Weekly Announcements

Come worship with us at Mindekirken!

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


This Week at Mindekirken—MNLCP classes as scheduled

Friday, Oct. 9

7:30 p.m.  L.E.I.F. Concert with Rune Alver — Reception following
Program: Works by Edvard Grieg, Frédéric Chopin,
Geirr Tveitt, Johannes Rivertz, Harald Sæverud,
David Monrad Johansen    $15 donation at the door  This concert is co-sponsored by the Edvard Grieg Society     www.leifmn.org

Sun., Oct. 11
Leiv Eriksson International Festival
Rev. Eygló Bjarnadóttir, guest preacher
9:00 a.m. English Worship
11:00 a.m.
Folkemusikkmesse — Folk Music Worship Service
with ASI Spelmanslag
Greeting by Honorary Vice Consul Christina Carleton, Honorary Royal Norwegian Consulate General 

Sun., Oct. 11,
5:00 p.m. at the Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy S, Minneapolis, $15 per person at the door, includes a light meal Music — Song — Humor  Three Guys from Rogaland! -- . This L.E.I.F. program is an exceptional opportunity to experience contemporary Norwegian music and lively storytelling.

Tues., Oct. 13
Tuesday Open House   11 a.m.—1 p.m.  $7.00 donation at the door
11:00—11:30 a.m. Lunch served
11:45 a.m. Announcements and Devotions
12:00 Program: “A History of Norway—from the Stone Age to the Present”
Speaker:  John Yilek, author of History of Norway (2015)
6:00 p.m. Deacons / Trustees 7:10 p.m. Congregation Council

Wed., Oct. 14
6:30 MNLCP Board meeting

Thurs., Oct. 15
Deadline for the November Communicator
7:00 p.m.  Choir rehearsal

Sat., Oct. 17

12:00 p.m.  Rømmegrøt Luncheon—tickets still available today during coffee hour $15 per adult, Children (6-12 years $7, 5 & under free)
Your Rømmegrøt ticket can be shown for $1 off admission to the Norway House Textile exhibit on Oct. 17 (hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Norway House is located across the parking lot from Mindekirken.  www.norwayhouse.org

5:00 p.m. Birthday Recital by Melissa Culloton
Melissa invites you to her 40th birthday recital. Steve Swanson on piano, Anna Vasquez on cello. There will be a mix of songs written by Norwegian and American composers, all written over the last 4 decades.

Sun. Oct. 18  
9:00 a.m. English Service with Holy Communion
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Service with Holy Communion

The church office secretary will be out of the office Thurs., Oct. 15—Fri. Oct. 23. If you can volunteer to staff the office (answer the phone and the door) please contact the church office on Monday. Takk!


Volunteers and Donations Needed for Nov. 7 Treasure Chest Sale!

The Treasure Chest Sale is one of Mindekirken’s signature events and an important fundraiser.  We are accepting donations of handcrafted items, Norwegian Sweaters and other new, gently used collectibles. Bring baked goods donations by Friday, Nov 6th. Contact the office at 612. 874.0716 or Cindy at 651.264.1608 to volunteer or with questions.


Mission service opportunity with Mindekirken in October 2015

Ronald McDonald House

Mindekirken volunteers will provide brunch for Meals for Kids, Ronald McDonald House at Minneapolis Children's Hospital, 2525 Chicago Ave., on Sat, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in assisting in food preparation or serving may contact the church office for info.


Community Announcement


Save the date: Second Annual Norsk Julefest Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015     6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Le Meridien Hotel 901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis



This Week at Mindekirken

Sun., June 14

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

9:00 a.m. English Worship
11:00 a.m. Norsk gudstjeneste

Guest organist: Roselyn Hanson Weber; vocal music by Melissa Culloton

12:15 p.m. Norway House ribbon cutting, (in parking lot of 913 E. Franklin Ave)
with former Norwegian Consul General Thor Johansen, followed by lunch.

All Mindekirken attendees are invited to attend. (There will be no church coffee in the Fellowship Hall)


Mon., June 15

Deadline for the July/August Communicator

6:00 p.m. MNLCP Committee


Tues., June 16
evening rental by Vonheim Lodge, Sons of Norway


Thurs., June 18
secretary is out of the office at synod training


Sun., June 21
9:00 a.m. English Worship with Holy Communion

11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship with Holy Communion / NurseryOn Sun., June 28, there will be NO worship services at Mindekirken. An outdoor multi-lingual worship will be held at Minnehaha Falls Park at 11 a.m., led by Pr. Kristin Sundt, with Antonio Spargo preaching. This is the opening of Scandinavian Summer Fest—a day of celebrating Scandinavian culture at the park.


Community Events:

Invitation from Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave (across the parking lot from Mindekirken):

FEST! Sat., June 13 noon – 10 p.m.

12 – 4 p.m. Free fun for all ages – with special activities for the wee ones

5-8 p.m. Craft Beverage tasting tent ($20 per person – 21+years)

All day: Live Music and Dancing

Maker’s Mart – live demonstrations

Visit www.norwayhouse.org for full event info.

Invitation from Our Saviour’s Housing: BUILDING HOME

Join us on Sunday, June 14. We’re hosting a Block Party to Benefit the Homeless. Tour our newly refurbished emergency shelter. Enjoy a backyard cook-out - $5 a plate. Featuring a live concert with folk-blues musician Charlie Parr. Celebrate summer, meet your neighbors, and learn more about your local homeless shelter. No tickets – no RSVP needed. Come and go, activities will happen between 11:30AM and 2:30PM

Learn more at www.oscs-mn.org/building home.  Our Saviour’s Shelter: 2219 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis

In two weeks: Sun., June 28 There will be no services at Mindekirken.

An outdoor multi-lingual worship will be held at Minnehaha Park at 11:00 a.m. as part of the

1st Annual Scandinavian Summer Fest. (Minnehaha Avenue & E. Minnehaha Pkwy.)

Come for the service and stay to enjoy the festivities following:

Folk dancing:

Vasa Jr. Folk Dancers — Twin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers — Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers —Svikt

Musical performing groups:

Leroy Larson and the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble

ASI and St. Paul Swedish Male Choruses

Norwegian Glee Club — Daughters of Norway Chorus

Svenskarnas Dag Youth Choir

Enjoy traditional Scandinavian foods and treats, a children’s parade,

raising the midsommarstång (mid summer pole), vendors, displays, handicrafts

and the crowning of the 2016 Miss Svenskarnas Dag queen.

Stop by at Mindekirken’s information table to visit with our volunteers!

Join us for this family-friendly event!  FREE ADMISSION.  Support this event by buying a $2 Summer Fest Program booklet at the park, and to enter the drawing for a fabulous prize!

Join Us


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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