The Happenings Newsletter is our bi-monthly publication that is mailed to Normandale members 60 years and older. The newsletter lists upcoming events and other items of interest relating to senior life at Normandale. For more information or suggested content, contact Yvonne Ford by leaving a message at Normandale Lutheran Church office at 952-929-1697.
• Monday Men's Study
• Friday Morning Study
June 5 & 6 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Cost: $25.
Call 952-929-1697 to make an appointment.
Second Thursday is an extended program held on the second Thursday of each month, September through May. All are invited, but the program is mainly aimed at seniors. It features mid-morning fellowship, games, blood pressure checks, book-club discussions, lunch, and a program.People may come for the whole program or for any part of it. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person requested for the wonderful lunches that are served but no one will be turned away.
The day's program is as follows:
- 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
- 11:00 a.m. Choice of a Book club discussion group, games, cards, or conversation
- 12:15 p.m. Chapel Talk
- 12:30 p.m. Lunch
- 1:30 p.m. Special Programs
For more information, contact the church office at 952.929.1697
Memorial Blood Drive -
Give the Gift of Life
At our recent drive, during an April snowstorm, church members and others donated 27 units of blood to Memorial Blood Centers. Since each unit can save up to three lives, the generous donors at Normandale potentially saved 81 lives.
If you have ever known someone who needed blood, and have seen the difference it made, you understand how profoundly grateful we are to all who participated.
Thanks go out to Yvonne Ford, Cathy Connelly, and Dorthy & Wendell Malin for creating, from scratch, the delicious green bean with ham soup, and cornbread. We are always looking for help with with the cooking, serving, and clean-up, so if you would like to help please let us know.
Our next blood drive is Thursday, October 24, 2013. More donors are needed! Memorial Blood Centers has set a goal of 39 units; they would like to see 52 people sign up.
Friends Card Project
Cards are sent to members over 79 years young. These are sent on birthdays and festival days. We feel this is important to show we are thinking about these people and that they are important to our community of believers.
If you are a knitter and would like to make a prayer shawl, pick up some yarn and instructions by calling the church office at 952-929-1697. The shawls are then blessed by our pastoral staff and given to people experiencing difficult times.
Kaye Wothe, Parish Nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Normandale has a long history of supporting Meals on Wheels, a local non-profit, that delivers prepared meals to individuals who are largely homebound. Nancy McCann, Normandale member, and our Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator, is seeking drivers. Go to our Meals on Wheels page for more information.
Edina Grief Support
“...just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes the rose.”
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one by death is invited to attend.
More information can be obtained by calling: Ruth Lyons @ 952-996-0565
Spring Series / April 4—June 27
Meetings every Thursday / 4:30-6:00 pm
Normandale Lutheran Church
6100 Normandale Road, Edina / 952-929-1697
Learn about Charitable Gift Annuities
The Normandale Foundation would like to invite Normandale Lutheran Church seniors for fellowship and dinner in the Fireside Room and to learn about Charitable Gift Annuities.
Charitable Gift Annuities are an investment/contribution option that allows seniors the opportunity to receive the stability of a fixed income at rates higher than typical bonds currently allow. In addition, you are supporting your church by giving the remainder of your contribution to the foundation upon your death. You will also receive the associated tax benefit. A team from Thrivent will explain how this investment option works and will answer all of your questions.
This event will be held at Normandale on June 18, beginning with a reception at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 5:30 pm. After dinner, Thrivent will make a presentation and answer questions.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please RSVP by calling or emailing Vicki Brunsvold, email@example.com, 952-929-1697.The Foundation needs your RSVP, so we can plan the meal.
If you are unable to join us for the event, but would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact: Charlie Mitchell, 612-812-0786 / firstname.lastname@example.org OR Tom Bock 612-850-7090 / email@example.com
– She’s Back & Walking. Judy Henderson (had knee replacement in January) is holding Sew Day on Tuesdays, May 7 & 21, from 8:30-11:30 am in Fellowship Hall, then off for the summer, and will start up again in the fall.
Please join her!