Our Mission and Purpose: 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.
To learn more about these ministries or to volunteer and serve, please contact:
Dorothy Meyer, Rachel Aanenson, Sara Forsberg, Marleen Seach, Jo Ashmore, Mary Packer,
Jan Kehr, Audrey Carlson, Candy Bugge & Kathy Toomey
(WELCA Board Members)

A Message from Calvary Women in Ministry… March 2020

Questions about WELCA? Consider the opportunities!
* Join a monthly Bible Study Group! Contact person and times listed below!
*World Day of Prayer participation- March 6th!
*Personal Care Kits!
*Knit a prayer shawl!
*Newborn Kit gathering and assembly!
*ER waiting groom activity bags for children!
*Summer Study in the park!
*Thank offerings!
*Fall WELCA Convention! 
*Special programs!
*Twice Monthly Quilters
*Spring Cluster Meeting- this year at Bethany in Nevis. Watch for date and program in April Newsletter
*Join WELCA board any 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm to share new ideas for the coming year!! 
Thank you to Marlene Kyllonen for inspiring us
to begin a new ministry. We have assembled activity bags (includes a toy, books, & snack) for parents to give their small children while perhaps spending hours in the Emergency Room waiting room.
These are being used and well received.
Thank you, Marlene!

Upcoming Events 

Bible Study Circle Groups

JOY 10:30 AM 2nd Wednesday – Mary Packer 732-5627 
PATIENCE 4:00 PM 2nd Thursday – Dot Meyer 255-4853
PEACE 1:00 PM 2nd Tuesday – Rachel Aanenson 252-8062

Quilter’s Corner

Mission quilting days are the 2nd & 4th Mondays, starting at 9:00 AM.
252 quilts were dedicated in the Blessing of the Quilts on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Thank you for all your time, work, and love poured into these quilts to be a blessing and symbol of God’s love, to be sent all over the world through Lutheran World Relief!
Mission quilting: “Tied in faith, sent in hope, wrapped in love.”
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Quilts Project:

Prayer Shawl Knitters

What a blessing this ministry has been to so many needing comfort! And it continues as several women continue to make shawls and bring them to the office for the pastor’s and others to give as needed. YOU can be a part of this too! Just pick up some yarn and start knitting or crocheting!  
If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Klettenberg 218-732-9043.

Personal Care Kits

Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kit Items:
  • 1- light-weight bath-size towel (between 20″x40″ and 52″x27″), dark color recommended
  • 2 or 3- bath-size bars of soap equaling 8-9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping (no mini or hotel size please)
  • 1- sturdy comb, remove packaging (no picks or fine-toothed combs)
  • 1- metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging
Collection bucket across from the office.
Thank you for your generous donations!
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits Projects:

Newborn Kits  

Lutheran World Relief Newborn Kit Items:
(All items may be new or gently used. *Starred items are especially needed.) 
  • *Bath Towel – 48” to 52” length – smaller towels are preferred
  • *Washcloth
  • *Bath Size Ivory Soap in original packaging
  • Cotton T Shirt – Newborn to 6-month size
  • *Receiving Blanket – approximately 30” x 30” 
  • 2 Cloth Diapers
  • Newborn Stocking cap – newborn’s head has approximately a 14” circumference;
  • 2 diaper pins – not necessary if diapers have self closure system.
Collection bucket across from office.
Thank you for your generous donations!
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Newborn Kits Project: