Faith Women

Faith Women Happenings for May

Mothers were celebrated at the May 11th luncheon “Reflections of a Lovely Lady.” Organized by Annette Ohren and Gwen Gillespie and their army of helpers; the luncheon was beautiful with peach tablecloths and fresh tulips at each place. Joyce Bock played piano while everyone chatted before we started the activities.

Sandy Alvstad was our emcee for devotions and table prayer then on to lunch. Gwen coordinated a Kabob lunch followed by “icebox” desserts. Lots of good food nicely served.

The program was fashion modeled by Faith women: Kim Erickson, Joni Barsness, Sharon Denardo, Alisa Henrichs, Rita Loftness, Vicki Carlson, Naomi Anderson, Amanda Anderson, Deb Erickson, Sarah Berglund and Madison Anderson. The models visited Maurice’s and Christopher Banks clothing stores in the Viking Plaza Mall. They were each able to choose 2 outfits to wear in the show. A little bird told me “some” of the outfits were purchased there and then.

The ladies did an outstanding job of showing how comfortable and good-looking the fashions were. But there is always that dreaded issue: two women with the same outfit! Vicki Carlson and Sandy Alvstad had the same outfits.  So Vicki pulled Sandy in to model as a twosome. It was the highlight of the show.

Thanks to everyone who dreamed, planned, coordinated, decorated, prepped, cooked, served and made the day so special.  Happy Mother’s Day to all.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Karen Howell, Secretary

The Faith Women Board Members met on Thursday, May 9th.  The Minutes are posted on the Hallway bulletin board.

Coming up…

June 13th Meeting 1:30 p.m. General meeting

·        Discuss July bake sale and other weekend events

·        Select a workday to reorganize kitchen storage and label.

·        June 23rd Grill n Chill: Potluck. Will be like an olde tyme church picnic. 


President Gwen G. called the meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. Candy S., Eme Q., and Karen H. were also in attendance.

   Gwen read the correspondence. There were several requests for funds and thank you notes. We considered the request from Lisa B. to fund her two daughters at Lutheran Horse Camp. Upon receipt of further information, we agreed to fund half of the cost for both girls. A form will be created to collect the necessary information. Motion by Candi, second by Eme. Motion Carried

   Report on Pastor Sarah is very good news. A get well card has been sent.

Coffee Time needs volunteers. It was suggested a write up of duties would be helpful. Candy will make announcements at the church services beginning the Sunday after Easter. Faith Women will take ownership of this schedule until the end of the year. Donations will be directed to the Butterfly Box. Motion by Eme, second by Candi. Motion Carried.

   Cleaning and organizing in kitchen will continue. A cleaning crew will be assembled. Special attention in all areas to spider webs. There are a lot in the stained glass windows.

   The posters for the Mother/Daughter luncheon available next week.

    Upcoming events to watch for:

Grill & Chill summer picnic on June 23rd

July 4th plans pending

Indoor Garage Sale coming in September

   There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 pm.

May Gather Bible Study   

Wednesday, 10:00a.m. May 15th at the Evansville Senior Living    


Communion at the Evansville Care Center Service Group #1 assists Pr. Sarah on

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:30a.m.      


Four members met on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 1:30.

Due to lack of a quorum the meeting was a review of past and future business.

Candace S gave the Treasurer's Report. It was agreed to donate $100 to the B/E Post Prom committee.

Joyce B will attend the 2019 Conference 8 Spring Gathering at United Lutheran in Elbow Lake on April 11th.  If interested in attending please contact one of the Faith Women board members. The theme is “God's gift of Grace”.  Guest Speaker will be Natalie Hanson, a Christian inspirational speaker.

Future events to MARK ON YOUR CALENDER include:

1) Salad and Sandwich Luncheon, bake sale, cake walk and Silent Auction on April 7, at 11:30.

2) Mother & Daughter Lunch “Reflections of a Lovely Lady” style show on Saturday, May 11

3)Grill & Chill summer picnic on June 23rd.

           Plans for July 4th are pending

4) Indoor Garage Sale in September.


Cake Ala mode and coffee was served by Sandy and Eme.  Next meeting: Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Fellowship Hall.

All women of faith are invited to attend.                               Come as you are.

“ We are called to act with justice. We are called to love tenderly, We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.” Music and lyrics by David Haas

Faith Women Happenings for December 2018

Our Christmas Luncheon “Sounds of the Season” began with a welcome by Candi S. After some announcements she led us in Devotions. Christmas preparations can be the source of a lot of emotion and stress. Just concentrate on the greatest gift of all—His Son.

After the table prayer, we feasted on Rock Cornish game hen and barbeque brisket. Elaine K provided Christmas music during the meal.

The program was presented by the Evansville Christmas Eve Carolers. They interspersed Christmas carol sing-a-longs with reminisces of their years of caroling as a group. Beginning as Girl Scouts and continuing for several years, they brought Christmas cheer, friendship and hope to Evansville folks. No matter the weather they made the rounds. From year to year they observed changes in Evansville—some houses empty, some who had moved away.

Now widely scattered, they gathered together for this special event, coming from as far away as Hawaii. You must really love the Carolers to trade Hawaii for Minnesota—even for a few days.

The program closed with Candi S reading “Caroling in the Snow” by Beverly Mortenson Athey.

St Lucia (Kellany & Lydia) brought cookies to go with the festive peppermint ice cream for dessert.

2019 Prayer Partners were selected. Prayer Partner gifts were distributed from beneath the tree.

It was a wonderful time of food, fellowship, remembering, and counting our blessings.

Cookie Day Planning – 40 dozen cookies are needed to provide some Christmas cheer for those we don’t see very often. A sign-up sheet in the Narthex is available to help us plan. Please bring cookies to fellowship hall by 9 am Sunday December 23rd. Cookies will be assembled. Help with delivery will be greatly appreciated. As you leave pick up cookies for friends or neighbors.

Karen H                  Secretary