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The Women of Hope are excited to be getting into our busiest season!

  • On June 8-9, the synod-wide Summer Convention/Gathering will be held once again at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids. This year’s theme is “Walking in the Light.” The theme verse is Galatians 5:25: “If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.” There are opportunities to attend one day or both days of this event. See the Women of Hope bulletin board or feel free to reach out to one of the board members for more information.
  • The Tenth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA will be held July 13-16, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. "All Anew" is the theme. Seven women from Hope are planning on attending. What a thrill for all of us! If you would like to attend, again, check out the WOH bulletin board or contact a board member or one of the women who have already registered: Ardyce Pederson, Shirley Dowson, Marge Reinke, Lynn Reiten, Gloria Niswonger, Brittni McWaters, Kelly Felton, and Heather Rogosheske.
  • We have spring and summer events right here at Hope Lutheran, too. Please mark your calendars for these opportunities to join with other women of Hope to learn and grow in your faith journey. You do not need to be a member of a circle to attend our meetings and luncheons. All women are welcome!

  • May 2, 10:30 a.m. – Bible Study leaders meet with Pr Matt
  • May 3, 10:30 a.m. – WOH Board meeting
  • May 3, 11:30 a.m. – FIRST PLANNING SESSION FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY! (Bring a sack lunch if you wish)
  • May 7 – Blessing of the Quilts/Prayer Shawls
  • May 8, 6:30 p.m. – Miriam Circle meets at the church
  • May 9, 9:30 a.m. – Naomi Circle meets at Marge Reinke’s
  • May 10, 9:30 a.m. – Ruth Circle meets at Ardyce Pederson’s
  • May 11, 9:30 a.m. – Lydia Circle meets at Pat Paulsen’s
  • May 11, 9:30 a.m. – Hannah Circle meets at Sandee Davis’
  • June 8-9 – NE MN Synod Summer Convention/Gathering
  • June 7, July 5, and August 2 at noon – Salad Luncheon &
  • Bible Study at the church

  • July 13-16 – Tenth Triennial Gathering of WELCA
  • July 18, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Christmas in July
  • 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)

    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.

    HELP MATCH UP QUILT BLOCKS – The Hope Quilters have lots of fabric blocks in all colors and patterns, ready to match up into quilt tops and they need your help this Friday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

    Altar Guild:

    May - Natalie Thelen, Nancy Horn, Joan Sanford

    June—Ann Harris, Donna Beckerleg, Linda Smith

    DO YOU SEW?? If so, please consider helping out the Hope Quilters. We are in need of volunteers to sew together squares for quilt tops. This could be done in your free time at home, or join the group in the Fellowship Hall on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. The quilters are also in NEED OF FABRIC (not clothing... linens welcome).

    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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