April 2014

19, Community Easter Egg Hunt. Excelsior Commons Park, Excelsior, MN. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church, 23290 Highway 7, Excelsior. Four separate hunts for age groups. Free prizes. Information: or 952/474-5181.
Art exhibit
Current-Apr 16, “Four from the North.” Art exhibit  of recent works by Alison Aune, Ann Jenkins, Ann Klef-stad, and Arna Rennan, artists from Duluth, MN. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W Water St, Decorah, IA. Information: 563/382-9681 or

Annual Meeting

30, “Tibet: Finding Hope in Exile.” 34th Annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference. Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Av, St. Peter, MN. Open to the public at no charge. Freewill donations will be accepted to support the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore, India. Information: 507/933-7520 or
Food, Fun, Fellowship

9, Justice for Workers. Douglas Mork, pastor at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Brooklyn Center, MN. Sponsored by People of Faith Peacemakers. 8:15-9:45 a.m. African Development Center, 1931 S 5th St, Mpls.
27, “Addressing the Challenges of Christian Zionism.” Robert Smith, ELCA area program director for Middle East and North Africa, will explore historical roots of Christian Zionism and its current political implications relating to Israel/Palestine conflict. Sponsored by Joint Peace with Justice Committee, ELCA Minneapolis Area and St. Paul Area synods. 12:30 p.m., lunch ($7), if interested; 1:00-2:00 p.m., presentation and discussion. Fellowship Hall, Central Lutheran Church, 333 S 12th St, Mpls. Validated parking.
24, 25, 26, Annual Rummage Sale. Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 315 15th Av N, South St. Paul. For hours and information:
26, “LVC’s Amazing gRace.” 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Two-person teams compete to solve challenges across the city to raise money for the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Information or registration: 612/280-3239 or
26, Ole & Lena Spaghetti Dinner, Show/Silent Auction. 5:00 p.m. Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 W 60th St (60th & Nicollet Av S), Mpls. Adults, $20; children under 12, $5; reserved table for eight, $150. All funds raised provide scholarships for children to attend Luther Park Camp. Co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Information or tickets: 612/861-2265 x3.
30, Daily Work Steps to Success Benefit Luncheon. 11:30 a.m., registration and gather; 12:00-1:00 p.m., program and lunch. Benefit for Daily Work, an employment assistance agency. Dancer’s Sudio (DS) Event Center, 415 Pascal St N, St. Paul. Free (lunch included) , but a request for support will be made. RSVP: 651/204-3043.
24, “A Neurosurgeon’s Journey to the Afterlife.” Eben Alexander. 7:00 p.m. St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 Co Rd 6, Plymouth, MN. Free and open to the public. Information: or
12, “Preserving Our Stories” annual spring luncheon, silent auction and program. Luther Seminary program. 8:30 a.m. Olson Campus Center, Luther Seminary, 1490 Fulham St, St. Paul. Philip J. Formo, speaker. Register by April 7. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Information: or 651/641-3419.
5, Luther College Cathedral Choir in concert. 7:00 p.m. Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Av S, Mpls. Freewill offering. Information:
12, “Showcase St. Olaf: An Afternoon with the St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Orchestra, and St. Olaf Jazz 1.” 2:00 p.m. Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. Tickets: 612/371-5656 or
12, 13, “My Soul’s Repose: Lamento.” The Singers’ 10th Anniversary Season. Tickets: 651/917-1948 or
15, 17, Auditions for 2014-2015 Season. National Lutheran Choir. Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Av S, Mpls. Information or sign-up for audition time:
27, “Sing Ye Merrily.” Northern Lights Chorale Spring Concert. 4:00 p.m. Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN. Free admission. Freewill offering will be received. Information:

