Annual Turkey and Dressing Dinner
Tickets are available now for the Annual Turkey and Dressing Dinner. This is an annual fundraiser for the Women of the ELCA of MLLC. You are encouraged to get your tickets before Sunday, November 10. That way you can be sure to get a ticket. Tickets are $10/each, and may be purchased through the people and locations noted in the flier above. There may be some tickets available at the door, but it is best to plan ahead.
In the event that you can’t get to the noted locations when open, know that you can call the church office – 979-278-3388 – and request that tickets be reserved in your name. Then you can pay for the tickets when you arrive.
Also on November 10 we will celebrate our annual Thankoffering Sunday. This is our annual celebration of women in ministry and our partnership with the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). This will take place on Sunday, November 10 at our 10 a.m. worship service. Our guest presenters will be the Hilltop Ramblers from Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Burton, TX).
Here is a brief history of Thankoffering Sunday:
As we collect the Thankoffering today, we share in a tradition dating back to the 1800s, when Christian women formed “mite” or “cent” societies to fund mission. When others in the church said there was not enough money to carry out these projects, the women believed otherwise. In cent societies, each woman collected offerings at home. They would gather as we do today to worship and combine their offerings and offer them up with thanks and praise, dedicating the funds to mission. When Women of the ELCA was formed more than 25 years ago, we committed to continue this tradition of giving in gratitude for blessings. Each year, in thousands of congregations, Thankofferings are collected and sent to support the life-changing ministries of Women of the ELCA. Together, we do more than we could ever do apart. In gratitude for all God has given to us, and with hope for all that is to come, we celebrate Thankoffering.