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.

2016 WELCA Meeting Schedule
Thursday, February 18th, 12:00 noon – “Tired & Retired Potluck”
Thursday, March 17th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, April 14th, 8:00am – 4:00pm – Rummage Sale
Friday, April 15th, 8:00am – 1:00pm – Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 19th, 9:30am – Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, June 16th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 18th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 15th, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting
Thursday, October 6th, 8:00am – 4:00pm – Rummage Sale
Friday, October 7th, 8:00am – 1:00pm – Rummage Sale
Thursday, November 17th, 1:30pm – “Thank Offering”
Thursday, December 8th, 11:30am (Seating) & 12:00 noon (Serve) – Christmas Luncheon

2016 Community Service Activities

Bethany Riverside Bingo
Tuesdays March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Arrive 1:15pm, play 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Birthday Party
Thursday, March 31st
Please arrive at 1:00pm, party begins at 1:30pm.

2016 WELCA Officers
President: Sue Staples
Vice President: Patti Hanson
Treasurer: Vera Wensole
Secretary: Carol Miller
Program & Publicity: Patti Hanson
Cradle Roll: Karen Geier
Church Women United Representative: Esther Harman
Rummage Sales: Doris Modahl and Carol Miller

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