Women Expressing Love and Caring through Action
The Purpose Statement of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
"As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
It was shared at our recent Annual Women's Ministry Business Meeting that the 2014 Women's Thank Offering included a "People Mover" token. A member quickly responded, "That's because we are women who move people." This statement, empowered by the Holy Spirit, should become our mission statement for 2015 as:
1. We were encouraged to move ourselves into a closer relationship with Christ through
3. We were able to move others in our community through personal involvement and the disbursement of $2,600 to ministries within our own congregation and surrounding community.
4. We reached out through our synod to get things moving in world ministries with additional funds.
5. We were moved to begin our 2015 planning of activities, events, and fundraisers with new energy and a full list of volunteers to facilitate and make them come alive.
Come join us in this exciting effort to move toward Christ's vision of the work He sees us accomplishing!
Women's Ministry Booklets are available.
Contact: Diane Merkau
All women of St. Paul Lutheran Church, members and visitors, are invited to participate in the volunteer opportunities.
We greatly appreciate your time and talents!
2015 Calendar of Celebration Opportunities
For more information on these groups, please contact the ladies involved or the
church office at (810)982-9853 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission Areas:
These mission areas are intentionally interdependent
Love Day: Quilters meet at 9:00 AM on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month to create quilts for Lutheran World Relief. If you cannot attend Thursdays, you can create quilt tops 60"x80", donate fabric, twin size sheets (for the back), or batting.
Please contact Beth Radtke for more information on allowable illustrations on fabric.
Visit our Worship & Music page for more information:
Prepare the sanctuary for worship and communion. Learn the symbolism and colors of the paraments. Select banners to enhance worship. Learn how to set up for communion and care for the vessels used.
Sunday Morning Coffee Hour-
Prepare coffee and treats, then...clean up, load the dishwasher, and push the button. To volunteer, please contact Kay Schnur.
Please contact Kay Schnur to volunteer.
Sing, play an instrument, or ring bells. Contact Del Hudson.
Do you have an idea for a retreat? Contact Connie Golubinski, Susan Wilson, or Kathy Strauss. To see what's on the agenda visit our Opportunities to Grow in Faith page.
Chair: Connie Golubinski
Heart Works / Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knit or Crochet and meet monthly on the 1st Tuesday to create items for those in need and also enjoy fellowship.
Contact: Kathy Strauss or the church office.
Current projects include: Prayer shawls, Magic Hug Squares, Dresses for children in Haiti, Scarves, hats & mittens, and fabric kits. Please download the Booklet above for more in-depth descriptions.
Watch for workshops throughout the year: quilting bees, sewing events, etc. Watch the newsletter & bulletin boards for special events, dates & times.
Food Truck Ministry: Visit the page here. Help sponsor the cost of the truck by donating $ and/or work at the distribution. Left hearts and fill hungry souls with your compassion. Talk to MaryAnn Meyers for more information.
Prayer Chain Ministry:
Join in praying for people with current needs and challenges. This is a personalized prayer that is sent to those within the "chain" via telephone & email.
Contact: church office.
2015 Calendar of Celebration Opportunities:
Meetings, Tea, Picnic, Decorating, Guest Speakers.
Women's Bible Study
meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the church library.
2015 Calendar of Meeting Dates
For more information, please contact Barb Gottschalk, Judy Halamka or the church office.
Adult Bible Study & Young Adult's Bible Study information can be found here.
Please visit our Education page for more information.
Teach, substitute, or help out. You can support this education financially, as well.
Contact: Nancy Thurston
Vacation Bible School:
Please contact Megan Hargrave
Creative uses of your God-given talents:
Share your photography, smiles, hugs, cards, notes, cleaning, make pies, bake cookies, and...the opportunities are endless.
Assemble the newsletter for mailing.
Contact: Diane Biskner
Women's Friendship Book Discussion:
We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM for book and Bible discussion.
This much looked forward to event is held in December. Make your favorite cookie recipes and bring them in to be sold by the pound. We need lots of helping hands for this sale!
Dec. 2014 (Photos here) we sold 157 pounds of cookies and raised money to continue the many inreach and outreach ministries at St. Paul.
Tell your family and friends to get in line early...these cookies go fast! Please contact Nancy Herber or the church office.
October brings Apple Pie making days to St. Paul. Harvest determines the dates we pick-up, assemble, and distribute. Men and Women pitch in to advertise, make pie crust, mix ingredients, peel & slice apples, roll crusts, assemble pies, and be available for pick-up day. Join the good times! Contact Kathy Strauss, Donna Sanderson, Susan Wilson, or Diane Merkau.
Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate:
Purchase items to help struggling countries gain economic growth. For more information visit our Community Outreach page.
The quilts are created by our Love Day quilters and then delivered each fall for Lutheran World Relief following the blessing at the Erntedankfest Worship.