Women of the ELCA
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 grown 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 in the World.
Scandia Women of the ELCA 2020 Report
Scandia Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America includes all women who are members of the Scandia congregation. As a community of women we gather to grow in faith and fellowship.
Scandia WELCA held a general meeting in September with 9 members present. The LWR kits, quilts, and soap were packaged for transport. An executive board meeting was held in November with the main purpose to disperse funds from WELCA treasury. Monies were distributed to mission projects in our community and at state and global levels. Funds were also designated for use in Scandia church projects such as maintenance for the organ and possible roof repair. For a detailed report of financial gifting please refer to the WELCA Treasurer's report.
Opportunities to engage in ministry and action were limited in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Ruth Circle resumed meeting and opened the Bible Study, led by Pastor Marohl, to all Scandia members. Scandia demonstrated generosity again this year by supporting the many LWR projects. Scandia quilters sewed 9 quilts that were given to graduating seniors. WELCA continued support for the Prayer Shawl Ministry and remembered Scandia members in Asst. Living or Care Centers with Christmas gifts.
WELCA Officers for 2020: Chairperson- Judy Hansen, Secretary- Cheryl Oster, Treasurer- Colleen Buckneberg, Mission Action- Dorothy Overgaard, Quilt Chairpersons- Dianne Rist & Miriam Larsen, Auditors- Jean Smith & Kim Preheim, Phone Rep- Nila Olson.
Vacant Offices for 2021: Chairperson, Secretary
S.E. Conference workshops and WELCA State Convention were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 safety concerns.
Scandia WELCA Chairperson