Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar.


Christmas Youth Bazaar 2019

3rd Annual Christmas Craft & Cookies Bazaar

Sunday December 8 & 15 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Lower Narthex

Donations are needed for this annual event held to help raise money for Summer 2020 Youth 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
    *Please fill out a donation form and specify what you will be donating
  • Making 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 specify if you will be donating on Dec. 8 OR Dec. 15.
  • Coming to the event! The Christmas Craft & Cookie Bazaar will be running in the Lower Narthex outside of the Fellowship Hall Sundays, December 8 and 15.

Donation Form

Second Wednesday

Second Wednesday

Wednesday, December 11 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Fireside Room
Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. 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. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch.

Events Schedule:

10:00 am | Marketplace Ethics with Parish Nurse, Treats, Conversation | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Games with Fred Arndt | Rms 212-213
11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel
12:00pm  | Lunch: Swedish Meatballs | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm   | Program: Lorna Wolthoff's Sing-Along | Fellowship Hall

Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at ksalmon@normluth.org or 952.929.1697.

We have established a bus service to Normandale for Second Wednesday each month. This service is provided by Transit Link, a service by Metropolitan Council. Cost is $4.50 for a roundtrip ride; this price applies to anyone within 10 miles of Normandale. If you are interested in receiving a ride or have questions, call Fred Arndt at 612.275.4622 or Kati Salmon at 952.929.1697.

Wednesday Night Community Dinner

Wednesday, December 11 | 5:00-6:45 pm

Come join in delicious family-style dinners with NLC friends. No need to cook on busy Wednesday nights! $6-adult, $4-kids 12 and under.
Upcoming meals:
Dec 11 | Swedish Meatballs
Dec 18 | Shepherd's Pie

Advent @ NLC 2019

Wednesday Advent Worship

Wednesday, December 11

Join us for mid-week Advent worship as we center our hearts on the little child who shall lead us. All are welcome.

11:30 am | Matins
7:00 pm | Vespers

Caregiver Education Session | "Active Engagement for People with Dementia"

Saturday, December 14 | 9:00-10:30 am | Rooms 209-211

Presented by Susan Ryan, OTR/L, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Participation in meaningful activities plays a key role in our health and happiness. Researchers and clinicians support the value of activities as a treatment for dementia. Those with dementia lose the ability to plan, initiate, and complete activities on their own, therefore they need caregivers to plan and carry out these daily activities. Explore health producing activities to enjoy together. For more information about these sessions and the support group that follows Saturday at 10:30 am, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center’s website https://www.normandalecenter.org/.

Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, December 14 | 9:00-10:30 am | Rooms 209-211
Wednesday, December 18  |  6:00 – 7:30 pm | Rooms 205-206
Tuesday, December 31 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Rooms 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. Call the Center at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot. For more details, click here.

For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: https://www.normandalecenter.org/


Normandale Housing Ministry Christmas Party

Normandale Housing Ministry Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14 | 12:00-2:00 pm | Lutheran Social Services, 2400 Park Ave S, Mpls (Park in the rear of the building)
Celebrate the season with Normandale Housing 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.

Kids Life & Learning Christmas Program

Kids Life & Learning Christmas Program

Sunday, December 15 | 8:30 am Worship

Mark your calandars for the annual Kid’s Life & Learning Christmas Program!

Questions? Contact Kari Warnke at kari@normluth.org.

Annual Holiday Benefit Concert

Holiday Benefit Concert | Carols from St. Olaf

Sunday, December 15 | 3:00pm
Enjoy this annual holiday benefit concert and support SAYFSM as The Mpls Civic Orchestra and Normandale Choir present Carols from St. Olaf. Please bring monetary donations or Walmart gift cards as entry to this free concert.

Book Club at Normandale Lutheran Church

Book, Bagel & Brew

Saturday, December 21  |  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! Questions? Contact Cathy Kohn, at 952.928.9140 / bkohn1@comcast.net.

This month's book is The Lady and the Panda / Vicki Constatine Croke.

Christmas 2019

“Sound” Advice

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 | 10:00am | Sanctuary

Do you struggle to hear in our sanctuary? Do you avoid coming to church because you can’t hear what is going on? Then this gathering is for YOU!! We have heard from many of you that it is very difficult to hear in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. On January 8, we are inviting a representative from our sound engineering company to perform an acoustic assessment and need your input to learn how to maximize your ability to hear in the sanctuary. Can you hear me now? We hope so! Please come and give us your sound advice! Questions? Contact Susan O’Connell at 952.977.9358/soconnell@normluth.org.