Upcoming Events & Registrations

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The Joy of Giving 2017  |  Annual Holiday Gift Campaign

Sundays, through December 10 | Fireside Room

Normandale Mission Outreach invites you to spread God’s love and share the joy with families living at Normandale & Elliot Avenue Housing and others in need around the world. 
Two Ways to Give:
 ~ Buy a Gift for a Child or Adult from a Wishlist:  This program helps individuals living in NLC’s transitional housing enjoy the holiday season by anonymously matching them with donors like you, who provide hope and compassion through fulfilling a holiday gift wish.
 ~ Give a Monetary Gift:  New this year! We will participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program to help fight hunger and poverty around the globe, including Huch’uy Runa in Peru. Pick a gift and donation amount off of our Good Gifts tree (for example, a $50 donation will purchase a goat to provide milk for a family) and help those in need.
Questions? Please contact Kim Sannerud at kimsannerud@gmail.com.


Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Wednesday, November 22  |  2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Join us for worship this Thanksgiving Eve!  There will be Pumpkin Pie and a gathering following both services.

Interested in helping? Help is needed for set-up and clean-up for Pumpkin Pie Fellowship. Set-up shifts are 12:00 noon or 5:30 pm and the clean-up shift is at 8:30 pm. Please contact Jenny Bock at 952.929.1697 x349 or jbock@normluth.org to serve.

Yoga Basics Exercise Series

Tuesday, November 28  |  10:30-11:30 am  |  Rehearsal Room
Week 3: Chair/desk yoga
Improved balance, increased strength, greater sense of peace and calm…these are just a few things you can expect to gain from this six-week yoga sampler series (November 14 - December 19). Be sure to catch every class because each one has a different focus and offers new tools and strategies for improved overall well-being. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome and modifications will be offered for every level.

Faithful Caregiving: Tips & Tools to deal with caregiving/changing relationships over the Holidays

Wednesday, November 29  |  6:00 – 7:30 pm  |  Rooms 212-213
This faith-based caregiving workshop will increase participants’ confidence in their ability to communicate and manage changing relationships, especially as you prepare for the holidays.  This workshop will help you draw on your spirituality for strength.  Workshop is limited to the first six people registered. For more information and to register, call Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363.


Thursday, November 30  |  7:00-8:45 pm  |  Room 205-206

If you or someone you know is going through a separation or divorce, you don't need to go through it alone - support is available.

DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help you heal from the pain of divorce. It is a 13-week DVD series given in a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Find help, discover hope, and experience healing. Questions? Contact Janet Devine at janet@normluth.org or Karen Newcomer at 952.945.7018 with questions or to register. Read more about the process at divorcecare.org

7th Annual Men's Advent Breakfast

Friday, December 1  |  6:30-8:00 am  |  Fellowship Hall

Celebrate the Season! Connect with new and old friends in the spirit of the season. Don't miss it!  RSVP online by clicking the link below, or register at the Welcome Center on Sundays. Cost: $10 per person. 
Questions? Contact Jenny Bock, 952.929.1697 x349 or jbock@normluth.org.

Advent Wreath Making Event

Saturday, December 2  |  10:00 am - 12:00 noon  |  Fellowship Hall
Usher in Advent with a live wreath to last the entire season and mark the weeks with Advent devotions. Bring your pruning shears & let’s get crafty! Sign-up online by clicking below or stop by the Welcome Center starting Wednesday, November 8!

Chapel Worship Begins!

Sundays, beginning December 3 | 5:00 - 5:40 pm | Crossover Chapel
We are excited to announce new weekly worship in the Crossover Chapel! Beginning the first Sunday in Advent, December 3, and running through the academic year, Normandale will be offering a 40-minute Evening Prayer service each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm in the new chapel. With schedules becoming even busier than thought possible, we hope this service becomes an option for families who are unable to be at worship Sunday mornings. The service will include communion each week and in this first year, use three different liturgies:
• For Advent and Epiphany: Holden Evening Prayer
• For Lent: Taize Worship
• For Easter: A new commissioned liturgy specifically for our Crossover Chapel
We hope you join us on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm as we gather in worship.

