Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA)

WELCA Monthly Stewardship Activities and Projects – an opportunity to be a good steward. Are you interested in helping people of our state, country and the world with simple donations each month? We invite you to join our WELCA group by donating useful items monthly as we collect various materials for Lutheran World Relief and other agencies. Our project for September is Personal Care Kits. The following items may be brought to the Welcome Center Desk any day of the week. The kit includes: large comb, nail clipper, bath size towel, toothbrush and large bar of soap.  All donations are very much appreciated. Thank you.


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

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: Music and singing to celebrate Jesus'.  Special music provided by Joel Gingrich, a solo handbell performer who also plays in the Heartland Handbells here in Sioux Falls.


  • 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.

Bible Study

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

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.

Conference Events

Watch for updates.


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

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.

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Annual FLCW Bazaar
"The Gift of Christmas"

Nov. 4, 2017│9 am – 3 pm
First Lutheran Church



Due to a few wonderful donations, this year Attic’s Treasures will include a Boutique Shop with new, never used items that include brands such as Lenox Christmas ornaments and dishes, Christopher Radko ornaments, Longaberger and Peterboro baskets, Polish pottery and Swarovski Crystal ornaments and animals. Come and visit all the wonderful shops at the Bazaar and get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

Volunteers needed

Many jobs are available!  You will have the time of your life!!!

Call: Jean Colon - 334-7718, jamcolon@msn.com or Sandy Fink - 339-2933(sandyjamesfink@gmail.com)