First Lutheran Church Women

August 3 WELCA Gathering – Tea Time at the Tea Museum!

 If you prefer coffee we will have that too.  All ladies of First Lutheran are invited and welcome to join us for our August meeting with Bible Study led by Ginny Christopherson and “Tea for Two” at the Tea Museum in Tea, SD!  We will meet at 10:00 at the museum for a light breakfast and coffee or tea, some singing and fellowship, Bible Study and time to browse and enjoy the Tea Museum which includes a special display of teapots. 


Take I-29 south out of Sioux Falls to the first Tea exit #73.  Turn west or right at the bottom of the ramp on to 271st St.  Drive west to the first stop light which will be Heritage Parkway/469th Ave.  Turn left (south) at the light and drive south on Heritage until you reach East 1st St. (there is a Sunshine Grocery at the corner).  Turn right (west) on East 1st and drive to Mary Ave. (just past the Cenex Station).  Turn right (north) on N. Mary Ave. and drive one block to Maple St.  The museum is in the old Catholic church at the corner of Mary and Maple.  We will meet in the community room on the west end of the building. 

Please call Marcia Huffman at 360-4168 or Kathy Stelzer at 332-1820 if you need help with transportation.  All are welcome and we hope to see you there. 

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA)

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.

Annual FLCw Bazaar
"The Gift of Christmas"

November 4, 20179 a.m. – 3 p.m.
First Lutheran Church

Current needs: 
• Donations of 100% wool sweaters are needed. Sweaters are made into mittens for the Bazaar. 
• Donated linens for the Bazaar are very much appreciated.
Please bring donations to the Quilt Center. If you can help with preparation of the linens, please call Sandy Fink, 339-2933,
Jean Colon, 334-7718, or Betty DeBerg, (319) 961-2227.
No other items are being accepted at this time. Please do not bring any items but wool sweaters and linens to the church.


  • Dorcas Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Elizabeth Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Hannah Circle│Third Thursday, 6 p.m.
  • Katie Circle│Third Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Lois Circle│Third Tuesday, 9 a.m.
  • Lydia/Rachel Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Martha Circle│Third Thursday, 1 p.m.
  • Rhoda Circle│Third Thursday, 1 p.m.
  • Ruth Circle│Third Thursday, 7 p.m.
  • Sarah Circle│Third Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Fair Trade Coffee Sales

First Lutheran Church Women (FLCW) host a coffee sale the second Sunday each month. A variety of Equal Exchange brand fair-trade coffees, teas, cocoa and chocolate from Lutheran World Relief are available. Stop by the table in the Welcome Center between services.


WELCA meets monthly for food, fellowship and a program. All women are welcome. You do not need to be a member of a Circle.

September 7, 2017│4 p.m.  WELCA Board Meeting in Manos de Cristo
September 7, 2017│6 p.m.  General WELCA Meeting in the Gathering Room
                                              Program: Kristie Meier of Trinity Lutheran (Tea) presenting on Katie von Bora Luther and the Reformation

October 5, 2017│10 a.m.  WELCA Board Meeting in Manos de Cristo
October 5, 2017 │12 p.m.  General WELCA Meeting in the Gathering Room
                                             Program: Pastoral Intern,  Jeff Backer, will speak on visiting and studying in the Holy Land

November 4, 2017│9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Annual Fall Bazaar "The Gift of Christmas" 

November 9, 2017│ 9 a.m.  WELCA Board Meeting in Manos de Cristo
November 9, 2017│10 a.m.  General WELCA Meeting in the Gathering Room
                                               Program: Teresa Nygaard from the SD Synod office will tell of her experiences in service to God

December 2, 2017│9 am  WELCA Board Meeting in the Gathering Room
December 2, 2017│10 am  WELCA Christmas Gathering in Fellowship Hall
                                             Program: Special Music and singing to celebrate Jesus' Birthday

Bible Study

In addition to an All-Circle Bible study, Circles hold Bible studies during their monthly meetings. 

Conference Events

July 13-16, 2017│Tenth Triennial Gathering of WELCA, Minneapolis


Please contact the First Lutheran Church office for current leadership contacts (605) 336-3734.