February History of W-ELCA

February and Caring Hearts


In February, many of our thoughts turn to hearts and love.  Caring hearts and a spirit of love are evident in the actions of Ladies Aid projects that just happened to fall in the month of February through the years.  Read about these highlights to warm your heart.


  • Feb., 1951    Ladies Aid presented Rev. & Mrs. E. T. Anderson a 25thanniversary

party on Feb. 17.  (Rev. and Mrs. Anderson were the parents of

Audrey (Roger) Olsen of our congregation.

  • Feb., 1953    Despite the fact that Holmen Lutheran Church had burned

down one month earlier, three Ladies Aid circles Ada, Deborah, and

Delilah served the annual Father-Son Banquet.


  • Feb., 1972   Ladies Aid women voted to help the Luther League serve at Lenten

services. Three circles provided bakery items each week of Lent. This

practice continued for many years.


  • Feb., 1981   The Holmen Ladies Aid (ALCW at the time) voted to increase their

donation  from $15 to $35 per person for any student attending Bible

Camp.  (a sizable increase in 1981)


  • Feb., 1985   After hearing a report given by Sandra Birdsong about the history

and cost of hand bells, the Ladies Aid voted to purchase one hand

bell at a cost of $80. (Note:  That was the start of our Hand Bell



  • Feb.,  2003  To encourage fellowship among members, a women’s committee–

Pauline Van Dunk, Margie Olson, Linda Clark, Jeanne Curtis, and

Mary Borreson– organized the first Valentine’s Dinner for adults.

The catered dinner with professional entertainment was a big success

the first year and was held each year until 2006.