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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.

Advent Pause 2019

Advent Pause Gatherings

Week of December 2-7
Advent Pause gatherings are scattered over the week of December 2-7 and are hosted in women's homes. Each gathering is about two hours and includes beverages, dessert, or small bites. Times and locations vary, but content is the same at each gathering with a hostess and leader to welcome, greet you, and facilitate discussion and connection with others in faith. Invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to join you in the spirit of the season. No cost to attend.
 
Sign up at the Welcome Center now through December 1!
 
Questions? Please contact Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org or 952.977.9349.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (WWBS)

Wednesdays, September 4, 2019 - May 7, 2020 | 9:30-11:00 am, Room 209
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (“WWBS”) will study the Book of Romans in 2019-20.


WWBS welcomes women of all ages to join us for bible study this fall! We begin on September 4, 2019, when we will meet and have fellowship with our new leader, Pastor Rebecca Gamble, and hear a brief overview of the book of Acts as preparation for our weekly journey through the book of Romans. The schedule (in the form of a bookmark) is available at the church.   

  • Overarching Theme of Romans: the righteousness that comes from God; the glorious truth that God justifies guilty, condemned sinners by grace alone through faith in Christ alone.
  • Free from Fear and Transformed Lives: in Christ alone, our sins have been forgiven, we are free from fear, as there is no condemnation. We do not stand before God alone, but with the righteousness of Christ himself. Martin Luther was transformed by Paul’s epistle and he stated Romans 1:17 became the gateway to heaven for him. Lives are transformed today from the same writings as we cannot be separated from His love.
  • Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of Christ: if God is for us, who can be against us? God cannot fail us. God gave His Son to die for us. Nothing, no one, nor anything else in creation can separate us from the Love of Christ. 
  • Salvation: the law and the Prophets testify to the salvation that comes through faith alone. It is the faith in Christ that saves. 
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.

Come, hear, learn, and have fun! Bring your Bible! Study Guides will be available for $8 per copy.

Questions? Contact Maggie Valenta, maggiemoen@aol.com 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: http://www2.luthersem.edu/ckoester/gen_to_rev_audio.asp.

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. http://www.enterthebible.org.

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 heidecm649@hotmail.com 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 / deehenriksen@gmail.com.

 Book Schedule: 
 July 20A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
 August 17Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
 September 21Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson
 October 19A Stolen Marriage / Diane Chamberlain
 November 16Dragon Queen / William Andrews
 December 21The Lady and the Panda / Vicki Constatine Croke

 

Mission Quilt Morning

Thursdays, September 26, October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21, December 5  | 8:30 am – 11:30 am | Fellowship Hall

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for Mission Quilt Morning. If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a quilt! 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 952.240.9718.