Women of the ELCA, the women’s organization of the church, has thousands of participants in thousands of congregations. Together we are committed to growing in faith, affirming our gifts, supporting one another in our callings, and engaging in ministry and action that promotes justice and wholeness for all people.”

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA) is one of the longest-running organizations at OSLC. They have a rich history of serving the Lord and of providing generous gifts of time, talent and money in support of Our Savior’s. WELCA is perhaps best known for their wonderful work in the kitchen, serving meals for many pot luck events.

Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month. All women of Our Savior’s are members of WELCA. If you have an interest in supporting any of the many causes of WELCA your contribution of time and talent and fellowship would be welcomed.

WELCA Statement of Purpose

As a community of women, created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

2017 WELCA Meeting Schedule
Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 noon – “Tired & Retired Potluck”
Thursday, March 16th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Monday, April 3rd – Wednesday, April 5th – Rummage Sale Set Up
Thursday, April 6th, 8:00am – 4:00pm – Rummage Sale
Friday, April 7th, 8:00am – 1:00pm – Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 18th, 9:30am – Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, June 15th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 17th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 21st, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Monday, October 9th – Wednesday, October 11th – Rummage Sale Set Up
Thursday, October 12th, 8:00am – 4:00pm – Rummage Sale
Friday, October 13thth, 8:00am – 1:00pm – Rummage Sale
Thursday, November 16th, 1:30pm – “Thank Offering”
Thursday, December 7th, 11:30am (Seating) & 12:00 noon (Serve) – Christmas Luncheon

2017 Community Service Activities

Bethany Riverside Bingo
Tuesdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
Arrive 1:15pm, play 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Bethany Riverside Birthday Party
Thursday, March 30th
Please arrive at 1:00pm, party begins at 1:30pm.

Hillview Care Center Bingo
Friday, August 11th
Arrive 1:45pm.

2017 WELCA Officers
President: Sue Staples
Vice President: Patti Hanson
Treasurer: Vera Wensole
Secretary: Carol Miller
Program & Publicity: Patti Hanson
Church Women United Representative: Esther Harman
Cradle Roll: Karen Geier
Greeting Card Table at Meetings:
Quilting: Doris Modahl and Martha Sesvold
Rummage Sales: Doris Modahl and Carol Miller

Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am.