Lent 2021

Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar. 

  

lenten journaling

Lenten Journaling

February 21 - March 28
We invite all into a written practice of lament and reflection with us this lent: a journey through the wilderness of loss, lament, and promise. Lenten journals were distributed at the Ash Wednesday Drive-Thru event and will be sent electronically via weekly journal prompts in the Monday Connections emails throughout Lent. If you did not receive a journal, and would like one, copies are available for pick-up under the canopy entrance and online (click below). Children's journals are also available for pickup and online! Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at 952.977.9355 or ksalmon@normluth.org.
 

 

 

Lenten Bible Study 2021

Bible Study for All | A Journey Into, Through, and Out of the Wilderness

The Week of Monday, February 22

“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, “What are you going through?”  - Simone Weil, French Philosopher/Theologian and author of “Gravity and Grace”

Across the past 10 months, and in the months to come, we will have gone through both collective and individual wilderness. We have traversed the desert of social distancing, fear, uncertainty, and grief. We have lost loved ones. We have lost familiar ways of life. We have lost rituals of family, community, and culture. We have experienced layers of grief, tinged with our inability to share it together.

And so, this study will seek to bring us backward, in order that we might remember what we have gone through, so that we will understand the journey, see the present, and look forward faithfully into the unknown land ahead.

ALL are invited to this online bible study with thoughtful discussion guides and the opportunity to work individually or to meet with a Zoom small group to take the conversation deeper.
 
This week's study is Entering the Wilderness/What Was Once Normal, is Gone! Click HERE for more info and to get links to the Video and Discussion Guide starting Monday.
 
Interested? Contact Kati Salmon at ksalmon@normluth.org to get connected to a Zoom group. Or, use the materials to start a conversation at home!

 

Meals & Mental Health Drive

Meals & Mental Health Drive | Normandale Housing (NHM)

February 22 – March 28

He will bring justice to the poor and food to the hungry. -Psalms 146:7

As we explore What are You Going Through this Lent, let us also remember our NHM neighbors by offering gifts to help empower & nourish them in body, mind, and spirit. The past year has been tough: housing insecurity, racial tensions, living in a food desert, all while navigating a global pandemic. We can realize God's justice. Help provide meals and mental healthcare with your financial donation this month! Give online by clicking the link below and selecting the "Normandale Housing" fund or mail a check to NLC at 6100 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55436 with "Housing/Mental Health" in the memo line. Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at ksalmon@normluth.org.

GIVE

   

MN Food Share Month

Minnesota FoodShare Month!

March 1 - April 11
NLC is collecting food and monetary donations for VEAP & CES all throughout the month of March and you can help!
  • Drop off food donations in paper grocery bags under the canopy entrance at NLC.
OR
  • Give MORE by making a financial donation online. Financial donations go further due to access to food banks and discount purchasing programs. Give online by clicking below.
GIVE
   

Gentle Winter Yoga

Tuesday, March 2 | 11:00 am - Noon | Zoom

The Center has partnered with the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the Univ of MN to offer this 3 week virtual yoga series offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is still time to register and you can join anytime during the series. The class is free but registration and a release form is required. To register please contact the Center at info@normandalecenter.org or 952-929-1698 with your name, address, and contact information. The link to participate can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NormandaleCenter/.

Virtual Caregiver Reading Group

Wednesday through April 7 | 3:30 - 4:45 pm

The Center is offering a new caregiver reading group using the book Navigating Grief with Humor by Dr. Melissa B. Mork. Grief affects all of us, whether it is through death, a broken childhood, job loss, loss of a dream or identity. Join this group to learn how humor, laughter, gratitude, and optimism can help you navigate the grief process. On April 7, Dr. Mork will join the group and answer questions. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register please contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or email info@normandalecenter.org with your name, address, and contact information. Registrants will be sent the link to join the group. 

Stories I Didn't Know

Porch-Sitting Conversations | People of the Borderlands

Wednesday, March 3 | 4:00 pm | Zoom
You are always welcome to Race and Right now Porch-Sitting Conversations! This past week, we were graced with Pastor Melissa and Deacon Josue Gonzalez, and learned about their experiences serving the Bilingual congregation of Tapestry in Richfield. What a gift! In light of their insights about how housing policies can often be intertwined with racism, and specifically sharing their own experience of fighting to prevent the uncontrolled inflation and eviction of their congregants, click HERE to check out this PBS documentary about their work, which eventually changed official policies!
 
Wonder what worship at Tapestry Lutheran Church is like? Join them by clicking HERE

Join Zoom Meeting on Wednesday at 4:00 pm:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87993928856?pwd=UHBDMFg1bmRmVkkrdGF2RFBEbnRsZz09
Meeting ID: 879 9392 8856

   

Wednesday Online Lenten Worship

Wednesdays, March 3 | 7:00 pm

We will gather online in prayer around the cross each Wednesday during lent as we consider the question "What are you going through?". Click HERE to watch the livestream.

In the sharing of stories, we are less alone.

Gentle Winter Yoga

Thursday, March 4 | 3:00-4:00 pm | Zoom

The Center has partnered with the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the Univ of MN to offer this 3 week virtual yoga series offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is still time to register and you can join anytime during the series. The class is free but registration and a release form is required. To register please contact the Center at info@normandalecenter.org or 952-929-1698 with your name, address, and contact information. The link to participate can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NormandaleCenter/.

Begin Again by Eddie Glaude

Book Club to Study Race

Thursday, March 4 | 3:30 pm

We invite you to join us as we read Begin Again by Eddie Glaude, furthering the conversation about race, ourselves, and society.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 2161 9134

Virtual Sunday Coffee Hour

Sunday, March 7 | 10:30 am
We have had some technical difficulties with the previous link for Coffee Hour. If you’ve tried to log in the past few weeks, please use this link going forward. You will not need a password to get in!
 
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE
Meeting ID: 879 5752 6102

Confirmation/Lenten Mentors

Wednesday, March 10 | 7:00-7:55 pm

Confirmation schedule during Lent:

6:55 pm | Log on to Confirmation Zoom - click HERE> (ID: 818 9549 3931)
7:00 pm | Watch Lenten "Prayer Around the Cross" Worship with families/individually on own devices while logged into Zoom with video/audio turned off.

Lenten Worship Link>

7:35 - 7:55 pm | (after worship) Welcome & Small Groups breakout sessions.

 

High School Hang Out | Grades 10-12

Wednesday March 10 | 8:00 pm
High School Hangout Zoom links are sent via e-mail. To register, click HERE. Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at mjones@normluth.org.