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.


2019 Executive Board

President-- Eldonna Grahn

Co-Vice Presidents-- Bonnie Loveness & Lori Anderson

Secretary-- Twilla Waage

Treasurer-- Barb Johnson

Mission Community-- Jan Berg & Connie Englund

Mission Action-- Kathy Britten & Jeanne Collins


Women's Websites

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

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 2021 as modified for First Lutheran Church of Karlstad from the hymnal calendar and lectionary – ELW pages 14-63.

January 6 white Epiphany of Our Lord

January 10 white Baptism of Our Lord

January 17 green Time after Epiphany

February 14 white Transfiguration of Our Lord

February 17 purple Lent for forty days

April 2 none Good Friday

April 4 white Easter for fifty days

May 23 red Pentecost Sunday

May 30 white Trinity Sunday

June 6 green Time after Pentecost

October 31 red Reformation Sunday

November 7 white All Saints Sunday

November 14 green Time after Pentecost

November 21 white Christ the King Sunday

November 28 blue Advent for four Sundays

December 24 eve white Christmas for twelve days