Weekly Announcements

Come worship with us at Mindekirken!

Everyone is welcome!   English transcripts are provided at the Norwegian services.

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Sat., April 12
9:30 a.m. Daughters of Norway meeting

Sun., April 13 Palm Sunday
Recitation of the Passion Story in the Gospel of Mark by Guest Pastor Tim Peterson
9:00 a.m.  English Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship Service

Our guest Tim Peterson is a retired ELCA pastor and Minnesota National Guard Chaplain. He also works in the software industry. He is working on memorizing the Gospel of Mark in Norwegian. This is the third time he has presented the Passion Narrative from memory at Mindekirken on Palm Sunday. He has also recited half of the Gospel to a Bible Study group at Mindekirken and to two church groups in Drammen, Norway.

3:00 p.m   Concert: Mu Phi Epsilon Benefit for Music in the Public School of Minneapolis & Saint Paul
Admission donation requested: $20, students $10 (or according to your means)

Buck-a-chick Mission Project— Please stop by the Deacons’ table at kirkekaffe (coffee hour) to donate  $1 per chick for this ELCA World Hunger fundraiser.

Afghan Raffle— Raffle tickets for a hand crocheted afghan donated by Elsie Jo Woolcott are for sale.  The proceeds will go to Mindekirken’s Mission Fund, which will be disbursed to current mission projects.


Tues., April 15     Deadline for May Newsletter

11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday Open House Fellowship & Lunch

12:00 p.m. Program: presented by David Ringstad

“How Augsburg College was brought to Minnesota in 1872”

$7 suggested donation covers both lunch and attending the program

1:30 p.m.  Bible Study with Pr. Sundt (in Pastor’s office)


Wed., April 16

10:00 a.m. Stewardship  Committee


Thurs., April 17

5:30 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion (in Sanctuary)

6:30 p.m. Seder (meal reservations required) in Fellowship Hall

Limited places still open for the Seder—sign up today          Children 12 & under free $20 meal reservation for adults.  Reserve by Mon., April 14.

(No reservations are required for the Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m.)


Fri., April 18

12:00 p.m. Good Friday Procession begins at 2400 Park Ave S

3:00 p.m. Good Friday Contemplative Service


Next Sunday, April 20  Easter Sunday

9 a.m. English service of Holy Communion

9:00—10:45 a.m. Easter Brunch served in Fellowship Hall

Traditional Norwegian Buffet ($10 donation at the door—children eat free)

11:00 a.m. Norwegian Festival Worship Service with Holy Communion

Organ, Choir & Festive Music


Tickets for the Sat., April 26 Rømmegrøt Luncheon are now on sale

$13 for adults, children 7-12 $7, 6 & under eat free
The luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m., served family style.
Send in payment (check payable to Mindekirken) with self-addressed stamped envelope, (include your phone number please) for mail order, or purchase while at Mindekirken for another event.

Sunday, April 27 11 a.m. Music Sunday Service -bilingual (no service at 9 a.m.)

The Mindekirken Choir will perform On the Wings of Hope, an Easter Oratorio by the Danish composer Erling Lindgren, and the Danish pastor and poet Lisbeth Smedegaard Andersen, with text translated to English by Gracia Grindal. Directed by John De Haan, accompanied by Dean Billmeyer on the organ, and Christina Espey-Sundt on the flute.


China Service Ventures invite you to the Annual Banquet on Sun., May 4 at Luther Seminary, St Paul.  Reception begins at 4:30, dinner & program to follow.  The guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Jim Nestingen, who will have recently returned from China, bringing stories of encouragement from the mission field.

Donation $25/adult and $10/child. RSVP before April 20.

Info. & registration at www.chinaserviceventures.org or 651-659-1396



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