Women of the ELCA

The women of St. Martin's invite you to join them for fellowship and service in Jesus' Name!  We meet every month on the second Thursday of the month, usually at a member's home.  There we have a Bible study, discussion, and light refreshments.  All women of the church and their guests are welcome to join us!

St. Martin's WELCA is also the host to St. Martin's annual Fall (Beef and Pork) Supper.  This is the women's only fund-raising event throughout the year through which we are able to help offset the cost of the annual church insurance premium, as well as send our youth to Leadership Training School, support  Down River Helping Hands, the Down River Bread of Life Nutrition Center, and other local non-profit organizations.  2015 is our nintiethyear of hosting this wonderful dinnner--thanks be to God!  We are so grateful to God and to the community for their ongoing support of this dinner.  If you would like to help out with this year's Supper, please speak with Carol Joyner or Jill Meldrum.

Contact Person: Helen Wheeler


November News . . .

The Annual Fall Supper was a success. New "Buffet Style" went well. The renewed kitchen crew proved to work well. Accolades resounded from those who attended. 221 Dine in $2,210.00, 93 Take Outs $930.00, Bake Sale $337.50, 50/50 Raffle $220.00, and donations$102.00. Thank you to all who supported this event. Donations of potatoes and coleslaw were greatly appreciated.

Co-chairs Carol Joyner and Jill Meldrum did an outstanding job again this year, to all the "VOLUNTEERS THANK YOU." You all stepped up to the new program and made it work. All the signs have been accounted for. The debrief meeting held Sunday October 18th revealed items for improvement to make next year’s event even better. Praise God for all of this was to His glory!

WELCA is NO longer collecting used stamps, Campbell soup labels, and new and used Greeting cards. Suggest you contribute labels to your local school and greeting cards to RESA.

The Blue Water WELCA Conference (Cluster) #2 met to plan the 2016 Annual Event. The theme this year is "Hunger" with focusing on local hunger. Possible venue could be Trinity Lutheran Richmond. Date the 3rd or 4th Friday in April, Evening 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Soup and Bread meal. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 10th 5:30 - 6:30 PM, St. Paul Lutheran Church Port Huron to finalize the details. This year encourages forming "car pools" for those who do not drive at night and to open the event to the women who work and for those that have Saturdays schedule. More in the December issue of Ship’s Log.

The Saturday morning Book Club, Beth Moore Video lesson study, entitled James: Mercy Triumphs. Bible Scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 – 11 AM. The time just flew. Get into the Word in a new way! Meeting dates are Oct 24, Nov. 7 and 21. Great experience, drop-in’s are welcome.

In Christ’s love,

Helen Wheeler WELCA Chair