25th Anniversary for Scandinavian Event
First Lutheran Church
November 6, 2020, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

First Lutheran Church is continuing a 25-year tradition celebrating its Scandinavian heritage with a take-out event on November 6, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The in-person dinner, by necessity, has been replaced with a trimmed menu for take-out and call ahead purchase of the meals. The Bake Sale also continues with a pre-buy option that can be picked up curbside along with the take-out meals.

The menu unfortunately will not have lutefisk this year. The preparation and packaging of the fish does not lend itself well to take-out. But most everything else will be in the take-out containers costing $15 per meal. There will still be Swedish meatballs, rutabaga/carrots, potatoes, relish, lefse, rice pudding with lingonberries, rye bread, and krumkake.

While the fellowship of the dinner will be missed this year, the community will still be nourished with delicious food. This important outreach for First Lutheran not only keeps traditions alive but supports community organizations and beyond. Over its 25 years the event has raised about $95,000, half staying in Sawyer County going to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Regional Hospice, Senior Resource Center, and outreach for the church. The other half goes to projects around the country and world for supporting efforts such as disaster relief, food security, and children’s programs. The gifts to these organizations was a driving factor in holding the event this year.

The committee that organizes the event has been working on the logistics of delivering the meals and bakery items safely during a pandemic. There will be advance purchase only limited to 175 meals. A limited selection of bakery will be available for advance purchase.

Purchases can be picked up curbside from 4:00 to 7:00 on November 6. Bake sale items will be available starting at 3:30 on the day of the event in-person with limits on the number of people allowed inside and masks required. Take-out and bakery can be purchased by calling the First Lutheran Church office (715-634-2141) during regular business hours (Mon-Thur 8:30-4:00 or Fri 8:30-noon) until November 3.