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Trinity’s Women of the ELCA is an organization that plays an important and vital role in supporting the many varied and challenging activities for the church and God’s community.  All women of the Trinity congregation are invited to participate in the many activities that are offered during the year.
 
Meetings are held at on the third Sunday immediately following the worship service.  Participation in a morning or evening circle is another opportunity for fellowship and involvement in Bible study and God’s work.  Meetings are informal so come as you are.  “Let your light so shine that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)
 

2018 TRINITY WELCA ANNUAL REPORT

 

            Trinity’s Women of the ELCA (WELCA) is an organization that plays an important and vital role in supporting many varied and challenging activities for the church and God’s community.  All women of the Trinity congregation are invited to participate in the many activities that are offered during the year.

 

            Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month, following Sunday worship service 10 times a year.  Participation in a morning or evening circle is another opportunity for fellowship and involvement in Bible study and God’s work.  Circle meetings are informal so come as you are and are held on the third Wednesday during designated months of the year.  “Let our light so shine that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

 

WELCA 2018 Activities:

  • Two outdoor entryway flower pots were maintained with seasonal flowers and displays throughout the year. 
  • In March the Mission Action Committee was in charge of obtaining drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels. 
  • A confirmation reception was held on Sunday, April 29th and was hosted by the evening circle and the 7th grade families.
  • May funds were provided for a Mother’s Day event served and entertained by Trinity youth group. 
  • A graduation recognition Sunday was held on May 20th for high school seniors and was hosted by the morning circle and junior class parents. 
  • June 13 a combined WELCA and circles salad potluck meeting was held at the church
  • July school supplies were collected and taken to local schools
  • The back to school Sunday with backpack blessing and ice cream social was served by WELCA on Sunday, August 19th. 
  • Bibles were purchased by WELCA and presented on Rally Day to Trinity’s third graders
  • Altar guild provided training for the crucifers, acolytes, and their parents
  • Several morning and evening lefse making sessions were held prior to the bazaar
  • Funds given for Houston youth trip $1000
  • $500 given to LWR (Lutheran World Relief) for summer matching gift challenge
  • 4 cases of LWR farmers market coffee purchased to sell @ bazaar, etc.
  • Funds of $1000 towards purchase of multimedia equipment
  • Kringla, baklava, and chow mein making were held on three separate occasions in November to prepare for the bazaar. 
  • November 11th the women led the Sunday morning worship service
  • November 17th was the annual Bazaar.  A total of $2,100 was distributed for outreach to the community Christmas project, food bank, Lutheran Lakeside camp, cherish center for unwed mothers, mission action projects, respite angels for caregivers, benevolent fund.  A total of $2000 was distributed for Trinity camper scholarships, Bibles for third graders, Sunday school Christmas treat bags, special events, and outside container décor, and table and bulletin board décor. 
  • Mission and Action Committee organized and delivered items for the community Christmas projects.
  • WELCA assembled 27 cheer plates for homebound Trinity members and hosted yuletide fellowship.  The cookie and fruit plates were distributed by the Trinity youth group following the December 18th yuletide fellowship/musical program.
  • The Mission Growth Committee prepared the new WELCA Church activities booklet. 
  • Funeral lunches were planned and served as needed. 
  • Monthly altar guild workers were scheduled. 
  • Sunday altar guild workers were scheduled and funds collected to pay for altar flowers
  • Monthly video ministry servers were scheduled. 
  • Yearly offering sent to Synod
  • $1300 for new lighting in sanctuary
  • The year 2018 was a productive year in which we were able to provide many acts of service to our Trinity family, our community, and around the world.  Your continued help, support, and participation in 2019 will be appreciated so we can continue to provide these beneficial acts of love.