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Report from the 2017 Women's Triennial Gathering

Women’s General Meeting & Potluck, Jan. 13th

“Washing Hands with Distant Hearts” is the title of the first session of the bible study in the January/February Gather Magazine. My first glance at the study arouses my curiosity, and so I’m eager to learn what is behind this interesting title! I invite all Women of Hope Lutheran to come to the January general meeting of the Women of Hope on Saturday, January 13. We will start this event with a potluck lunch at noon that will be hosted by Ruth Circle, followed by a general meeting, and then the bible study led by Shirley Nelson. This annual event is always a fun time to spend with sisters in Christ, eating, sharing, and learning together.

Thanks from teachers!

Having heard of local teachers using their own money to supplement classroom supplies, the Women of Hope donated $250 to WHA teachers to use how they wished. They chose to purchase containers of disposable disinfectant wipes for their classrooms.

Thank you so much for the wipes you gave us for our classrooms. We appreciate your thinking of us and our students during the holidays. - WHA Teachers

Altar Guild:

January: Kay Strandlie, Denise Waltz, Judy Anderson

February: Linda Piller, Carolyn Lienau, Sherren Foss


Books that have been recently added to the library:

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling, the first book in the Under Northern Skies series, released in 2017. This is the story of main characters, Rune and Signe Carlson, who were brought to America in 1909 to help relatives who had immigrated some years earlier and settled near Blackduck, Minnesota. There is a relationship between these new characters and the characters from Snelling’s Blessing series written several years ago.

Treasured Grace, book one of the Heart of the Frontier series by Tracie Peterson. Set in 1847 Oregon country, the main character, Grace Martindale, along with her two younger sisters, travels west after their parents die. This is a story of the hardships and danger Grace and her sisters encounter along the way and also the love story that unfolds between Grace and a fur trapper named Alex Armistead.

Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader by Jan Karon. If you enjoyed Jan Karon’s Mitford books, you will really enjoy this new book! Included are many recipes that were served by Father Tim and Puny in the earlier books. Along with recipes are excerpts from each of the Mitford books.

Ladies! Are you looking for something to do?

There are many activities that you can be a part of:

  • Card makers meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
  • Quilters meet on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
  • We are always looking for knitters or crocheters to make prayer shawls (These are done in your home at your leisure)
  • Women of Hope Board:

    Co-Chairs, Shirley Dowson and Joanne Detwiler

    Secretary, Carolyn Lienau, Treasurer, Sherren Foss

    Circle Chairs: Mary Bengtson (Miriam), Illa Ommen (Lydia), Sandra Rothausen and Jan Yarger (Hannah), Marge Reinke (Naomi), Ardyce Pederson (Ruth)

    If you are interested in becoming part of any of the activities of the Women of Hope, please feel free to contact any of the women or the church office and they can direct you to the proper person.

    Women of Hope Board Meeting Minutes

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