Peace Lutheran Church-Winthrop, MN
WELCA Ministry: Nov 16th Mtg. Minutes (posted Nov 23rd)
|WELCA Board Meeting|
............Peace Lutheran WELCA Meeting Minutes: Nov. 16, 2011
Peace Lutheran WELCA Meeting
Wed., Nov. 16th, 2011
Present: Ellen Anderson, Doris Miller, Gayle Grams, Darlene Becke, Jennie Rettmann, Patty McCarthy, Donna Schiro, Jackie Siekman, Beth Miller, & Donna Schiro.
Devotions given by Gayle Grams.
Co-president Ellen called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.
Secretary report: Motion made by Darlene, seconded by Doris to approve the minutes with the following correction:
Cook book sale have been at a profit. Report was approved.
Treasurers report: Motion by Beth and seconded by Jennie to accept the following report. Motion accepted.
Pastors Conference Lunch: $148.80
Cookbook sales: $150.00
Coffee money: $4.00
Kitchen expenses (Refrigerator repair): $185.50
o Supplies $253.92
o Helen Bonderson $75.00
Country C Store for Pastors Conference: $322.29
Kevins Market for Pastors Conference: $58.34
Checking account: Balance of $390.83
Savings account: Balance of $5233.70
Cookbook sales: Reminder to all Cookbooks make good Christmas gifts. Plan to sell at Soup Luncheon.
Quilt Committee: Quilting planned for Friday Nov. 18th from 9:00am 3:00pm
Thank Offering Service: Nov. 20th Vicky has service lined up. Thank Offering envelopes will be collected.
Sunday School Teachers Christmas Gifts :
o Again this year, donation in their name will be given to the Sibley County Food Shelf instead of individual Christmas gifts.
o Motion made by Ellen and seconded by Jackie. Motion carried
o Jennie will get teacher list from Katie & send individual cards and Gayle will sent donation of $150.00
2012 Budget: Gayle proposed with approval by Marlene and seconded by Ellen. Motion carried.
o Co-presidents Ellen & Heather will work on the book and give corrections and additions to Diane Fredin.
o WELCA members are asked to help update their phone numbers. Listing both home & cell numbers
o Food service guidelines will be added
o WELCA meeting will continue to be the third Wednesday of the month
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service: 7:00pm @ Peace Lutheran. Pastor Bob requested 6 pans of bars. WELCA members present offered bars and to help serve.
Next funeral or unplanned event Group 4 will host
Nov. 20th Thank Offering Service
Nov. 20th Soup & Sandwich Luncheon/Bake sale
o Luncheon hosted by Group 2
o Bake sale hosted by Group 3
Nov. 23rd Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service
Dec. 18th Sunday School Christmas Program @ 9:00am Coffee hour hosted by Group 3
Jan. 17th, 2012 Unity Luncheon hosted by Group 2
Jan. 18th Next WELCA meeting @ 7:00pm
Meeting adjourned with motion made by Marlene and seconded by Darlene @ 8:07pm, motion carried.
Jennie Rettmann, Secretary
Final approval of these minutes will be done at the next meeting on Jan. 18th, 2012.
Women of the ELCA|
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
As a community of women created in the image of God,
called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts,
support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church,
the society, and the world.
Women of the ELCA serve out of faith, hope, love, and compassion.
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|Peace Lutheran Church - Winthrop, MN 55396
Women of the ELCA Prayer Chain Policy
Is anyone among you suffering; Is anyone sick? He should call upon the elders of the church to pray for him. -James 5: 14,16
Prayer is an essential element of every personal and women's ministry. A prayer chain is an effective way to:
· Encourage and motivate personal and corporate prayer.
· Bring prayer needs to mind throughout the days and weeks and to promote praise in worship
A general prayer chain is a network of individuals who will receive prayer requests and thanksgivings, forward them to the next available person in the network and will pray immediately for each request.
1. All prayer requests are to be received and initiated through the Pastor.
2. The pastor will initiate the prayer chain by calling one of the two WELCA prayer chain
coordinators, the Mission community Secretary or the Mission Growth Secretary.
3. The Prayer chain coordinators are responsible to write down the requested information for
accuracy and continue the prayer chain by calling the next person on the list.
a. If that person is not available, a message will be left, if possible, stating there is a
prayer request and asking them to return the call for the information.
b. The coordinators will then call the next
person on the list until they reach an
individual who is home.
c. The next person will continue to call as above (a and b), and the chain will continue
until everyone on the list has been called.
d. Finally, pray! It is important to establish the discipline of praying immediately upon
receiving notification from the chain.
4. Guidelines to receiving a prayer request include:
a. For accuracy, write down the precise request.
b. Reduce the information to one clearly stated sentence. It is not necessary to go
into detail about relations, specific medical terminology, etc.
c. The goal is to give enough information to the persons on the prayer chain that they can
d. Pray for Gods will to be done. Do not pray for answers.
e. When receiving and passing a request, remember to repeat the request, word-for-word, making no comment about the request
other than what is being passed through the line.
f. Be content with the details given, the goal is to provide enough information to pray intelligently, not to solve, dissect or discuss the
situation with anyone except God.
g. Other than those who are participating with you in prayer on the chain, keep all information
Completely confidential to protect the privacy of those who call in requests.
5. The Prayer Chain coordinators will be responsible to coordinate the prayer chain lists and program.
a. Each prayer chain list will include 7 to 8 individuals.
PRAYER REQUESTS MUST BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL!
Members of the Prayer Chain must be sensitive to the hurts and
misunderstanding that broken trust in a congregation can cause.
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