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2023 W/ELCA Officers


Rae Evenson (3863)(507/450-9466) and Elsie Olson (2236)
Vice President:

Denise Rostad (608/632-0804)

Cheryl Eaton (3568) (507/459-1615)

Carrie Herek (4605)(608/406-0890)
Mission Growth:    

Susan Ferries (3845) (507/429-1832)
Mission Action:    

Twyla Thorson (3881)(507/429-1807), Sherry Jergenson (3209) and Sharon Knudsen (2020) (507/450-1223)

Elsie Olson (2236) and Mary Jore (3787) (507/450-3806)
Mission Community:  

Lynn Halvorson (2400)(507/458-4601)
Mission Hospitality:  

Mary George (2024)(507/458-7312)
Fall Supper:        

Sherry Jergenson (3209), Nancy Runningen (3461) (507/459-2488) 
Card Correspondent:    

Sharon Knudsen (2020) (507/450-1223)
Prayer Shawls:    

Denise Rostad (608/632-0804) and Gwen Nelson (2108) (507/429-9153)
Bazaar Chairman:    

Craft Club (Judy Munson (2026) (507/459-1591))

Carol Meeks (2424) (507/459-9355)

Shelley Jerviss (507/459-2143)
Meals On Wheels:    

Vicki McKay (2081)

Elsie Olson (2236)
Craft Club Chairman:    

Judy Munson (2026) (507/459-1591)

W/ELCA 2023 Schedule of Events
(ALL women in our congregation are welcome to any and all W/ELCA activities and events.)

January    6th         

9:30 a.m.    Plans for 2023

January 27th        

9:30 a.m.    W/ELCA Meeting
February 13th & 14th     

9 a.m.        Do Days with potluck lunch
February 13th         

Noon        W/ELCA Meeting with potluck lunch
February 18th       

10 a.m.      Valentine’s Brunch; Program by Denise Rostad
March        3rd        

1:30 p.m.    World Day of Prayer (Tentatively: Bethany Free Church)
March 20th & 21st     

9 a.m.        Do Days
March 20th         

Noon        W/ELCA Meeting and Lunch
April        15th      

8:30-12:30    Root River Conference at North Prairie, Program by Highway 30 Group
May  24th         

9 a.m.        Stone Church Cleaning with Potluck Lunch
May 26th      

11a.m.        W/ELCA meeting at Stone Church
June 12th & 13th  

9 a.m.        Do Days with potluck lunch
June 12th      

Noon        W/ELCA Meeting with potluck lunch    
TBD         Possible trip to Vesterheim in Decorah, Iowa
June 24th  

TBD  Women’s Day at Good Earth Village                    
July  TBD    TBD Ice Cream Social at the Stone Church

9:00-3:00    VBS with Good Earth Village at Cross of Christ

TBD        TBD        Family Event
September    11th & 12th     

9 a.m.        Do Days with potluck lunch
September 11th        

Noon        W/ELCA meeting and potluck lunch
September 19th -24th    

All Day        Triennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona
September 30th        

TBD        SEMN Synod Convention—Red Wing, MN
October    4th        

TBD        Fall Supper
October 20th        

2:00 p.m.    W/ELCA meeting, Election of Officers, and Thankoffering Program
November    18th        

11:00-2:00    Bazaar
December    3rd        

10:30 a.m.    Cookie Walk
December 8th        

2:00 p.m.    W/ELCA Christmas Program and Installation of Officers

Ruth Circle

Time of meeting:     7:00 p.m. 1st Monday of month
Program:         W/ELCA Christmas Meeting
Chairman:        Susan Ferries    896-3845 (507/429-1832)    
Service Project:    Meals on Wheels

1.    Cheryl Eaton 896-3568
2.    Rae Evenson 896-3863
3.    Susan Ferries 896-3845
4.    Eileen Hegland 896-3446
5.    Carrie Herek 896-4605
6.    Ruth Kempter    608-317-1425
7.    Sherry Lundak 896-3486
8.    Lynn Meyer 507-429-1077
9.    Judy Munson    896-2026
10.   Elsie Olson 896-2236
11.   Kathy Olson    894-4860
12.   Cheryl Skifton 896-2472
13.   Ruth Ann Stensgard 896-2443


Mission Acton Projects
Lutheran World Relief

Mission Quilts
Quilts should be approximately 60” x 80” finished. Use pieces of any new or good used fabric. Possible sources are draperies, bedspreads, tablecloths, blankets, and sheets. 

Personal Care kits
Each kit contains:
1-Light or medium weight bath towel (50” x 27”-dark colored)
2-Bars of soap (bath size in original wrappers)
1-Nail clipper
1-Adult size toothbrush (in original packaging or multi-pack in business size envelopes)
1-Sturdy comb

School Kits
Each kit contains:
4-70 sheet notebooks 
1-30 centimeter ruler with centimeters and inches
1-pencil sharpener
1-blunt tip scissor
5-unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; rubber banded
5-ball point pens; rubber banded
1-box of crayons (16 or 24 count)
1-2 ½” eraser

Opportunities for service

1.    Support our church mission
2.    Attend Do Days and Quilting 
3.    Help with mission projects and kits
4.    Support local programs; Food shelf, Care and Share and Little Free Pantry.
5.    Help with church youth activities or be a Sunday School teacher, teacher’s assistant, support in other ways 
6.    Roadside cleanup
7.    Help serve and cleanup Sunday Morning Coffee and or provide treats
8.    Help serve food for church and community projects
9.    Fall supper volunteer
10.  Take a position on Church Council, W/ELCA or other leadership position
11.   Mentor a new W/ELCA member
12.   Help your neighbor
13.   Knit/Crochet or give out prayer shawls
14.   Attend in church sponsored activities as well as other family friendly activities
15.   Attend W/ELCA meeting and support and encourage your leaders
16.   Volunteer for Altar Guild or be an Usher, Greeter, or Reader
17.   Attend church with your family

Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed for this community project! Pick up meals at 10:30 a.m. at Valley View Manor. Check with Vicki McKay 896-2081 for scheduling and volunteering.

A church serving group will serve funeral lunch and furnish sweets and coffee. All arrangements are made through the Funeral home. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Other Events
For caterers —$150 payable to Cross of Christ. Please make arrangements for a walk-through orientation of the kitchen. If you feel you need a member of W/ELCA at your event to help you navigate the kitchen, we will arrange that for you.
Non-profit community event—please contact the church office for more information.

Please contact the church office for information.

Please note: kitchen equipment is for church use only and not to be removed from the church.

Serving Groups: The following pages list the eight (8) serving groups and the members of those groups. If you or someone you know has been incorrectly added or omitted from the lists, please contact Mary George at 507-896-2024 or so corrections can be made. Thank you.

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