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Sheridan’s Women’s Ministries Team is dedicated to nurturing each woman’s relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through spiritual growth, service and fellowship. The goal is to encourage women to become involved in faith formation that allows women to understand their calling to know Jesus, love God and others, share your faith with family and friends and care for each other.
Sheridan’s women’s activities are designed to Encourage the hearts and minds of women to know, love and serve God.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10: 24-25
Inspirational Websites & Blogs to Read
InCourage: An inspirational Christian website for women, by women; one of which is Ann Voskamp. This site is beautiful visually and most of the writers seem to be published authors. They have a conference, book club, community groups and are associated with Dayspring publishers.
The 3-MINUTE RETREAT is available by computer, email, or smart phone. sponsored by the Loyola Press, a Jesuit ministry. 3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience.
You can find all of the devotions from our Sheridan devotion writing team on this page. See the bottom of the page for devotions written for the monthly Women's newsletter.
Products to Try
Thistle Farms is the source of our body products in the OneSent Market. A ministry started by Becca Stevens in Nashville, TN. The website displays their products as well as tells the story of the ministry and many of the women it has served.
This is the website for the national Women of the ELCA - lots of news and many good resources, including Knitting as a Spiritual Discipline!
Daily Grace is an on-the-go companion for your journey, offering a faith reflection every day. In these brief writings you’ll encounter God’s extravagant, boundless and often surprising grace. You will be comforted, challenged, inspired, consoled and confronted. Available via web or smart phone app.
Women’s Faith Formation & Events
Women’s Retreat Rescheduled for 2022
The semi-annual Women’s Retreat originally scheduled for this April has been rescheduled for April 1-2, 2022. Safety is our prime concern at this time and it is our hope that this will allow more time for the COVID situation to subside and comfort levels to rise. Watch for details in the coming months as they unfold.
Wednesday Morning Women’s Study: currently suspended
Cheryl Stubbendieck will be leading an inductive study focusing on asking who, what, when, where, why and how about the book we’re studying to arrive at conclusions about what God is saying to us.
SOLOS: currently suspended
A ministry for single older ladies of Sheridan, over the age of 50, who are looking for others on the same path in our church community to come alongside and socialize with. We hope to plan monthly opportunities to get together and in time build friendships for spur of the moment activities as well.
In our hectic modern-day world, Grace Groups can offer a pause that refreshes through scripture reading, prayer, meditation, and inspirational reading. Grace Groups are made up of four people that commit to meet at least twice a month for one year, to intentionally build relationships and discipleship. Grace Groups offer time and space to grow in grace, loving and sharing friendships in Christ. New Grace Groups can form at any time. Gather up a friend or two and join a group—we’ll help with study resources and get you started. If you are feeling called to take part in this small group ministry, contact Julie Hestermann.
Current Ministry Needs
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Tech Help Needed-We are currently in need of help with audio, video, visuals & lights during services. High school and older are welcome! Training is provided and taken at your own pace. Contact Jared Rechsteiner.
VBS Volunteers-It takes more than 150 volunteers to make VBS the special event it is. This year we will be offering morning and afternoon sessions of VBS to keep attendance low. All volunteers are required to attend a training session on May 23 at 9:45am OR May 26 at 6:30pm. Additional training/screening may be required for adult volunteers. Sign up at sheridanlutheran.org/vbs.