Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

April 2019

Holy Week  at Lake of the Isles
April 14th - April 21st

Palm Sunday traditionally marks the beginning of Holy Week. According to scripture "green branches were cut from the trees and placed on the road" as Jesus entered into the city. In Jewish tradition, palms had often been associated with victory. The crowds shouted, "Hosanna" which means God save us. It was a festive day as pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean Sea gathered to celebrate the week of Passover.

Our Palm Sunday Service at Lake of the Isles on Sunday, April 14th at 9:30 am will be a festive day as well. The Sunday School children will process with their palms. The service will include a choral reading of the Passion Story According to St. Luke woven together with the favorite Lenten hymns. A small ensemble will also play hand chimes as a part of the service.  
Immediately following the worship service, Don Holzschuh will be serving a family style pancake breakfast. Guests will be ushered to tables, and pancakes will be delivered fresh off the griddle to the tables. Proceeds will benefit the Lake of the Isles Camp Scholarship Fund.
During the pancake breakfast, the children will be invited to the Parsonage for an Easter egg hunt. They will be divided into two groups of pre-school aged and Sunday School aged children.

On Thursday, April 18th at 6:00 pm,we will be holding a Seder Meal to mark Maundy Thursday. All are invited. Please help us prepare for this meal by contacting the church office .

Good Friday, April 19th  at 7:00pm commemorates Jesus' death on the cross. The evening worship service lead by the choir will mark in readings and music Jesus' journey to the cross and his burial in the tomb.

The Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20th at 8:30pm celebrates the mystery of the resurrection and the promises given to those baptized into Christ's death. The worship service begins outside and moves into darkened church where the stories of salvation are read. The service concludes by breaking the fast with champagne and hot cross buns.

Two worship services will be held on Easter Sunday, April 21th at 9:30am and 11:00am to celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. The choir and guest musicians will perform at both services. A Scandinavian Easter Brunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Reservations are available through the church office.

Join us in worship for our Holy Week journey of renewal and new life to Easter!
Peace, Pastor Arden Haug

Nearly $2000 Collected
Over the course of the 25th anniversary weekend for Pastor Haug's ordination, nearly $2000 was collected to repair ceiling of the church he served in Riga, Latvia.  Saint Saviour's Church

Wednesday Midweek Lenten Services
Throughout the Lenten season, Wednesdays. The morning service is at 11:00am in the church library, immediately following the morning bible study, and follows a Service of Reflection and Healing. The 7:00pm evening service follows the order of Holden Evening Prayer. Both services feature a meditation of the psalm for the week. 

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 Julie & Scott Gallop  for serving on March 1.

Sign up now for 2019 Events!

Contact  Cheri Moe or phone (952) 431-5226.
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. oscs-mn.org

Join us 
Saturday, April 6
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)

Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a non-profit group of choral singers with a mission: to raise money and awareness for people in need. Since its inception, the group has raised over $180,000 for diverse, local charitable organizations.    caritasvocalensemble.org
Please join us  on
April 7th at  3:00pm in the Sanctuary
P roceeds from our free-will offering 
during the concert will benefit
Our Saviour's Community Services

Our Saviour's Community Services  walks with people in community in the heart of Philips, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in South Minneapolis. It provides dignified shelter and housing for single adults and English language classes to immigrants and refugees through two programs -  Our Saviour's Housing and the  English Learning Center oscs-mn.org

Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall

Bruce Sabatke

A Memorial and Celebration of longtime and dedicated member, Bruce Sabatke, will be held April 13th, with visitation beginning at 9:30am and service at 11:00am.
Memorials may be directed in Bruce's name to LOTI or Southwest High School Foundation.
 Bruce Sabatke Obituary
Children's Ministry
Palm Sunday Festivities

There is a lot happening on Palm Sunday for kids & families!  
  • Sunday School kids will process with palms at the beginning of the service.
  • They will then go to Sunday School and watch age appropriate movies related to Holy Week and Easter.  
  • The pancake breakfast follows worship - proceeds will go towards summer camp scholarships. 
  • The annual egg hunt in the parsonage will follow the pancake breakfast.
Please note:
There will be no Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 21. 
Sunday School will resume on April 28.
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. 
Remaining Spring Sessions are:


