Zion Women of the E.L.C.A.

(Women of the E.L.C.A. web site)


"Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds everything together
in perfect harmony.
"

Colossians 3:14

 

What's Next?

The Next WELCA meeting
will be on September 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Centennial Hall. 
All Zion women are invited to attend. 

The last meeting
was on
Thursday, JUly 19th.  If you missed that or any other meetings, here are a few photos.


Stop by the Fair Trades Center – On the first Sunday of the month, Women of the ELCA sell Fair Trade high quality coffee (whole bean or ground), tea and chocolate bars to support the alternative Fair Trade system that empowers farmers, strengthens communities and benefits the environment. They also sell boxed greeting cards, packages of decorative napkins, and knives and cutlery. “Milaca’s Best” Cookbook and 125th anniversary mugs are also for Sale! We are located in the Narthex as you go into the Fellowship Hall for your refreshments. HELPING OTHERS IS OUR GOAL. PRAISE GOD!!


The Fall Fundraiser
in September is approaching fast so start thinking now about those whimsical crafts and scrumptious recipes that you would like to donate or make for the WELCA’s Annual Silent Auction and Craft & Bake Sale.  This will be in conjunction with the Men’s Meatball Supper on Sept. 26.
 

"Milaca's Best"
cookbook is now available from the church office or on the first Sunday of the month at the Fair Market display. It's filled with recipes from people you know and others you don't. There's comfort food and company food, main dishes and desserts, everything you could ever want in a cookbook. Check it out and then buy one for $17 or two for $35. The proceeds go toward debt reduction.


THANK YOU!
To our quilt partners in ministry: Thank you once again for creating and donating your wonderful quilts to the Synod assembly quilt auction. Just over $12,000 was raised for the ELCA Hunger Appeal. The theme of this year’s assembly was, “living in God’s Kingdom changes everything.” We couldn’t agree more because we believe you are changing the world through this ministry one quilt at a time. What an amazing thing!
Wishing you God’s joy and Peace this summer, The Synod Quilt & Marketplace Team

PENNIES, PENNIES, PENNIESIt is time again to empty your penny jars for the Spring Gathering on April 26 at 
Grace Lutheran Church in McGregor. This year’s penny offering goes to Rising Hope. The Rising Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization for restoration and healing of victims of human trafficking. Rising Hope’s goal is to build the first FREEDOM RANCH in Brainerd MN. This Freedom Ranch will be a safe home where these young girls rescued from the abuses of human trafficking can begin the healing process with the help of trained counselors, educators, and health care professionals. One by one we can work together to bring hope and healing to victims of human trafficking. Please bring your pennies in by April 22 to the church office. The Heartland Conference came through last year with a great response and hopefully we can do it again this year. Thanks you all for your participation in this great cause.
             SEE WHAT PENNIES CAN DO WHEN ADDED TOGETHER.


Thank you for your generous gifts to the Phebe Solar Project. Your faithful generosity has made a life changing difference to the patients, staff, and residents at Phebe. The solar panels are now making electricity for the hospital, and there are already plans being made for the same thing at Curran, the other Lutheran Hospital in Liberia. The project will be called "Current for Curran."

Please follow the projects on Facebook - the page is called Skip the Grid.


Wanted: Quilters! Join the Dorcas Quilters the first and third Wednesdays in the month at 9 a.m. - once a month during the summer - check your calendar. Can you tie a knot? Cut fabric? Use a sewing machine? You'll be welcomed with smiles! Bring your lunch.


Hooks and Needles! 
Hooks and Needles meets the first Tuesday of the month, September thru May,in the Zion library. Even if you can’t be there when we meet, you can still be part of Hooks and Needles by working on one of the projects at home. We make prayer shawls, afghans for the Hospice Care Unit in Onamia, chemo caps, baby caps for the Princeton hospital newborns and for Global Health Ministries, and wristlets for Elim. If you don’t want to make anything, maybe you have some leftover yarn you’d like to get rid of. If you do, we will gladly take it and use it well! Call or text Jan (320-362-1181) or email her.


Zion has two Circles - Eunice and Esther - that meet September thru May. Eunice meets the third Monday of the month at 10 a.m. and Esther meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. We enjoy a dessert, conduct a little business, and have a short Bible study. We serve funeral lunches, we provide quilts for the raffle at the Meatball Supper, we cooperate on the Santa Lucia Luncheon in December, and we help at Zion in any way we can. See the monthly calendar for dates and join us!


The Missionary Quilt designed by Maxine and made by the quilters from Liberian shirts donated by Rev. John Lunn is hanging in Centennial Hall - see a photo. It was auctioned off at the 2010 Synod Gathering and bought back by Pastor Blenkush and Wes and Carol Johnson.


Zion Red Cookbooks
– If you have a Zion Red Cookbook, please note the corrections that should be added to your book. Page numbers and recipes names are listed below.
Corrections:
Pg. 46 Lemon Pie  -After the word kettle, add 2 C hot water
Pg. 90 2nd on page: To filling, add 1 C sugar
Pg. 142 Rice Pudding: After cook 10 min. add salt & vanilla, with 6 Tbsp. Sugar, add 1 Tbsp. corn starch. Bake 10 min. (not 45 min), until light brown.
Pg. 159 Cream of Broccoli Soup: After add, add ¾ C water
Pg. 255 Rice Pudding: To meringue, add 1 Tbsp. corn starch (not corn syrup).


Eunice Circle is 
responsible for flowers during the months of July thru December. Please call the church office (983-3368)if you know of Zion women who have been in the hospital.


July Meeting       7/19/18    
  
May Meeting 5/17/18 (photographer not available)
March Meeting 3/15/18

Carole had devotions.

Ruth Boggs talked about her world travels.

Ardy led the meeting.

Eunice Circle served the treats.
January Meeting  1/18/18

Ardy had devotions and introduced the speaker.

Our guest speaker, Jan, won the Junior Pillsbury Bake-Off and
her mother won the adult Pillsbury Bake-Off!

Carole led the meeting and...

...Esther Circle served coffee and dessert.
September Meeting 9/21/17

Ardy had a devotional reading.

Carole led the meeting.

The carpet square the Church Council is looking at.

Esther Circle served dessert and coffee.
                                                            July Meeting 7/20/17
                                   
We watched the rest of the DVD of "The Gospel of John."
Ardy led the meeting.

Nancy examined some of the souvenirs  from the recent convention.
Eunice Circle served coffee
And everyone enjoyed it!


                                                           May Meeting  5/18/17

                                         Ardy had devotions. 

                   Carole chaired the meeting.

            Esther Circle served dessert and coffee.

The Zion Women of the E.L.C.A. meet every other month on the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Circles take turns providing an interesting program and coffee with something good to eat.

The Zion Women's Circles also take turns doing the monthly cleaning of the kitchen and serving food at funerals.

The Zion Women use the proceeds from their activities as well as the offerings from meetings and from Circle meetings to support these things:
The Salvation Army
Pearl Crisis Center
Rev. Linda Johnson Seyenkulo's Mission in Liberia
The Marie Sandvik Center in Minneapolis
Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers in Duluth
Friends of the Milaca Library
Lutheran World Relief
ELCA Pennies for Women and Children in Poverty
Pastor Steve's Discretionary Fund
Crisis Pregnancy Center