Encore! offers activities to Gather, Learn and Serve for adults of ALL ages. If an event has a fee, sign up and pay online or bring a check to the church office. Each event description includes how to sign up.
Faribault Woolen Mill Tour
Friday, September 20, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (carpool leaves Easter on the Hill at 10 a.m.)
1500 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault MN
$3/per person, 25 slots – Bring payment to event RSVP by September 1 to Bev Kampa, 651-485-0354.
Founded in 1865, the year Lincoln died and the Civil War ended, it is one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. After the tour, join the group for lunch at the Depot Bar and Grill (311 Heritage Place) **Please note, the mill is handicap accessible, but the floor is uneven so wheelchairs would be better than walkers.
Encore Summer Golf
Thursday, September 12
tee times begin at 10 a.m.
Rich Valley Golf Club, Rosemount
Play consists of 9 holes. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome for fun and fellowship. Contact Bill Korte at 651-366-1409 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join us on any or all of the dates as your schedule allows.
Enjoy your summer, and we’ll resume in September.
Save the Date! An Encore Christmas
Saturday, December 7
Registration begins on Tuesday, October 1 Activity One: A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
1 p.m., Tickets $94 and $74 (Areas 2 and 4)
(Note – tickets are limited. We have reserved ten tickets at $74 and twenty tickets at $94)
Guthrie RSVP deadline is Wednesday, November 6
Activity Two: (approximately 4 p.m.) Dinner at Pool and Yacht Club
1600 Lilydale Rd., Lilydale (at own cost)
Dinner RSVP deadline is Friday, November 22
Join Encore! for this year’s Christmas gathering as we journey to the Guthrie Theater to see the perennial favorite, A Christmas Carol. After the performance consider joining us for a drink, appetizer and/or dinner at the Pool and Yacht Club in Lillydale. Please indicate at time of sign-up if you would like to carpool and/or if you will be joining the group for dinner.
About A Christmas Carol
A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.
Fleshpots of Egypt Band (Country Gospel & Bluegrass)
Usually the 4th Monday of each month, 7-9 p.m.
Due to holidays etc, here are special dates instead of the usual schedule:
Not meeting on Monday, May 27 (Memorial day)
Dubliner Bar, University & Vandalia
Join us for a fun and uplifting evening of singing with the Fleshpots of Egypt, Pastor Rolf Jacobson’s bluegrass Gospel band. The Pub offers a limited menu of “bar” food. Plan to arrive early to get a seat and order food if you choose. There is no cost to attend; food and drinks are on your own. Invite friends and carpool. For information contact Kathy Bahrke at email@example.com
Soul Sisters NEW this Fall!
Mondays, September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, and November 4 & 18
7-8:30 p.m., Easter by the Lake
We’ll be growing a community of grace where women
are encouraged in faith. Stay tuned for details!
Purposeful Retirement Retreat
Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mount Olivet Retreat Center, 7984 257th St W, Farmington
Cost: $42, Register and pay online by September 25
Dr. Rollie Martinson will be presenting on our topic. He recently authored a book titled Elders Rising: The Promise and Perils of Aging. Dr. Martinson has worked as a pastor in the ELCA as well as a professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.
Marriage Booster Retreat
Save the date – Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m., Easter on the Hill
Watch for details!
Music Appreciation with Marty Haugen
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Marty has written some of the liturgies we use in worship: Now the Feast & Celebration, as well as Holden Evening Prayer. Join us for this opportunity to learn from Marty!
Red Cross Blood Drive (Encore) Friday, September 6, 11:30-5:30 p.m.
Easter by the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan (map)
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. But what if it isn’t there when someone you love needs it? Blood shortages do occur and you can help that from happening. Sign up directly through the Red Cross website (see the green buttons on the Easter page) or by contacting Kathie Poppen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-688-7386.
Feed My Starving Children
Next date and time TBA, 990 Lone Oak Rd #136, Eagan
This is a great way to serve those in need of nourishment. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up through the FMSC website. Questions? Contact Kathie Poppen at email@example.com or Richard Tester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals on Wheels Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A wonderful way to help get meals to those unable to cook or shop for themselves. Your commitment could be once a month, once every other month, or just on a sub list. For more information please contact Helen Bolstorff at 651-454-4280 or email@example.com.