WMF - Women's Missionary Federation

Emannuel WMF News

AFLC Women - WMF website - click here

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as
faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

1 Peter 4:10

   We have wrapped up our Wednesday Lenten Suppers and Services. Thanks to all the ladies who planned and served the suppers. Hopefully, the weather cooperated during Holy Week as the Palm Sunday services and choir concert had to be canceled due to SNOW!!
On Monday, March 18, we had 7 ladies help tie quilts. At 12:30 PM we stopped for our potluck lunch and 3 other ladies joined us. After lunch Ann Romo called the business meeting to order. Dorothy shared devotions with the key message being that Jesus sacrificed for us all. Upcoming events were reviewed. April 6 is the Central Tri-State Rally in Radcliffe, Iowa. The Women's Retreat at the ARC is Friday April 26-Sunday April 28. Lori Thompson is planning to attend for the whole weekend and if anyone cares to join her she will drive. Ladies are welcome to stay only one night or just attend for the day on Saturday. Check out the AFLC website for more information. It was mentioned that the WMF officers had decided to donate $50 to the Trost family for their Uganda trip. Their trip was planned prior to this meeting and the officers wanted to make sure they had the money to use for their travels. Please note that Jan Trost's phone number in the WMF booklet is incorrect. It is correct on the serving phone list. The Adult and Teen Challenge service was discussed. No one has been contacted by the council about serving which we have done in the past. The group is scheduled for June 16, which is also Father's Day. It was thought that perhaps the youth could take care of serving that day as a way of giving back. Ann has booked a speaker for the Salad Luncheon on June 18th. Her name is Pati Kachel and she will talk about the story of Hans Nielsen Hauge. Pati does ask for a donation and mileage costs. Tamra will check into the Thrivent Action Team process. Carol did say we also have funds in the WMF treasury to cover the costs if needed. Carol did bring up the Cheer Committee. It was discussed a few years ago that the circles would take turns sending cards to our shut-ins. She is not sure if this is being done. Church members we should remember would be Flo Sunderman, Jessie Otterness, Joan Iverson, George Rostad and Cynthia Flom. The main message is to let them know we are thinking and praying for them. The WMF would still like to see the serving counter laminate replaced. We had been waiting to hear if there were updates as to the basement expansion as we were not sure if anything in the kitchen would be done. We could match the laminate with the kitchen table laminate. We could check with theTrustee's about this. Motion by Margaret to adjourn. 2nd by Tamra.
On Tuesday, March 19, several ladies returned for another full day of tying quilts. A total of 34 quilts were tied; 2 full, 13 twin, 10 throws and 9 baby. Thanks to all the ladies who participated in our Quilt Mission and we especially want to thank Ann Romo and Karen Melhouse who are our quilt experts.
"Christ is risen!! He is risen indeed!!"                                                                                       Tamra - WMF Secretary