First Lutheran Church Women
Mission Statement - Women of the ELCA
To Mobilize women to act boldly on their
faith in Jesus Christ.
Congratulations BOLD WOMAN of 2020 - Hazel Bowlinger
The Women of First Lutheran give Thanks for God for Hazel Bowlinger, for your faithful, BOLD, and unselfish leadership through the generations of our rich history within the congregation of First Lutheran Church.
Both circles will meet together on August 12th at 10:30 in the youth
room. All women are welcome!
Rebecca Circle (10:30 first Wednesday) and Naomi Circle (3:00 p.m. second Wednesday), both use the Bible Study found in the Gather magazine. All women of First Lutheran are welcome to attend either circle group. Contact gathermagazine.org to get the print or digital version of the magazine.
For more information or question, please contact the Church
The FLCW Executive Committee did meet to discuss options under the current state of affairs of how we may resume carrying out our Program of Work. We discussed the following:
► We will NOT do our Annual FLCW Kick-Off Picnic and meeting.
► We are currently on hold with the Rummage Sale.
► We will NOT try to set an alternative date for the Salad Bar.
► We will be recognizing this year’s seniors at the August 2nd church service. They will be presented with their quilts, but there will be NO reception.
► Harvest Fest in October should be able to go on as usual, but probably without a potluck, unless some major restrictions and precautions become lifted.
► We will probably go with the NO BAKE - BAKE SALE that we did last year, in place of participating in the Junior Class Craft Fair. Who knows if there will even be a Craft Fair! But that turned out to be a tremendous success, so it is definitely worth reconsidering doing again, particularly in light of our present circumstances. We may include the Salad Bar in combination with that project, as that is another big project that helps us carry out our mission work here at First Lutheran.
► Our treasury is in OK shape. All bills are paid. We have some benevolences that we are putting a “hold” on for now. We have no income coming in, so we are being very conservative in how we spend our money. I am so glad that we were able to get the parsonage kitchen project finished and paid for before all of this!
► We are going to revamp our work groups, working with the Group Leaders to get that accomplished.
► I do not know when we can actually hold an FLCW meeting. Right now, your Executive Committee is trying to stay on top of everything that concerns FLCW. If you have concerns, questions, suggestions, please contact one of us – Evie Nelson; Joyce Pestal; Ileen Everett; Kathy Muscha.
► As of now, anything that is on the Fall Program of Work will be on hold. The Church Council, as the governing body of everything that goes on in our church, will take the lead as to how we come back to some state of normalcy.
► Our faithful quilters continue to meet, and successfully physically distance themselves as they fulfill that very important mission. God bless the quilters. Minus a few weeks, they have continued this labor of love.
As we approach Fall, I was praying for a more positive picture of how our church lives could resume more normalcy, but we continue to take a day at a time, and continue to pray that this will soon end. I pray everyday for my women in FLCW, that you are well, and that you continue to stay safe in the best way that works for each of you.
He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
BROKENNESS IS GOD’S REQUIREMENT FOR MAXIMUM USEFULNESS.
First Lutheran Church Women's Officers