Lutefisk Dinner

norwayflagThe 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.

58th Lutefisk Dinner – 2020

To the Community of Faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church,

Let us begin by saying how grateful we are for your support of our annual Lutefisk Dinners throughout the years. While the Lutefisk dinner has been a highlight of our ministries, this year will need to be an exception. During these uncertain times of COVID-19, we want to be mindful of the health and safety of our volunteers, and of our many guests. At this point, we do not feel we can possibly prepare and serve a dinner this year, especially considering the demographics of our guests and volunteers.

Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Lutefisk Dinner, as well as the Lefse Bakes. If one could predict the course of the virus, the answer might be different. We know that there will be heartache and grief over this decision because that is what we are feeling right now as well, but now is the time for this decision to be made.

We are hopeful that next year will be different, and that we will find ourselves gathered back in our fellowship hall to share this feast together. Until that time, may God continue to bless you all.

Lutefisk Dinner Committee and Leadership

2019 Lutefisk Committee

  • Renee Solberg, Dinner Chairperson
  • Marge Albright and Jeannine Allen, Lefse Co-Chairs
  • Janet Solberg, Lefse and Dinner Committees
  • Amy Weaver, Communications and Advertising

2019 in review

MANGE TAKK (many thanks) to everyone who volunteered their time during the week of this year’s Lutefisk Dinner, brought in their requested household donation, and contributed to the bake sale. It was a great day for food and fellowship and together we served 1,830 meals to guests and workers.

We also would like to thank the following businesses: Erdman’s County Market, Casey’s General Store, CHS Elevator, City of Kasson, Culligan, Home Federal, Kwik Trip, and Thrivent Financial. We appreciate their generosity and all they do to help make our annual Lutefisk Dinner a success.