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
engage in ministry and action, and
promote healing and wholeness
in the church,
the society, and
Women of the ELCA at Prince of Peace
All women at Prince of Peace are members of the Women of the ELCA, a separately incorporated ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Here at Prince of Peace, we hold monthly meetings with a time of prayer and meditation, a business meeting, and a program presented by a member or by a guest. We are active in ministries at Prince of Peace, including altar guild, fellowship on Sundays and other occasions, prayer ministry, as well as ministries within the greater community, such as Luke's Backpack and the Prayer Shawl ministry. Our work often includes fund-raising activities, such as Festival Fest, with the proceeds being used for our congregation or as donations to local charities.
Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, at 1:00 pm in Stidley Hall
We had a wonderful turnout for our annual December Carols and Cookies visit to Luther Crest, the Lutheran retirement home in New Market. As usual, we brought LOTS of homemade cookies to share, along with our Christmas carolling books. Diane Hanson put together Christmas Carol Bingo cards, and the game included lots of spirited singing. We ended by singing carols, with Janette Perry accompanying us on the piano. Thanks to all who participated; the residents were very appreciative.
Bring your old blue jeans and a pair of sharp scissors to our meeting on April 6!
Our next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 6, at 1:00. We will be cutting out old jean fabric for SOLE HOPE, which makes shoes for people in Uganda. Judy Wilfong will present the program and get us working on the project, after a short business meeting and refreshments.
Calling All Hands!
Calling all those who knit and /or crochet! Our box of prayer shawls is almost empty. At one point we thought we had enough for years, but alas many have needed to be wrapped in prayer this year. Before our supply is gone, we thought we'd send out an SOS for folks to start making more. Any pattern can be used, but if you want to follow the ones from the Prayer Shawl Ministry folks, we'll print some more and have them available on Sunday. If you have a neighbor or friend who likes to knit or crochet, perhaps you could ask if they'd be willing to make a prayer shawl, too. The shawls are distributed to anyone in our community needing a prayerful hug - not just members of PoP. This is part of our mission to do God's work with our hands.
If you would like instructions for prayer shawls, you can also go to: