Take a cookie walk

LEDUC, Alta. – In March, the ladies of St.Peter’s Lutheran Church hosted a cookie walk to help raise funds to buy materials needed to make quilts, The beautiful quilts are sent to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and to local charities. Last year, the quilting group made over eighty quilts. We raised over $300 during our Cookie Walk, and plan to have another in the future. (Details on holding a Cookie Walk are published in LWML–Canada’s magazine, Tapestry.)

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LWML-Canada Sunday, 20th anniversary and 65th anniversary all rolled into one

Back (l-r): Carol Siemon, Vera Ahrens, Geraldine Siemon, Donna Eisler. Front: Renata Rose, Darlene Nater, Wanda Higenell, Norma Rose. Absent: Irene Eisler & Hanna Nater.

Back (l-r): Carol Siemon, Vera Ahrens, Geraldine Siemon, Donna Eisler. Front: Renata Rose, Darlene Nater, Wanda Higenell, Norma Rose. Absent: Irene Eisler & Hanna Nater.

On Sunday, November 24, 2013, the Logan Ladies Guild celebrated LWMLC Sunday. They also celebrated the 65th anniversary of a ladies group at First Lutheran Church, Logan. During the worship service the ladies sang “Lutheran Women One and All” and recited the League Pledge. President Darlene Nater gave a brief overview of the work the ladies do in our local congregation, community, as well as nationally and internationally. Everyone was invited downstairs for apple cider, coffee and cookies served by a few men who even helped to wash dishes! A display was set up illustrating some of our projects.

Darlene Nater

First Lutheran, Logan Society, Mitchell, Ontario

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Clifford ladies serve others

The Dorcas Society and LWMLC members presented lap quilts to the Fordwich Village Nursing Home to be used by their residents.

The Dorcas Society and LWMLC members presented lap quilts to the Fordwich Village Nursing Home to be used by their residents.

Myrtle Demerling presented an appreciation certificate to Patty Mock the owner of the Harriston Home Hardware Store for sending our boxes to Canadian Lutheran World Relief in Winnipeg. This past year we sent 40 boxes.

Myrtle Demerling presented an appreciation certificate to Patty Mock the owner of the Harriston Home Hardware Store for sending our boxes to Canadian Lutheran World Relief in Winnipeg. This past year we sent 40 boxes.

Each year we have a mitten tree and this year, many mittens, caps and scarves will go to The Community Cupboard program at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Kitchener.

Each year we have a mitten tree and this year, many mittens, caps and scarves will go to The Community Cupboard program at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Kitchener.

Myrtle Demerling, Medical Missions, Clifford, Ontario

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Giving thanks theme of renewal

WheatlandZoneFallRenewal2013-20thAnniversaryCake_RGB300The Wheatland Zone of Central District held its fall renewal in October at Grace Lutheran in Brandon, Man. Our theme was “Give Thanks” based on Psalm 106:1b. After Pastor Edmund Mielke led a Bible study based on our theme we further understood what God meant when He said, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!”
We celebrated the 20th anniversary of LWML–Canada with a decorated cake and had an ingathering of food items for Brandon University students.

In the afternoon Frida Mielke told us about the money from our district convention mission walk that was given to provide blankets for a Guatemalan hospital. We also rolled bandages and cut dresses from pillowcases for Canadian Lutheran World Relief—enjoying much fun and fellowship while doing this.

Vern Sheppard

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Clothed in Christ

Poster Small 06On Saturday, October 5, 2013 the society at Churchbridge, Sask., hosted the ladies of the Assiniboine Zone for their annual Fall Renewal. Theme chosen for the day was “Clothed in Christ.” We began with an opening devotion from the Yorkton society concluding with the hymn Jesus My Blood and Rightousness. Our pastoral counsellor, Rev. Jeff Dul, led a Bible study called “Clothed in Christ” based on the chosen verse for the day, Isaiah 61:10. We were reminded of the blessings of baptism and how Christ has clothed us with His righteousness.

A selection of ladies took part in an entertaining skit called, “Fashions That Function:  Wearing Many Hats.” We all had a good laugh as we saw bits of ourselves in each of the ladies modeling the many hats we wear in the church as we serve one another and our neighbour.

After a brief order of business we were served a lovely lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches (served with delicious homemade buns) and a variety of desserts. As we filled up on food and fellowship, the excitement began to build as we prepared to work on the items for our ingathering.

We chose three CLWR projects to be sent to Haiti. The projects we decided to work on were pillowcase dresses, t-shirt britches and rolled bandages. After cutting, pinning, sewing and rolling we wrapped up our day. Thirty dresses had been previously sewn and, adding in the ones we completed that afternoon, we finished with a total of 72 finished dresses. However, we had another 65 pillowcases cut and ready to be assembled together. Once those are finished we will be able to send a total of 137 pillowcase dresses to Haiti. Some of the ladies also worked on the other two projects finishing 11 t-shirt britches and four rolls of bandages.

It was a wonderful day full of friendship, fellowship and service. Our prayer with the items to be sent is that they will enrich the lives of those individuals who receive them. May they come to the knowledge of God’s true love for them. We pray they would hear His Word and desire to be baptized so they, too, would be “Clothed in Christ.”

Becky Gust, Langenburg Society

Sewing britches from t-shirts

Sewing britches from t-shirts

Sewing dresses from pillowcases.

Sewing dresses from pillowcases.

 

 

Preparing the pillowcases

Preparing the pillowcases

Fraser Valley Zone makes key decisions

On April 20, 2013, after much discussion and planning, the Fraser Valley Zone adopted a new format. There will be five elected positions known as Advisory Committee and a representative from each society.

The ABC LWMLC district invited Vancouver and Fraser Valley zones to present a proposal to host the 2016 ABC district convention. This was unanimously accepted by the zone members. Preliminary planning has begun.

Theme for the zone’s 2013 Spring Renewal was “Women in the Word – in Fellowship with Jesus” based on Matthew 18:20: “for where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am with them.”

Rev. Laverne Hautz developed the theme through a Bible study that focused on four New Testament women, Mary, Joanna, Lydia and Eunice. At the afternoon communion service, Rev. Kim, preached a message based on Matthew 18:15-20.

The day ended with an invitation from St. Luke LWMLC to join them Saturday, September 28, 2013, for the Fall Rally. A leadership workshop is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2013, final details to be announced at a later date.

Shirley Wisdahl, Fraser Valley Communications.

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Rev. Laverne Hautz presents Bible study

Rev. Laverne Hautz presents Bible study

LWML–Canada 2013

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When work is fun

ladies showing mitts and toques

(l-r) Val Bennett, Sharon Frith, Val Gervais, Frieda Sombrutzki (seated), Rita Hase, Gisele Bartolf, Ruth Bartolf (seated), Linda Brinkworth, Marilyn Schultz, Hannah Palmer, Regan Schultz.

Work can be fun when done together for the benefit of others. Just ask the ladies of St. Peter LWMLC, Oxbow, Saskatchewan, who met February 2, 2013, for a “fun work day.” Bandages were rolled for CLWR and mitts, scarves and hats were made for the ingathering at the 2013 District Convention in Brandon.