740-373-1716
401 Scammel St.
Marietta, Ohio  45750
WELCA
Quilting
The Quilters group will be meeting on the 1st Wednesday each month in the fellowship hall at 9:00am. All interested are invited to help. Call Marian Russell at 373-6023 with any questions.
We may also be meeting more than once in July and August. If you are interested in helping on an extra day, call Marian and she will give you a call when a date is
set. Remember these quilts are collected all year and will be sent to Lutheran World Relief come October.
 
We will have the ‘blessing of the quilts’ come September. Please look for our display of items that will be sent from our church to Lutheran World Relief and a reception
which will follow the service in the social hall.
 
Top or bottom sheets are always needed!

Circles    

 
Introducing a new jar,” Nickels for Nets"
 
The United Nations Foundation, in an effort to save lives by containing malaria, has engaged the Lutheran Church, world-wide, to "Halt and reverse the incidence of malaria and other diseases".  The Lutheran Church is recognized, arguably, as having one of the most efficient disaster relief, distribution, and educational network in the world.
Malaria thrives in Africa, Central and South America.  People living in these areas, and in poverty, cannot afford nets to protect themselves from malaria-carring mosquitoes.  Malaria exacerbates poverty when people are too ill to work.  For many, poverty is an insurmountable barrier that prevents them from purchasing nets and medications that treat and cure malaria.
The Southern Ohio Synod is a pilot synod for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.  "A child dies every forty-five seconds from malaria. A $10.00 treated net can help to eradicate this disease.
Please consider donating some or all of the price for one net.  We will be setting up a jar in the back of the church labeled "Nickels for Nets" or money can be given to Sue Brothers. 

 
Pennies for the Red-eye Women and Nets for Malaria 
 

We have found that the "Pennies . . " is no longer a charity in which the LCW is participating. The balance reported from last month, $21.57, has been added to the money collected from the October collection of "Noisy Offering" ($311.79) which gives us a total of $333.36 to give to The Marietta Area Salvation Army. Next month Noisy Offering will be designated for The Toys for Tots program. As always, THANK YOU for your good deeds and generosity.

Questions may be directed to Sue Brothers, 740-516-3031.

 
Sewing Hope
Another ministry that may spark interest in some of you.  LWR provides sewing kits to schools that teach men and women how to sew so that they can earn an income and provide clothes for themselves and their families.  Many communities ostracize mothers of children with limb disabilities because they conceived a "defective" child.  The children often face lives of rejection and unemployment.  One of these children, after receiving surgery, learned to sew and now works as the center's seamtress, making all the uniforms and bedding for hundreds of people each year.  Her sewing skills not only provide an income for her, but also serve hundreds of other underpriviledged people as well.  You may help with a gift of material, if 60" wide - 2-1/2 yds long or if 35-45" wide - 5 yds. long.

Material needs to be cotton or cotton blend fabric (no knits or 100% polyester)
Lutheran World Relief is collecting Personal Care Kits.  Included in the kit is:  1-Bath-size towel (52" X 27") dark colored is recommended, 2-Bath size bars of soap (4 to 5 ounces) in their original wrappers, 1-Sturdy comb, 1-Metal nail clippers, 1-Adult size toothbrush in original packaging or, if multi-packs are used, place an individual brush in a legal-size envelope.  It was noted that the towel can be used in many ways, as a:  A shawl, a sleeping mat, a temporary door, or to secure a baby to his mother's back