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 single gathering will be
April 11 at 7:30pm

Smörgåsbord  Scandinavian Brunch
Sunday,  April 21, 12:00 noon
A variety of Breads and Hard Tack and Butter
Citrus Herring with Fennel
Saffron and Garlic Herring
Creamy Easter Herring with Präst Cheese, Dill, Chives and Red Onion
Eggs topped with Dill Cream and Greenland Shrimps
Cold Smoked Salmon and Eggs Salad topped with Herbs
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheese
Lemon and Dill Baked Salmon with Cold Creamy Lemon Sauce
Smoked Sliced Ham
Asparagus Salad topped with Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Vinaigrette 
Pickled Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Fresh Fruit Platter
Jansson's Temptation - a creamy potato dish
Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries
Prinskorv - Swedish Wieners and Mustard
Roasted Leg of Lamb flavored with Herbs served with a Creamy Rosemary Sauce and Potato Au Gratin 
Lemon Mousse topped with Fresh Berries

$27.00 adults, all inclusive 
$12.50 children 5-12 
Free of charge, under 5

RSVP here 
Confirm your reservation with payment  here 

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.

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

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. 
 LOTI Choir
Weekly rehearsals are 
Wednesdays, at 7:30 during Lent. 
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

April Birthdays
Renate Amann
Whitten Berkland
Jack Messerli
Rick Pepin
Harper Long
Jon Einess
Thomas Rustad
Karen Holmes
Michelle McCreery
Madeline Wilcox
Joshua Wilcox
Kylan Duff
Dane Peterson
Janna Haug
Kayla Hoel
Caroline MoenEric Mechels
Brittany Fleck
Jillian Sundeen
April   7 Linda Nelson & Jenny Cook
April 14 Carol Kuehn & Rebecca Morell
April 21 Linda Nelson & TBD, 9:30am

April 28 Chris & Penny Junget
Altar Servers
  7 Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
14 Carol Kuehn & Vicki Kuehn-Larson
April 19 Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson
April 20 Kathy Hering
21 Pauline Haug and Linda Nelson, 9:30am
Kathy Hering, 11:00am
Mary and Dave Goplen, Kathy Hering
Worship Assistants
April   3 Michelle McCreery
April   7 Marty Carlson 
10 Marty Carlson
14 Kayla Hoel
19 Mary Sabatke
20 Marty Carlson
21 Debby Pisarro, 9:30am

Kayla Hoel, 11:00am
28 Marty Carlson
Coffee Hour Hosts
April   7 Lars and Chanda Olson
14 Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
21 Easter Sunday - No Coffee Hour
28 Andrea and Casey Christy
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Upcoming Events
April 3 - 11:00am & 7:00pm
Midweek Lenten Prayer

April 4 - 7:00pm
Women's Bible Study

April 5
Our Saviour's Shelter Meal
LOTI and Our Saviour's 

April 6 - 9:30am
Priscilla Circle
Christy Room

April 7 - 3:00pm
Caritas Concert

April 7 - 4:30pm
Caritas Reception
Fellowship Hall

April 10 - 11:00am & 7:00pm
Midweek Lenten Prayer

April 11 - 7:30pm
Growlers & Theology

April 14 - 10:30am
Palm Sunday 
Pancake Breakfast
Fellowship Hall 

April 14 - 11:00am
Easter Egg Hunt

April 18 - 6:00pm
Maundy Thursday 
Seder Meal

April 19 - 7:00pm
Good Friday Worship Service

April 20 - 8:30pm 
Easter Vigil

April 21 - 9:30am
Easter Worship Service

April 21 - 11:00am
Easter Worship Service

April 21 - 12:00pm
Easter Smörgåsbord
Fellowship Hall

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
Ross Bartels - Tresurer
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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