Women’s Ministry

Celebrating Bold Women

Women of the ELCA is open to all women of the congregation and their friends, & family. We have 4 general meetings a year, & join in study, devotions, work bees, fun and fellowship.  We encourage the women of Grace in many ways, by our support of each other both emotionally & physically.  Mark your calendars for our meetings in March, June, September & December.

We are always Celebrating the Bold Women of Grace Ev. Lutheran Church and are thankful for every one of YOU!

The calendar is saying that it is Officially Spring!  If you just look out the window, it does look good but seems that when we venture outside it doesn’t feel like it!  We are in Michigan!!

Our March 16th meeting was very nice. Sheilah reported on her experience at the WELCA National Gathering, we had a business meeting, lunch and many stayed for a Bible study led by Sheilah.

  • At our meeting, I reported that we had purchased a new microwave for the kitchen along with 3 drink servers to be used at gatherings at the church. (Someone had “loaned” a working microwave to the kitchen, Thank You so much! If whoever did so would like it returned, please come & get it.  If you would like to see someone using it, the Coats for Kids building would love to have it to use over there – contact June P. if you would like to donate it there).
  • We also decided that we do want to have our annual Salad Luncheon, again this year. It will be held on Friday, June 22nd from 11am to 1pm in the Fellowship Hall.  We will set up on Thursday, June 21st at 10am.  We, as usual, will be asking for your help with set up, salads, serving, putting posters around town, spreading the word among friends and neighbors. Mark your calendars and dig out your favorite salad recipes. There will be a sign up sheet out in May.

I would like to thank all of those people who helped with the Soup Suppers during Lent. I understand that there were many delicious soups served.  Also, want to thank Donna D. & Trisha W. for making sure that the kitchen was ready each week for the suppers.  Thank you to everyone!

Also, a big thank you to Trisha & all those who helped her with the funeral dinner for the Ackerman family.  You were a blessing to the family.

At our March meeting we also discussed getting a group together to attend the Synodical Women of the ELCA’s Spring Gathering.  It will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland on April 28th from 9:30am – 2:30pm and the cost is $10.  There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church if you think you might like to attend.  We will carpool and will need to let them know how many are coming by April 18th. Please think about it, talk to Sandy D., Sheilah M., or me if you have any questions. Hoping we can get a group to attend.

It is always a pleasure to work with the Women of Grace Lutheran Church.

God Bless you all,

Cheryl F.

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SALAD LUNCHEON

The women’s group at Grace hosts a salad luncheon every year at Grace.  This year the Salad Luncheon will be held on June 22nd from 11:00am-1:00pm.  Please make plans to attend and enjoy all the delicious food!  Funds raised will go towards supporting the ministry of the women’s group and Grace Lutheran Church.