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 (W-ELCA) 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. W-ELCA is perhaps best known for their wonderful work in the kitchen, serving meals for many potluck events.

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

W-ELCA 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.

2022 W-ELCA Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 21, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 9:30am – Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, June 16, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting

Wednesday, July 6, 6pm – Dorcas Picnic Potluck

Monday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 17, 9am – 3pm – Rummage Sale Set-Up

Thursday, August 18, 8am – 4pm – Rummage Sale

Friday, August 19, 8am – 1pm – Rummage Sale

Thursday, September 15, 9:30am – Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 1:30pm – Regular Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 1:30pm – Thankoffering

Thursday, December 8, 11:30am – Seating and 12 noon – Christmas Lunch

2022 W-ELCA Community Service Activities

Bethany Riverside Bingo
Date and Time: TBD

Bethany Riverside Birthday Party
Date and Time: TBD

Hillview Care Center Bingo
Not in 2022

2022 W-ELCA Officers

President Sue Staples
Vice President Patti Hanson
Treasurer Patti Hanson
Secretary Carol Miller
Program & Publicity Patti Hanson
Greeting Card Table at Meetings
W-ELCA Board
Quilting Doris Modahl and Martha Sesvold
Rummage Sales Doris Modahl and Carol Miller

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

2022 W-ELCA Serving Committees

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 9:30am – Barb Seidel (Chair) and Barb Cark

Thursday, June 16, 1:30pm – Sue Staples (Chair), Shirley Atchison, Elaine Lee, and Joyce Anderson serving. Monica Wiebke-Peterson, Ardelle Ender, Dorothy Gray, Mavis Stafslien, and Esther Harmon contributing members.

Thursday, September 15, 9:30am – Vera Wensole (Chair), Martha Sesvold, Linda Baehr, Patti Hanson, and Lois Losby serving. Bev Sanborn contributing member.

Thursday, October 20, 1:30pm – Doris Modahl (Chair), Ardis Bolstad, Karen Geier, Carol Miller, and Bev Hanson serving.

Thursday, October 17, 1:30pm – Sonja Simonson-Schrag (Chair) and Nance Klapper serving. Judy Sasse and Anna Duresky contributing members.

Thursday, April 21, 1:30am – (Paula Tippery (Chair), Dottie Pierce, Connie Garson, Bev Schilling, Bev Paar, and Lorraine Glanzer serving.

NOTE: Each serving committee chair is responsible for calling her group one month prior to the meeting they serve. Contribution: $10 per serving member.