WELCA

Women of the ELCA

Five circles: Esther, Lydia, Rachel, Rebecca and Ruth

President: Mary Peterson
Vice President: Janet Peterson
Secretary: Arlene Freeman
Treasurer: Diane Rachey
Discipleship: Karilyn Martinson
Justice: Linda Delaney
Stewardship: Elaine Palthe

The five circles are represented at each Executive Board Meeting.

QUILTERS/PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Meetings: Quilting meets on Fridays at 9 AM with a coffee break in the forenoon. Bring a bag lunch and work until 2 PM. Call Linda Delaney for information (927-6237).

About the Ministry: The prayer shawl ministry continues each month, meeting the third Tuesday of each month in the library at one o’clock. Call Elma Johnson for information (927-3343).

PRAYER CHAINS AT FIRST LUTHERAN

“I also tell you this, if two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask for, My Father in heaven will do it for you” 

Matthew 18:19.

This is one of the most powerful promises in the Word of God. The prayer chains are not only two or more people praying together, but they are agreeing together. In their united concern, they come to God in prayer together asking and expecting results—and the promise is limitless! Who knows what great things God will do for us and through us when we take Him at His word as a prayer-answering God.

 

How the Prayer Chain works: The pastors should be contacted, if possible, with a prayer request or call Betty Monroe (927-3498), or Elma Johnson (927-3343) to start the process.

If you would like to become a participant in the phone tree ministry, please contact Jill at the church office (927-2028). Or, if you prefer to be notified by email of prayer requests, please email the church at office@flc-aitkin.com with your name and email address, and you will be added to the email list.

My commitment as a participant of a prayer chain: I will make every possible effort to maintain a continuous communication with God on behalf of the party whose needs are being brought before God, whose needs He knows, and whose needs He will answer.

 

Teenagers or adults, male or female, are invited to participate in this ministry.

SCHOOL KITS

WELCA is actively involved in providing school, health and layette kits for Lutheran World Relief. This is the perfect time of the year to purchase supplies for school kits as there are many sales going on right now. Here are some of the items that we could use:

1.  Notebooks

2.  Blunt scissors

3.  Thirty-centimeter ruler

4.  Pencil sharpener

5.  Number 2 pencils

6.  An eraser approximately 2-2/2” long

7.  Assorted construction paper

8.  16 or 24 count crayons

9.  Cloth bag approximately 12x14” with cloth handles or drawstrings

Please don’t donate any items with religious symbols, messages or with any church name as well as items decorated with a US flag, patriotic or military symbols or references to the armed forces, including camouflage. Please leave your items in the box marked “Lutheran World Relief” in the narthex. Thank you for your continuing support of the supplies for these kits.

DIRECTIONS

First Lutheran is located at 107 2nd St. SE, Aitkin, MN, at the corner of 1st Ave. SE and 2nd St. SE

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CONTACT US

107 2ND ST. SE

AITKIN, MN 56431

218-927-2028

office@flc-aitkin.com

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