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ALBERT, Alta. –Thirty-three ladies attended the Lavender
Springs Spa Retreat organized by the Concordia and Evergreen Zones. The retreat
was held at the Star of the North Retreat Centre on March 22-24 and was based
on the Psalms.
A special mini-spa was held on the
Saturday evening. Everyone received a basin of warm water and Epson salts for a
foot soak. While soaking they applied a hand scrub made of coconut oil and
Epson salts. Then there was a selection of lotions to rub on feet and hands.
Each woman took her basin and towel home.
was an uplifting weekend of Bible study, songs, and a time to reflect. The
retreat committee is already hard at work planning next year’s retreat under
the theme Cozy Mountain Lodge Retreat.
100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. – Several of the women at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church displayed some of the 137 quilts, 425 dresses from pillowcases, 369 shorts from t-shirts and sweatshirts, 195 bags, and six layettes they will be sending to Canadian Lutheran World Relief for distribution to those in refugee camps and others experiencing need throughout the world. Calling themselves The King’s Quilters, this is a group of people from Christ the King and their friends who work at home to make garments, quilt tops and blocks, apply bindings, etc., and meet in the church every Tuesday from October through April to tie the quilts. People throughout the community contribute fabric, pillowcases, shirts, sheets, etc., that are used in the making of these quilts and garments.
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WESTEROSE, Alta. – Beautiful Feet (based on Romans 10:15) was this year’s theme for the Parkland Zone annual spring retreat April 26-28. Held at the 4-H Centre, Betty Ann McKinty and Linda Horton facilitated the event for 44 ladies, one amazing babysitter and four children.
On Friday night, after a welcome by the
retreat committee, get-acquainted games were played; singing ended the evening.
The facilitators led the ladies in sessions throughout Saturday. Singing was
led by Meaghan Maskowitz with her guitar. In the afternoon, the ladies tackled
some crafts including making a bookmark with their name in beads and
surrounding the poem Footprints in the Sand with shells. After supper,
foot massages were given for anyone who desired one.
A silent auction, held over the weekend,
raised $1,532. The proceeds covered expenses incurred by the retreat with the
balance used for the expense of future presenters. In the past, the proceeds
from the silent auction have often supported young women going to LWMLC
conventions. An offering of $465 was taken over the weekend, half going toward
LWMLC Mites and the other half to the Parkland Zone LWML Bursary.
some who attended:
“It truly was an awesome get-together and really enjoyed seeing everyone on my first sleepover. Comfy dorm rooms and bathrooms, and amazing meals!! Thanks – looking forward to our next retreat.” ~ Bernice Stauffer
“Good food, we had fun with our beautiful feet, awesome action, fast and furious at silent auction. Good fellowship. Met new people and old friends.” ~ Holly Schneider
“Relaxing time with old friends and made new friends. Foot massages from our district president, Linda Horton. Refreshed physically and spiritually. We are blessed to have this time.” ~ Karen Jans
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MOUNT FOREST, Ont. – I am excited about the Hanover Zone Spring Rally I attended May 4 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Our theme was “Called
to Serve.” Ingathering items went to Ramoth House, a home for new mothers and
their babies. In addition, we were given a cotton bag to decorate with
encouraging words or a cheery picture. These lovely bags were taken home,
a small gift and an appropriate encouraging note tucked inside and then will be
given to someone who needs a lift and a smile added to their day.
A potluck lunch was served followed by a
prayer service led by our pastoral counsellor, Rev. J. Rinas.
LEDUC, Alta. – On December 2, St.Peter’s LWMLC
society held their annual Christmas party. This year it was changed to a
Christmas tea, where ladies were encouraged to bring their favourite Christmas
baking to share. Christmas crackers were opened and everyone wore their paper
Doris Henke and
Melissa Henke-Lambert performed a skit called Prepare to Share, where a married
couple is getting ready for the beach with friends, and the husband Eb is wondering why his wife Flo is bringing her Bible
to the beach.
We split into three groups to build to some gingerbread houses. Each was
unique, and we had to be careful not to eat all the candies before
decorating the houses.
Grace Vos read a Christmas story from the book Family
Christmas by Dr. James Dobson, which brought a tear to the eyes of many of
The afternoon was
wrapped up by singing a few of our favourite Christmas carols. o
MOOSE JAW, Sask. – The evening of February 26, 2019, saw the ladies of Emmanuel Society hold their annual Gifts From The Heart event. For the past few years they have supported Canadian Lutheran World Relief by choosing items from their Gifts From The Heart catalogue to donate toward. President Lydia chose five different gifts to vote on. Gift bags were prepared with pictures and descriptions of the chosen gifts. This year the ladies then voted with their hearts. Each woman in attendance was given a pink paper heart to place in the bag of her choice. The bag/gift with the most hearts was given a donation in the specified amount. This year they had a four-way tie! Each of the following chosen gifts will receive a donation in the amount specified in the catalogue: Cooking Classes ($100), Garden Tools ($75), Train a Teacher ($75) and Women in Business ($100). May God bless the recipients of these gifts.