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Report from the 2017 Women's Triennial Gathering

25 LADIES ATTENDED OUR FALL BRUNCH/general meeting of the Women of Hope on Sept. 13th. Thank you, Naomi Circle, for the wonderful and tasty brunch.


1. Pastor Matt will meet with our circle Bible study leaders on October 5th at 10:30 a.m. (Note change of date due to our Fall Gathering here at Hope on the 3rd).

2. Do not throw your September “Gather” magazine away. The September and October studies will be combined so that we cover all three articles of the Apostles’ Creed.

Our Bible studies look very interesting from studying the Apostles’ Creed to looking at the Biblical witnesses through the eyes of other cultures. If you are not presently

in a circle and would like to become a member, call the church office or Shirley Dowson or Gloria Niswonger for further information. Circle schedules are listed below.

3. If you have a 2018 calendar, please mark your June calendar as follows: We will have two salad luncheons/Bible studies in June: June 6th and June 27th, which will be our July study. The first Wednesday in July is the 4th and the following Wednesday falls

just before our Christmas in July event, consequently, this change.

Circle Chairs: Please complete up-dated member information and hostess and Bible study leaders to Gloria Niswonger by the end of October. Take time at your October meetings to get this done. You can put completed information in the W/ELCA mailbox here at church.

Coming up:

October 3 8:30 a.m. Living Waters Fall Gathering @ Hope

October 4 10:30 a.m. Women of Hope board meeting

October 5 10:30 a.m. Bible study prep with Pastor Matt

Altar Guild:

October– Natalie Thelen, Julie Finch, Denise Waltz

November—Gloria Niswonger, Sherren Foss, Carol Ulring

Notice to Altar Guild members: We will be compiling the 2018 schedule soon. If you need to make a change in the month you serve, please let Gloria Niswonger know as soon as possible. Thank you!


Quilters meet every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Crafters and Card makers meet every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Gardeners meet Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. (until the snow flies)


Ruth - Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. Linda Piller hostess

Naomi - Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Martha Vetter hostess

Miriam - Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Meet at church

Lydia - Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. Linda Gilsrud hostess

Hannah - Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. Bev Corr-Higdem hostess

We are always looking for additional helpers in all areas of our women’s ministries. Please call the church office, Shirley Dowson or Gloria Niswonger if you are interested in becoming involved. We will gladly add your name to the particular activity.

HELP MAKE GREETING CARDS on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All supplies provided. Cards are available to purchase for $2 each across from the church library. Proceeds help fund the ministries of the Women of Hope.

HOPE QUILTERS meet for Thursday morning workdays. If you can cut, tie or sew join the gals any Thursday for conversation and fellowship as we create quilts.

Women of Hope Board:

Co-Chairs, Gloria Niswonger and Shirley Dowson

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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