- Friday, November 9th-Project Night: Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. for quilting or work on your own personal projects. We will begin with a shared light potluck supper. Come and enjoy the fellowship and great food!
- Saturday, November 10th: 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 need people to iron fabric, cut out squares, and assemble and tie the quilt layers together. 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.
- Christmas Stockings for The Salvation Army’s Angel Trees PLEASE REURN FILLED STOCKINGS BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH:
Dozens of beautiful Christmas stockings are in the steel bin by the WELCA display stand, just waiting to be filled by you and given to local children whose names were NOT chosen from the Salvation Army's Angel Trees.
Inside each stocking is a list of suggested gifts for four different age groups, and on each stocking is a tag indicating boy/girl/age. Please complete the attached tag, and leave room for us to staple the stocking shut.
Many parents find that filling these stockings with their children, is a great way to teach and share the joy of giving.
Thank you to all those who participated in making these beautiful stockings.
JPS Hospital: 10 cloth books, 15 cloth dolls, and 33 children’s paperback books, 15 flannel and fleece baby blankets with one matching hat, 7 knitted preemie hats, 84 knitted and crocheted hats for newborns, 11 care kits for women, 12 hard cover books and 17 paperback books for adults, 1 children's game, and 2 sacks of magazines.
Presbyterian Night Shelter: 5 sacks of magazines, 4 pairs men's socks, 2 pairs flip flops, 2 ¼ lbs. of rags, 5 wash cloths, 5 lb. full-size toiletries, a large cloth bag, 2 flat twin bed sheets, 2 pillow cases, 1 King James Bible, and 3 pairs of size 14 jeans.
Thank you to all who contributed these items!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
(3rd Tuesday of every month in Room #2)
COME, SEE & SHARE your ideas & needs!!
Women of all ages welcome!
Thankoffering Service: 11/18/2018
Our annual Thankoffering will be collected at this special all women service, honoring the BOLD women of Calvary, and giving thanks for our many blessings. This is the second annual fundraiser for Calvary’s WELCA.
NT-NL Bishop’s Associate Pastor Kris Totzke will preach, Pastor Janice Heidelberger will preside with Intern Meredyth assisting.
At this service you will find and/or be given special WELCA envelopes to place on the altar during the service. (Please make checks out to Calvary Lutheran Church with a notation for the “Thankoffering”.) This money will be divided between local charities and Katie’s Fund. (Katie’s Fund, named for Katharina (Katie) von Bora Luther, is an endowment that supports ministry in three areas: leadership development, global connections, and living theology.)
Women’s offerings: a brief history
The idea of collecting donations in small offering boxes goes back to the very early 1800s, when women formed “mite” or “cent” societies to raise money. Mite boxes were given out as fundraising tools to collect pennies for the support of church projects and foreign missionaries. These women-led cent societies, platforms for social activism as well as evangelism in the 19th century, published their own literature, Bible studies and other materials advocating around issues such as child labor, literacy and prison reform. In time, larger missionary and ladies aid societies developed out of this work because there was such an overwhelming demand not only for foreign missionary support but for support at home. These women’s groups funded needs in their local churches as well as local community projects.
The Rev Kris Totzke - Bishop’s Associate for Leadership Formation and Congregational Care NT-NL, ELCA
The Rev Janice Heidlberger - Serves on the NT-NL Stewardship Team, and is Spiritual director and on the Secretariat with Via de Cristo.
||WELCA Christmas Party - December 8
Please place this special
celebration on your calendar.
Details to come in the
December Calvary Caller.