Link to the national WELCA






Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

This symbol - with the cross, water and a white lily - identifies the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God: baptized, forgiven, adopted into God's family, full of grace and hope in eternal life.  It is a reminder of the growth, beauty and vitality that rise out of that life-giving baptismal water.  The symbol also reminds us of the mission of the Church to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19

WELCA Officers

Within the framework of the mission statement, Women of the ELCA carries out its purpose statement.

Mission Statement
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

Purpose Statement
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 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.

WELCA holds a General Meeting every other month on the second Thursday.  Individual circles meet monthly for fellowship, a business meeting and Bible Study.  Currently the St. Paul WELCA group has six circles:  Deborah, Esther, Eve, Hannah, Priscilla, and Ruth.

WELCA is involved in a vairey of mission and ministry projects.  They collect stamps, soup labels, Box Tops for Education, and pop can tops, as well as items needed for kits.  Their Lutheran World Relief projects include:  Health Kits, School Kits, Layettes (for newborns), Sewing Kits, and Quilts.  Members also are active in the local Good Samaritan Society nursing home by hosting a Tea & Program, Birthday Party, Chapel & Cookies, and by holding circle meetings there.


To do God’s work we must have God’s power,
To have God’s power we must know God’s will,
To know God’s will we must study God’s word.

Dr. John R. Mott
Winner of the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize who grew up in Postville, IA