Nordic Fest Celebrated by Good Shepherd and EWALU News


Special Nordic Fest Worship Service Sunday

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nordic Fest, worship this Sunday, July 31, will include opening and closing texts in Danish, read by Lise Kildegaard, and Swedish, read by Tabita Green. Intercessory prayers in Norwegian will be lead by Carol Hasvold with congregational responses in Norwegian, and the Lord’s Prayer will be spoken in unison in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English, with Lise, Tabita, and Dennis Barnaal leading the prayer in Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Special music will include a piece by the Norwegian composer F.A. Reissiger, titled En Sangers Bøn (A Singer’s Prayer), sung in Norwegian by David Judisch. Everyone is encouraged to wear Nordic clothing! Norwegian treats will be served during the Fellowship Time.

Nordic Fest 50th Anniversary logo used with permission.  

Also of Note …

The Good Shepherd Band, which has performed at every Nordic Fest since the early ’80s, will perform this year on Saturday, after the parade at about 12:30 pm, at the Cattlemen’s Association food stand located near the intersection of Jefferson and River Streets.  (The Band is not listed in this year’s program.)

A first for our Krumkake project – A supply of gluten-free Krumkake has been prepared and will be sold, along with traditional-recipe Krumkake, every day of the Fest at our booth in front of Bank of the West.

Photos and a ‘highlights’ history of Good Shepherd’s 50 years of involvement in Nordic Fest were posted on our website’s NEWS/EVENTS Blog, Facebook, and Google+ on July 23.  In addition, articles and photos about our Krumkake Project, The Band, and Worship Service are posted on all 3 sites.

An actively updated collection of current Good Shepherd Nordic Fest photos can be found at our Flickr site – accessed along with Facebook and Google+ at the top of our website. The photos can be viewed in the Nordic Fest album or as a slide show.

***This Sunday we will also offer prayers and blessings for Mason Cote, Nathan Larson and Abby Larson as they head to Camp Ewalu, an ELCA camp in our NE IA Synod which “serves as a place apart to connect the Word of God with the world of God.” Mason and Nathan will stay through Friday, Abby is doing Mini Camp and will stay through Tuesday. Please keep these youth in your prayers this week.
It is always fun to get mail at camp. Please consider sending them mail so that they know their congregation is thinking of them and praying for them this week.
Camp Ewalu
37776 Alpha Ave
Strawberry Point, IA 52076