Fourth of July!  Pastor Arden Haug


Collins Lenore Christy
June 5, 2019
 Andrea and Casey Christy 

Lilyanna and Erythria Morell 
June  23, 2019
Rebecca and Shannon Morell 

Welcome Baby Girls!
Limited Office Hours July 1-5
The church office will be open for 2-3 hours each day during the July 4th week and not at all on July 4th and 5th. Voicemail messages and e-mails will be responded to and if there is an emergency, please call
Linda at (612) 849-8514

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 Nancy McCutcheon  for serving on June 7.

Sign up now for 2019 Events!

Contact  Cheri Moe or phone (952) 431-5226.
5 Ellie Holmquist, Anita Duder, Eivor Lund & Linda Nelson
4 Mary Flynn & Family
6 Cheri Moe & Family
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. 
If you have not served the meal, feel the cost is more than you can comfortably contribute, or would like to work with others, contact Cheri Moe or Linda Nelson. You will be connected with  others for a shared, enjoyable experience. oscs-mn.org

Join us 
Saturday, July 6
for a time of camaraderie
at the home of Carol Arent
2866 Kenwood Isles Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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)
Women's Bible Study

On July 10 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm the group will meet in the library to discuss Chapter 9 The Best Kept Secret fr om  Finding Joy When Life is Out of Focus: a Study for Joy-Thirsty Women by Angela Donadio.
We all walk through seasons when joy plays an unwelcome game of Hide and Seek. Disappointment, worry, and adversity blur our lens on life, sabotaging our ability to develop the meaningful relationships we long for and realize our worth in Christ.
Finding Joy When Life is Out of Focus will helps you choose contentment regardless of circumstance, transform faulty thought patterns through the truth of God's Word, and persevere when life is unraveling.

Advance Care Planning

The LOTI Endowment Committee will be hosting a presentation 
by Honoring Choices Minnesota on Advance Care Planning 
Wednesday, July 24th, 6:00pm . The forum will address such issues and whether a will is necessary and what is a health care directive and  will be followed by a barbecue of burgers, brats, beans and coleslaw hosted by members of the Endowment Committee. 
All are welcome.  
Please RSVP the church office by Monday, July 22nd.
Pick-Up Choir and Bells in July 
Throughout the summer, the music staff will be organizing a pick-up choir for Sunday morning worship. All singers are invited to participate. You need only show up at 9:00 for the 9:30 worship service. No prior experience in the choir or commitment needed.  
In July, the pick-up choir will perform on July 14th and July 21st. 
The pick-up bell choir will rehearse on Sunday, July 21st at 11:00.
Children's Ministry

Summer Camp opportunities at Luther Park
Luther Park is located in northwestern Wisconsin, about two hours from the cities in Danbury, WI. Nestled on the spring-fed Lake 26 and surrounded by 186 acres of forest land and trails, you have all of these opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at Luther Park!
Details and registration for all offerings can be found at lutherparkdanbury.com.com
Grandparent/Grandchild Camp June 30-July 3 or 
Family Camp July 26-July 29:
Arrive by 4pm on the first day and leave at Noon on the last day. (It's also ok if you can't make the whole time.) Meals provided. Lodging options include cabins, log house, welcome center plus options for tents or campers too. Plenty of time for family bonding activities to canoe, kayak, paddleboard, play gaga ball or basketball, arts and crafts etc.... The days begin with Worship and end with Campfire.
Youth programs - various offerings from June 5 through July 29 including :
  • Half week cabin camp (Grades 1-4)
  • Full week cabin or Treehouse camp (Grades 3-6)
  • Day camp (Grades 1-6) held at local churches in the Twin Cities (see website for churches that have this option)
  • Full week Treehouse camp (Grades 7-9)
  • Full week cabin or canoe trip (Grades 7-12)
  • Leadership training intensive (Grades 9-12)

90-minute sessions
Tuesday & Wednesday beginning on the hour, 3:30pm to 7:30pm
It's a FREE event!
For more information visit Mississippi VoyageurAdventure
praying hands

