LOTI celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution on Sunday, May 18th with Norwegian music by Edvard Grieg and folk hymns, as well as costumes and desserts during the coffee hour. Congregation members brought traditional Norwegian foods like rosettes, sandbakkel cookies, rice pudding, fruit soup and lefse. Pastor Haug and Janna Haug prepared a delicious wreath cake or “kransekake” which is usually made to celebrate special occasions like weddings, baptisms or Christmas.
Pastor Haug’s was vested in the historic robe and white ruffled collar of the Norwegian and Danish Lutheran churches. He wore this on special occasions 30 years ago when he served as the pastor at the Norwegian Lutheran Church on East Franklin. Janna’s folk costume, made of handwoven Norwegian fabric, is a traditional design used in eastern Norway. It was presented to her by their former congregation in Marine on St. Croix.