Open House



14-16, “Fall for Each Other All Over Again!” Marriage Encounter Weekend. Duluth, MN. Information or registration: or 763/561-1575 or
15, Entering the Realms of the Sacred: Woodlands and Plains Spiritual Legacy. Fr. James Notebaart, presenter. 9:30-11:30 a.m. This session will look at the context of the living cultural traditions of the Ojibwa and Dakota peoples. Sponsored by Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality. Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Av, St. Paul. Cost: $25, Sacred Ground, members; $35, non-members; $15, Sacred Ground students. Registration unnecessary. Information: or 651/696-2798.
28-May 1, Spiritual Wellbeing for Clergy & Spouse/Partner. Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ. Information and registration: 408/488-5218 or
3, Facility Planning for the Next Generation: A Church Building Educational Seminar. Two identical sessions: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 4:00-8:00 p.m. Station 19 All American Event Center, 2001 University Av SE, Mpls. Cost: $30; $25 for each additional attendee from same congregation (includes meal). Information or registration: 651/457-5993 or

Current through June 29, The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper. Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN. Box Office: 763/553-1600. Information:
22, 24, 30, Jun 15, Nov 1, Israel departures. Ed-Ventures. Information: or 800/658-7128 or
5, Spring Meeting for Church Library Volunteers. Ken Pleticha and Colleen Baldrica, presenters. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost: $15, luncheon included. Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 N 4th St, Stillwater, MN. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Area Church Library Association. Information: 763/561-2762.
17, “Creating Financial Stability” Career Workshop. Sponsored by Women Achieving New Directions. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2561 Victoria St N, Roseville, MN. Information: Elaine at 651/604-3516.
22, 24, 30, May 1, Social Security Planning Workshop. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Apr 22, 2:00-7:00 p.m., Woodlake Lutheran Church, 7525 Oliver Av S, Bloomington, MN; Apr 24, 2:00-7:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls; Apr 30, 2:00-7:00 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 128 W 33rd St, Mpls; May 1, 2:00-7:00 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Av S, Mpls. Free. Information: 763/746-3168 or


Dates Further Out
May 1, West Metro National Day of Prayer Breakfast. Jean Peterson, speaker; Tonia Hughes & Dan Oie, music. 6:00-8:00 a.m. Medina Entertainment Center, 4.5 miles west of I-494 on Hwy 55. Cost: $16 before Apr 16; $20 after. Information: Dar Sjostrom at 763/473-3730 or Rev. Carol Skjegstad at 763/231-2983 or
May 1, 2, 3, Annual Rummage and Bake Sale. Peace Lutheran Church, 3695 Hwy 101 N, Plymouth, MN. May 1 and 2, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; May 3, 8:00 a.m.-noon. Information:
May 3, Uncovering and Assimilating the Conscious Transcendent Feminine. Judy Jackson, presenter. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The work of remembering the feminine is essential not only to our personal journey, but also critical to the evolution of humanity. Sponsored by Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality. Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Av, St. Paul. Cost: $65. Registration  or information: 651/696-2798 or
May 4, “Exalt!” Spring Concert. National Lutheran Choir. Aaron Miller, organist, will perform works by Benjamin Britten, William Mathias, and more. 4:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s LC, 900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN. Cost: $20-25. Tickets: or 612/722-2301.
May 16, 17, Bethany Lutheran’s Spring Sale. Held during Seward Neighborhood Garage Sale w/ 100 sales in neighborhood. Kids’ stuff, clothing, furniture, housewares, books, & more! Rain date: May 18.  Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 E Franklin Av, Minneapolis. Information: or 612/332-2397.
May 17, Holden Village on the Road. A Holden-style retreat at Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat Center near Farmington, MN. Bible study, teaching sessions, coffee break, lunch, dinner, & Holden Evening Prayer. Information and registration:
May 19-23, 22nd Annual Festival of Homiletics: “Preaching with Holy Imagination.” Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Information or registration:
May 31, “Horizons: Music of Today (Literally!).” The Singers’ 10th Anniversary Season. Tickets: 651/ 917-1948 or
Jul 8-22, History and Heritage in Germany and Prague. Information: or 320/587-5215.
Nov 3-12, Reformation Tour to Germany & Prague w/ Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka, MN. Pr. Kathie Nycklemoe, host. Planned by Faith Journeys. Information or registration: 1-877/732-4845, ext. 100.


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