It is with deep sadness that we must cancel the 2020 Convention /Gathering that was to be held at Salem Lutheran in Mt. Sidney, near Staunton. During this difficult time the board felt for the safety of all it was best to cancel. The date for our 2021 convention/gathering will be determined later in the year. Salem Lutheran in Mt. Sidney have extended their invitation to host us in 2021. We want to say a big THANK YOU to them for all they have done to this point and for their gracious invitation to host in 2021. The board keeps all of you in our prayers as we make our way through these uncertain times. We pray that God "gives us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always." (from Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern, elca.org). As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact any of your board members. Contact information can be found under "About Us" tab.
Love Offering: Our congregational units and individuals have always been very generous with Love Offerings at our gatherings. The VSWO board would like to ask that we continue with a Love Offering for 2020. The board agreed that this year's offering would be sent to Women of the ELCA, to support churchwide activities. Individuals or congregational units may send those directly to Women of the ELCA or you can send your love offering to Deniese Powell (treasurer) and she will collect these and send them on to churchwide. Checks sent to Deniese can be made payable to VSWO and put Love Offering in the memo line. Thank you for continued support of the VSWO and Women of the ELCA.
Our focus for the coming year will on Lutheran Family Services group homes and day-care support centers. Two suggested projects are Birthday Baking Kits and board games. Click here for more information