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Women’s Potluck Lunch & Bible Study

Wednesday, June 27th at noon

Jane Ekholm will lead us in study on June 27th . The third salad luncheon of the summer will be on August 1st. Bring a dish to share and your Gather magazine if you have one. Guests warmly welcomed!

Christmas in July is Tuesday, July 17th!

Keep the date! Christmas in July will be held on Tuesday, July 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. There are many ways for you to contribute to this yearly fundraiser! We will need donations of salads, baked goods and plants. Look for sign up sheets on the women’s bulletin board and please sign up! Handmade items for the silent auction need to be turned in by July 6th. Set up is scheduled for Monday, July 16th at 9:00 a.m. This is our major fundraising event for the many missions of the Women of Hope. Our next planning session will be on June 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Altar Guild:

June: Linda Smith, Donna Beckerleg, Ann Harris

July: Martha Vetter, Hazel Osen, Carlyne Raymond

The Northeast MN WOMEN’S SYNODICAL GATHERING meets at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids from June 4-6. Women attending from Hope Lutheran include Shirley Dowson, Sherri Kiisa, Ardyce Pederson, Joanne Detwiler, and Sherren Foss, our delegate.

The Women of Hope circles have enjoyed collecting Baby Care Kit items for Lutheran World Ministries for several months. Although the Synodical focus has been on Newborn Kits for Global Health Ministries, the board made a decision to simplify our efforts and continue collecting for the Baby Care Kits only. We trust that all items are needed and that all babies will appreciate them!


June 27, and August 1--Salad Luncheons

Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m.-- Crafters and Cardmakers

Thursday mornings

8:00 a.m. Quilters

9:00 a.m. Gardeners

HOPE QUILTERS have piles of fabric blocks ready to match up into quilt tops. If you have an eye for color and design, come and help on Thursday mornings throughout the summer in the Fellowship Hall.

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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