WOMEN OF THE ELCA
 
The women’s ministry revolves around three areas of “mission”:
 

MISSION COMMUNITY To enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationships which are global, diverse and interdependent. MISSION GROWTH To provide a variety of learning experiences which strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential and equip her for ministry.

MISSION ACTION To enable women to articulate and act upon their faith as disciples of Christ in all areas of life.
 
 
 
 
Quilting Ministry 
During the Pandemic… St. Andrew’s quilting group has met Wednesday mornings 9:00 am–12:00 noon in the Fireside Room with restrictions. No more than 10 people, wearing face masks and 6’ social distancing required while we quilt and sanitizes all surfaces when done quilting. Please call Gail Shoemaker at 218-245-1202 to find it if their meeting in-person. We have LOTS of quilt tops ready to quilt but need the big tables to tie them. 

The St. Andrew’s quilters need your help to deliver boxes of quilts from our church to the Lutheran World Relief Warehouse in St. Paul just off of I494 and Concord Street.  Directions will be provided.  If you can take some or all of the boxes whenever you are going that way, please contact Gail for details. With all the hurricanes, tornadoes and fires in the U.S. recently, they are definitely needed. Can you help deliver some quilts? Please call Gail.

 

It is a perfect time to think about joining a small group of dedicated quilters who continue their mission to provide quilts to those in need oversees, in portions of the United States and locally as well.  No experience is necessary.  The group quilts each Wednesday during September – May from 9:30-11:30 am in the Fireside Room at St. Andrew’s.  Quilting and conversation and eating tasty goodies and drinking coffee – what a way to meet other women and to engage in some meaningful service.  The quilting group meets Wednesdays through May from 9:00-11:30 am.  All women are invited to join the group.

 

 

Ongoing Women of the ELCA Projects:

  • Thankoffering Sunday service
  • Annual Fall Bazaar, lefse and bake sale
  • Funeral receptions
  • Sunday morning coffee hour and potlucks
  • Lenten Wednesday night suppers and noon lunch
  • Synod Conventions, Offerings and Penny Focus
  • Lutheran World Relief projects
  • Financial support to various Church and community outreach projects
  • Equal Exchange Coffee sales
  • Women’s Winter Retreat
  • Mother-Daughter Spring banquet
  • 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat support
  • Gifts for high school graduates
  • First Communion gifts
  • Sunday School Teacher’s Appreciation gifts
  • Sunday School Christmas gift bags
  • “Camperships” for Bible Camp participants
  • Provide kitchen supplies, repairs and new items