740-373-1716
401 Scammel St.
Marietta, Ohio  45750
WELCA
Quilting

The Quilters group will be meeting at 9:00am on Wednes-day, October 3 in the Fellowship Hall. All interested are invited to help. Call Marian Russell with any questions (373-6023). If you are interested in helping on an extra day, call Marian and she will give you a call when a date is set. We will be cutting out more squares and rectangles. Just fin-ished boxing up 88 quilts plus school kits and health kits to be sent off to Lutheran World Relief.
 
Top or bottom sheets are always needed!

Circles    

The Deborah/Naomi Circle will be hosted by Jackie Lane at the church. Meeting will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Octo-ber 10. Sue Brothers will lead the program. We will continue to use the Gather for Faith and Action magazine for study — October issue. Please join us if you would like to know more about circle or ask Pat Geisler (740/373-2411). We would love to have you.

We would like to thank those of you that contributed monies for the purpose of buying more batting and helping to pay for the expenses of shipping the quilts and kits off to LWR. Your support was totally needed and greatly appreciated.
 
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