Weekly Announcements

Come worship with us at Mindekirken!

Everyone is welcome!   English transcripts are provided at the Norwegian services.
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Sat., Oct. 25

9:30—12:00 p.m.  Congregational Conversation about Marriage
This is a follow-up from the conversations we had with Dr. Roland Martinson earlier this year.
We will have two speakers, time for questions and conversation between participants, and light refreshments.  The speakers, Dr. Jonathan Sorum and Dr. Sarah Henrich will represent differing theological views on the topic of marriage between people of the same gender.

The Congregation Council encourages members, associate members and friends to participate in this important dialogue so that we can discern together how Mindekirken is to move forward in addressing same-gender marriages. Suggested reading — http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Human-Sexuality for information to consider before this discussion.

Our sympathy to the family of associate member John Cardwell, who died on Oct. 11. A  memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25 at St. Michael’s Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd in Bloomington. John is survived by his wife Karen, and daughters Sonja, Kristiane, and Elizabeth.

This Week’s Schedule at Mindekirken

MNLCP classes as scheduled   www.mnlcp.org

Sunday, Oct. 26 (no 9 a.m. service)

11:00 a.m. Bilingual Family Worship
1:00 p.m. Bible study with Kristofer Coffman in Kirkestua
1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall—Historical site designation process for the church
Guest presenters: Will Starks, Dennis Gimmestad,
Randy Hamborg (of the Scottish Rite Masons)

Tues., Oct. 28 Tuesday Open House 11 a.m.—1 p.m.  $7.00 donation
11:00—11:30 a.m. Lunch served  11:45 Devotions & Announcements
12:00 Program:  The Altar Painting Tradition among Norwegian-Americans
Speaker:  Prof. Kristin Anderson, Augsburg College

Wed., Oct. 29  5:30 p.m. Mindekirken Foundation board
6:45 Bible Stories in the Stained Glass - by Gracia Grindal  (meet in lobby at 6:45 to walk over to Norway House meeting space)

Thurs., Oct. 30, 7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal—everyone is welcome!

Sat., Nov. 1          10 a.m—2 p.m.  A Scandinavian Treasure Chest & Cafeteria
Shop for handmade or imported gifts and foods
Have a la carte lunch at the cafeteria after 10:30 a.m.

Sun., Nov. 2           All Saints Sunday (Daylight savings time ends)
9:00 a.m. English Service with Holy Communion
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship Service with Holy Communion 
Sunday School & nursery
Guest choir: Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis

1—3 p.m.  Santa Lucia choir rehearsal — youth wanted!

Mon., Nov. 3 5:50 p.m.—7   Feed My Starving Children (Eagan site)
Call the church office to volunteer, and for info.

Sun., Nov. 9         Pledge Sunday
9:00 a.m. English Worship service
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship Service / Sunday School & nursery

Community Announcement:

Luther Seminary Event  4:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26: Singing the Faith, the annual Reformation Festival program centers around the Lord’s Prayer as explained in Luther’s Small Catechism.

Featuring the St. Olaf College Choir under the direction of Anton Armstrong, with the organist John Ferguson, Professor Emeritus of Organ from St. Olaf. The text for the cantata set by William Beckstrand was written by Gracia Grindal. It involves choir anthems and congregational singing of hymns. This concludes a series of cantatas written on the major texts of Luther’s Small Catechism, begun with Dawn Sonntag’s cantata on the Ten Commandments sung by the Valparaiso Choir, and last year on the Apostles’ Creed by Kari Tikka, whose wife Pr. Eeva Tikka preached last year at Mindekirken. It will be a wonderful service!

Chapel of the Incarnation    Luther Seminary: 2481 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108         651-641-3456



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