UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, August 31st: WELCA Workday Cancelled: This Friday workday was cancelled due to the busyness of the start of the school year. But please make plans to join us for our workdays listed below!
  • Friday, September 7th: Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. to help us prepare for the ELCA Day of Service on Sunday, September 9, or to work on your own project. We will begin with a shared light potluck supper.
  • Saturday, September 8th: The LWR quilters will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a break for a potluck lunch. We will be working on assembling quilts. You do not need to be able to sew. Come and enjoy the fellowship as we work. Bring a sack lunch or food to share, with beverages being provided. Come and go as you need. Any time you have is greatly appreciated.
  • Sunday, September 9th: ELCA Day of Service: Our part of service is to help with the assembly line and packing of school kits for Lutheran World Relief, beginning at noon until completion. If you can help, please contact Kathy Pedersen at safe-kbobp@flash.net or 817-581-3845.

PROJECTS & NEW NOTICE BOARD
HELP-Work-At-Home Sewing Projects: Christmas stockings need to be sewn for our gifts to the Salvation Army. Stocking kits can be picked up at the labeled basket in the WELCA Donation Station across the hall from the library. They would need to be completed and returned by November 4th, in order for them to be available to our church members to fill, in time for Christmas. Please contact Rosemary Haywood at rosemary.haywood@gmail.com if you have any questions.
The School Kits we pack and send to LWR will help children in 16 countries around the world get an education and thus improve their lives. There's a poster in the hall showing where they go; last year over 214,000 School Kits were sent overseas.
WELCA Notice Board: Please see the new notice board/display in the Fellowship Hall for additional information. We plan on continuing to improve this display so that the congregation can follow our achievements and activities.

AUGUST DONATIONS
JPS Hospital: 15 sacks of magazines, 5 children’s cloth books and 26 personal care kits for women.
Presbyterian Night Shelter: 1 lbs. of assorted toiletries, 2 lbs. of calendars & notepads, 1 deck of cards, 1 crocheted baby blanket, and 20 beautiful cloth dolls.

WELCA MEETING
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
(3rd Tuesday of every month in Room #2)
COME, SEE & SHARE your ideas & needs!!

ELCA CONVENTION
SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
WELCA Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast SWO Convention
House of Prayer Lutheran Church
14045 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77062
https://www.womenoftheelca.org/event/texas-louisiana-gulf-coast-swo-convention
Women of all ages welcome!

WELCA BLOG: Another Resource for Women
https://www.womenoftheelca.org/blog
Extract on 8.13.2018 by Glenda Ofstehage

HOW ARE WE CALLED TO DISCIPLESHIP?
As I opened my Bible one recent morning, this verse from 1 Timothy 6:11 popped out at me. “[You should] pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.”
In the margins of that page I had written: “enjoy those things God places in your life today and wait, full of hope, for the life to come.”
That was probably my takeaway from some sermon or speaker I had heard somewhere. Whatever the source, these words called me to set aside my planned reading for the day and chew on this text for a while.
It brought to mind the words from Women of the ELCA’s Purpose Statement, “…called to discipleship in Jesus Christ…”
How are we “called to discipleship”? I think we in Women of the ELCA work hard at becoming aware of places where our discipleship and love can make changes in others’ lives. I think we look for ways to serve as the hands and feet, heart and mind of Christ in the world.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we sometimes are inspired with an idea that will bring comfort and hope to those who find themselves in difficult situations. I applaud all who answer the Spirit’s call and find a way to bring relief and joy into the lives of those in need, thus enriching your own lives.
Check out WELCA’s Blog for inspiration!!


Help Assembling Quilts?

We would love to have
your help to assemble
these quilts.

 

 

ur First Annual Calvary Women's Christmas Party photo