The 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. At the Fall Festival held every September, the Women of Zion sell handmade items to raise money for the camping ministry. All woman of Zion are members of WELCA and are encouraged to participate in any of their activities.
WELCA Bible Study
Zion Women of the ELCA (WELCA) actively participate in Bible study, mission outreach, spiritual growth and fellowship. The women meet at 1:30 pm in Fellowship Hall on the first Thursday of each month to study the Bible and share in fellowship.
The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for worship services every Sunday and Wednesday and assists the pastor at nursing home communions. They are also responsible for caring for the liturgical inventory. Coordinator is Laurie Hartmann.
The Cheer Committee are blessings to others as they visit shut-ins each month, including the homebound, those in nursing homes and in the hospital. Gifts made by craft volunteers are given at Christmas and Easter. If you are interested in becoming a part of this important ministry, call the chairperson, Ruth Sarnecki.
The Care Team is responsible for providing a light meal for the bereaved family of a Zion member on the day of the funeral. The meal usually consists of sandwiches, potato salad, chips, desserts, coffee and tea. Congregation members provide the food on a rotating basis.
Laborers of Love
The Laborers of Love make quilts, collect soap, assemble layettes, health, sewing and school kits, for distribution by Lutheran World Relief. Workdays are each second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning at 9:00 a.m. All women of the congregation are invited to come and enjoy sewing and fellowship. Committee responsibilities are to oversee the workdays and coordinate distributions of donations to mission projects. Co-chairpersons are Mary Wilson and Julie Hahn.