Category Archives: WELCA

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Virginia, MN Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

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UPCOMING: Fun Events & Bible Study Times

Below is a list of events, meetings, ongoing Bible Study times, and Fall  retreat information.

Fall Group Reminders:  

  • Mondays @  2pm The Rouchleau Women’s Study  takes place at Rouchleau Apartments, 602 North 3rd Avenue, Virginia
  • Mondays @ 5pm Choir practice in the sanctuary
  • Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boy Scouts Troop #129 meets
  • Tuesdays: WELCA Circles will resume their monthly meetings on Tuesdays (discussion & devotion/study time) 9:30am & 1pm
  • Wednesdays at 7:30am – Men’s Perkin’s Breakfast & Study Group
  • Wednesdays 8am – 2pm Ladies Quilting has resumed in the Fellowship Hall
  • Wednesdays @ 2pmOSLC Bible Study is in the Fireside or youth room – NEW TIME!
  • Wednesdays: Confirmation to begin Oct. 3rd @ 6:30pm, Messiah Lutheran Church is the fall location.
  • Thursdays at 3pm Ladies Study @ Adventures Restaurant
  • Thursdays: Council will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month  @5pm
  • Pasty Sales: The OSLC Pasty Sale is ongoing – order through Oct.14th in the narthex, pick up date is Saturday, Oct. 20th, 1-2pm @ the Eveleth Masonic Lodge.
  • Homemade Apple Pie Sale: WELCA will be selling apple pies this next month. You can order them Oct. 28th & Nov. 4th, and pick them up Nov. 18th.
  • Via de Cristo: The “Way of Christ” Retreat where experiencing the Gift of God’s Grace happens! This year it will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Men’s Weekend is Oct. 4th-7th, Women’s Weekend is from Oct. 11th-14th, co-ed event Nov. 8th in Kasson, MN (south). RSVP to Butch or Betty @ 218-741-2682. More events to come in the spring. Check the website for more information: https://www.mnviadecristo.org/news/index.php

Confirmation News:

Confirmation Program 2018-19
Dear Parents of 6th-9th Graders,
The Holy Spirit is alive and moving on the Iron Range.  In the last year, our area Lutheran congregations have been saying many goodbyes to beloved leaders. Transitions are rough on congregations, but they can also be opportunities. As our congregations discern what the Spirit is calling of our churches, it has been proposed creating a collaborative confirmation program. This Summer our youth walked together and deepened their faith on the synod journey to Houston. In this spirit, we are working to create a program together with Messiah, Gethsemane, and Our Saviors. At this time, we are still working out details between congregations. We want this to be an engaging program where our students grow in faith and Christian Community to love and serve others. We ask for your prayers and patience as we continue to work out the logistics. Confirmation is coming and it’s going to be awesome this year. God’s Blessings, Tauna Roth Lay Parish Assistant, Messiah Lutheran Church TaunaMRoth@gmail.com 218-404-0621

Confirmation News & Dates

October 3 @ 6:30  Confirmation Classes Begin!! Fall location will be at Messiah Lutheran, Wednesdays at 6:30 (we do follow the school system for MEA)! We will rotate between Messiah, OSLC, and Gethsemane during the year, with the seasons. Parents will be notified of locations by email, postcard, and and bulletin.Confirmation Group Guides
The Confirmation Program is in need of adults to lead a small group.  Support and Curriculum are provided.  Pairs are welcome to volunteer as a team.  Please contact the church if you are interested in becoming a group guide.

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Bible Study Times

We have various Bible Studies that are ongoing @ OSLC. You can check out one of these listed below, or stop by the office for a little more info about the topics being studied or who to get in contact with if you would like to try one out.

  • Mondays @ 2pm: The Rouchleau Women’s Study meet at Rouchleau apartments.
  •  Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 1pm at OSLC:  The WELCA Circles meet @ OSLC.
  • Wednesdays at 7:30am: The Men’s  Breakfast & Study Group meets at Perkins in Mt. Iron.
  • Wednesdays @ 2pm: OSLC Bible Study is in the Fireside or youth room meets and is open to everyone!
  • Thursdays at 3pm: The Ladies Study @ Adventures Restaurant meets.

WELCA

“WELCA”  Women of the ELCA – We are a group of ladies that love to share our interests and ideas about life with each other, and share the love of Christ with the outside world around us. Our circle groups are involved with many service projects,  such as, creating newborn kits, school backpack kits, camperships for youth at Camp Vermilion, quilting, prayer shawls, hospital care kits, etc. If you attend the church, you are considered a member, and can join in the meetings and devotion times whenever you are able, and take part in whatever projects you feel called to do. We invite you to join us and share your ideas!

If you need a few resources to get you through the week, click on these links here for devotionals and information to lift your spirits!

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https://www.womenoftheelca.org/blog/category/daily-grace

 

 

 

https://www.gathermagazine.org/articles/latest-articles/gather welca publication pict

 

 

 

 

 

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Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

Women at Our Savior’s are active in the Women of the ELCA (WELCA) at local, regional and national levels, participating in ministries that benefit children, families, communities and other women.

Worldwide relief support

Quilting

Our quilters meet weekly (during the fall, winter, and spring months) in the Our Savior’s fellowship hall to sew quilts shipped worldwide for relief efforts at natural disaster sites and other emergency situations. We easily ship more than 300 quilts a year! Everyone is welcome, no sewing experience is necessary.

Infants and children

WELCA women at Our Savior’s also gather and pack emergency kits used in ELCA mission work worldwide. These include layette kits and nursery kits for mothers of newborns and infants, school kits for the work of Lutheran World Relief, and collecting and distributing school supplies for local children.

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Circles

All women at Our Savior’s are invited to participate in Circles. These small groups of women gather monthly for Bible study and fellowship at church or in people’s homes. Meeting days and times vary to fit everyone’s schedule, check the calendar for one that fits yours.

Birthday bash

The annual WELCA Birthday Party celebrates your special day, no matter what date your birthday is. Homemade cakes, fun and games, and a hilarious skit are just some of the evening’s festivities. Consider this your invitation!

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April 2018 WELCA Update

July 2018 WELCA Notes

WELCA board meeting was held June 12, 2018.                                           The board decided:

  1. To give the remaining $1001 of the Love Offering fund to help defray the costs of our youth attending Camp Vermillion this summer.
  2. To disburse $372.28 to pay for 14 Confirmation Bibles for our 6th grade confirmation students. 14 Bibles will probably cover the next two confirmation classes.

Marcia Aluni,  WELCA President

 

 

 

Women worshipping together

Front row from left: Chris Culbert, holding granddaughter Kiera Blaeser, Virginia Iverson, Chris’s mother, Ava Dahl, Chris’ granddaughter. Back row from left: Megan Culbert, Nicole Dahl, Kim Culbert-Blaeser

 

Four generations of women came to church together in early November. Chris Culbert, her mother, daughters and granddaughters joined in worship. Chris and her daughters are long-time OSLC members; all are passing along their Lutheran traditions to their daughters. We welcome their family, and all families!