Women of the ELCA
Women's Coffee Fellowship
Meet every Thursday at 9:00 am at JoMaMa's
WELCA Fall Retreat will be Monday, September 27, at Luther Park Bible Camp, Danbury. Tickets are available on Sundays and at the church office. $20 includes the program with the theme The Benefits of Laughter! and lunch. In conjunction with our Fall Retreat, WELCA is collecting gifts for the Community Referral Agency. Donations can be brought to the retreat on September 27 , or left at the church in the wooden bin in the mailbox area.
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 to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
Although we couldn’t meet in person, our members generously stepped up to support all of our mission projects this past pandemic year. Thanks be to God!
Missionary Sponsorship of Phillip Knutson,, South Africa. $400/year! Prayer Partners were exchanged in July by mail/email. Charitable Giving Donations were given to Faith’s Lodge, Community Referral, Benjamin House (Rice Lake), Family Resource Center of Burnett County, Yellow Lake Food Distribution, Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County, and Salvation Army-Faith House.
School Supplies Collection6,392 items of school supplies were delivered to Webster Elementary School at the end of August.
Donation collection In October we delivered a van full of food, household items such as paper towels, detergent, disinfectant wipes, bath towels and kitchen equipment.
Baby Bundles: We put together 50 baby bundles, 23 girls and 27 boys. They were delivered to
the Rice Lake Hospital, St. Croix Falls Hospital and Moose Lake Hospital. We had some leftover baby items that went to the Pregnancy Center in downtown Rice Lake. The new item this year was the books and we received many, one for each bundle.
Thankoffering Although we couldn’t have our usual Thankoffering worship service in November, $190.00 was given and sent to Churchwide. Christmas for Kids Interfiath Caregivers of Burnett County were very appreciative of Lakeside’s generous donation of over $1500.00, toys, books, gifts and a Thrivent grant to donate outerwear for the older children.
Gather Bible Study Outdoor Bible study was held in May, June, July, August, and September. 10-13 people attended each time. The weather cooperated, and it was good to see people! In November, meetings began using Google Meet. There were some glitches for some in trying to log on. 6-8 people attended each month, and it worked fairly well. This continued through April, 2021. In May the church reopened and the Gather study returned to the church.
Quilting Ministry In March, 2020, the last event at. the church was a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner which cleared $447 towards Mission Quilting supplies and shipping. From March - October over 400 Face masks were sewn by our church members to be distributed to church members, local clinic and nursing homes. 50 made for Lutheran World Relief to help them reach their 75,000 request. 25 for Salvation Army in Siren. In October, 204 quilts and 12 dress kits were delivered the Rice Lake Ingathering for Lutheran World Relief. In December, 26 Quilts were delivered to Northwest Passage for the boys Christmas.
Watch for what’s coming up in 2021
Quilitng Every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
Community Quilting 9:00 a.m. 1st and 3rd Thursdays
For more info see the link below to the ELCA NW Synod of Wisconsin
Synod Women's Organization
"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it”