Women (WELCA)

The Bible study is found in the "Gather" magazine of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA).  Information about subscriptions is at "Gather" on the web, or call 1-800-328-4648, or write to subscriptions@augsburgfortress.org.

This Month


The First Lutheran Women (WELCA) will have Bible study on Saturday, February 13th at 9:00 a.m. on "Servant-shaped soldiers" from Philippians found in the January/February Gather Magazine. The  March Bible study will be on Thursday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The study will be "Being of one Mind" from Philippians.  The study is found in the March issue of the Gather Magazine. 



The Faith Circle will meet at The Meadows on Friday, February 26.  2016 at 2:00

                                                        for the same study, Servant shaped soldiers" from Philippians.  The March Bible  

                                                      Study will be Friday, March 26 at 2:00 on "Being of one mind".

Eidsvold WELCA

The Eidsvold Women met in March 2015 and decided not to have monthly Bible studies or monthly business meetings anymore.  Meetings will be called as needed for planning purposes. 

First WELCA minutes

Lutheran World Relief
The school kits and layettes assembled by First Lutheran WELCA will be shipped November 6 & 7.  21 Layettes were put together and 40 school kits were assembled.

Women's Websites

The churchwide WELCA website is at at www.womenoftheelca.org 

and the Gather magzine is at www.gathermagazine.org.   

The churchwide WELCA site has many resources for local WELCA groups and for women generally.  The magazine site has information on the magazine, selected articles, and information on subscriptions.

Parament Colors

For 2016 as modified for First Lutheran Church of Karlstad and Eidsvold Lutheran Church of Halma from the hymnal calendar and lectionary – ELW pages 14-63. The colors for the current week are also on the "servers" page of this website.

  • January 5          white    Epiphany of Our Lord
  • January 10        white    Baptism of Our Lord
  • January 17        green    Time after Epiphany
  • February 7        white    Transfiguration of Our Lord
  • February 10      purple   Lent for forty days
  • March 25          none     Good Friday
  • March 27          white    Easter for fifty days
  • May 1               red       Confirmation Day
  • May 15             red       Pentecost Sunday
  • May 22             white    Trinity Sunday
  • June 7              green    Time after Pentecost
  • June 26            red        Centennial celebration
  • October 30       red       Reformation Sunday
  • November 6     white    All Saints Sunday
  • Nov. 13            green    Time after Pentecost
  • November 20   white    Christ the King Sunday
  • November 27   blue      Advent for four Sundays
  • December 24   white    Christmas for twelve days