Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar

The Joy of Giving | Annual Holiday Gift Campaign

Sundays, November 18 - December 9 | Fireside Room

Normandale Mission Outreach invites you to spread God’s love to families living at Normandale & Elliot Avenue Housing and others in need around the world at the Christmas season. 
There are two ways to give:
  • Give Tangible Gifts - this program helps individuals living in our Normandale House and Elliott Avenue 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 - participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program to fight against hunger and poverty across the globe. From our tree of ornaments, your donation can include things such as a goat, vaccinations, or to Huch ‘uy Runa school in Peru, all in a loved one’s name.

We will gratefully sign you up for gifts for an individual(s) or receive your monetary donations November 18, 25, December 2 and 9 at the Welcome Center. Please bring tangible gifts to be delivered on Sunday, December 9 and 16. Thank you for your generosity and sharing the joy this season! -Joan Levin, Cindy Nelson, and Kim Sannerud - Mission Outreach Team 


Book Club at Normandale Lutheran Church

Book, Bagel & Brew

Saturday, November 17 | 9:00-11:00 am | Room 208
Looking for a book club? Join other women for friendship and lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books covering a wide variety of topics and themes. Books for each month are chosen in advance. Book completion not required to participate. All readers welcome! This month's book is Origin by Dan Browne.

Questions? Contact Dee Henriksen, at 952.927.9980 / deehenriksen@gmail.com.

November ACL

Congregational Forum on Vision 2020-2025

Sundays, November 18 | 10:00-10:40am | Fellowship Hall

You are invited to the Fellowship Hall between worship services on Sundays, November 11 and 18, for the purpose of cracking open the conversation on envisioning the next five years of our life together. God calls us to discern well what God is doing, based in Scripture, with an ear to the current state of the world, from out of the river of our past, to listen well to God and each other, preparing the soil for the Holy Spirit to take root in our congregation. Please come and lend your ear first, and then your voice, to the power of community listening. It was the way of those who came before us, and now it is our turn. Let’s envision together!


Thanksgiving @ NLC

Thanksgiving Worship

Wednesday, November 21

2:30pm | Afternoon Worship with Pumpkin Pie & Gathering following worship
7:00pm | Evening Worship

Join us in giving thanks as we worship together on Thanksgiving Eve!

Adult Community Learning | Christmas Gospel Comparative: Why Not Mark?

December 2 & 9 | 10:00-10:40am | Fellowship Hall

Our study will focus on the Christmas Gospels in Luke and Matthew, with a taste of the cosmic incarnation in John. We will explore the three stories of the “beginnings” of God’s incarnation, from annunciation to travels to birth, looking for clues to what the Gospel writer intends to say. Why shepherds? Why wise people? Why emperors, Bethlehem, Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph? An opportunity to prepare for the coming of Christ to us!

Dec 2 | Matthew: The Not So Wise Ones presented by Pastor Dale Howard
Dec 9 | Luke: Trying to Make Census of the Birth presented by Pastor Paul Pettersen

Lutfisk Dinner

Lutfisk Dinner

Sunday, December 2 | 12:00 noon | Fellowship Hall

The Senior Committee sponsors this annual lutfisk dinner with all the traditional dishes. For those of you that only remember it as the lye-soaked smelly fish, there will be meatballs. Click below to reserve your spot! Sign-up deadline is Wed, Nov. 28. Cost: $23.


Advent Pause 2018

Women's Advent Pause | Great Joy With Gratitude for Open Doors

December 3-8 | Various Times & Locations

Join in one of these wonderful gatherings for time to PAUSE and REFLECT on the season with fellow Normandale women. Sign-ups start on Sunday, November 18 in the Fireside Room. The doors are open; all are welcome to join in the fun in the spirit of the season!

Normandale Housing Ministry (NHM) Christmas Party

Saturday, December 8 | 10:00-11:30 am | Luth. Social Service, 2400 Park Ave S, Mpls (Park in the rear of the building)
Celebrate the season with NHM families and friends. Volunteer to help or donate household items (laundry items, toiletries, etc.). Donations may be dropped off at NLC or contact Val at 612.237.0995 to volunteer.

Peace, Patience, & Gentleness | Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday, December 9 | 8:45am & 10:45am

Come hear the story of Christmas as told by our Sunday School children and join in a pastry party in Fellowship Hall following each service.

Christmas Bazaar

NLC Youth Fundraiser

Sundays, Dec 9* & 16 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
*And a pop up shop Dec 9, 4:00-5:30pm following the choir concert!

Help support Summer 2019 trips! You can help support NLC Youth fundraising efforts by:

*Making a donation of handmade holiday crafts
    Examples: handmade hats/mittens/gloves/scarves, Christmas ornaments, wooden carvings,
    wreaths/swags, quilts, pottery, jewelry, artwork, holiday cards

*Making a donation of some type of holiday baked good
    Examples: Cakes, pies, cookies, bars, muffins, cupcakes, buns, etc.

*Coming to the event!
    The Christmas Craft & Cookie Bazaar will be running in the Lower Narthex outside of the
    Fellowship Hall Sundays, December 9 and 16.

Able to donate? Please fill out a donation form by clicking the link below.


Holiday Benefit Concert | An English Christmas

Sunday, December 9 | 3:00pm

Enjoy holiday sounds of the British Isles and support SAYFSM at the holiday benefit concert as The Civic Orchestra and Normandale Choir present An English Christmas. Please bring monetary donations or Walmart gift cards as entry to this free concert.

Second Wednesday

Second Wednesday

Wednesday, December 12 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. The event begins at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, and features mid-morning fellowship, games, blood pressure checks, book-club discussions, lunch, and a program following lunch. Attendees are invited to take part in any or all events and can check-in at the Fireside Room for information on the various activities. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch. Questions? Contact Janet Devine at janet@normluth.org or 952.929.1697.

Events Schedule:

10:00 am | Treats & Conversation | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Bingo & games, and prizes | Fireside Room
11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel
12:00 noon | Lunch: Swedish Meatballs | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm | Program: Christmas Sing-Along with Lorna Wolthoff, NLC organist

Pipe Organ Restoration | Celebration of Carol Singing

Sunday, December 16 | 10:00 am | Sanctuary

For forty-one years, our beloved organist, Jack Swanson, led us into the deep tradition of Christmas carol singing. Woven together with the stories of hymns, and his own personal experiences of the carols, we learned of God’s incarnation into the world in Jesus Christ.

In honor of Jack’s legacy among us and to celebrate our pipe organ, we will gather in the worship space on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 am, to sing carols, remember Jack, and  make gifts and pledges to the restoration of this beautiful instrument.

Come and sing glory! Come and celebrate a great life! Come and offer your generosity to the future of our wonderful tradition of hymn-singing!