Women's Advent Pause Gatherings

Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8 | Various Times and Locations

Take time to gather in the peace of the season. Gatherings hosted December 4-9.  Sign up at the Welcome Center.
Questions? Please contact Jenny Bock, 952.929.1697 x349 or jbock@normluth.org.

Wednesday Advent Worship

Wednesdays, December 6 - 20
11:30 am | Matins, followed by lunch
7:00 pm | Vespers, preceded by dinner (served 5:00-6:45pm)

Normandale Housing Ministry Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9 | 10:00-11:30 AM | Lutheran Social Service, 2400 Park Ave. S, Mpls

Celebrate the season with Normandale Housing families and friends. Volunteer to help or donate household items (laundry items, toiletries, and more). Donations may be dropped off at NLC or contact Val Pruitt at 612.237.0995 to volunteer.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Sessions

Saturday December 9, 2017  |  9:00–10:30 am  |  Rooms 209-211

Education sessions are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter. Respite is available during the education session and the support group immediately afterwards. For more details, see below. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to utilize the group respite.  For more information contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center’s website http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/ 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups

Saturday, December 9, 2017  |  10:30 am – 12 Noon | Room 205-206
Wednesday, December 20 |  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Room 205-206

These no cost Caregiver Support Groups, supported by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness and the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter, provide a time for caregivers of all ages to meet others in the same situation, learn from each other and develop a mutual support system. Choose the support group that best fits your schedule. A respite group is available during the support group on Saturday. Please reserve a spot ahead of time if you would like to use the respite group.For more details, click here. For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/

Lift Up Your Eyes and See the Light | Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday, December 10 | 8:45 & 10:45 am

Come hear the story of the newborn king as told by NLC Sunday School children! Children & Family questions? Contact Kari Warnke at kari@normluth.org.

Holiday Benefit Concert | Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis & Normandale Choir

Sunday, December 10 | 3:00 pm

Enjoy sounds of the season and support others with this benefit concert. The Civic Orchestra and Normandale Choir perform Vom Himmel Hoch by Felix Mendelssohn.

Christmas Craft & Cookies Bazaar | Youth Fundraiser

Sundays, December 10 & 17  |  9:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Lower Narthex

Come joyfully peruse the “Christmas Craft & Cookies Bazaar” Youth Fundraiser and help raise funds for our Summer 2018 Youth Trips!
Donations needed! There are 3 ways you can help out:
  • Make a donation of handmade holiday crafts (Examples: handmade hats/mittens/gloves/scarves, Christmas ornaments, wooden carvings, wreaths/swags, quilts, pottery, jewelry, artwork, holiday cards) 
    *Please fill out a donation form and bring in your donation by December 8.
  • Make a donation of some type of holiday baked good (Examples: Cakes, pies, cookies, bars, muffins, cupcakes, buns, etc.) 
    *Please fill out a donation form and bring in your item no sooner than 24 hours before December 10 or 17.
  • Come to the event! The Christmas Craft & Cookie Bazaar will be running in the Lower Narthex outside of the Fellowship Hall Sundays, December 10 and 17.  

You can fill out a donation form by clicking the link below or by picking up a form at the Welcome Center or Fishbowl. All items will be dropped off with Jean or Maggie in the Fishbowl CYF Center.


Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 17 | 10:00 AM | Sanctuary

We will be holding a Special Meeting of the Congregation on December 17, 2017 at 10:00 am.  The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and approve the sale of rights to the cell tower on the roof of the church.  This transaction was discussed during the last Annual Congregational Meeting and was approved during 2017 by the Church Council.  However, since the transaction involves an easement (encumbrance) on the property, the transaction must be considered and approved at a meeting of the Congregation.  We look forward to discussing this with you on December 17 and anticipate that it will be a relatively short meeting.

Christmas Bingo & Sing-Along

Sunday, December 17 | 10:00-10:40 am | Fellowship Hall

Join in festive holiday fun for all ages!

Lutfisk Dinner: Save the Date!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Anytime is a great time for Lutfisk! Mark your calendars for this winter celebration.