Lake of the Isles Lutheran  Church  

May 2019

Antonio Lucio  Vivaldi, born in Venice in 1678, is one of the most popular of all baroque composers. He was a priest, music teacher and virtuoso violinist, who composed many sacred scores for the Ospedale Orphanage in Venice, where he spent most of his career.  It is also where hundreds of his instrumental concertos were performed by the girls' orchestra. During his lifetime he enjoyed considerable success and fortune, which he squandered through extravagance. When he died in Vienna in 1741, he was buried in a pauper's grave. Two centuries after his death, his Gloria lay undiscovered until the late 1920s, when it was found buried among a pile of forgotten Vivaldi manuscripts. Still, it was not performed until September 1939 in Siena.

Gloria in excelsis Deo or Glory to God in the highest is an early Christian hymn  which begins with the Christmas proclamation which the angels sang to the shepherds over the hillside of Bethlehem. The hymn, however, quickly moves into a confession of faith. It is an example of a private psalm that was composed in the 2nd and 3rd century. In the historic, Lutheran Liturgy it has traditionally be sung after the Kyrie. Vivaldi's Gloria is a joyful hymn of praise and worship divided into 12 relatively brief movements, ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness.

The Lake of the Isles Church Choir will conclude its regular sing season with a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria on Sunday, May 19th. Soloists Laurel Drevlw and Deb Gilroy, as well as small chamber ensemble will accompany the choir for a festive performance.
Pastor Arden D. Haug
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast Success!
The Palm Sunday pancake breakfast was very successful with over 125+ people served.  Thank you to Thrivent Financial for their financial assistance, Don Holzschuh and Jake Kunerth for their expertise in cooking pancakes and sausages, Diane LaMere along with Sunday School students Ella Sarles, Nick Messerli, Ben Mechels, Clayton Kunerth, Murphy Kappel, Winnie and Jack Ulland and Dominic Amann.for help with the serving, and Chris Hovda, Jacob Hovda, Justin and Stephanie Kappel for washing dishes and cleaning up.  We raised $698 for scholarships to Luther Park Summer Camp for LOTI children.  Thank you for making it such a successful fundraiser.

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 2019 Confirmation Class  for serving on April 5.

Sign up now for 2019 Events!

Contact  Cheri Moe or phone (952) 431-5226.
3 Mary Flynn & Family
7 Nancy McCutcheon
5 Ellie Holmquist, Anita Duder, Eivor Lund and 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

The Priscilla Circle will not meet in May.
The next meeting will be held in June.

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

A Great big Thank You!
As the Sunday School program year comes to  an end on May 19, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to our Sunday School teachers: Stephanie Amann, Alexis Jacoby, Kate Mechels, Justin Kappel, Susan Melbye, Andrea Nyhusmoen and our Grade 5-6 parents. We are so very grateful for the time and energy you have given this year. Thank you for sharing your love of God with our kids!


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 www.lutherparkdanbury.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)

Isles Ensemble Concert And Reception

Join us on Sunday, May 5, at 2:00pm!

Beethoven - Bei Männern Variations for Cello and Piano
Tom Rosenberg, cello
Tim Lovelace, piano
Rachmaninoff - Excerpts from Six Morceaux for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 11
  Tim Lovelace & Ivan Konev, piano
Brahms - Sextet No. 2, in G Major,Opus 36
Stephanie Arado & David Leung, violins
Tom Turner & Sifei Cheng, violas
Richard Belcher & Tom Rosenberg, cellos

Founded in 2004, the Isles Ensemble is a group of musicians from the Twin Cities who present a series of Sunday afternoon concerts at LOTI. Chamber music is their passion, and their mission is to help build a vibrant chamber music community in the Twin Cities.
Listeners of all kinds are welcome, from chamber music connoisseurs to neophytes. Concerts are fun, inspiring, and personal experiences for each audience member. Repertoire is chosen from a wide range of styles, from classical to avant-garde, and includes gems from the standard repertoire as well as little-known works that merit further consideration. The players introduce each piece with a short talk about the music to provide some listening guidance as well as a performer's perspective. After each concert, audience members are invited to join the performers at an informal reception for a chance to mingle and discuss the music in more depth.
The Isles Ensemble members are Helen Chang-HaertzenJoanne Opgenorth and Stephanie Arado, violin; Leslie Shank and David Leung, violin and viola; Tom Turner and Sifei Cheng, viola; Thomas Rosenberg and Laura Sewell, cello; and Ivan Konev and Tim Lovelace, piano.  
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. Gatherings this month will be
May 9 & 23 at 7:30pm

