Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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.

To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. 

GROWTH

To provide a variety of learning experiences that strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential, and equip her for ministry.

COMMUNITY

To enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationships which are global, diverse, and interdependent.

ACTION
To enable women to articulate and act upon their faith as Disciples of Christ in all areas of life.

 OUR SYMBOL
Our symbol with the cross, water, and a water lily - identifies the Women of the ELCA as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
 

2019 Programs

3rd Wednesday of month, 8:00 – 11:30 AM (June, July & August)
2nd Friday of every month, 8:30 - 11:30 AM (beginning September)
Ongoing service project of Days for Girls.
For more information, contact Shari Jones at 206-380-3503.
 

Friday, November 15, 2019
Lord of Life Thankoffering service, lunch, officer installation and special speaker, Laura Krueger Alleluia Lutheran Church Diaper Closet and Grand Canyon Synod National WELCA Board Member. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019
WELCA will host a "Welcome Back" event for all WELCA participants.  Dessert will be served with a little bit of fun thrown in!

Sunday, January 12-13, 2020
Retreat at Spirit in the Desert. More information to follow.


What is a Circle Meeting All About?

 “Whenever two or three are GATHERED in my name, I am there among them.”      Matthew 18:20 
Circle Meetings are each as unique, creative and different as the person planning and the women attending. They seek to experience the presence of God during their time together. 
CORE elements of an effective Circle Meeting are: 
JOY….…SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE…....COMMUNITY
BE JOYFUL
   BE CREATIVE
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT LEAD
SUGGESTIONS:
  • Welcome all who come to the meeting. Visitors, guests, occasional seekers.
  • Include everyone in discussions, prayer, planning, leading.
  • Use all types of prayer, music, art, movement, current events, books, DVDs
  • Create your own rituals, you are sacrament makers.
  • Create a prayerful environment, candles, flowers, prayer shawl…..
  • Use the articles in the “Gather” Magazine for discussion topics.
  • Be flexible to change your plans; find God present in current sharing of group. Leads to      spontaneous and healing prayer.
  • Honor confidential sharing of personal information.
  • Encourage women to feel free to move around to different Circles
  • It’s optional to serve refreshments.
  • It’s optional to have a project unique to your Circle...

2019 Circle Schedule

1st Monday
 

Hannah 10:00 am at LOL

 

Rachel 2:00 pm in homes

 
1st Wednesday
 
Esther 9:30 am in homes
 
Joanna 1:00 pm in homes
 
2nd Monday
 

Katherine 9:30 am at LOL

 

Anna 6:00 pm in homes

 
2nd Tuesday
 

Mary Elizabeth 6:30 pm at LOL

 
2nd Wednesday
 

Priscilla 9:30 am at LOL

 

Dinah 1:00 pm in homes

 

Naomi Miriam 1:00 pm at LOL

 
2nd Thursday
 

Ruth 10:00 am at LOL

 
2nd Friday
 

Sarah 10:00 am in homes

 
3rd Wednesday
 

Days for Girls 8:00 am at LOL

 
3rd Thursday
 

Lydia 9:00 am in homes

 

WELCA Executive Board
10:00 am at LOL

 
4th Thursday
 

Gather Bible Study 9:00 am at LOL

 

WELCA Board meeting 10:00 am at LOL

 
  

Note:  This schedule is for planning purposes only, the circles will change their schedules for holidays or events as needed.