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 2019 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 three general meetings (March, Sept, Dec.) and two general board meetins (June, Nov.) in 2019. There are three circles that meet monthly for bible study. Offering collected at circle meetings and monies contributed to our Annual Fund Raiser support WELCA projects in our church and community and missions at state and global levels.
Opportunities in 2019 to engage in ministry and action include: monthly bible study, serving lunch at funerals, helping with summer coffee house, serving as the site for S.E. Conference Spring Gathering; supporting LWR missions and missionaries, Daniel & Bethany Schrock; remembering Scandia members in Asst. Living and Care Centers with Christmas gifts. WELCA gave financial support for new chairs in the fellowship hall. Scandia quilters sewed 6 quilts that were given to graduating seniors and WELCA continues to support the Prayer Shawl Ministry. For a detailed list of financial giving please refer to WELCA Treasurer's Report.
WELCA Officers for 2019: Chairperson- Judy Hansen, Secretary- Cheryl Oster, Treasurer- Colleen Buckneberg, Mission Action- Dorothy Overgaard, Quilt Chairpersons- Dianne Rist & Miriam Larsen, Auditors- Jean Smith & Mary Knutson, Phone Rep- Nila Olson.
WELCA members attended the Spring & Fall S.E. Conference Gatherings. Joyce Vasgaard continues to serve as Vice Coordinator for the S.E. Conference and represented Scandia as a delegate to the S.D. Synodical Women's Convention in Aberdeen.
Scandia WELCA Chairperson