The St. John’s Lutefisk Dinner tradition began around 1930 and continued annually until 1942, resuming again in 1962 and continuing ever since. This congregational event involves hundreds of members and we are proud of this tradition. Proceeds go to synod mission support.
The Lutefisk Dinner is a family tradition, bridging across all ages and groups in our congregation and bringing families from throughout not only our community, but even as far away as Maine! Plan to join us for this tradition. Click here for information on past dinners.
56th Lutefisk Dinner!
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2017 Lutefisk Committee
- Renee Solberg, Dinner Chairperson
- Marge Albright and Shelley Gustafson, Lefse Co-Chairs
- Jeannine Allen, Lefse Committee
- Janet Solberg, Lefse and Dinner Committees
- Gloria Gilbertson, Communications and Advertising
2017 Lutefisk News
LEFSE BAKE SETUPS begin Tuesday, August 22, 1 pm to 3 pm, and continue every Tuesday through October 17. For questions about lefse bakes and lefse bake setups, contact: Marge Albright at (507) 421-5184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelley Gustafson at (507) 269-2597 or by email at email@example.com
POTATO PREPARATION begins Tuesday, August 22, 6 pm to 9 pm and continues every Tuesday through October 17 in the church kitchen. Potatoes will be provided. Bring your own peeler if you have a favorite one! To sign up for potato prep, please contact Becky Knoepke (check your directory or contact the office at (507) 364-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need her contact information).
LEFSE BAKES begin on Wednesday morning, August 23 and continue through October 18. Flippers and rollers are needed each Wednesday morning at 8 am for nine lefse bakes. Mixers–please report no earlier than 7:30 am. Make plans now to attend one or all of the bakes. No previous experience needed. Coffee will be served mid-morning.
LEFSE LAUNDRY. Another way you can help is with the lefse laundry. Lefse laundry consists of sheets from the cooling tables and the dish towels and rolling pin and rolling board covers used weekly. This is a great way to help behind the scenes and can be done in your home. Laundry is ready for pickup on Wednesdays at noon and needs to be returned to the church in time for setup the following Tuesday.
From young to old, there are so many opportunities to help with our lutefisk dinner preparation. Even if only for an hour or two, you are needed! In the next weeks and months, specific preparations will be highlighted in our announcements. Please consider the ways in which you can help.
Make plans now to help with the 56th annual lutefisk dinner to be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Lefse bakes will begin on August 23 and continue for nine weeks. In addition to lefse bakes, you can volunteer in many different capacities. Renee Solberg will continue as dinner chairperson; Shelley Gustafson and Marge Albright will again serve as co-lefse leaders.
If you have been looking for a new project to become involved in, the lutefisk committee begins meeting this summer. Our current committee members have all served many years and for this dinner to continue, new leaders need to join the committee. Please think about saying “YES”!
The lutefisk committee is pleased to report that most proceeds from the 2016 dinner and bake sale have been dispersed. Many organizations and groups have benefited from our proceeds. THANK YOU!
2017 Dates to Remember
- Tuesday, August 22: First Lefse Setup and Potato Preparation
- Wednesday, August 23: First Lefse Bake Begins
- Sunday, September 24: Worker Signup Begins
- Wednesday, September 27: Worker Signup Continues