Our Church Year

 Our Church Year

Here's a snapshot of Mindekirken's church year.  All events and dates listed below are tentatively scheduled.  Be sure to check the church newsletter - the Communicator or articles on this website for confirmation and details.  If you still have questions, please contact the church office.




January - First Friday of the month (on hold)

Julebord Dinner - Mindekirken Foundation fundraiser hosted by Klubb 500

Tickets sold in advance. 
Julebord means "Christmas Buffet" and is a traditional Norwegian feast served around the Christmas season.




Early February

Annual Congregational Meeting





Sunday before Ash Wednesday


Traditional Norwegian Fastelavnsboller (buns filled with rich raspberry cream) served at church coffee to mark the beginning of Lent.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday evening service


Palm Sunday

New Member Sunday

Those wishing to become of member of Mindekirken should contact the Pastor or the church office.

Holy Thursday



Good Friday

Good Friday Service


Easter Sunday

9:00 and 11:00 Easter Celebration Services.
Kirkekaffe to all served between services.


April - Last Saturday

Rømmegrøt Luncheon

Tickets sold in advance.
Rømmegrøt is a delicious cream porridge, served with butter, sugar and cinnamon.




May-Sunday closest to 17th of May

Syttende Mai Festival Service with music, parade, food, dancing and games for the kids.

Syttende Mai is a grand celebration - Norway's Constitution Day




June - 1st Sunday

Graduation Recognition Sunday

Members of Mindekirken who are celebrating their High School or College graduation.




July - Last Sunday

Olsok Service 

Olsok - A traditional Norwegian event to commemorate St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, who brought Christianity to Norway.




September - 1st Sunday after Labor Day

Rally Sunday


September or October - Saturday

Rømmegrøt Luncheon

Tickets sold in advance.
Rømmegrøt is a delicious cream porridge, served with butter, sugar and cinnamon.




October - 1st week

Leif Eriksson International Festival (LEIF)





November - 1st Saturday

Scandinavian Treasure Chest Sale

Norwegian imports, chocolate and handmade gift items, Cafeteria and lefse. Regular Bake Sale (no norsk cookies at this time)

November - 1st Sunday

All Saints Day

Remembrance Service

November - 3rd Saturday (or Sat., before Thanksgiving)

Lutefisk Dinner

Tickets sold in advance.
Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, coleslaw and lefse. Cake for dessert.  




December - 1st Saturday

Norwegian Cookie Sale

Rosettes, krumkake, fattiman, sandbakkels and other traditional Norwegian cookies sold.

December - mid month, on the Sunday closest to Dec. 13

Santa Lucia pageant

The Santa Lucia pageant is a Scandinavian tradition - a festival of light. The pageant is performed in song and verse by young girls and boys.

December - 3rd Sunday

Mindekirken Choir/Norwegian Glee Club Christmas Concert


December 24th

Christmas Eve Services 4:00 pm

bilingual candlelight service

December 25th

Christmas Day Services 11:00 am

Norwegian traditional service

December - Sunday after Christmas Day

Juletrefest (Christmas Tree Festival)

Juletrefest is a traditional Norwegian event with treats, singing Norwegian Christmas songs and dancing around the Christmas tree.  The little ones look for a visit from the Julenisse!

Mindekirken is called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people, empowering service to others.
Mindekirken practices its ministry through Norwegian traditions, culture, and language.