Women of the ELCA Midlands Spring Gathering

Midlands Spring Gathering

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Salem Lutheran Church of Fontanelle

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people….

Schedule

8:15-9:00 A.M.Registration, Gathering, and Displays
8:45   Gathering Music
9:00   Welcome
9:15-10:00   Bible Study—Bishop Maas
10:00   Rev. Dr. William Nelsen, Midland University

10:30    Break

10:45   Music by Midland U.
11:0012:00    NSWO President Kandy, NSWO Treasurer JoAnn, Business meeting, Installation

12-1:00 P.M.   Lunch

1:00   Ruth Henneman, Lutheran Family Services

1:45   Break

2:00   Ruth Henneman, Lutheran Family Services with clients
2:30   Closing worship with communion
3:00   Adjournment

DIRECTIONS to Salem Fontanelle——

From Fremont go north on Highway 77 about 5.5 miles.  Turn right (east) on Highway 91.  Drive past Nickerson, over the river bridge, and up through Fontanelle Hill, about 4 miles.  Turn right (south) onto 11th Street.  Go two blocks.  Salem Fontanelle is just east of the big, blue water tower.

Doing Good to All

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people…..” Galatians 6:9-10a NIV

Featured Guests

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Rev. Brian Maas

The Rev. Brian Maas is presiding bishop of the Nebraska Synod, ELCA.  He will be leading the Bible study.

The Rev. Dr. William Nelsen, ELCA pastor and former college and national educational organization president, is currently serving as University Minister for Advancement and Church Relations at Midland University, Fremont, NE.  He will be sharing what is happening at Midland including the hygiene pantry and the plan to bring the Gospel message to the growing number of students.

Ruth Henneman is Vice President of Development at Lutheran Family Services (LFS) of Nebraska.  She feels blessed to be a part of LFS—-a blessed ministry so that children, individuals, and families may find hope and health through the love of Christ in action. 

Spring Gathering Offering

  • ½ to CWO
  • ¼ to NSWO
  • ¼ to Lutheran Family Services
  • AT EASE (Veterans & their families for PTSD)

Tangible Gifts

The following is a list of needed items for the Midland University hygiene pantry. Please bring items to the Midlands Spring Gathering.

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash (men and women)
  • Body lotion
  • Bar soap, hand soap
  • Cotton swabs/ Q-tips, bandaids
  • Feminine products
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Deodorant (men and women)
  • Detergent (dish and laundry)
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels

Displays

  • NSWO, CWO
  • Midland University
  • Lutheran Family Services
  • Fair Trade
  • Thrivent