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Weekly Announcements

Come worship with us at Mindekirken!

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


Sunday, Feb. 7  Fastelavnssøndag / Transfiguration Sunday

9:00 a.m.  English Service of Holy Communion

11:00 a.m. Norwegian Service of Holy Communion  - Laura Ellestad on Hardanger fiddle


Thank you to Laura Ellestad for the Hardanger fiddle music. Laura Ellestad plays traditional Hardanger fiddle music from Valdres, Norway. Laura grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Traditional Music Performance from the Ole Bull Academy in Voss (2008–2012) and a master's degree in Performance with Thesis from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (2012–2014). She has studied with some of the foremost Hardanger fiddlers and tradition bearers in Norway, including Tore Bolstad, Jan Beitohaugen Granli, Leif Rygg, and Håkon Høgemo.  She is currently a PhD research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where she is researching the Norwegian immigrant folk music milieu in North America.

 Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:00 p.m.  There will be a gathering of Hardanger fiddlers, where Laura Ellestad will teach some fiddle tunes. This event is open to the public.


This Week at Mindekirken

Norwegian Language and Culture Classes as scheduled www.mnlcp.org


Tues., Feb. 9

11—11:30 a.m.  Tuesday Open House Lunch and Fellowship

          12:00 p.m.  Program:  Marian Eisenmann telling Scandinavian Stories

$7 suggested donation covers both lunch and attending the program

1:30 p.m.  Bible study with Pastor Sundt

6:00 p.m. Deacons / Trustees

7:10 p.m. Congregation Council


Wed., Feb. 10 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service of Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes


Thurs., Feb. 11 7:00 p.m.  Choir rehearsal


Sun., Feb. 14  9:00 a.m. English worship service

11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship Service Installation of Congregation Council

Sunday School / Nursery care

Pastor Kristin Sundt


Mon., Feb. 15  Church office closed for Presidents’ Day





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!





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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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