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Crafter's Brunch Kickoff, Sept 11th

Meet at 9:30 AM at Carol Ulring's house (10046 Eagle Drive NW...off Hwy 371 north of Walker) Call 320-293-8578 if you need further directions. We welcome craft ideas/samples for next year at this gathering. Also, bring a brunch item to share. If you haven't been to crafters and would like more information, you are welcome to come to see what crafting on Tuesdays is all about. Crafters will start our regular Tuesday morning crafting September 18th at 9:00 AM at church. Come and help make crafts for next summer’s Christmas in July fundraiser. All materials and instructions provided. Join in whenever you are available!

Ladies Fall Brunch & Bible Study, Sept. 12

It doesn’t seem possible but we’re getting into our fall schedule. Our Women’s Fall Brunch/General Meeting will be on September 12th at 9:30 a.m. starting with brunch served by Hannah Circle. Pastor Matt will be leading our September Bible study. We will be doing the actual study rather than the over-view of the year, so come with your September “Gather” magazine and Bible in hand. We will also be collecting our thank offerings and will conclude with a short business meeting. All ladies are invited and bring a friend!

If you are new to our congregation or would like to join one of our circles, you are always welcome. There are five circles which meet at different times, dates and places each month. There are brochures in the kiosks in the Narthex which lists the different Circles, or, call the office and Michelle or Kris can give you more information.

What are Thankofferings? These collections date back to the early 1800’s when women collected money in “mite” boxes to support church projects. In the late 19th Century women began collecting loose change and putting it in a box as a reminder of the blessings received throughout the year. We continue to do this and in the fall (we choose September) we bring these gifts in gratitude to God for all we have received. These monies are sent to our churchwide organization in Chicago for use in supplying all church units with resources such as publications and to support the many ministries of the Women of the ELCA.

Fund Raiser for Current for Curran Hospital in Liberia, Africa, September 20th in Duluth. In March of 2017, a dream of the NE MN Women was fulfilled when solar energy was brought to Phebe Hospital in Liberia through working with RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) near Backus. Curran Hospital,

in this same region, is also going to solar energy and needs monetary support for their project. In February, our noisy offering was designated for this project and $1,000.00 was sent ($500.00 from the noisy offering and a matching $500.00 from our Women of Hope). Check the women’s bulletin board for an opportunity to gather with other women of the Northeast Synod in Duluth on September 20th to take part in this exciting fund raiser.

Altar Guild

Sept: Sue Tennyson, Lynn Reiten, Pam Johnson

Oct: Linda Piller, Pat Abraham, Carol Ulring

THE ALTAR GUILD will be completing the schedule for 2019 soon, and we need a few more people to serve in this important ministry. If you have any questions, we would be happy to explain what being part of the Altar Guild entails. The contact persons are Linda Piller (547-4013) and Gloria Niswonger (547-2009).

Living Waters Fall Gathering - Oct 6th - St. Andrew’s, Grand Rapids. Mark your calendars! This is a day set aside to gather with our sisters in our Living Waters Conference - a day of fellowship, worship, information and always a fun day of shopping at the Triennial Market Place. More information will be coming in next month’s Herald.

Up-Coming Events:

Sept. 5 10:00 a.m. Women of Hope Board Mtg

Sept. 12 9:30 a.m. W/ELCA Brunch/Bible Study/General Meeting

Oct. 2 10:30 a.m. Circle study prep w/Pr. Matt

Oct. 3 10:00 a.m. Women of Hope Board Mtg

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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