Evangelical Lutheran Women
We are a Christ-centered community of women committed to nurturing our faith
and spiritual strength to enable us to be people of God in mission.
The dove logo design* incorporates the letters ELW into the form of a dove,
symbolizing that we function under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
An invitation is extended to all women to come and join us.
*ELW logo taken from our previous national organization–Evangelical Lutheran Women in Canada (now dissolved).
From the ELCA Gather Magazine
The women of the Evangelical Lutheran Women (ELW) Group welcome all women to attend our monthly Bible Study on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm. Refreshments are served after the Bible Study, followed by a short ELW
A monthly Women’s Bible Study is an important component of our group that is provided for the enrichment of our faith.
Our main mission activity is to make & collect items for Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) that are shipped yearly to a designated mission country.
Other activities of our ELW include:
Giving monetary donations to support various church-sponsored missions and
Serving at Mount Olive funeral/memorial gatherings.
Organizing a Prayer Partner Program with other members of the congregation.
Hosting an annual Women's Christmas Potluck Supper & Program for friends,
family & others.
Participating with other community churches yearly during the season of Lent
to serve at Lenten Lunches. These Lunches are open to anyone who wishes to
Participating with other community churches in an annual World Day of Prayer
Service. This Service is open to anyone who wishes to come.
The Quilting Group at Mount Olive
For years, some ladies of the congregation have been meeting weekly to make lovely patchwork quilts which until recently, were shipped overseas through CLWR (Canadian Lutheran World Relief). Each year we would make over 100 quilts for the annual collection. However CLWR has changed their focus and decided it was impractical for a number of reasons to continue with these international shipments and encouraged congregations to donate locally. Mount Olive was quick to respond and quilts were distributed to a variety of worthy organizations including local woman’s shelters, retirement homes, Covenant House and the Salvation Army.
Our weekly sessions are a wonderful time of fellowship and creativity. There are a number of steps involved in assembling a quilt, so even if you can’t sew, you are welcome to join us. We have lots of fabric to keep us busy making quilts of all sizes, including baby quilts and intend to expand our local outreach to find places where people need a cozy covering for their bed, wheelchair or lap.
For more information, contact the church office.