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Tuesday Open House will be offering virtual presentations during the pandemic. Please check back for updates, as well as recordings of past presentations that you can view if you were unable to tune in the first time. 

Mission: Tuesday Open House is the pastor’s initiative outreach ministry to expand knowledge of persons with Norwegian interests and/or background about Mindekirken and Norwegian culture via five areas of interest. Areas are:  Norwegian literature, historic/contemporary Norwegian life, music, theology/faith/life, and art.

The program provides an opportunity for fellowship, a time for devotions, and a time to share happenings at Mindekirken with the participants.  Participants are welcome from all over to meet on-line with persons interested in Norwegian and/or Scandinavian culture and heritage. 

Tuesday Open House is an outreach ministry.  Each program is opened with announcements and a brief devotion read by a volunteer. We offer a once a month zoom presentation. As yet we have no indication the church will be open for large meetings. All of us miss the comradery so this virtual format is one way we can keep in touch. 

Our speakers receive an honorarium as usual.  Any donation you would like to share with our TOH program will be appreciated.  You may mail a donation directly to Mindekirken identifying TOH on the memo line of the check, or donate via our website—selecting TOH Special donation from the pull down menu in the “Choose a fund” field.

Everyone is welcome to join us on zoom!

Upcoming Virtual Presentations (no charge, donations encouraged:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. - Lori Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, Editor-in-chief  of “The Norwegian American” weekly paper will present:
“The Norwegian American newspaper: Connecting with your Community” 
The presentation starts at 11 am on Zoom. The link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89229775629?pwd=WUtrZkx4Ykd3TkN5VEliYThKRG5wUT09


View Past Online Presentations

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 - Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House, by Max Stevenson




November 10, 2020: Pastor Tim Peterson, "Going to Norway, Becoming Norwegian"

“I visited Norway the first time in 1964, when I was 8 years old, visiting relatives in Valdres and Oslo with my parents. I have gone back to Norway as a military chaplain, a software designer, and as a pastor - 13 times altogether. And, of course, I have had the wonderful privilege of serving as interim pastor at Mindekirken in Minneapolis! Here I will share the story of all my Norwegian adventures.”

Tim Peterson, interim pastor at Mindekirken from September 2017 through December 2018 and interim pastor of the American Lutheran Congregation in Oslo from September 2019 through April 2020, is now the Executive Director of Mount Carmel, a Bible Camp near Alexandria, Minnesota.

October 6, 2020: Emma Boyum, Winner of Alt for Norge

Emma Boyum is the most recent winner of Alt for Norge, a Norwegian reality television program where Norwegian-Americans compete for a chance to meet their long lost Norwegian relatives. In the 10th, and likely final season, Emma and her cast mates ate, skied, and sang their way through Norway, learning a great deal about Norwegian language and culture. Through all of the rigorous challenges and competition, Emma made lifelong friends with her competitors and fell in love with Norway. She can’t wait to return to the home of her ancestors. Emma enjoyed sharing her experience on Alt for Norge at Tuesday Open House. View her presentation now:

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Sundays -

Virtual Worship

9:00 am

English Service

11:00 am

Norwegian Service 

Language & Culture

Mindekirken Norwegian Language and Culture Program

Now offering online classes for 2021!

Den Norske Klubben

Den Norske Klubben

Now online! For kids 6-10 years old every other Sunday.
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