Grace Lutheran Church

Grace LWML-C is collecting empty Tetley Tea containers with lids. Please save your empties and put in the labeled collection box. Thank you for your support.


LWML Spring Rally

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Bethany Lutheran Church, Fort Saskatchewan

We can car pool from the church to arrive for registration at 9:30 a.m.

Please let the church office know if you plan to attend.

All ladies are welcome!


The LWMLC ABC District Convention will be held in Calgary from June 20-22, 2019 in Calgary Alberta.

Some members of Grace LWMLC will be attending: Sherley Hearty as LWML District Recording Secretary, Maureen Tiedemann as the Grace LWML Delegate, Karen Hildebrandt as the Alternate Delegate and several others as general attendees. 

All women of Grace are invited and encouraged to attend. Registration forms can be found on the LWMLC bulletin board. For information on shared accommodation or transportation please contact any one of the ladies mentioned above. 

The Ingathering for this Convention will go to support the Children’s Cottage in Calgary. ‘For many children, stress is hard to verbalize so they will give you a “picture” that tells you everything is fine. However, given the opportunity to express themselves in a safe environment often reveals a different “picture”. 

When families are in crisis and parents have nowhere to turn, the Children's Cottage Crisis Nursery, offers a 24/7, 365 day safe haven where children can take a break from stressful situations, and are given nurturing care while their parents receive the help they need.

If you wish to donate an item on the Children’s Cottage Wish List, please ensure that it is dropped off in the collection box at Church by June 9, 2019.


Thank you in advance!

 

 

 

Thank you to all members of the congregation who so generously contributed to the in-gathering of items for the Pregnancy Care Centre.  We have delivered diapers and wipes, soothers and toys, sheets and bottles, gift cards, laundry baskets, and other baby items to complete nearly five sets of all requested items.  The babies and moms of 2019 will be blessed by this act of love and support.

 

Invitation to the women of Grace Lutheran:

Doesn’t a spa-themed getaway sound amazing? 

Get away from the busyness of life as you relax with friends, share laughter and stories, and spend time with God. Join us at our Lavender Springs Spa retreat to experience all this and more! 
Lavender Springs Spa is a relaxing spa-themed retreat the women of our church are doing together. It includes worship, Bible study, and time for laughter, as well as time for quiet reflection. We’ll be focusing on the book of Psalms and will be encouraged by God’s faithfulness and love!

When: March 22 - 24, 2019. 
Where: Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert
Cost: $220 (This covers 6 delicious meals, fun and refreshing activities, and comfortable lodging for 2 nights.)

Registration closes January 31. 

For more information please contact the church office.

Take time to relax, make new friends, worship, and draw closer to God. We hope you’ll join us at Lavender Springs Spa.


Grace LWML-C is collecting empty Tetley Tea containers with lids. Please save your empties and put in the labeled collection box. Thank you for your support.

Prescription Eye Glasses--Sharon Kluthe is now collecting  eye glasses brought into the church.  Prescription eye glasses are distributed by optometrists to people requiring vision correction in third world countries.   Clean out your drawers and bring in your old glasses!

Stamps--Sharon is also collecting stamps.  When you cut them from an envelope, leave a good 1/4 inch border around all sides.  These are eventually sold and the money is used as part of the L.W.M.L. mites, supporting any of the projects of the Alberta-British Columbia District.

Pop Can Tabs--About twice a year Peter Wally from the Leduc Lions Club comes into the city to collect the bag of tabs that members of Grace have brought into the church.  He visited me the 3rd week of July to pick up a huge bag full, many of which were brought back from the States by Orest and Carole Baron, who collect from all the people in their winter "Snowbird" village.  Money gained by selling the pop tabs is used to purchase wheelchairs.  Mr. Wally said that he could arrange for any of our members to receive a wheelchair since our congregation has contributed so many pounds of tabs over the years.  If your family, club, condo group, etc., consume lots of beverages that open with a tab, consider creating a collection container:  Just make a slit in the lid of an icecream pail.  When it's full, dump it into a bag and bring it to the church.  Or, collect one ziplock bag at a time.  There is a collection box in the lobby of the church.  Thanks for all your help!

 --Maureen Tiedemann

LWML Collections Boxes are in the Lobby Area

 

WHAT IS Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada?

Lutheran.......... A body of believers, trusting in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Women’s........ Supporting women of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, in Canada, and around the world.

Missionary...... Reaching out with the Gospel to those in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world.

League............ Organized into small groups (“societies”) within congregations, zones, districts, and nationally.

Canada............ An auxiliary to Lutheran Church–Canada with almost 3,000 members in societies in 230 congregations

THE MISSION of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada is to

EQUIP, MOTIVATE AND ENCOURAGE WOMEN to

  • GROW in God’s Word,
  • SERVE God’s people and
  • SHARE God’s Son

Our Mission: Equip, Motivate and Encourage Women

to Grow in God’s Word, Share God’s Son and Serve God’s people

Subscribe to Tapestry Magazine

Tapestry is a faith-based magazine written by women for women. If you would like to subscribe to Tapestry ($10/yr) please call the church office at 780 488 7967 or call Edna Abel at 780 489 3926. Tapestry is also available in an electronic version ($8/yr) sent by email. The subscription year runs from fall through to the next summer but partial year subscriptions may be purchased should you order a mid-subscription year.

General Information About the LWML-C
MOTTO: "Called to Serve" Deuteronomy 10:12

(The theme of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League-Canada.)

PURPOSE: Grace Lutheran Church's LWML-C carries out that motto by growing in God's Word and reaching out to others with the Gospel of Jesus through word and deed.

GOALS: The members of Grace LWML

•Promote mission awareness within the congregation.
•Support missions by contributing through MITE boxes.
•Host foreign and home missionaries and missionary speakers.
•Equip women for service through spiritual growth and personal development to serve others.
•Participate in mission efforts in the community.
•Support the work of the pastors of Grace congregation.
•Support the mission work of Alberta-British Columbia District LWML and of LWML-Canada.
GRACE LWML MEETS at 10:00 A.M. on the Saturday following the second Monday of each month. All women are welcome to attend and get acquainted with this group of mission minded members.

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