Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry

November 2017

. . . . Spirit of Christmas Bazaar

Spirit of Christmas Bazaar News 

November 11th is coming fast! We’re hoping you’re as excited and busy with projects as we are. We see new projects popping up nearly every day. So much fun!


Lefse making time! No experience needed for helpers. Monday, October 23rd from 9am-4pm in the church kitchen. Watch future bulletins for other possible dates. Also needed are: griddles, rolling pins and lefse sticks. Any questions, please contact: Marcy Bordwell at 218-330-6806.


Confections for the bazaar will be made at the church on Monday, November 6th from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Come when you can and leave when you need to.

The confections will be packaged on Thursday, November 9th from 10:30am until finished. Again, we need your helping hands!

Bake Sale 

Baked goods are needed for the bake sale. This is always a popular part of the bazaar. Please bring baked goods to the church on Friday or early Saturday morning.

Children’s Room 

We are in need of inventory to be sold in the popular “Children’s Room.” We would love your new or gently used items. Things you think a child may be excited to purchase and give to the special adults in their life. Eve-rything in the Children’s Room is sold for a dollar. It is a very fun part of the bazaar. Help a child experience the joy of giving. There will be a bin designated in the fellowship hall. Contact Donna Radinovich at 218-851-3668 or Sue Reagan at 218-772-0176 with any questions.


Wreath and swag making day is November 5th. Mark your calendars and plan to join the group at Al & Jan Doonan’s. These are always a big hit at the bazaar. If you have cedar trees or shrubs, we’d love for you to trim them shortly before the 6th and donate the trimmings.


There are six offerings for the raffle portion of the bazaar:

Hand Knit Shawl – Ginny Larson

Wooden Cutting Board – Randy Evans

Numbered Les Kouba Print – Jim & Mary Elle Stolle

Wooden Bench – Jeff Olson

Pallett Bench-Randy Stanfield

Doll House – Arnie and Sylvia Graff (proceeds from this will go to building fund)

Nancy Evans and Terri Wisniak will be available after each service for anyone to buy a chance or two – $1.00 each!

Shopping Bags 

Clean bags with handles are needed for the bazaar. Plastic bags with handles are okay but PLEASE NO plastic gro-cery bags. Tissue paper is also needed. Please bring to the church beginning Sunday, November 5th.

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Thank you to all who helped clean the church. Smell the fresh aroma from Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lysol and lots of ELBOW GREASE!!

Thank you also to all who helped clean the kitchen. Many hands are al-ways needed to complete this task!

We are asking all who use the kitchen to put things where they belong. If you are not sure – PLEASE ASK!

Also, for health and sanitary purposes, all items should be thoroughly cleaned before putting away and stored in their proper place. Those who spend a great deal of time in the kitchen cooking and serving should be able to find the equipment that they need, and it should be properly cleaned as it makes for unnecessary work when it is found dirty. We all need to work together to keep our kitchen clean.

If you need any assistance with where things are stored or how to clean our equipment, please let us know.

Pat Neros & Kay Partello

Women’s Donations 2016!

Click below for a list of donations from the 2016 rummage sale funds and 2016 bazaar funds. A total of $14,000 was allocated. Funds were allocated 30% to Global Missions and 70% to Local Missions, $4,200.00 and $9,800 respectively.

Women’s Donations 2016

Let’s Talk Coffee!

For several years Immanuel has supported the Lutheran World Relief Coffee Project which is a partnership between LWR and Equal Exchange  (Which seeks greater equity in international trade). Farmers in several countries support themselves and help their communities by selling coffee they grow on small plots of land. The coffee is organic (no chemicals) and no rain forests are destroyed. Immanuel supports this mission by using the coffee for all events and for fellowship time on Sundays. It is equally available for your purchase, too.

This great coffee comes in either whole bean or grind, regular or decaf, and in 3 different roasts; in 12 and 16 oz sizes. An explanation of the roasts is available in the coffee cabinet. Price comparisons show that the coffee competes well with other organize and specialty coffees available in the area.

Using this Fair Trade coffee provides continued support to LWR in their efforts to help people become self-sustaining and financial contributors in their own communities. You are encouraged to support these small farmers by trying our the coffees and discovering your favorites.

See you around the coffee cabinet@