Sunday, May 19: Syttende Mai Celebration

Join us for a festival worship service, folketog parade, music & entertainment, photo booth, informational tables, food, and special activities for children. All are welcome! Velkommen!

In the church sanctuary:

- no 9 am service on this date
- 10:30 am Prelude Concert
- 11:00 am Festgudstjeneste/Festival Worship Service with guest Pastor Dr. Arden Haug
- Concluding with the mass choir of the Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis and Mindekirken Choir joining together for Grieg’s Landkjenning

On the street:

- 12:00 pm Folketog (Walking Parade) with flags around the neighborhood- about an eight block loop
- Groups in the spirit of celebrating Norway are encouraged to bring their banner to carry in the parade

In the church parking lot:

- 1:00 pm Picnic Lunch - featuring varme pølser (hotdogs), chips, brus (soda), is (ice cream), and kaffe (coffee)
- Donation requested of $5 cash or $6 using credit card per adult
- Children eat free!

Throughout the afternoon on the church grounds:

- Activities for children
- Music and folk dancing
- Photo booth
- Informational tables from the Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program (MNLCP), Concordia Language Villages/Skogfjorden, and more!
- Visit the Norway House Galleri and Ingebretsen’s Gift Shop (located across the parking lot, 12 - 4 pm)

Stage Schedule:

12:40 - Twin Cities Hardingfelelag
1:10 - Peer Gynt Dancers
1:35 - Children’s time with Barnehage & Mindekirken’s Norskeklubben
2:00 - Open dance floor for Norwegian Folk Dancing
          - Art Bjorngjeld, accordion & Laurie Agrimson, violin
          - Folk dance lessons for children and adults taught by Carol Sersland

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.