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For Women

NLC Ladies: Miniature May Day Gardens

Monday, May 1  |  5:30-8:30 pm  |  Centennial Lakes, Edina
Ladies, join us for a gathering of fun and spring creativity.  We'll have time to socialize and build our own succulent terrariums.  No green thumb required!
     5:30-6:30  |  Social hour with heavy appetizers and beverages
     6:30-8:30  |  Build your own succulent terrarium, desserts, and fun
$40/person includes appetizers, drinks, dessert, fun, all plants and supplies, and instruction.  Invite a friend and sign-up today!

Normandale Women Spring Service Project

Monday, April 24  |  1:00 – 3:00 pm  |  3rd Floor Multipurpose Room

Do you want to be helpful and have fun? Normandale Women are now in their 6th year of putting together HIV/AIDS Hospice Kits for Global Health Ministries. Come and join us! This is an easy service project and there will be coffee, treats, and time to socialize while we work to serve those in need!

Global Health Ministries has received a request from Dr. Paul Mmbando in Tanzania for 4,000 Hospice Kits for the palliative care program of the Tanzanian Lutheran Church. The kits we will make are only a small dent in a large global need, but a few hygiene supplies and the love that’s included in the bag mean a lot to the person who is sick and often alone. A free will offering will be taken to help provide medicine and to defer shipping costs. The expense for the project is $20 per kit which includes money for shipping and medicine to accompany each kit. 

Thank you to Thrivent for their $250 Action Team contribution to our project.

Contributions to this service project from the congregation are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to Normandale Women with "HIV Kits" in the memo line and can be left at the front desk.

Questions? Contact Lynn Laaksonen at 952.941.3345/ or Dee Henriksen at 952.927.9980/

Normandale Women's CirclesNormandale 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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Sew Day Quilting

Tuesdays, April 11, 25, & May 16 | 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.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (WWBS)

Wednesdays, January 25 - May 10 | 9:30-11:00 am, Room 2019

Mark is a Gospel of action; emphasizing the activity of Jesus, how He served, and died for the sins of the world.  Jesus is God’s Servant, even to the Cross. What do you personally believe about Jesus and what is your response to that belief? 


Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (“WWBS”) invites you to join us as we begin studying the humanity and servanthood of Jesus in the Book of Mark.   We will study in depth Mark’s narrative of something of great importance and a most unusual nature that is taking place.   The Son of God; a Servant and a Savior, He comes, He stands with us to the end, and He will be with us through the end. Our forum begins with Pastor Meta Herrick Carlson’s knowledgeable, thought provoking, large group presentation of the specific chapters we have studied.  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, sacrificing, and lasting.


Come, hear, learn, and have fun, with amazing women! Bring your Bible! Study Guides and Commentaries will be available.

Questions? Contact Maggie Valenta, 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.

Book Club at Normandale Lutheran ChurchBook, Bagel & Brew

Third Saturday of each month | 9:00-11:00 am  |  Rooms 212-213
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.

Next Book: Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan. Join us on Saturday, October 15!

Questions? Contact Dee Henriksen, at 952.927.9980 /

NLC Ladies, Normandale Lutheran ChurchNLC 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? We have events for you! 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. Questions? Please contact Janet Devine at