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Holiday Craft & Bake Sale, Sunday, December 2nd

A craft and bake sale celebrating December holidays around the world will be held after each service on Sunday, December 2nd. Join us in the narthex for a “cultural tasting time” instead of donuts and coffee! We will honor Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid and other celebrations. This fundraiser will support the many missions of Hope Lutheran Church. What a wonderful way to widen our embrace as we approach the season of Advent.

Living Waters Fall Gathering

Women from Hope Lutheran helped register about 40 women for the Living Waters Fall Gathering at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids on October 6th. We worshipped together, sang together, shared a meal together and renewed friendships throughout our conference. We learned about the history and mission of mental health services at Kiesler House and how to rejuvenate ourselves by Life Coach, Robyn Gunnerson.

School Kits for Lutheran World Relief

Thank you Hope 6th grade Confirmation class for assembling 50 school kits for kids across the globe! Evan Wilson, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, showed Confirmation classes a video about the school kit ministry. They were astonished to learn that the items in the kits had to last some child on the other side of the world one full year. One 6th grader was overheard saying, “Only 5 pencils?! I lose all mine! What will they do if they lose theirs?” A teaching moment…..

The assembly of baby care kits has been postponed until a later date. We’ll keep you posted.

Women of Hope Board

Sherry Kiisa will serve as Women of Hope Board Secretary for 2019 and 2020. Carolyn Lineau is retiring from the position after 8 years. Thank you, Carolyn! Please let Shirley Dowson or Joanne Detwiler know if you would be willing to serve as Board Co-Chair.

Altar Guild

November: Gloria Niswonger, Joanne Detwiler, Mary Johnson

December: Marge Reinke, Tanis Beadle, Martha Vetter, and Connie Kaylor

Circles Meet:

Lydia: meets 9:30 a.m. at Pat Paulsen’s on November 8

Hannah: meets at 9:30 a.m.Joanne Detwiler’s on November 8

Miriam: meets at 9:00 a.m. church on November 12

Naomi: meets at 9:30 a.m. Marge Reinke’s onNovember 13

Ruth: meets at 9:3 a.m. Tanis Beadle’s onNovember 14

Circle Bible study prep with Pastor Matt will meet Tuesday, November 6th at 10:30 in the library. Bring your November “Gather” magazine.

Mark your calendars:

Nov 4--Kitchen Cleaning—Lydia

Nov 6—Circle Bible study prep with Pr Matt

Nov 7--10:00 a.m. Women of Hope Board mtg

Card Makers always welcome new people at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall. The proceeds generously support Women of Hope ministries locally and around the globe.

Hope Crafters will meet at 9:00 a.m. Nov 6, 13 & 20 and will then take a break until after the start of the new year.

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.

HANDMADE GREETING CARDS FOR SALE by the church office. WE HAVE CONFIRMATION CARDS (and birthday, anniversary, sympathy, etc). $2 each; best deal in town! Proceeds help fund the many ministries of the Women of Hope.

HOPE QUILTERS meet on Thursday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. If you can cut, tie or sew, we have a job for you! We love visitors… stop by during our coffee break at 9:30.

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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