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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 2018

Women's Advent Pause | Great Joy With Gratitude for Open Doors

December 3-8 | Various Times & Locations

Join in one of these wonderful gatherings for time to PAUSE and REFLECT on the season with fellow Normandale women. Sign up beginning Sunday, November 18 at the Welcome Center in the Fireside Room or by calling the church office at 952.929.1697. The doors are open; all are welcome to join in the fun in the spirit of the season!

"Advent pause is a refreshing start to Advent. I met wonderful women, and we reflected on a story of the season. It was very festive!" -Nan Nelson

"...When you take a moment and PAUSE- and let all those other things seem secondary- you realize how simple it really is to remember the birth of our Savior Jesus and what a GIFT that is to us and to the world...it's a grounding perspective that is SO needed at the start of the season to center me and share that reflection with others to remember how GRATEFUL we should be to have the GRACE of Jesus. It truly is a mindset that I try to carry with me the rest of the season to REJOICE in God's LOVE for us and his people. When that is your focus, the hustle and bustle just really become manageable and you embrace the season and it becomes MAJESTIC." -Kara Russo

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (WWBS)

Wednesdays, September 5, 2018 - May 8, 2019 | 9:30-11:00 am, Room 209
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (“WWBS”) will study the Gospel of John in 2018-19

"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you."
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John 14:20

WWBS welcomes women of all ages to join us for the profound Gospel of John. John wrote this Gospel so readers can grow deeper in their faith. John, who walked with Jesus, describes the meanings of Jesus' teachings, miracles, and actions. We will learn what sanctification looks like and how we can learn to live daily being more Christ-like.

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.

Beginning September 5, we'll meet Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 209. Come, hear, learn, and have fun, with amazing women! Bring a friend! All are welcome.

Bring your Bible! Study Guides and Commentaries will be available.

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.

sign up

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: 
 September 15Wonder by R.J. Placio
 October 13The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
 November 17Origin by Dan Browne
 December 15The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
 January 19The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
 February 16You Don't Have to Tell Me You Love Me by Sherman Alepie
 March 16Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrews
 April 20The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Joukhadar
 May 18The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Constantine Croke
 June 15Educated by Tara Westover

 

Sew Day Quilting

Thursdays, September 13, October 4 & 18, November 1, 15, 29  | 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.