+Pr. Linda Pedersen
“All Anew” is the theme of the 10th Triennial Women of the ELCA Gathering taking place in Minneapolis this week July 13-16. More than 200 women from Southwestern Minnesota Synod plan to participate all or part of the four day gathering, giving SW MN Women the honor of being the largest participating synod unit. The gathering will include lots of conversation, prayer, laughter, worship, praise and service projects. Overall, there are more than 3,000 women of all ages coming from across the ELCA , one third of which are first time attendees.
One of our own, Sara Larson from Balaton, has been nominated for an at-large board member for the churchwide Women of the ELCA.
Everyone will have the opportunity to experience the inspiration of women’s ministries from all the corners of our church. In-kind gifts of gift cards and other needed items will leave the witness of generosity in the host city of Minneapolis.
Our SW MN Minnesota women will gather with their sister synod of Virginia for ice cream treats from SW MN locally owned Schwans and cookies from board member Maria Lokensgard’s new St. Peter Coffee Shop and Bakery.
Please pray for the gathering and its influence on nurturing local women and their ministries of learning, serving and praying.
To learn more about the gathering please visit www.welcatg.org.
Articles in this week’s e-news:
- All Anew
- Grant Opportunities
- Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative – MEF
- Help Grow Leaders in Rural Ministry – LMM Golf Tournament
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