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Immanuel’s Scandinavian Smorgasbord

In 2019 We will be supporting Faith Lutheran in Hamilton’s Lutefisk Dinner! 

Saturday, January 26, 2019   

Join us to take the Lutefisk Express (bus) to go down together. 

Immanuel is planning to take the “Lutefisk Express” (a Beachliner bus- cushy seats, bathroom!) down to Faith Lutheran’s  Scandinavian Dinner in Hamilton on Saturday, January 26th, and we’d like to invite you along!

The bus will leave Immanuel Lutheran at 3:00 pm.  Reservations are at 4:30.


Reservations can be made after church on Sunday or through Immanuel Church office-  406-549-0736. Make checks payable to Immanuel Lutheran, 830 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59801. Note Lutefisk

 Express on check.  Prepayment is appreciated.

If you don’t want to ride the bus, you can make your own reservations through Faith Lutheran office.

Questions?- contact  “Lena” (Nancy Marks) at 406-396-5494

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Smorgasbord History


Immanuel’s history could not be written without mention of our Scandinavian Smorgasbords. One of the values identified by members of Immanuel is a strong Lutheran tradition and heritage.   The Immanuel Historical Scrapbook shows Smorgasbords as early as 1938 when Immanuel was a small church on Alder Street.    In 1981, Smorgasbords began as an annual event to support Camp Imlu.  Over the years it changed from a “sit down- be served” dinner to a Smorgasbord of Scandinavian favorites, including lutefisk, lefse and Swedish meatballs.   The whole congregation gets involved, with some helping with workshops to learn the crafts of making lefse, krumkakke, rosettes and other Scandinavian treats.  Others help with setup, serving and cleanup.  Ten percent of the funds are tithed to the synod, proceeds go to support Outreach into the community and world as well as other ministries at Immanuel. It’s a great opportunity for members to work together to reach out to the community.