Women of the ELCA

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.

Zion WELCA will host the 2024 Hill Country Conference next February! 

You may have noticed the small brightly colored banner next to the WELCA table in the Atrium. It features a cross of Texas wildflowers. Zion will be displaying this banner until next year on Saturday, February 24 when we will host the Hill Country Conference and hand it off to the next host. 

WELCA Bible Study

Zion Women of the ELCA (WELCA) actively participate in Bible study, mission outreach, spiritual growth and fellowship. The women meet at 9:30 am in the Conference Room on the first Wednesday of each month to study the Bible and share in fellowship.

Altar Guild

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.

Members include (from left to right): Front row: Darlene Hartmann, Alma Sobey, Laurie Hartmann (chairperson), Chris Strackbein, Back row: Denise Hawkins, Gena Koennecke, Doris Schneider, Janice Menking, and Arleen Crenwelge, Guests: Audrey Mayer (Worship Committee), and Margaret Solbrig (Council President).

Bereavement Team

The Bereavement 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. For more information, contact Darlene Hartmann

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.