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 - Sheila Aaker and Mary Entinger
Vice President – Nancy Pietz
Secretary – Nancy Steers-Beaird
Treasurer – Laurie Johnson
Director of Justice – Linda McCoy
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.
October Highlights for WELCA
WELCA OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 1: Prayer Shawl Ministry—9:30 am—Nursery
October 7: Executive Board Meeting—7:00 pm—Martin Luther Room
October 13: Fall Heritage Festival—Everyone Helps
October 14: Freezer Ministry—1:00 pm—Upstairs Kitchen
October 16, 17:—Circles Meet
October 19: Faithful Greetings—10:00 am—Fellowship Hall
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Quilting—9:00 am—Fellowship Hall
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:—Tuesday Stitchers—1:00 pm—Downstairs
WELCA FALL HERITAGE FESTIVAL
DINNER AND BAKE/CRAFT SALE
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Menu: Roast Turkey, Homemade Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Candied Carrots, Cranberries, Homemade Lefse, Pumpkin & Apple Desserts
Serving 11:00 – 1:00
Bake Sale 9:30-1:00
Featuring cookies, breads, pies, lots of homemade lefse and crafts!
We urge everyone in our congregation to contribute to the bake sale by making your favorite cookies, cakes pies, rolls and/or breads. Donations of crafts are also welcome!
New for 2019-- We will also have a room of household treasures for sale! Please consider donating your gently used household items. The items will be available to browse and purchase.
(No Clothes or Shoes, please)
Freezer Ministry - October 14
If you like to cook or prepare food, come and join the Freezer Ministry on October 14 at 1:00 to help prep meals that can be frozen and then delivered to congregational members that need a little extra attention due to health issues, bereavement or other difficult issues. The ladies really do have a good time together and get a lot done in a few hours.
Faithful Greetings - October 19
Please join our Faithful Greetings group October 19! We will be working on confirmation cards and welcome anyone who wants to learn a new craft!! We meet downstairs in the fellowship hall from 10-noon. Come enjoy some good fun and fellowship! No experience necessary! We'll teach you as we go! See you then! Thanks!
(Questions: call Terri Grothe 582-3016)
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