Women of the ELCA

  • Spring Conference Meeting Dates:
    • Root River Conference: April 5; 9:00 – noon; Christ Lutheran in Preston
    • Blue Earth River Conference: April 5; 9:00-11:30am; United Lutheran in Walters
    • Cannon River Conference: April 12; 8:00-noon; St. John’s Lutheran in Northfield
    • Zumbro River Conference: April 24; 4:45pm-8:30pm; St. Olaf Lutheran in Austin
    • Minnesota River Conference: April 26; 8:00 – noon; Trinity Lutheran in Owatonna

Women of the ELCA builds on the strong history of women’s missionary movements, Bible study, and service in which our foremothers engaged. Some of us recall stories from our grandmothers of how they saved “egg money” (from the sale of eggs) so they would have money to donate for support of missionaries in other countries. You may have heard how our foremothers trudged through snow for hours to get to Bible study at another woman’s house, hung their stockings on the line to dry while they studied, and then trudged home again the same day. Or you may have heard about schools and orphanages built in various parts of the world with women’s Thank offerings. Of course, that’s only part of the history.

Today, women’s lives have changed. Women enjoy access to a wide variety of careers and have greater freedom and ability to contribute to the ministries they value. Women also now have the opportunity to respond to the call to ordained ministry as well as the call to teach Sunday school. Still, embracing the world as God’s gift and God’s people as sisters and brothers, being committed to growth in faith and action, standing for justice with the poor and oppressed — these remain.

Visit www.womenoftheelca.org to learn more.

Women of the ELCA Synodical Board:

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President
Marie Tesch
9064thAveSE
Waseca, MN 56093
507-835-3843
marietesch@mchsi.com

Vice President
Carol Preissner
220 South Broadway #1023
Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-5803
cmp1023@gmail.com

Secretary
Marilyn Affeldt
20013 230th Street
Wykoff, MN 55990
507-352-5845
marilynk.affeldt@hotmail.com

Treasurer (through 1/31/14)
Louise Loney
306 4th St. NW
PO Box 207
Elysian, MN 56028
507-267-4782
loney@myclearwave.net

Communication
Tracy Harth
338 East 5th St.
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-212-6045
pooh823@charter.net

Discipleship
Kay Hodge
207 8th Ave. NW
Kasson, MN 55944
507-637-7192
kadawn@kmtel.com

River Channels Editor
Karen Jorgensen
8421 NE 71st St.
West Concord, MN 55985
507-475-4301
kjorgensen13@gmail.com

Stewardship
Rose Kormann
1602 Knoll Ct.
Dundas, MN 55019
313-549-0604
mrkormann01@yahoo.com

Mission Funding
Diane Linbo
306 Willow St.
Sargeant, MN 55973
507-584-6881
dlinbo@northic.com

Justice
Helen Nelson
320 E South St
Janesville, MN 56048-3058
507-234-6245
hmnelson@frontiernet.net

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