Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (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.

Monthly Programs

Are you looking for a new group to join at First Lutheran that offers you interesting monthly programs, inspired Bible Studies led by fellow members, and a chance to serve others in our church, our community, and around the world?  WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) meets the first Thursday of the month (times of the day vary) usually in the FLC Gathering Room. We gather to enjoy food, fellowship, singing, inspirational speakers, and programs. Please call Kathy Stelzer at (605) 332-1820 if you have questions.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Circles

Please call Kathy Stelzer at (605) 332-1820 for information.

  • 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) hosts a coffee sale the second Sunday of 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.

annual bazaar

FLCW hosts an annual bazaar on the first Saturday in November to raise funds for local, regional, and global ministries and missions. Click here for more information.


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