WELCOME to an Active Unit of Women of the ELCA!
BLCW - Bethlehem Lutheran Church Women
1. We come together for study, support and action.
2. We participate in the ministry of Women of the ELCA beyond the congregation.
3. We support financially the program of Women of the ELCA.
4. We are in communication with the synodical and church wide women’s organization.
All women of Bethlehem are part of the Women’s Ministries here at Bethlehem. Women need to be in the forefront of what’s happening in the church; Women of the ELCA address issues, programs, projects and special concerns. It is a time for service locally and supports global awareness. It’s a way to connect with other women in the church, grow in your faith through Bible study and support the churches work.
Welcome to Women of the ELCA, the women’s organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Together, this network of nearly 50,000 women makes a difference in the world because God has made a difference in their lives.
For more information or help in joining our group meeting or activities: contact
Wilma McGowan or any active member.
2013-2014 Women’s Ministries Bethlehem Lutheran Church
A guide to the Women’s Ministries of Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA)
“There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service
but the same God gives ability to everyone for their particular service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all” - I Corinthians 12:4-7
We are a part of the St. Paul Synod East Central Cluster and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
For more information, go to www.womenoftheelca.org.
To mobilize women to
act boldly on their
Faith in Jesus Christ
WELCA 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.
Let’s walk together on our faith journey
At present, we have a group of women who meet:
• The afternoon group meets at 1 PM, here at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in the Connection, the second Thursday of the month; (Sept. - May)
• There is usually a service project,
• Social time and Bible study.
• All Bethlehem’s women are welcome and
encouraged to be a part of this group.
Just come or talk to one of us about it.
Bible Study for 2012-2013
The Lutheran Woman Today magazine:
recently renamed “Gather”, carries our Bible Study.
Service Projects: (partial list)
Children’s Church Bags
Clean and straighten areas in Church
Provide the “Little Lutheran”
Host Ecumenical Christmas Gathering
Active in East Central Cluster
Gather Global Materials Offerings
Write to missionaries
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Organize Giving Tree
Contact the Church Office for more information.
490 N. Fourth Street
Bayport, MN 55003