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For Women



Mother-Daughter-Sister-Friend Breakfast

Saturday, May 11 | 9:00-11:30am | Edina Country Club

Normandale women and friends are invited to join the ladies of Central Lutheran Church for this fun event! Co-hosted by the Priscilla Circle of Normandale & the Circle of Friends of Central Lutheran of Minneapolis. Enjoy coffee & conversation followed by breakfast, devotion, and a program: "Experience Happiness" featuring speakers Linda Saggau and Nancy O'Brien. Tickets -$25 for adults, $15 for children <12, and can be purchased at the Welcome Center on Sundays April 14 through May 5 between services or by calling Kirsten Jacob at 952.920.8151.

The Program

  • 9:00 - Registration
  • Coffee & Conversation
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Breakfast | Your Choice of Quiche Lorraine or Apple Fritter French Toast
  • Devotions
  • Entertainment | "Experience Happiness"
  • 11:30 - Closing

Entertainment | "Experience Happiness"
Featured speakers: Co-founders, Nancy O'Brien and Linda Saggau

Experience Happiness was born out of the recognition that unhealthy stress and burnout is impairing people's ability to embrace change, cope with challenging situations, feel truly happy or even take on One. More. Thing. We help people and organizations thrive through happiness.


About Nancy O'Brien and Linda Saggau

Nancy O'Brien is passionate about researching, developing and sharing innovative tools to enhance and measure well-being. Prior to co-founding Experience Happiness, Nancy spent years on the leading edge of massive innovation and change, serving on the IBM change team to transition the global business from manufacturing to services. She also shared her deep experience design and management expertise with many clients by helping them develop and implement bespoke strategies to ensure delivery of authentic, consistent and memorable experiences.

Linda Saggau brings powerful strategic and creative expertise to the business of cultivating happiness. She is co-creator of The Happiness Practice and continues to research and develop transformational programs to help people, teams and organizations thrive.  A noted writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Linda has a wealth of experience with Chase, JP Morgan, Cargill, Best Buy, 3M, Ecolab, and other Fortune 500 organizations, where she consulted on business strategy, branding, customer experience, cross-enterprise collaboration and other strategies.


Women's Spring Service Project

Normandale Women's Spring Service Project

Monday, May 6 | 1:00-3:00pm | Rooms 212-213

Come spend a fun afternoon together while helping others! We'll pack Hospice Kits for Global Health Ministries. Want to learn more? Contact Lynn Laaksonen at 952.941.3345 or

NLC Ladies, Normandale Lutheran Church

NLC Ladies  |  Being Together, Being Enough

Calling all ladies! Looking for fun events with other women? Looking to make new friends and meet other ladies of Normandale? Check out our ongoing events for women listed below. Special events will occur periodically throughout the year and are open to all.
We'll laugh together, we'll spend time together. We'll be together and be enough.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (WWBS)

Wednesdays, September 5, 2018 - May 8, 2019 | 9:30-11:00 am, Room 209
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (“WWBS”) will study the Gospel of John in 2018-19

"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you."
John 14:20

WWBS welcomes women of all ages to join us for the profound Gospel of John. John wrote this Gospel so readers can grow deeper in their faith. John, who walked with Jesus, describes the meanings of Jesus' teachings, miracles, and actions. We will learn what sanctification looks like and how we can learn to live daily being more Christ-like.

Our forum begins with a large group presentation of the specific chapters we have read the previous week. We end our time together in small group discussion reflecting on those same passages. You will be amazed to discover how wide and long and high and deep Christ's love is, which leads all of us into a deeper faith -- one that is personal, sanctifying, and lasting.

Beginning September 5, we'll meet Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 209. Come, hear, learn, and have fun, with amazing women! Bring a friend! All are welcome.

Bring your Bible! Study Guides and Commentaries will be available.

Questions? Contact Maggie Valenta, or 952.484.9830.
New to Bible study or interested in additional resources?

Professor Craig Koester (Luther Seminary) has been teaching a course called Genesis to Revelation for years. Lay students and seminarians enjoy this chronological overview of scripture. His free audio podcasts highlight reoccurring themes, build connections between books and his passion is contagious. If you are new to bible study or this part of scripture, consider beginning here:

Luther Seminary has created a valuable online resource called Enter the Bible. This database is filled with searchable history, summaries and visuals that help you dive into scripture with deeper context and clarity.

Normandale Women's Circles

Normandale Women's Circles

You're invited! Circles are small groups that come together to deepen our connections with each other and share our lives more fully. We'd love to find a place for you! Current Circles have a Bible study, social, and optional service component and meet approximately once a month about 10 times per year. We love how Circles bring women together, create friendships, and strengthen our community. Please contact Heide Moss at or complete the online interest form here so that we may be in touch with you!

Interested in joining a circle? We'd love to have you join us.

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Book Club at Normandale Lutheran ChurchBook, Bagel & Brew

Third Saturday of each month | 9:00-11:00 am  |  Rooms 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 Dee Henriksen, at 952.927.9980 /

 Book Schedule: 
 September 15Wonder by R.J. Placio
 October 13The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
 November 17Origin by Dan Browne
 December 15The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
 January 19The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
 February 16You Don't Have to Tell Me You Love Me by Sherman Alepie
 March 16Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrews
 April 20The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Joukhadar
 May 18The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Constantine Croke
 June 15Educated by Tara Westover
 July 20A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
 August 17Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann


Sew Day Quilting

Thursdays, September 13, October 4 & 18, November 1, 15, 29  | 8:30 am – 11:30 am | Fellowship Hall

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for Sew Day Quilting! Come when you can!

Want to sew charity quilt tops at home? We have cotton fabric, cut and arranged in rows for you to take home to make a colorful quilt top. Information is included in the Quilt Kits and we’d be happy to show you. Our quilts are donated to Lutheran World Relief and are driven to a warehouse in South St. Paul and then shipped all over the world where needed. And we are always looking for blankets and fabric! Any questions, please call Judy Henderson at 952.920.3948.