MEETING – The RLCW will meet May 1, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. Miriam Circle will be hosting the program; Ruth Circle will provide the lunch.
At the June RLCW meeting, Ruth Circle has asked Ann Spartz to come talk about the Orphan Train.
May 15 is the Spring Salad Luncheon from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
PRAYER SHAWL & CRAFTING – Every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.
COFFEE: Martha Circle will be serving coffee after worship service for the month of May.
QUILTING: Monday, May 13, at 1 P.M.
April 3, 2019
President Corrine opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and gave an opening prayer. She then called the business meeting to order. The Secretary’s report was read and approved with one correction; quilting is on the 2nd Monday of the month. Corrine thanked Darlene for her many years of service as our treasurer and then called on Carol Lukkason, our new treasurer, for her report. Her report was read and approved showing a balance on hand of $5,392.33, including $1,100 in the fund for coffee servers.
Corrine gave an update on some activities during the last three months. The Board served a birthday part at Good Shepherd in January. Mert Otis and her tri played for the residents before dessert was served.
In February, we had our first Cabin Fever Event, which ironically had to be postponed a week due to a blizzard! Linda Hovland and Amy Schmidt made soup and sandwiches. We then played games and enjoyed our fellowship.
SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON: The Spring Salad Luncheon is scheduled for May 15th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Each circle is asked to provide 6 salads, one pan of bars and two breads.
BLOOD BANK: Marlene Boehmke then reported that we have been asked to help at the Blood Bank on April 11 from 1-7:00 PM. She asked for volunteers to bring four batches of bars and four batches of cookies.
OUTING: Lynne Munter suggested a trip to the Commonweal in June to see Sherlock Holmes. She will take reservations next month. Tickets are $30.
2020 SPRING EVENT: Corrine asked if there was interest in an event such as a Mother/Friend Brunch in the Spring of 2020. If anyone is interested in heading up a committee, please advise Corrine.
QUILTING REPORT: Corrine read a thank you from Good Shepherd for the 12 quilts that were sent to them.
CORRESPONDENCE: Thank you notes were read from the recipients of gifts given in the past three months: including Emmanuel Community Church, 2 from Hope Harbor, Samaritans Purse, Children’s Health Ministry, Semcac, and prayer shawl recipients.
Other New Business:
SPRING CLEANING: Linda Hovland presented the idea of scheduling a spring cleaning of church for next year.
COOKBOOK: Marlene Boehmke wondered if there was interest in making a new cookbook for his congregation. Since there was interest, she will organize a committee to get it startup.
EMBROIDERY: Ellen Clinton has been doing the personalized embroidery on the graduate quilts. Since she doesn’t charge us for this, Shirley Darr moved, seconded by Irene Overland that we give her $25. MA
Next meeting will be May 1st at 1:30 p.m. Miriam has the program; Ruth has the lunch. May coffee will be served by Martha.
Signe Cone invited all to attend a Bible Study on Luke the 1st Thursdays of the month at 10 AM. It is led by Pastor Steve.
Birthday and anniversaries were noted and prayer requests given.
The business meeting was adjourned, and President Corrine turned the meeting over to the Martha Circle for the program. Pastor Steve gave a devotional on Mat 19:14 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ 15 After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.” He talked about the importance of Jesus’s touch and how He wants guides us.
Our Speaker was Margaret Ogren, a retired school teacher who now works in her church pre-school. She told us about traveling with a group in 2008 to Cambodia to be part of an English Camp. She told of the unspeakable horrors of girls being sold into the sex trade by their parents. A Cambodian missionary showed her some pictures and- asked her to pick one to pray for. She returned home to pray and ask the Lord what this could mean and how she could help. She then began talking to groups. When she returned to Cambodia in 2009 she was told that there were non-profits already set up to keep these girls in school. There is no public education, everything has to be paid for. So, it was common for children to go through 5th grade and then leave school to get a job. Money goes to parents, because these children were untrained, income was low and consequently, the children were sold to brothels for a higher price. This gave Margaret the idea for the birth of the non-profit based in Rochester – Hope for Girls in Cambodia.
Corrine closed the meeting with prayer, and we sang the table prayer before we were dismissed to enjoy fellowship and dessert.
Lynne Munter, Acting secretary.