Women of the ELCA
If you are a woman and a member of Brandon Lutheran church you are a member of WELCA too! Contact the office to get a WELCA Handbook for more specific information on our many ministry activities.
Co-Presidents - Dee Gulson & Vi Gast
Vice President – Lorraine Osheim
Secretary – MarDee Dahlin
Treasurer – Laurie Johnson
Director of Justice – Elaine Oolman
Director of Discipleship – Deb Klein
Director of Stewardship – Lorraine Osheim, Marlys Byre & Diane Rollag
All the women of the church are divided up into 3 Work Units. These units are called upon occasionally to help provide food and workers for funerals or other special occasions. You may only get called once or twice a year – depending on the need. This way all women have a chance to serve and the more active circle members don’t get overloaded with the work load.
August Highlights for WELCA
Our next WELCA Gathering will be on Saturday, September 18th at 9:30am in the Martin Luther Room. Anna & Priscilla circles will be the hostesses that day. The speaker will be Becky Sluiter from Lifescape.
She will be talking about projects that our quilting group can help with.
There are also some donations they can use. You can bring these into church and drop them off in the office.
¨ Fleece fabric for ponchos for adults or kids,
¨ Underwear drive- men’s underwear, boxer briefs, size small – 2XL, no children or women’s underwear needed
¨ Pumpkins to paint -we’ll take unlimited pumpkins for Halloween
Lutheran World Relief Kits
This year is our year to put together personal health care kits for Lutheran World Relief. We will have our Sunday school children help us to put the kits together and get them ready to ship the first week of October. Our goal is to start collecting items in August through September. This should be a great time to watch for sales on these items! Flyers will be available at church to use when you make your selections of the items. Please read the suggestions to the sizes needed. Let’s make this the best year for helping out LWR!
Sept 2,9,16,23,30 Quilting 1:00 pm—Downstairs Fellowship Hall
Sept 7,14,21,28 Tuesday Stitchers—1:00 pm—Downstairs
Sept 11 Faithful Greetings—10:00 am—Downstairs
Sept 13 Executive Board Mtg. 7:00 pm—Martin Luther Room
Sept 15,16 Circles Meet
Sept 18 WELCA Gathering 9:30 am—Martin Luther Room
Fundraisers help support our Benevolent Budget. Some of the Groups/ Ministres WELCA support are:
Local- within our congregation
- Bible campers
- BLC Sunday School
- Vacation Bible School
- Noah’s Ark Preschool
- BLC Debt Retirement Fund
Community Giving - (Outside our congregation)
- Lutheran Social Services
- Church on the Street, SIoux Falls
- Bethany Meadows
- Noah's Ark Preschool Scholarships
- Lutheran World Relief
- Lutherans Outdoors in SD and Shetek Lutheran Ministry
- Student Ministry Programs at SDSU, USD, Augustana
- Family Connection
- St Dysmas Prison Ministry
- Brandon Valley Food Pantry