WELCA Board for 2020 President: Chris Van Emmerik Vice-President: Carolyn Roff Secretary: Alison Lacina Treasurer: Marion Bjorgan
Mission Growth: , Sheila Reich Mission Action: Ann Piersol, Linda Hoffman
Decorating a lamppost for Bethany
Linda Graff, Sandy Bertilrud, Linda Johnston, Bev Gilbertson ,DeeAnn Leines, Linda Hoffman
Women's ZOOM Bible Study Wednesday Mornings 9:00am
Evening Online Bible Study “Stress and Faith”
An online Zoom Bible Study on “Stress and Faith” will be offered on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 7:30 pm starting August 20th. This will be a six week study offered over the “Zoom” social media platform. It helps if you have a webcam attached to your computer, but you can participate without one as well. Email the church for an invite to the meeting. email@example.com
There is a need for more masks.
Many facilities hope to receive donations of factory-made N95 and ear loop masks, as well as hand-sewn ear loop masks.
Instructions on how to sew the masks can be found at
I am sorry to have to send this message, but the 2020 Fair Hills Retreat board has made the decision to protect others by canceling the June 8th &9th 2020 ELCA Women's Retreat. We hope you will join us next year.
Spirit Lake Shoebox Ministry. Thank you to all who have made contributions to the Christmas Shoebox project and its organizers Vicki Duden, Chris Van Emmerick, and Terri Hams. All boxes will be delivered to the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
MYSTERY TRIP 2019 Nine women attended the 2019 Mystery Trip on Sunday, August 4th, 2019. It included a stop in Fosston to visit with Harriet Pearson on her birthday, as well as a tour of Fridhem Lutheran Church in Lengby and a stop for refreshments at the Lengby Park. The inspiration behind this year's trip was Alison Lacina's father lives in Lengby.
The next meeting of WELCA is Wednesday, ? The general meeting is at 6:30 pm.
Open to all confirmed women of Bethany
“Come and See”, John 1:39-41 has been chosen as the Theme for Bethany's Women of the ELCA for 2019.
“Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gave to His first disciples, the Apostle John being one of them. “Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gives to people today.
“Come and See” is the invitation we send to all confirmed women of Bethany. Join us at 6:30 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for fellowship, worship and service. We NEED you, regardless of age, abilities and even attitudes. We have lots of work to do sharing God's love and joy.
Please join us.
Here is a picture of Carolyn Roff with two prayer shawls of the many she has made. She has been doing this ministry since last year. These shawls are prayed over as she makes them and also by the Women's Bible Study group. They are given to people in need.
Come join the fun! Winter quilting Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am. You don’t have to know how to quilt as we need people to tie knots, thread needles, cut fabric and enjoy the day with the group! Lunch included. We will meet each Wednesday EXCEPT the week of circle when we will meet on Monday at 9:30 am.
Quilts on Pews – There is a total of 32 quilts sewn by our quilting group that will be donated to Lutheran World Relief and Inter County Nursing to be distributed to families in need.
Marie Seeger, Linda Hoffman,Carolyn Roff, Bev Gilbertson, Marion Bjorgan, Phyllis Borg, Ann Piersol, Nina Bakke, not pictured, Mavis Arvidson
The Women’s Bethany Bible study group met this morning at Sandy Bertilrud’s. Cathy Gilleland, Marion Bjorgan, Carolyn Roff, Marie Seeger, Linda Hoffman, Pastor Graff, Terri Hams, Mavis Arvidson, and Bev Gilbertson.
Mist produce with a very diluted bleach solution and let it air dry (a teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water)
Amazon will make a .5 % donation to Bethany for every purchase you make using the link above. This will not come out of your payment, but out of the Amazon charitable foundation, set up to aid charitable organizations such as ours. Click the above and get started. Please type in "Bethany Lutheran Church, 1315 6th St. NE" when asked to search for the charitable organization. The set up is simple and once set up, you are set to go for future purchases. Thank you! Pastor Gary