Women of the ELCA
LOL Women of Love support the total ministry at Lord of Love. Lord of Love women participate in local, synodical, and church-wide activities.
Women of the ELCA
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
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.
Lord of Love’s Women’s Team
In late 2009, the Women of Love reorganized from its traditional board format to a team ministry style. The women’s team plans and coordinates the Women of the ELCA activities for Lord of Love.
The current team members are:
Team Coordinator: Rose Roberts
Communications Coordinator: Nicole Quackenbush
Financial Coordinator: Gwen Edwards
Publicity Coordinator: Deb Christensen
Members-at-Large: Beth Olson, Jane Gehringe
Kitchen Coordinator: Julie Concannon
If you would like to join the team or volunteer for a special project, please talk to Rose. Extra hands are always appreciated!
The Women of Love support includes:
Prayer Chain: Deb Christensen, weekend coordinator; Lynda McGraw, telephone chain coordinator
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Over 200 prayer shawls have been lovingly made and distributed
Funeral Lunches: Debra Lund, coordinators
LOL Quilters: about 100 quilts sent annually to Lutheran World Relief
Bi-Weekly Crane Coffee Fellowship events (Lord of Love’s Laughing Ladies)
Lutheran Women Today Bible studies: two each month
Women’s Retreat: St Benedict’s Retreat Center, Schuyler, NE
Fall Festival Dinner and silent auction: fund raiser for a local charity
Goodie Tins for elderly and shut-ins
Metro East Spring Gathering
Nebraska Synodical Women’s Organization: Attendance at the annual convention; Gwen Edwards, elected NSWO president in 2009
Project Hope: assisting with collection of food and household supplies