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            After canceling last year, Emmanuel ladies were able to hold their annual guest night salad supper on June 15th.  A large variety of salads, fresh fruit and even candy bars were ours to enjoy at 6 pm.  It was all delicious and being together again was a blessing!  Lori Thompson had the tables decorated with Bible verses and brightly colored tablecloths.  Each table had a plate of mixed nuts and gummy treats to enjoy!  Working in the kitchen were Eileen Burgess, Margaret Greseth, Ann Romo and Twila Simonson. 

            Everyone went upstairs for the program at 7:00.  Vice President Janice Nelson welcomed everyone and the opening hymn was sung, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”.  Dorothy Hjermstad shared devotions from Deut. 7:9.  The Lord your God is God and He is faithful.  He will never let us down.  Dorothy closed with a prayer.

            Janice introduced Luke Davidson for the program.  Luke grew up in this church and Janice mentioned it was nice he could be back to play and sing for us.

            Luke started the program by singing the following words to the tune of “Hello My Baby”:

Hello you ladies, Lutheran ladies.

I’m so glad to be here in the church where I was raised.

Gee, I’m thankful for those days.

 Now I’m a grown up, and I have shown up,

To sing a few songs for you. 

I hope your heart is humming

by the time this night is through.

            Luke shared from Gal. 5, the fruit of the spirit. One of these fruits is Joy.  During the pandemic, he learned to trust in God and keep joy in his life.  Summertime was the theme for the first songs and Luke sang songs by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and a popular summertime song, “Take me out to the ball game!”

            He shared we are uniquely made in God’s image and we should be thankful God made us the way we are.  A fun song, “Aren’t You Glad You’re You!” was fitting to make us thankful we are who we are!  A familiar song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was sung along with “Catch a Falling Star”.  It can’t be a summer theme without an ice cream song so Luke shared a fun song about a guy, a girl and a banana split!  2 Cor. 2:14-16 was read by Luke. We are to God a pleasing aroma and Luke sang one of my favorites, “Jesus Hold My Hand”.  Then, a heaven medley was sung.  Luke had invited the audience to join in whenever they knew the songs, and many were able to sing along with these old familiar tunes.  Since Luke was in Norwegian territory, he couldn’t resist the song, “If Jesus Were Norwegian”. There were many chuckles after the song!   “Baby Face” and “The Auctioneer Song” were a couple of old favorites, too.

Ending the night, Luke performed “What a Wonderful World” and “How Great Thou Art”.  Many voices were heard along with Luke as we praised our God knowing how great He is!

            Janice thanked Luke for the evening.  Emmanuel ladies were reminded that an offering plate was at the back of the church.


Our next meeting will be on July 13th to honor our senior members with a brunch.  It starts at 10am and a joint Bible study will be our program.  A business meeting will follow.  Janice Nelson has devotions and hostesses are Tamra Berg, Molly Barsness, Marit Lang and Lori Thompson.

Sue Davidson