Lutherans in the Twin Cities

Noted author Lorna Landvik to speak at Lake Nokomis Lutheran

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church (LNLC), Minneapolis, will welcome back a daughter of the congregation when Lorna Landvik returns to the congregation to share stories about her life as a best-selling author, actor, playwright, and proud hockey mom. Landvik will offer reflections of her life experiences, and will take questions at the program on April 21 at 10 a.m. LNLC, an ELCA congregation, is located at 5011 31st Avenue South in Minneapolis.

“It was my childhood church,” reflected Landvik. “It gave my mother a great deal of comfort, socialability, and music.

“I have spoken there previously, and my mother introduced me,” she said. “It will be sad not to see her or her circle of friends her own age.”

Giving back

One of Landvik’s neighbors is a member of the congregation, and asked if she would be willing to discuss her writing as part of the church’s 100-year anniversary.

“Lorna does live in our neighborhood,” said Judy Loomis, a member at LNLC. “She grew up in the church, as I understand it,” said the newer member, “and the stories about her mother are wonderful.”

Landvik’s books include Patty Jane’s House of Curl (1996), Your Oasis on Flame Lake (1998), The Tall Pine Polka (2001), Welcome to the Great Mysterious (2002), Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (2005), Oh My Stars (2006), ‘Tis the Season (2008) and The View from Mount Joy (2007).

The author will conclude the morning event with a book signing. Attendees are welcome to bring a book or purchase one at the event, though supplies will be limited.

“This event is one of our outreach aspects of our 100th anniversary,” explained Loomis. “We are looking back a little,” she explained,” but we are also looking ahead toward the future. We want to reach outside the compound of the church itself.”

The meet-the-author event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will benefit Minnehaha Food Shelf.

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