Mission: Tuesday Open House is the pastor’s initiative outreach ministry to expand knowledge of persons with Norwegian interests and/or background about Mindekirken and Norwegian culture via five areas of interest. Areas are: Norwegian literature, historic/contemporary Norwegian life, music, theology/faith/life, and art.
The program provides an opportunity for fellowship, a time for devotions, and a time to eat a lunch.
10:30 a.m. Open for seating and coffee
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Lunch available
11:45 a.m. Devotions and Announcements
12:00 p.m. Program: Norwegian Immigration to Koshkonong Prairie, WI
Sherry Johnson will share an excellent DVD video production entitled “Kaskeland—Queen of the Norwegian American Settlements” about the early immigration of Norwegians to Koshkonong Prairie in southern Wisconsin beginning in 1839. The video was created by the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society and follows these early pioneers seeking a better life in America. It focuses on their reasons for leaving Norway, life and living conditions for the first ten years, their faith and Lutheran religion, and the commerce of growing local villages and town. Sherry will share her ancestral roots from Koshkonong as part of an introductory PowerPoint presentation. You will understand why she loves waffles, lefse, and rosettes!
$10 donation per person upon entry includes lunch and program
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