Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

February 2019

Music in February at Lake of the Isles

And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel with a golden censer came and stood at the altar; he was given a great quantity of incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that is before the throne.  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 
Revelation 8:2-5 NRSV

According to the Book of Revelation, music and incense are integral parts of worship. Lutherans understand the power of music in worship. Music can encourage, inspire, comfort, challenge, and when dissonant, to make us uncomfortable. It is very much like the Word of God which goes forth and does not return empty. It must do its works- and often this is hand in hand with music. Most Lutherans, however, are not so convinced about the use of incense- especially in a tightly closely sanctuary in the middle of winter where a little pinch goes along way.
Music will play an important role in the life of the church and community throughout the month of February at Lake of the Isles. On Sunday, February 3rd, the Lake String Quartet will perform in our worship service for Candlemas, the Presentation of Our Lord.  The Quartet will perform music of Corelli and Vivald, as well as accompany the church choir in settings of two of the most familiar liturgical text, the 23rd Psalm and the Song of Simeon, or the Nunc Dimittis, texts in the church.
On Thursday, February 7th at 7:30, The Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Yuri Ivan, will perform
Mozart's Overature, La Clemenz di Tito;  Anton Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Ben Odhner of the Minnesota Orchestra; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. The concert is free, open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. 
On Sunday, February 10th, the morning worship service will feature the music of classical guitarist Andre Pellington.He will play J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and Antonio Lauro's Vals Venezolano #3.
On Friday, February 15th at 7:30, violinist Shannon Thomas and pianist Stijn De Cock, faculty at the Florida State University College of Music, will present the three complete Brahms' Sonatas for Violin and Piano. The concert is free, open to the public, and will be followed by a light reception. 
Finally, on Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 the Isles Ensemble will perform Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's Fratres, for Violin & Piano; Haydn's String trio in C Major; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Opus 50. Suggested general admission is $20.
Enjoy the music throughout this month of February. It is truly one of the treasures at Lake of the Isles. 
As for the incense? That will wait until the evening services of Lent.
Peace, Pastor Arden Haug

Wedding at Cana Thank You!

Special thanks to Michelle and Bernie Reisberg (along with Sam, Tory, and Spencer) for hosting this year's Wedding at Cana Wine Tasting event. Over 65 people attended which raised just over $1000 for CES: Community Emergency Services. We appreciate the work and support of Deb Black from The Wine Company for leading the tasting and to the attendees who made 1970's inspired appetizers. 

The afternoon was highlighted by an appearance of the recently wed couple, Georgette and Ted Baxter, aka Cindy and Mike Huttner.

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 Arden, Janna & Pauline Haug  for serving on January 4.
Sign up now for 2019 Events!
Contact  Cheri Moe or phone (952) 431-5226.
1 Cheri Moe & Family
1 Julie & Scott Gallop
5 Confirmation Class
3 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.

Join us 
Saturday, February 2
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)

Presentation of Our Lord (Candlemas)
Celebration of Baptism, February 3rd
February 2nd has many names. In popular culture, we refer to it as Ground Hog's Day. In the church, it has been known as Candlemas, the Festival of the Purification of Mary, and as the Presentation of Lord. According to St. Luke's gospel, the infant Jesus was carried by Mary and Joseph to the Temple in Jerusalem on the 40th day since Jesus' birth, which is February 2nd. It was during this visit that the old prophet Simeon, who had been assured that he was to see the Messiah before his death, saw the  couple and their infant son Jesus walking across the Temple. Having seen the infant Messiah, Simeon took the child into his arms and announced, "Now, oh God, I can leave this world in peace- for I have seen my salvation." He then continued his prophecy with the word that Jesus would be the light for all the world. 
This year as we celebrate the Presentation of Our Lord, we will invite the families and children of those baptized in 2018 to be a part of the worship service. They will be presented a medallion imprinted with their child's name and their baptismal date to serve as a reminder of their connection to Lake of the Isles and their more important relationship as a child of God.

Children's Ministry
Sunday School children will process in worship February 3 for Candlemas. Family routine will be the same on this day,  however, the children will gather in the back of the Sanctuary after Communion for the candle processional.


Faith 'n Play      
The next Faith 'n Play is scheduled for Monday, February 11 from  10:00-11:00  am. This ministry is designed for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Parent and child come together for an interactive and fun experience playing in the story of Zacchaeus!  
Questions? Contact Diane LaMere

Sunday School Service Day Fundraise r

Our annual Sunday School Service Day will be held March 3. 
We are having a Valentine's Day-themed fundraiser to help offset the costs for supplies needed for the service projects.

The Sunday School kids will be making Valentine's Day gifts for all to purchase after worship on
February 3 and 10.
($5 or $10)
Thanks in advance for your support 
of our kids!

LOTI Annual Meeting
The annual congregational meeting will be held February 3rd in the Fellowship Hall, following Sunday Morning Worship and Coffee Hour. 
Mpls Synod Eco-Faith Events

The Synod Eco-Faith Team will have four events this year - one on Energy, one on Water, one on Food Sustainability, and one on Waste. The first is February 5, at 7:00pm at Bethel Lutheran Church. Speakers will address switching to wind source or solar electrical energy, and energy audits. There will be tabling information as well. Event info
One panelist at this event will describe how one Lutheran congregation called ALL their members and explained the way to switch to at least some of their wind sourced energy at their homes. 141 households ended up doing so, and the church children got involved as well.
Questions? Contact Grace Corbin

Women's Bible Study
Our Spring 2019 Session begins this month. 
The text is 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 help you choose contentment regardless of circumstance, transform faulty thought patterns through the truth of God's Word, and persevere when life is unraveling.
We meet at 7:00pm in the Library. 
Spring Sessions are:

NOTE: We meet at the home of Deb Gilroy on February 7.

