Women (WELCA)

Women of the ELCA Mission
                  To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ

Women of the ELCA Purpose Statement
As a community 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.

Bible Study

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.

Lutheran World Relief
16 Baby Care Kits, 20 Personal Care Kits & 55 School Care Kits prepared by WELCA were sent off.  Along with them went the labels LWR provides for us so we can track their destination.   We are anxious to see where they end up.

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 2018 as modified for First Lutheran Church of Karlstad 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 6         white    Epiphany of Our Lord
  • January 7         white    Baptism of Our Lord
  • January 14        green    Time after Epiphany
  • February 11       white    Transfiguration of Our Lord
  • February 14      purple   Lent for forty days
  • March 30          none     Good Friday
  • April 1              white    Easter for fifty days
  • May 6               red       Confirmation Day
  • May 20             red       Pentecost Sunday
  • May 27             white    Trinity Sunday
  • June 3              green    Time after Pentecost
  • October 28       red       Reformation Sunday
  • November 4      white    All Saints Sunday
  • November 11     green    Time after Pentecost
  • November 25    white    Christ the King Sunday
  • December 2      blue      Advent for four Sundays
  • December 24    white    Christmas for twelve days