Women of the ELCA
Service Times: Sunday 9am, Wednesday 6:30pm
395 E Iola St. Iola, WI 54945 (715)-445-2666

Women of the ELCA

Purpose: 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 PROMITE healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.

Our Savior’s WELCA Structure
Executive Board – comprised of seven officers elected at a General Meeting in November.
General Board – Executive Board and Circle Chairwomen.
Circles – The four circles elect officers, meet the third week of each month for Bible study, business, stewardship projects, refreshment and fellowship. Each woman of Our Savior’s is placed in a circle.
·    Esther Circle, meets the third Wednesday at 1pm, Chair: Irene LaStofka 445-3233
·    Faith Circle, meets the third Wednesday at 7:30pm, Chair: Joan Bestul 445-2474
·    Mary Morning Circle, meets the 3rd Wednesday at 9am, Chair: Sharon Peterson 445-3394
·    Naomi Circle, meets the third Monday at 7pm, Chair Susan Loken 445-3236
Circles are in charge of altar flowers throughout the year:
·    Esther: January, May, December
·    Faith: March, August, November
·    Mary Morning: April, June, October
·    Naomi: February, July, September
Coffee Hour fellowship between services is provided by the Circles:
·    Esther: April, November
·    Faith: May, September
·    Mary Morning: March, July, December
·    Naomi: June, August, October
A Mother-Daughter banquet has been a tradition of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for many years. It is held annually in May.

The women are involved with several outreach service projects including, sewing kits, health kits, school kits, layette kits.

Other activities include: World Day of Prayer in March, Tomorrow River Conference Spring Event in April, Communion Prayer Breakfast in June, Women’s Retreat in August, Joint WELCA Bible study in August, Fall retreat program in September, Waupaca County Federation of Church Women in September, Salad Luncheon Buffet in October, General meeting and Thank offering in November, and a Christmas potluck luncheon and joint Bible study in December.