Weekly Announcements

Come worship with us at Mindekirken!

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

Velkommen til Mindekirken!  Welcome to Mindekirken!
 
Read the newsletter for December on our website "News & Media" tab,

Sat., Dec. 9                
10 a.m.—1 p.m.  Santa Lucia dress rehearsal 
10 a.m. Santa Lucia baking                   
 
Sunday,  Dec. 10        2 Advent   — Pr. Tim Peterson
  9:00 a.m.  English Worship  / Sunday School 
11:00 a.m.  Norwegian Worship with Santa Lucia Pageant  
 
Welcome, all visitors!  Please fill out a yellow visitor card, found in your pew rack. 
Drop card in the offering, or hand to an usher.  Please come back again!
 
This week at Mindekirken    Norwegian Language classes on  break until January 8

 GIFT COLLECTION FOR HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN:
Mindekirken's Sunday School children are making ornaments and collecting toys to donate to Gillette Children's hospital in honor of Celeste H who recently had surgery there. Gillette uses the donated items to benefit patients and families. Gifts of toys, games, books, crafts and electronics can brighten a child's hospital stay. They use the gifts as birthday gifts, prizes and to stock hospital playrooms. The following requirements must be followed: Stuffed toys must be brand new with tags. Toys and games must have non-fabric, washable surfaces, toys must be latex-free. (Items made of soft rubber (such as Koosh balls) or other balloon-like rubber material can trigger serious allergic reactions in patients).
To participate: please drop gifts off in the large, brightly decorated box in the Fellowship Hall, then take a home-made Christmas ornament off the tree in the entry-way as a "Thank You" from the Sunday School children. Please bring gifts in by Sun., Dec. 17. Thank you for your generosity!

Tues.,  Dec. 12 
11 –11:30 a.m.  Tuesday Open House Fellowship and Lunch
12:00 p.m.  Program:  “7 Ways to Trick a Troll”
Presented by author Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrator Kari Vick
Suggested donation $7 covers lunch and program
5:30 p.m. CONGREGATION COUNCIL GATHERS AT NORWAY HOUSE
6:00 p.m. Deacons / Trustees      7:10 p.m. Congregation  Council
6:30 p.m. MNLCP Kvinnekor

Wed., Dec. 13     
6:00 p.m. MNLCP Board meeting
6:15 p.m.  MNLCP Julekos—Pepperkakeverden   “Gingerbread Wonderland”
register at www.mnlcp.org

Thurs., Dec. 14
10:00 a.m.  Training on how to use the photocopier—register with church office
7:00 p.m.  Choir rehearsal (mass choirs)
 
Fri., Dec. 15
Deadline for the January newsletter  (mailing work to be done on Thurs., Dec. 21)

Sat., Dec. 16
Decorating the church for Christmas—check with office for times

Sunday, Sun. Dec. 17
3rd Sunday in Advent
  9:00 a.m.  English Service with HolyCommunion
11:00 a.m.  Norsk gudstjeneste —Norwegian service with Holy Communion
              2:00 p.m.  Nordic Choirs Julekonsert   free will donation, refreshments following
 
Christmas Worship Schedule
Sun., Dec. 24  Christmas Eve
(NO service at 9 am)
11:00 a.m. Christmas Hymn Singing, with Pr. Tim Peterson
    4:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (bilingual)

Mon., Dec. 25  Christmas Day
11:00 a.m.  Norwegian Festival Service with Communion

Sun., Dec. 31  
9:00 a.m. English Worship
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Worship
12 noon Juletrefest will follow the regular morning services with treats, singing around the Christmas tree  - all are welcome!

Mindekirken Foundation Julebord will be held on the evening of Friday, Jan. 5 , 2017. 
You do not need to be a member to make reservations for this special holiday tradition— 
a splendid buffet and program. ($100). Visit our website for details.  www.mindekirken.org.  Velkommen!
 

Mindekirken’s Mission Statement:

Mindekirken is called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people,
empowering service to others.

Mindekirken practices its ministry through 
Norwegian traditions, culture and language.


Volunteer opportunities:  
Altar Guild, Ushering and greeting —  Serving Kirkekaffe and clean-up
Bulletin board maintenance ; Stocking brochures in the pews
Concerts: team help in hosting for events
Tour guide: be on call to come lead visitors through this historic building
Please contact a board member or the church office to volunteer

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Sunday

9:00 am English Service

11:00 am Norwegian Service
11:00 am Sunday School

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