Worker Speaker Series
Working is the theme of an ongoing speaker series in which people associated with our congregation talk about what they do all day and how they feel about the work they do.
The next session will be Sunday, February 10th and the guest speaker will be David Hagford.  David has had an exciting 30+ year career leading teams involved in the design and construction of world wide experimental test facilities to support the development of aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, advanced defense systems, automobiles, as well as facilities to train paratroopers, Olympic swimmers, etc.  After leaving aerospace, he went on to establish Creative Business Coaching, LLC, an organization that works with owners of small local businesses helping them grow, and in turn create wealth and employment opportunities in their communities. 
David'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 at 11:00am for about 45 minutes. The first 15-20 minutes will be an informal talk by David, leaving the time remaining for questions from those in attendance.
If you are interested in sharing your Working story, contact Janna Haug

Celebrate Valentine's Day 
Bring Your Swede Heart 


Your Sweet  Heart

Sunday,  February 10
12:00 noon
We begin with a Mimosa
Followed by
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack & Butter
Tomato, Chili Sauce and Clove Marinated Herring
Lemon and Allspice flavored Herring
Glasmästaresill - Traditional Pickled Herring
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Eggs topped with Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Cream
Rosé pepper and Herb Marinated Salmon served with
Sweet Dill Mustard Sauce
Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Winter Salad -
Brussels sprouts, oranges, figs, walnuts, vinaigrette
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation - a creamy potato dish
Swedish Meatballs & Lingonberries
Swedish Sausages & Mustards
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
A warming February Beef Stew  flavored with 
Red Wine, Rosemary, Thyme, Bay Leaf and Bacon
White Chocolate Mousse topped 
with Orange Marinated Strawberries
Semlor - Lenten Buns -
Cardamom buns filled with Almond Paste and Whipped Cream
$27.00 adults, all inclusive 
$12.50 children 5-12 
Free of charge, under 5

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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.

Women's Book Club
On February 22 at 4:30pm we meet at the home of Debra Gilroy to discuss The Magic of Forgiveness, by Tian Dayton 
We'll share snacks and beverages. Bring something to share if you like.
Forgiveness is not an event, it is a process. Forgiveness is most powerful when a woman reaches midlife: a natural time for reflection. In this groundbreaking book, therapist Tian Dayton shows women how assisting their lives and forgiving old wounds is an essential to their well-being as proper nutrition and retirement planning.
Questions? Contact Debra Gilroy
Growlers & Theology
growlers 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 February 14 & 28 at 7:30pm

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

New Exhibition in the Fellowship Hall
Artist Todd Miller was born in Duluth, and after graduating from Control Data Institute in 1984, he moved to Minneapolis. From a beginning in the electronics field, he attained a Liberal Arts degree in French from the University of Minnesota. He eventually gravitated to photography.
His images, with bold colors and unconventional compositions, will be featured in the Fellowship Hall for the next 3 months.

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

February Birthdays
Sophia Nortwen
Brad Peterson
Jameson Rustad
Ryan Brown
Ben Guengerich
Jeffrey Bruzek
Jean Krinke
Evelyn Long
Barbara Madson
Victoria Kuehn-Larson
Rick Gripentrog
Don Holzschuh
Alyson Frahm
Diane Stensrud
Andrea Tonsfeldt
Robert Brownson
Kenneth Larson
Matthew Moen
Kenneth Vigne
Michael Huttner
Thomas Madson
Eleanor Holmquist
  3 Ellie Holmquist and Andrea Nyhusmoen
10 Carol Kuehn and Rebecca Morell
17 David and Carolyn Hagford
24 Lars and Chanda Olson
Altar Servers
February   3 Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
10 Carol Kuehn & Vicki Kuehn-Larson
17 Phyllis Dahl and Carolyn Hagford
24 Mary and Dave Goplen
Worship Assistants
February   3 Mark Waldeland
10 Michelle McCreery
February 17 Marty Carlson
February 24 Mary Sabatke
Coffee Hour Hosts
February   3 Mary Flynn and Linda Nelson
10 Andrea and Casey Christy
(Smorgasbord Sunday)
17 Eric and Naomi Mechels
24 Jon & Allyson Sprain
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Upcoming Events
February 1
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
LOTI and Our Saviour's 

February 2 - 9:30am
Priscilla Circle
Christy Room

February 3 - 9:30am
The Presentation of Our Lord

February 3 - 10:30am
Sunday School Fundraiser
Fellowship Hall

February 3 - 11:00am
LOTI Annual Meeting
Fellowship Hall

February 3 - 9:30am
Sunday School Service Day

February 5 - 7:00pm
Eco Faith Energy Engagement
Bethel Lutheran Church

February 7 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study
Home of Deb Gilroy

February 7 - 7:30pm
Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra Concert

February 10 - 10:30am
Sunday School Fundraiser
Fellowship Hall

February 10 - 11:00-11:45am
Working Speaker Series
Christy Room

February 11 - 10:00-11:00am
Faith 'n Play
Christy Room

February 15 - 7:30pm 
Shannon Thomas 
& Stijn De Cock Concert

February 21 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study

February 22 - 4:30pm 
Women's Book Club
Home of Deb Gilroy 

February 24 - 2:00pm 
Isles Ensemble Concert

February 28 - 7:30pm
Growlers & Theology

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
Sheridan SweeNursery 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 Joshua Wilcox

Michelle McCreery - LOTILink, Website, & Social Media

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