Winter Warm-Ups
Thanks to all who donated warm weather clothing to WELCA’s Winter Warm-Ups drive. In April, Pastor David brought the donations, which included jackets, hats, gloves, socks, and more, to Lutheran Community Services, where they will be distributed to those in need.

WELCA’s Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate Sale, Sunday, May 5th
Satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s always a good time to stock up on chocolate, cocoa and coffee. And a reminder that we provide the coffee for the weekly coffee hour following Sunday service. Your donations are always appreciated!

WELCA Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 16th …
WELCA will have a luncheon at 11:00am at Jake’s.
Join this monthly gathering for news and updates on the various WELCA ministries. All are welcome. For more information, contact Lucy Knopf: 503-267-7177; aaa-team@msn.com.

Support WELCA’S Red Wagon Project
WELCA is continuing to support the the PCC Rock Creek Panther Pantry. The PCC staff and students established food pantries on all four campuses. PCC does partner with the Oregon Food Bank, but still needs some of the following items: Rice, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Jam, Canned Proteins and Hygiene Products (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, conditioner), as well as basic school supplies like pencils, pens and notebooks. If you are too busy to go shopping, you can always write out a check instead — please be sure that you include “PCC Food Pantry” on the memo. Items are collected all month and brought forth on the first Sunday of each month.

WELCA Card Ministry
In March of 2015, there was a concern that the home bound of St. James needed more contact with St. James, so WELCA created a card ministry so that members who were unable to get to church would know that they were remembered in prayer. We have expanded the ministry by sending notes to members facing surgery or illness. If you would like to be involved you may first and foremost pray for those who are unable to worship with us on a regular basis. Gifts of stamps or money are most welcome. They may be placed in the offering plate or given to a WELCA member.

The co-chairs of St. James’ WELCA invite you to review two articles from the fall issue of “Interchange,” the national WELCA newsletter. The articles are about human trafficking and infant formula, two areas that our group will be focusing their efforts on. You can find the newsletter at www.womenoftheelca.org/publications.