Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church has provided a meal for 40 the first Friday of every month for many years. This service continues as a wonderful opportunity for families or a group of friends to work together!

After vacating the shelter due to Covid 19, residents have returned to the shelter.  As a result, volunteers now prepare & provide the meal for 30, plate & serve individuals in their rooms, collect & dispose of food service items afterward OR provide $250 to cover a meal. 
Face coverings and gloves are required, as well.

Thanks to Pat & Kathy Bracken for donating & Cheri Moe for serving on July 2.

Next volunteers are Carol Kuehn, Vicki Kuehn-Larson, & Rebecca Morell who have donated for August 6.

Finally, please consider serving on…

SEP 3,  OCT 1, NOV 5, or DEC 3

To reserve, contact Cheri Moe [email protected] or (952) 431-5226

We are receiving both gifts of thanksgiving and remembrance for an additional bell. The French company that made our first new bell will forge this one, as well. The inscription will read Now Thank We All Our God for His Faithfulness through the Covid 19 Pandemic, 2020-2021. The bell arrives in early September. We hope to collect $20,000 before then. Then, after its installation in the fall, a commemoration worship service will honor donors.

A Word of Thanks to Sunday School Families 

As we end the Sunday School program year, I want to say a special thank you to our families for your ongoing support of Children’s Ministry here at Lake of the Isles. 
 It has been a year of many changes for your family –  redoing most every aspect of your family life and redoing it another way again and again…. it’s exhausting (!!) Despite that, you were open to trying some new ideas and ways of bringing God’s story and faith into your family life. You explored the week’s story at home by “reading, wondering, praying and doing”, tried out some new recipes, made a few projects at home, watched Faith at Home videos for more ideas, came to the outdoor events here at LOTI and helped with a service project tied to St Francis day.  Many of you participated in the recording of the Christmas program and the new Maundy Thursday service bringing the scripture alive for others to “see” the Word come to life.   Someone needs to say it for you, so I will – “Thanks for being awesome!”  (and your kids thank you too!)
With much gratitude, 
Diane LaMere

Beginning  Sunday, May 2, we will once again, host a limited Coffee Hour after the service on the Patio, weather permitting. At this time, we’ll be serving beverages only. Please contact the church office or phone (612) 377- 5095, if you would like to sign up for a Sunday, to brew and serve coffee and tea. 

To view livestream or past services, go to our YouTube channel, or find the livestream link & worship service bulletin on

As we await & prepare for Easter, we’re accepting flower orders, now through March 22.

Selections include:
White Lilies $8.00
Red, Purple, or Yellow Tulips $7.50
Purple, Yellow, or White Mums $8.00
Pink Hydrangeas$15.25

Pastor Haug leads a virtual Bible study by Zoom for the regular 10:00 am Wednesday morning Bible study group. Contact [email protected] to participate. He distributes the meeting invitation.

All are welcome to join us on Tuesdays from 9:15 – 10:00 am for a Zoom meeting.

Questions? Contact Janna HaugDebra Gilroy, or Linda Nelson

Support LOTI Partner CES. Due to the Coronavirus, pre-packed bags of groceries are being distributed. Fill a bag or two of groceries and hygiene items, and bring them to CES, or, call to set a delivery time… 
If you have time, we would be glad to give you a tour and introduce you to CES in action! 

Food Items:

Please help us improve the quality of nutrition in our neighborhood by donating the following healthy foods.

  • Olive oil and vegetable oil
  • Flour, sugar – 4# bags or smaller
  • Meat soups
  • Chili with meat
  • Canned chicken, tuna or salmon
  • Canned fruit, in light syrup or own juice
  • Rice
  • Assorted canned vegetables
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Coffee in small bags
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Old fashioned oats, instant oatmeal packets
  • Jelly and jam
  • Peanut butter
  • 100% fruit juice


  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper, facial tissues
  • Dish soap – small bottles
  • Laundry soap

Pet Needs: 

  • Pet food for dogs or cats
  • Kitty litter

Paper Grocery Bags with Handles

Drop off: 1900 11th Ave S, Minneapolis 612-870-1125

Food is, of course, the main ongoing aspect of CES. Food donations and/or funds to buy food are always welcome. As a result of our food purchase “connections,” any dollar donated to CES to purchase food goes 10-20 times farther than a dollar spent at the store. For example, for the price of one can of corn at your grocery store, CES can purchase 10 cans of corn through the food banks.

For more information and/or monetary donations visit

For many years, Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church has provided a meal for 40 on the first Friday of the month. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our monthly meals have been provided by donation via check, money order, or online. After May 24, when residents return to the shelter,  volunteers  will once again provide & serve the meal.  In addition, OSCS is asking for donations of disposable food utensils, plates, & cups for serving.

Thank you to everyone who has provided a meal in 2020! 

Dates for 2021

FEB 5Janna & Arden Haug
MAR 5Linda Nelson & Mary Jubenville
APR 2Ellie Holmquist, Ruth Lee, Heather Jacoby,  & Gretchen Robertson
MAY 7Andy & Monica Schwarm 
JUN 4Peter Van Bergen & Cathy Carlson
JUL 2Kathy & Pat Bracken
AUG 6Carol Kuehn

Please consider providing on:





Reserve by contacting Cheri Moe or (952) 431-5226.