Women of the ELCA (WELCA) is 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. GSLC Women have been organized since the beginning of the church as the American Lutheran Church Women (ALCW) and then in 1987 as Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA). The current Circles are Dorcas/Esther, Mary, Naomi, Ruth and Martha. For more information, please visit the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s website: www.womenoftheelca.org/
Funeral Fellowship Ministry
When we hear of a death in a family, our first reaction is what can we do? Our first thought is prayer, for those mourning the loss of their special person. One of the ways we show the Shepherd’s love is to serve as part of the Funeral Fellowship Ministry. What a privilege it is to provide a time for the family to share memories with those who attend. Each year we serve 25 to 30 funeral fellowships. Each one requires 8 to 12 pans of bars and 6 to 8 workers. We are usually at the Church for 3 to 4 hours. We welcome men as well as women!
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Dorcas Esther Circle
Back row left to right: Hilda Mae Lindvig, Pat Johnson, Sheila Wittenberg; Front row: Ardella Weishaar, Lucille Ness, Diane Rose.
Front row left to right: Donna Kupitz and Dorothy Nelson; Back Row: Claire Lorinser, Karen Thompson, Steph Falcon, Sarah Muth and Sue Neft; Missing: Connie Ellingson and Joyce Foss
Back row, left to right: Ann Schwartz, Jeannie Werre, Dorothy Nelson, Connie McQuay, Mavis. Anderson; Front row: Marvel Dalke, Arlene Olson, Barb Wilke