ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE! No previous experience or membership is ever required. Unless otherwise noted, all events that take place at Minnekirken have free admission. Velkommen!
Minnekirken is opening for “in person worship” on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Communion will be offered at all in-person services.
December 13, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 27, 2020
Guidelines to be observed:
Reservations are required. (see updates on Facebook or this website)
A maximum of 25 people will be accepted.
Please call (773-252-7335) or email the Parish Administrator at office.nlmc@gmail to confirm your intent to attend on the designated date.
When the maximum number of reservations have been received, a notice will be posted on the church website/Facebook accordingly.
Doors will be opened at 10:40 a.m. Please enter via the back door. The front door will be locked at all times. Remain in your vehicle until doors are opened.
Please use the hand sanitizer you will see on the table as you enter the church. Also, someone will be there to take your temperature (touchless thermometer). If someone is found to have a temperature above 100°F they will not be admitted.
Service bulletins and communion packages will be on a table in the entryway, as well as the offering basket:
There will be handouts for announcements + scripture readings
Pick up a liturgy booklet and a communion package
Hymnals will be in the pews
When you enter the sanctuary, the designated pews will be marked with Norwegian flags, and seats will be marked 10 feet apart. This does not apply to families, who may sit together as usual.
Music will be played for worship. However, since singing exponentially increases the risk of spreading infection, please do not sing aloud (meditate, hum, reflect, pray, etc.) when joining the service in person.
The volunteer reader will be given a separate mic and will read from their seat.
Please wear a mask at all times (except when speaking if you are a reader). You may take it down to receive communion and put it back on after receiving.
Please maintain social distancing when leaving the church. People will be dismissed in an orderly manner. Wait for a cue to be dismissed from your pew. Look for a waste container to deposit your used communion package.
Anyone who violates these guidelines will be asked to leave.
We will continue to offer “live streaming” online worship options for those who choose to attend via Facebook Live and Zoom
Per Illinois guidelines*, Church Coffee will not be offered. You are welcome to linger for additional fellowship in the garden or in the parking lot (outside) after the service.
VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Minnekirken's Christmas worship service will be offered virtually as well as in-person at 11a.m. To join us online that day, please use the Facebook or Zoom links below.
Services will be continue to be offered online until further notice. On Sundays when in-person worship is available, you may still use the links below to join us remotely.
The Pastor has been actively maintaining Minnekirken's Facebook page. Check there for the most up-to-date information about events.
As always, worship is offered each Sunday at 11:00 am CST.
ACCESSING VIRTUAL SERVICES
There are several ways to access Minnekirken’s online worship services:
Via Facebook Live: Just go to: https://www.facebook.com/minnekirken/ to connect with our 11:00 am service on Sunday mornings.
Via a Zoom Meeting: You can also connect by phone or computer using the following information…
Topic: Sunday Worship at Minnekirken
Meeting ID: 834 9323 7212
Time: 11:00 AM Central Time
Join Zoom Meeting by Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83493237212?pwd=VnBzNGtkK1l1TVg1enJIWVZjN0lMQT09
Join by one tap mobile: +13126266799,,83493237212#,,1#,590569# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,83493237212#,,1#,590569# US (Germantown)
To use your phone for audio only, dial by your nearest location:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 834 9323 7212
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbG47LB9Vm
Join by Skype for Business
December 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. Minnekirken will be having a virtual Christmas concert. Please join us online for festive, Norwegian holiday music. Use the Facebook or Zoom links above, as for virtual worship. God Jul!
Taste of Norway
Taste of Norway went virtual this year, and the support exceeded our expectations. Thank you from the bottom of our tired, baking hearts!
Select cookies and baked good are still available, along with gifts and apparel. Pickup or paid shipping options are available.
Next Order Pickup:
The church will be open for pick-up December 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Please come to parking area in the back of the church (download a map).
Weekly/Monthly Ongoing Events
Church/Worship Service: Sundays at 11 a.m. We celebrate Communion every second and fourth Sunday of the month, and everyone is always welcomed to the table of the Lord!
POSTPONED 'Lean into the Lectionary' Bible Study: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Join us for fellowship, morning coffee, and conversations about upcoming sermon readings. You can follow along wherever you are by way of the YouVersion-app and/or bible.com.
POSTPONED 'Fantastisk 4' Sunday School for elementary school-age children: Meets most every fourth Sunday of the school year at 11 a.m. These Sundays are also the days our 11 a.m. service is Family Worship.
POSTPONED Minnekirken's Community Choir rehearsal: Every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. leading up to their performance in Minnekirken’s Easter Sunday Service, 17th of May Concert, and Christmas Concert. Directed by Minnekirken’s music director Yeeseon Kwon. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND ALL ARE WELCOME!
Syttende Mai fra Minnekirken: Watch the recording of Minnekirken's special tribute to the sights, sounds, and conversations of Syttende Mai - past, present, and future! Watch via Facebook Video
2020 Vision for Minnekirken: Please email the Treasurer if you would like to be on the Fundraising Committee for the facade/tower restoration project. Meetings have commenced and will continue through the year.