Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA (WELCA), the women’s organization of this church, has thousands of participants in thousands of congregations. Together we are committed to growing in faith, affirming our gifts, supporting one another in our callings, and engaging in ministry and action that promotes justice and wholeness for all people.
Follow the South Dakota Women of the ELCA on the web:
Download the scholarship application for the 2023 Triennial Gathering.
Read the Fall 2023 WELCA Newsletter
Download the South Dakota Synod WELCA Constitution
Download the 2023 WELCA Convention Booklet
Learn more about the Women of the ELCA at its website, womenoftheelca.org.
Watch Diana Glover as Katie Luther from the 2023 Synodical Convention on YouTube (right-click on the link and select “open in a new tab” or “open in a new window” to view the video).
Save the Date!
2024 Annual Synodical Convention
Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21, 2024
First Lutheran Church, Mitchell
Hosted by Prairie Rivers Conference
Sign Up for our e-newsletter by contacting the editor – Lilah Gillis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Fall Gatherings
Dates for 2023 Fall Leadership/Retreat Schedules:
Northern Plains: Sept. 30 at Zion Lutheran, Eureka
Bear Butte: Oct. 6-7 at Outlaw Ranch near Custer
Prairie Rivers: Oct. 7 at Zion American Lutheran, Scotland
Medary: Oct. 10 at Trinity Lutheran, Arlington
Prairie Coteau: Oct. 12 at NeSoDak Bible Camp near Waubay
Crossroads: Oct. 21 at West Nidaros Lutheran, Crooks
Southeastern: Oct. 21 at Hudson Lutheran, Hudson
Support the ministry of the Women of the ELCA in South Dakota through your financial gifts.
Clear Lake, SD
Director for Stewardship
Director for Justice
Director for Discipleship
Pastor Erika Lehmann
Sioux Falls, SD