Prayer Ministry Group
We welcome all who would like to join us on 
Tuesdays  from  9:15-10:00 am in  the Christy Room. 
Questions?  Contact  Janna Haug Debra Gilroy   or  LInda Nelson
Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join us on Wednesdays at 
10:00am for Bible Study. The informal study explores the Letters of St Paul. And yes, coffee and treats are a part of every Wednesday morning. 
Camp Amnicon   
Make Your Summer Plans Now!
Open-Enroll Wilderness Adventures!
There is a place in this canoe for YOU!
Good news! Amnicon is offering open enroll opportunities in 2019 for all of our most popular wilderness trips! That means you can sign up as an individual. You don't need to get 9 friends together before you come with us on the adventure of a lifetime, but you will have at least that many friends when your adventure is done. Included in your trip is food, gear, campsite reservations, daily devotions and Bible study, professional wilderness guides, and a whole lot of adventure.
Pricing is flexible. Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot in the canoe! (715)364-2602
There are many trips to choose from!
Wilderness Discovery, June 30-July 3
A trip for all ages! No camping experience at all? No problem! Join us for our Wilderness Discovery trip and see what time in the woods is all about. (Very young campers may need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call for details.)
Namekagon Scenic Riverway, June 16-21 
For ages 11 and up, and perfect for any experience level, the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers have something for everyone. Beautiful wildlife, remote campsites, and a peaceful meandering river. Travel with us beside quiet waters, and restore your soul.
Flambeau River Ramble, June 23-26
An intermediate paddling route for ages 11 and up, the Flambeau River Ramble is great for those who would like to try their first forays into white-water canoeing. Master basic paddling skills, and then put them to the test! Bring home memories of wild days on the river, and peaceful nights beneath the stars.
Apostle Islands Voyageur Canoeing, August 4-9 
Our signature wilderness experience for ages 15 and up, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior offers unmatched beauty you have to see to believe as you camp on the islands and paddle between them in a 34' Montreal Canoe with up to 14 other people! A true north country experience in the oldest traditions of Lake Superior travel.
Women's Glamping, August 22-25
For adult women only. Camp Amnicon is offering for the first time ever a more comfortable and sophisticated camping experience. We'll still sleep in tents, but they'll be huge canvass tents with real mattresses and bed frames. We'll still cook and eat outside, but with a style and quality rarely associated with the outdoors. We'll still hike, swim, and paddle, but only as far as we'd like to, because camping can be glamorous after all.
See you at camp!
Hannah Damon, Associate Director
8450 E Camp Amnicon Rd
South Range, WI 54874
(715) 364-2602
New Fellowship Hall Exhibition


Louise Gillis is a classically trained painer of all mediums.  For over twenty-five years, she has achieved notoriety as both a painter and instructor. Her knowledge of impressionist color theory sets the stage for portraiture, still life, interiors, landscape and murals in oil, watercolor, pencil and charcoal.  This versatility allows Louise to focus on the needs of her subject matter and create the vibrancy and depth of each individual painting.
She is pleased to exhibit her paintings at beautiful Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. 

( 612)865-2728
Pastor Arden's 2020 Tour is Already Being Filled...

Featuring the Oberammergau Passion Play as well as
Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany 
& the Czech Republic
June 21- July 3, 2020

July Birthdays
Susan Einess
Matthew Messerli
Michelle Reisberg
Nicolas Amann
Lucia Nortwen
Carol Arent
Leah Berkland
Bruce Kuehn
Susan Kinder
Charles O'Brien
Edith Morrisson
Chanda Olson
Stephanie Kappel
Ross Formell
Abby Melbye
Scott Gallop
Winnifred Ulland
Victoria Hovda
Isabelle Einess
Murphy Kappel
Adeline Frahm
Rebecca Morell
Clayton Nesheim
Andrea Nyhusmoen
July   7 Linda Nelson and Anita Duder
July 14 Carol Kuehn & Vicki Kuehn-Larson
July 21 David Ackerman and Jenny Cook
28 Eric and Kate Mechels
Altar Servers
Linda Nelson & Pauline Haug
July 14
Carol Kuehn & Vicki Kuehn-Larson
July 21
Dave & Carolyn Hagford
28 Dave & Mary Goplen, Kathy Hering
Worship Assistants
July   7 Michelle McCreery
July 14 Marty Carlson
21 Debbie Pizarro
July 28 Kathy Hering
Coffee Hour Hosts
Carolyn and Dave Hagford
Lars and Chanda Olson
21 Eric and Susan Melbye
28 Allyson & Jon Sprain
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July 6 - 9:30am
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Home of Carol  Arent

July 10 - 7:00-8:30pm
Women's Bible Study

July 14 - 9:00am
Pick Up Choir

July 21 - 9:00am
Pick Up Choir

July 24 - 6:00pm
Honoring  Choices Forum
Fellowship Hall

July 28 -11:00am
Pick Up Bell  Choir
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 Allan - Choir Director
Diane LaMere - Children's Ministry
Linda Nelson Office Manager
Dane Peterson - Facilities
Sheridan SweeNursery Attendant
Sandy Swan - Wedding Manager

(612) 377-5095

Council Members
Ross Bartels - Treasurer
Martin Carlson - President
Casey Christy 
Jenny Cook
Ross Formell - Vice President
Debra Gilroy
Reagan Gusman
David Hagford
Kathy Hering
Chanda Olson
Jorgen Olson, Youth
Jon Sprain - Secretary
Joshua Wilcox

Michelle McCreery - LOTILink, Website, & Social Media

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