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 12 , Worship Service at Lake of the Isles. Join us and experience the color of Minnesota artist David Cook, the Flower Bomber.
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.
The next session will be Sunday, May 12 th  and the guest speaker will be Bruce Carlson.
After two chance events in college redirected him from a career in fish biology to the study of regeneration, and human embryonic development.
Bruce embarked on a 40 year career as a professor at the University of Michigan Medical School. His research led to his living in five different countries and writing 15 books. Along the way, he married one of his medical students, Jean, who later spent 20 years working with him in the lab. In 1989, another chance encounter connected Bruce to the Fetzer Institute, an association that has continued in various capacities until he became interim executive vice-president last year. As of February, Bruce is delightfully unemployed.
Bruce's talk will take place after a brief coffee  break following the Sunday morning service.
If you would like to share your W orking story contact  Janna Haug

Happy Mother's Day
Smörgåsbord  Scandinavian Brunch
Sunday,  May 12, 12:00 noon
We start with a glass of "Mimosa" to celebrate Mother's Day

Followed by a Scandinavian Brunch;
A Variety of Breads and Hard Tack and Butter
Creamy Basil and Dill Herring
Lemon and Dill Herring
Matjes Herring Salad
Eggs topped with Creamy Smoked Salmon Salad
Boiled Fingerling Potatoes
Three kinds of Swedish Cheeses
Gravlax - Marinated Salmon - served with Sweet Dill Mustard Sauce
Smoked Sliced Ham
Potato and Asparagus Salad 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
Creamy Chicken fillets flavored with Herbs, Lemon and Crispy Bacon
Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote topped with Roasted Almonds and Vanilla flavored Whipped Cream

$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.

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:

Women's Book Club
May 17 at 4:30pm we meet at the home of Debra Gilroy to discuss The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis.
We'll share snacks and beverages.  Bring something to share if you like.  The Screwtape Letters is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." 
At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation-and triumph over it-ever written. 
Questions? Contact Debra Gilroy
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 7:15. 
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.

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
May 17 (evening) - 19 (after lunch), 2019
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 ages are 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).  

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

May Birthdays
Carolyn Hagford
Bridget Fleck
Casey Christy
Joseph Mechels
Phyllis Dahl
Anita Duder
Kamie Moen
Nancy Nortwen
Janelle Sorenson
Christopher Junget
Avery Nelson
Julie Gallop
Mary Knoblauch
Ryne Nelson
John Bergford
Deborah Pizarro
Cade Duff
Raymond Kappel
Andrew Ulland
Shan Vike
May   5 Linda Nelson & Andrea Nyhusmoen
May 12 Carol Kuehn & Rebecca Morell
May 19 TBD
26 Eric & Kate Mechels
Altar Servers
Linda Nelson & Pauline Haug
May 12
Carol Kuehn, Vicki Kuehn-Larson & Becca Morell
May 19
Phyllis Dahl & Carolyn Hagford
Kathy Herring, Mary & David Goplen
Worship Assistants
May   5 Kathy Hering
May 12 Michelle McCreery
19 Mary Sabatke
26 Marty Carlson
Coffee Hour Hosts
May   5 Justin & Stephanie Kappel
12 TBD Mother's Day Smörgåsbord
19 Linda Nelson & Mary Flynn
26 Don Holzschuh
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May 12 - 12:00 noon
Mother's Day Smörgåsbord
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May 9 - 7:30pm
Growlers & Theology

May 16 - 7:30pm
Women's Bible Study

May 17 - 4:30pm
Women's Book Club
Home of Debra Gilroy

May 23 - 7:30pm
Growlers & Theology

May 31 - 7:30pm
Women's Bible Study

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 - 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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