The 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.

The symbol - the cross, water and a water lilly-identifies Women of the ELCA as baptized, forgiven, children of God, full of grace and hope of eternal life.

It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water and the mission of the church to make disciples of all nations and baptize the in the name of the Triune God.

Executive Board Special Areas of Service 2016 Programs 2016 Service Projects

President - Karen Blomquist
Vice-President - Elsie Swanson
Secretary - Kay Richter
Treasurer - Doris Blomquist

Growth/Community-Carolyn Johnson, Chair; Sarah Lindblad, C-Chair

Action-Alice Potts

Quilting-Carrie Melander, Margie Hanson

Hospitality-Doris Cox, Chair; Joyce Bixby, Lois Elliott, Lois James

Cheer-Elan Dye

Bethany Home Auxiliary-Elan Dye

Pianist-Lois James

Nominating-Dodie Turnquist, Sarah Lindblad


Altar Guild-Monette Johnson, Joyce Bixby, Karen Blomquist, Carolyn Johnson, Dodie Turnquist, Kay Richter, Ronda Russell, Amanda Walmsley

Flowers-Nathalie Morrical, Chair; Elaine Prater

Devoions are part of the program at each meeting.

January 7th-12:00 P.M.
Program-Pastor Laura
Hostess-All Miriam-salad, Mary-soup, Martha-Other, Deborah-Dessert

February 4th-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Miriam Group

March 3rd-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Deborah Group

April 7th-9:30 A.M.
Program-Little Tots Preschool Hostess-Martha Group

May 5th-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Mary Group

June 2nd-2:00 P.M.
Hostess-All Hostess

July 7th-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Martha Group

August 4th-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Miriam Group

September 1st-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Deborah Group

October 6th-2:00 P.M.
Program/Hostess-Mary Group

November 3rd-2:00 P.M.
Program-Songs of Praise
Hostess-All Hostess

December 1st-2:00 P.M.
Hostess-All Hostess

January-Bethany Home-Auxilary Meeting-Lunch. Monday, January 25, 2:45 pm (provide 5 bundt cakes)

February-Mid-Week Lenten Meals (An inexpensive meal will be served prior to Lenten Services)
Feb 17-Churchmen,
Feb. 24-Mary Group

March-Mid-Week Lenten Meals
March 2-Miriam Group
March 9-Martha Group
March 16-Deborah Group

April-Salina Food Bank (Canned vegetables-3 flats/group)

May-Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 30th - 9:30 a.m.
(5 dozen cookies per group)

June-Support VBS at Assaria Lutheran Church Money or donated items for daily snack.

July-Bethany Home Baking & Visitation
Monday, July 18, 2:45 p.m.

August-Bethany Home Bingo
(To be announced)
8-10 helpers, pries & lunch

September-Lutheran World Relief Ingathering-Personal Care Kits-4 per group (see below for kit contents)

October-Lutheran World Relief Ingathering (Quilts and Personal Care Kits)

November-Pies for Thanksgiving (5 pies per group)

December-Bethany Home Residents' Chrismas Party (Cookies-2 dozen per group, four gifts per group, at least $2.00 value)

Each Personal Care Kits should include:

Toothbrushes multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap.

Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. All items should be new and in good condition. Wrap all the items in the towel and tie securly with ribbon or yarn. Do not enclose the Kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.