Sunday, October 1, 2017     
11:00 a.m.  Nordic Worship Service   

Nordic Flag Processional

Greeting: K. Marianne Wargelin, Honorary Consul for Finland

Preacher and Liturgist:  Rev. Tim Peterson
Organist: Jessica Schroeder

Special Music: 
The Mindekirken Choir & Vocal Solo by John De Haan 

Noon Kirkekaffe/Church Coffee (freewill donation)


Rev. Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson began as the interim pastor at Mindekirken in September 2017. He is an ELCA pastor and a retired Minnesota Army National Guard chaplain. He learned Norwegian as an adult, primarily by memorizing the Gospel of Mark. He has pre-sented half or all of the Gospel from memory in Norwegian at Mindekirken, the Norwegian Seaman's Church in San Francisco, three churches in Drammen, Norway, and one church in Kongsberg, Norway. Tim is a graduate of Augsburg College, Luther Seminary, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is married to Donadee. They have three children and three grandchildren.

John De Haan has been the Director of the Mindekirken Choir since 2011.

De Haan is Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Minnesota’s School of Music and Music Director /Choirmaster of Judson Memorial Baptist Church.


Jessica Schroeder serves as the organist at Mindekirken, as well as on the piano faculty of MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. She has recently completed her D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the University of Minnesota.