Our Church Year

Our Church Year

Here's a snapshot of Mindekirken's church year.  All events and dates listed below are tentatively scheduled.  Be sure to check the church newsletter - The Communicator, Weekly Announcements or articles in this website for confirmation and  details.  If you still have questions, please contact the church office.

When What Notes
January - First Friday of the month Julebord Dinner - Mindekirken Foundation fundraiser hosted by Klubb 500 Tickets sold in advance. 
Julebord means "Christmas Buffet" and is a traditional Norwegian feast served around the Christmas season.
     
early February Annual Congregational Meeting  
     
Sunday before Ash Wednesday Fastelavens søndag Traditional Norwegian Fastelavensboller (buns filled with rich raspberry cream) served at church coffee to mark the beginning of Lent.
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday evening service
 
Palm Sunday New Member Sunday Those wishing to become of member of Mindekirken should contact the Pastor or the church office.
Holy Thursday
   
Seder Meal A remembrance of The Last Supper. A full dinner is served.
Reservations taken in advance.
Good Friday Daytime Good Friday Service.
 
Easter Sunday

9:00 and 11:00 Easter Celebration Services.
Traditional Norwegian Buffet Breakfast served between services.

 
April - Last Saturday Rømmegrøt Luncheon Tickets sold in advance.
Rømmegrøt is a delicious cream porridge, served with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
     
May-Sunday closest to 17th of May Syttende Mai Festival Service with music, parade, food, dancing and games for the kids. Syttende Mai is a grand celebration - Norway's Constitution Day
     
June - 1st Sunday Graduation Recognition Sunday Members of Mindekirken who are celebrating their High School or College graduation.
     
July - 2nd Sunday Norway Day - Minnehaha Park Norway Day is held at Minnehaha Park and celebrates all things Norwegian! Come visit us at the Mindekirken booth! Sponsored by the Norwegian National League.
July - Last Sunday Olsok Service 
New Member Sunday
Olsok - A traditional Norwegian event to commemorate St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, who brought Christianity to Norway.
     
September - 1st Sunday after Labor Day
Rally Sunday
New Member Sunday
 
September - Last Saturday Rømmegrøt Luncheon Tickets sold in advance.
Rømmegrøt is a delicious cream porridge, served with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
     
October - 1st week Leiv Eriksson International Festival (LEIF)
 
 
 
     
November - 1st Saturday Scandinavian Treasure Chest Sale Norwegian imports, chocolate and handmade gift items, Cafeteria and Lefse. Regular Bake Sale (no norsk cookies at this time)
November - 1st Sunday
All Saints Day
Remembrance Service
November - 3rd Saturday Lutefisk Dinner Tickets sold in advance.
Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, coleslaw and lefse. Cake for dessert.  
     
December - 1st Saturday Norwegian Cookie Sale Rosettes, krumkake, fattiman, sandbakkels and other traditional Norwegian cookies sold.
December - mid month, on the Sunday closest to Dec. 13
Santa Lucia pageant The Santa Lucia pageant is a Scandinavian tradition - a festival of light. The pageant is performed in song and verse by young girls and boys.
December - 3rd Sunday Mindekirken Choir/Norwegian Glee Club Christmas Concert
 

December 24th

Christmas Eve Services 4:00 pm

bilingual candlelight service

December 25th

Christmas Day Services 11:00 am

Norwegian traditional service

December - Sunday after Christmas Day

Juletre Fest (Christmas Tree Festival)
New Member Sunday

Juletre Fest is a traditional Norwegian event with treats, singing Norwegian Christmas songs and dancing around the Christmas tree.  The little ones look for a visit from the Julenisse!

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Sunday

9:00 am English Service

11:00 am Norwegian Service
11:00 am Sunday School

Last Sunday of month, one bilingual service at 11:00 am

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