WOMEN OF 
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

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WOMEN’S RENEW OVERNIGHT RETREAT
AT CAMP WAPOGASSET
JANUARY 11TH – 13TH, 2019

Pastor Paul Oman will lead this seminar using the process of painting to captivate his audience. The session topic is from the Birth of Jesus through the beginning of his ministry. Included in the fee are: 2 nights lodging, meals, teaching sessions, social time and free time. Early bird registration cost is $125 by November 15th.  After the 15th the cost is $150.  More details and registration information is posted on the Women’s Unit bulletin board.

You can find more about Pastor Oman at:  www.paulomanfineart.com

WOMEN, MENTION THIS TO YOUR GUYS!

MEN’S RECHARGE OVERNIGHT RETREAT AT CAMP WAPOGASSET
JANUARY 25TH – 27TH, 2019

Paul Omen, pastor and artist, will share his Drawn to the Word ministry as the Adult Study Leader for this Epiphany Season retreat.  Through Middle Eastern eyes we will look at the sweep of Jesus’ life from his birth through the beginning of his ministry. The topics will include the birth of Jesus, Joseph, Mary, the visit of the Magi, the vision of Isaiah, Herod’s Atrocities, Simeon and Anna, Jesus as a boy, the baptism of Jesus, the early teachings of Jesus in the Beatitudes, and a look at what Jesus does with the concept of “blessing” in these teachings.  You will gain insights otherwise overlooked in our Western culture, and better understand the meaning and message of Jesus as a result.

Paul will incorporate his artistic abilities and visuals into this study.  No Bible experience necessary.  Paul will not “put you on the spot” but will allow you to participate at your own comfort level. Bring a Bible, or one will be provided for you.  Registration fee includes: 
2 nights lodging, meals, teaching sessions, social time and free time.  Early bird registration cost is $125 by November 15th.  After the 15th the cost is $150.  Arrival and check-in is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25th and the end time is 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27th.  This is open to all men 18 years old and over.

For more information, check in the church office or go to www.campwapo.org, click on the events tab and scroll down to the Recharge Wapo Men’s Retreat information.

HOLIDAY LUNCH AND BAKE SALE

The decision has been made to cancel this event, this year. The Holiday Lunch and Bake Sale has evolved over 50 plus years, taking on many different formats. But, over the past few years it has dwindled in bake sale contributions, attendance and profit. While we realize this is a good community event, we feel during this time of transition in our church, it is time for us to take a step back and evaluate this event and what we can do moving forward.

We read, Ecclesiastes 3:6, that there is, "a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away."
This is the time for the Women’s Unit to prayerfully discern this event. We ask that you all give this event prayerful thought and please feel free to share any comments or suggestions you have with myself, Judy Michaelis, Nancy Schlagel or Judy Clausen.

Thank you!

Jennifer Powell, Women’s Unit President

 

Unit Board Officers for 2017 are:

President - Jennifer Powell

Vice President - Deb Gangnon

Secretary / Treasurer - Judy Michaelis 

St. Paul Lutheran Women’s Unit is part of the St. Paul Area Synod, East Central Cluster.

We gather together once a year, usually in October, with other churches in the Cluster for an evening of fellowship, entertainment, quest speakers, devotions, business meeting and dessert.

Women's Bible Studies at St. Paul Lutheran

There are two active Women's Bible Studies at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Each of these groups meet monthly (except during the summer) for a time of Bible Study and fellowship.  In addition to their regular Bible study times, the Bible Study members actively participate in many activities and mission projects both within our church and throughout the world.  If you are interested in being a part of one of these Bible Studies, or if you wish to have more information, please contact one of the Bible Study leaders, the unit president, or the church office.
   
Sarah Bible Study 
Sarah Bible Study (formerly Sarah Circle) will continue to meet the fourth Tuesday of each month in the church lounge at 1:30 p.m.  All women are invited to come together and discuss monthly Bible scriptures from the Gather magazine put out by the ELC Women. Copies of the study are always available. A lively discussion of the scripture’s meaning brings us many different views and insight. Coffee and dessert is served. Consider learning more and joining us. For questions, contact Carol Weber or Jenny Powell.

 Eunice Circle 
 
The Eunice Circle meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
They meet in the church lounge. 

Women of all ages are welcome to join either of the Circles.  It is a great time for Bible study, fellowship, and service to God.

Come join this wonderful group of women that are dedicated to sharing their talents for sewing and quilting as they share God's love by providing warmth to those in need. Read More
YARNSTERS

The next meeting time for the Yarnsters will be on Saturday,  December 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the lower level conference room. 

There is a group of ladies that meet on Tuesday nights at Darn-It-Anyway if you are interested in getting together over the summer to work on projects.  There may also be a group  meeting in Pioneer Park one night a week to work on projects like they did last year-that has not been decided yet.  If you have any questions about the “Yarnsters”, you can contact Esther Longseth, Chris Peterson or Jan Stevens.

Members of the Yarnsters group have also been gathering with others from the St. Croix Valley at 6:30 p.m. at Darn It - a yarn shop downtown Stillwater - on Tuesday evenings.  You are also welcome to stop in and join them there!


Our “Yarnsters” team welcomes all who enjoy crocheting and/or knitting, as well as those who would like to learn how to crochet or knit.  During the year the team crochets and knits prayer shawls, prayer squares, crosses, baby sweaters, baby bibs, baby blankets, slippers, cancer caps and baby hats for Lakeview Hospital and hats for the “Hats for Africa” project. 

 

 If you know of someone who is suffering from an illness, is having surgery or who has recently had a baby, please contact one of the pastors, the parish nurse or the church office so that a gift from the Yarnsters can be delivered.  If you are going on a mission trip, the Yarnsters would love to send some of its beautiful creations with you to share with others.

Cancer Caps

Some of the cancer caps, baby hats, prayer shawls and baby afgahns made by our "Yarnsters".

Yarnsters group
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Link to Women's Newsletters

To learn about some of the things the Women of the ELCA are doing, here are three links that might be of interest to you:

Women of the ELCA: Bridges Summer 2018 Newsletter

The Saint Paul Area Synod chapter of the Women of the ELCA publishes its Bridges newsletter quarterly. Download the Fall 2018 issue (PDF))!

 

The Saint Paul Area Synod chapter of the Women of the ELCA has many exciting and interesting things happening, and good information to share! 

To download or read a copy of the publication Interchange - leadership news from Women of the ELCA, click the link below:
Download your copy of the summer 2018 issue.

To download or read a copy of the publication Cafe - a publication by and for young women who write about faith, relationships, advocy and more.  The readers and writers include pastors, seminary students, and other young adult women who use Cafe as a Bible study resource individually or with a group.
https://www.boldcafe.org/