WOMEN’S MINISTRY

GLOW
GALS LIVING OUR WITNESS
All women of American Lutheran Church are members of GLOW!
 
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
 
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
 
 
GLOW EVENTS
2019
March 1– World Day of Prayer-Presbyterian Church, Windom
April 19– Good Friday Prayer Vigil
April 27– Shetek Conference Spring Gathering- Bethlehem Lutheran, Lakefield
May 3 & 4– SW MN Synod Women of the ELCA Convention- First Lutheran Church, Marshall
June 5– Ice Cream Social at Mikkelsen Manor
June 22– Shetek Quilt Auction
July 9– Bible Study at Bethany Lutheran
September 14– Shetek Conference Fall Gathering at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, Slayton
October 5– Women’s Fall Recharge- “All Things in Christ” at The American Lutheran Church
November 9– HOLIDAY FAIR
November 23– Love Boxes
December– Christmas GLOW
December– Sogge Home Christmas Party
 
Be watching for more information about these events throughout the year in the ALC Messenger, Worship Bulletins, on this Website, Facebook and Posters around the church.
 
 
 
GLOW MONTHLY EVENTS
2019
 
Altar Guild: September 10th at 2:00 PM
 
September 14: Shetek Fall Conference Gathering, 9:00AM (Registration at 8:30 AM) at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, Slayton. Program: Pastor Mike and Terry Strangeland, “C.S. Lewis’s Irish Roots”, Lunch $12.00, Contact Karen Skarphol at 831-5540 or 822-0785 if you would like to ride with her or need more information.
 
September 19: Bible Study “Gather magazine page 22 ‘No Hard Feelings? THE ANGST OF ANGER'”, 2:00 PM in the Meeting Room across from the ALC office. Contact Carolyn Torkelson at 831-5986 if you have any questions.
 
SAVE THE DATES:
October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29: Lefse Days (All 5 Tuesdays in October) at 9:00 AM. No experience necessary!
 
October 5: Women’s Fall Recharge “All things in Christ” 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM at American Lutheran. Spend the day “recharging”. Invite a Friend and sign-up across from the office to reserve your spot or by calling the Church office at 831-1794. $15.00 tickets must be purchased by September 29th. Tickets will be available after Sunday and Wednesday Worship starting September 11th & 15th or stop in the Church Office.
QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS?
 
CONTACT ONE OF US!
 
Kathy Hiley – 507-831-4109
Jean Johnson – 507-822-2715
Irene Menken – 507-831-3269
Karen Skarphol – 507-831-5540
Carolyn Torkelson – 507-831-5986
Danni Vagle – 507-831-3288
Donna Vaupel – 507-831-4727
 
          
ONGOING FAITH OPPORTUNITIES
 
Women’s Bible Study
Every 3rd Thursday of each month at ALC at 2:00 pm or every 3rd Saturday at 8:30 am  (except June & August).
Contact: Carolyn Torkelson – 507-831-5986
 
 
Hospitality
Be a part of our Greeter and Usher Teams for Sunday morning.
Wednesday evening and Saturday evening worship.
Contact: Jane Cartwright 507-831-5032 or cartj58@gmail.com
 
 
Quilters
We meet at 9am on January 9th & 23rd and the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays in February through April.
We meet in the Fellowship Hall to make quilts for missions.
Contact: Carolyn Janssen – 507-831-3082
 
 
Baby Care Kits, Fabric Kits, Personal Care Kits and School Kits
These kits are made during the quilting sessions and they are for Lutheran World Relief.
Contact: Carolyn Janssen – 507-831-3082
 
 
 
Altar Guild
This group meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 2pm, except in June, July and August.
The primary duties are communion & baptism preparation and altar care.
Contact: Judy Holt – 507-831-2128 or Kathy Hiley – 507-831-4109
 
 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We knit or crochet prayer shawls while praying for whomever the recipient may be.
These shawls bring love, comfort and God’s healing presence to those who are suffering.
Contact: Kathy Hiley – momhiley@gmail.com
 
 
Library Board
Contact: Robin Rahn – 507-831-2182 or Judy Holt – 507-831-2128
 
 
Decorating Committee
This group handles the seasonal decorating of the church.
Contact: Carol Vought – 507-831-4717 or Judy Holt – 507-831-2128
 
 
Work Units
All Members of ALC are in a work unit to serve for events and funerals on a rotating basis. If you would like to volunteer to serve beyond your group, please contact…
Contact: Jean Johnson – 507-822-2715