Weekly Announcements

Sat., March 28

7:30 p.m.  Concert: From Norway to America!
A concert of newly written chamber works inspired by Norwegian folk music, written by Minnesota composer, Linda Tutas Haugen, will be presented at Mindekirken.  The concert will include both original vocal and instrumental works, and the composer will introduce each piece. Highlights include two world premiere settings of folk songs, one composed for mezzo soprano Clara Osowski, and the other for tenor Gary Ruschman, with pianist, Franco Holder. A chamber ensemble of clarinet and strings will also perform Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune. Donation $10 at the door (students are free) This concert is supported by Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Suggested donation $10 at the door (students free)

*Linda Tutas Haugen is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Sun., March 29 Palm Sunday (no 9:00 a.m. service)
11:00 a.m. Bilingual Family Worship—sermon in English
Kirkekaffe Celebration of Russ Erickson’s birthday—Gifts to Missions

Sign up for the Thurs., April 2 Seder at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Deadline is March 31.
The seder is $20 for ages 12 & up. (bring payment to event - reservations required)
It begins at 6:30 p.m., following the 5:30 Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion.

Sunday, March 29 Hans Nielsen Hauge, Renewer of the Church
Hans Nilsen Hauge (3 April 1771 – 29 March 1824) was the leader of a revivalist reform movement within the Norwegian state church in the early 19th Century. The son of a farmer, Hauge was arrested on several occasions for practicing and preaching the egalitarian gospel that anyone--not just appointed civil servants--could be a minister of the church. He also advocated self-help, cooperative action for rural community development. Challenging the political and religious orthodoxy of the state, Hauge ultimately served a decade-long prison sentence from which he never fully recovered, dying at the age of 53, ten years after his release.



This Week’s Schedule at Mindekirken

Norwegian Language and Culture Classes as scheduled


Tuesday, Mar. 31
11 - 11:30 Tuesday Open House Lunch and Fellowship
11:45 a.m.  Devotions and Announcements
12 - 1 p.m. Program: “Come, let us go to Jerusalem — Singing through Holy Week”
by Carolyn Bliss $7 donation includes lunch and program
1:30 p.m.  Bible Study with Pr Kristin Sundt


Thurs., April 2
5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service with Confession & Communion
6:30 p.m. Seder    — sign up on clipboard at coffee hour on Sunday, or contact the church office
(reservations due Mar. 31—$20 for ages 12+, younger are free)


Fri., April 3
12:00 p.m.  Good Friday Procession with neighboring churches
—meet at 24th & Park: Center for Changing Lives
3:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
Passion Narrative from the Gospel of Mark presented by Rev. Tim Peterson


Sat. April 4
10:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
10:00 a.m. Set up for Easter breakfast


Sun., April 5 Easter Sunday
9:00 a.m. English Easter Service with Holy Communion
Ariel Wilberg, vocal solo

10—10:45 a.m. Easter breakfast served in Fellowship Hall
Suggested donation: $10 per adult—children eat free

11:00 a.m. Norsk Påskegudstjeneste med nattverd
The Mindekirken Choir and trumpeter James Olcott

English translations of the Norwegian service are provided.



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11:00 am Sunday School

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