Stewardship

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.
--2 Corinthians 8:7

Dere har jo overflod av alt: av tro og tale, av kunnskap og iver og av den kjærlighet dere har fra oss. Så må dere også med denne gaven vise deres overflod!
--2 Kor 8:7

There are many ways you can give to Mindekirken. Gifts of time, talent and treasure are all expressions of our gratitude to God.  Consider serving on a Ministry Team or sharing your time and talents.

Mindekirken relies on financial gifts to fulfill our mission and ministry. Members are encouraged to participate in the annual giving campaign to support operational needs.

Contributions are received in the following ways:

1. Offerings are collected during the Sunday morning worship service.

Remember: If you are giving with cash and would like it recorded to your giving statement, please use an envelope in the pew rack.  Be sure to include your name and address as well as the designation.  If giving by check, an envelope is not needed.

2. You can mail your contribution to:

Mindekirken
924 E 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952

Remember: When making a contribution by check, please record the designation in the memo section of the check.

3. Automated Giving ProgramSimply Giving® - is an automated giving program endorsed by Thrivent Financial Bank that is a safe and reliable way to give conveniently.  Read more how Simply Giving® can help you and Mindekirken. 

4. Credit Card. Mindekirken PayPal account is for those who wish to use a credit card (for regular giving or to pay for special events).  Read more about how PayPal can make it easy to donate to a special project or pay for your Lutefisk dinner tickets!

5. Gifts of Stock. Stock can be given through Mindekirken’s account with Wells Fargo.  Please notify the church bookkeeper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of any stock donations.

Remember: We cannot assign a value for gifts of stock or non-cash gifts.  You will be entitled to a tax deduction based on the value as determined under IRS regulations.

Stock must be received by our broker by December 31 to be included on your current year contribution statement.

6. Estate Planning. Wills can designate Mindekirken as the beneficiary.  Contact your attorney.

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
--2 Corinthians 9:7
Enhver skal gi det han har bestemt seg for i sitt hjerte, ikke med ulyst eller av tvang. For Gud elsker en glad giver.
--Kor 9:7

Mindekirken greatly appreciates your support!  Tusen takk!

Pastors, Program and Support Staff

Tim Peterson

Interim Pastor

Tim Peterson

through July 15, 2018 

 

Dr. John DeHaan
Choir Director
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Kaia R. Knutson
Office Secretary
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Herbert Nelson
Bookkeeper 

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Krista Schweppe
Mindekirken Norwegian
Language and Culture Program
(MNLCP) Administrator
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Sunday School Teacher
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Nursery Attendant

 

Terry Parker
Kitchen Coordinator
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Our Leadership

2018 Officers:
President:  Gracia Grindal
Vice President:  Jeannette Henrikssen
Secretary:  Mandi Kay Berndt
Treasurer:  Erik Pratt

 

Trustees:
Curtis Aaseng (chair)
Kari Friel
Darlene Nordos
Jon Pederson
Peter Storvick
Anita Kerssen

 

Deacons:
Kari Fosse
Ingunn Henrikssen 
Lynndelle Pratt
Wendi Storhoff (chair)
John Xavier

 


Trustee Action Committees:


Heating Engineers: Bob Worrall,
John Dalland

Web Master:
Magne Hatlevik

IT Committee:
Network Administrator:
Tom Myers

Software:
Magne Hatlevik

Hardware Management:
Bradley Urberg Carlson,
Jeannette Henrikssen

Kitchen Advisory Committee: Charlotte Breivik, Mary Martin, Terry Parker, Sharon Aaseng, Anita Kerssen

Snekkergruppe/Carpenter's Club: John Dalland, Joe Jensen, Einar Johansen, Bob Worrall

 


Deacon Action Committees:
Usher/Altar Guild Coordinators: Deacons

Reader Coordinators: Deacons

Sunday School Committee:  Kari Urberg Carlson,
Russ Erickson, Jeannette Henrikssen, Ingunn Henrikssen,
Erik Pratt, Lynndelle Pratt, Wendi Storhoff, 

Altar Flower Coordinator: Irene Hegge

Public Relations/PR Committee: Cindy Hatlevik, Kaia Knutson, Leslee Lane Hoyum, Ingunn Henrikssen

Music Committee:  William Wangensteen, Jordan Buchholtz, Kari Urberg Carlson, John De Haan

 Organ Committee: Berit Aus,  John Dalland, Jana Deach, Gracia Grindal, William Halverson, Robert Hanson, Mary Josefson, Darlene Nordos, Dennis Sorheim

 

 

 

 

 

Representatives and Delegates

ELCA Synod Assembly Delegate: Russ Erickson,Kristine Rafshol

ELCA Synod Assembly Youth Delegate: 

Gustavus Adolphus Representative: Jennifer Thue

Syttende mai Committee: 

Alle Kvinner Mission Committee: Mary Martin, Charlotte Breivik, Helen Daniels

Tuesday Open House Advisory Committee: Marilyn Sorensen (chair), Beatrice Hole, Mark Johnson, Robert O'Neil,
Michael Edwins, Charlotte Breivik, Mary Jo Thorsheim, Robert Torkelsen,, Ray Olson, Betty Strand, Carol Tranby, Eldbjørg Skare (congregation council 
liaison)

Norwegian Language and Cultural Program Committee:Jennifer Thue (Chair), Melinda Schroepfer (Treasuerer), Krista Schweppe (Administrator) Cindy Hatlevik, Jeannette Henrikssen, Jorunn Henrikssen, Jason Loewen, Kari Torkelson

2019 Nominating Committee: Magne Hatlevik, Leif Larsen, Bob Worrall

2017 Call Committee:  Irene Hegge, Magne Hatlevik, Ingunn Henrikssen, Peter Storvick, Kari Fosse, Paul Ofstedal

Mindekirken Celebrates 92 Years
January 9, 1922 - 2014




Mindekirken was founded in 1922, in a world changed by W.W.I. The elusiveness of peace helped turn the country inward, resulting in a great emphasis on all to be 100% American. Foreign language churches were rapidly converting to English-only services. However, there were those who saw the need to preserve their heritage, especially in their place of worship.

In the fall and winter of 1921,Rev. C.J. Eastvold, President of the Southeast district of the newly formed Norwegian Lutheran Church in America, asked 6 men and 1 woman to help form a Lutheran congregation providing services in Norwegian for as long as anyone would hear and understand it. On January 9, 1922 the congregation was formed with 22 charter members.

Read more: History & Architecture

 

Mindekirken – The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (View Map)
924 E. 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952

Church Office:  (612) 874-0716
Fax:  (612 )874-1971

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The Church office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Please call to make an appointment if you are planning to stop by, to assure that someone is available to let you in.

Outside these hours, there is a voice mail system on which you may leave a message for any staff member in the general voice mail box. Messages are listened to during regular church office hours.

Parking
Parking is allowed in all parking lots immediately surrounding the church buildings. Spaces closest to the entrance are marked as reserved for people with limited mobility.

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. please do not park in the Norway House (blue building) parking lot.

Special Contacts
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