Women of Welcome

 WOW Leadership 2017

Co Chairs: Marian Balke & Jennifer Hurtig
Secretary: Dorothy DIerking
Treasurer: Gale Horlen

Mission Statement

As sisters in Christ, we dedicate ourselves to guide and direct the women of the North American Lutheran Church in their efforts to move forward in faith and mission, through prayer and evangelism, with the Holy Scriptures as the ultimate authority of God.


Women of Welcome Lutheran Church (WOW)

All women are invited to join any of the Women's meetings and gatherings.  Women who are confirmed members of Welcome Lutheran Church are all considered members of WOW. WOW is a participating member of the Women of the North American Church (WNALC).

Gatherings 2017

January 7: Kick-off luncheon/meeting, 11:30am   June 20: General meeting, 6:30pm
February 18: Blanket workshop, 2pm   August 30: Fried Chicken Drive-thru
March 21: General meeting, 6:30pm   September: Fall Festival
April 8: South Texas Mission District Women's Gathering   October 24: General meeting, 6:30pm

Projects and Fund Raisers 2017

January-December: "Divine Dimes" project benefitting NALC Disaster Response, WECCO and other missions   August 30: Annual drive-thru meal fundraiser
February: Fleece blanket workshop for NALC Disaster Response Services   November: Collect food for WECCO;
Support Mission Meals
May: Collect items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief   Throughout the Year: Support WNALC (monetary donation);
Collect aluminum can tabs & used all occasion cards;
Support church youth attending camp

Women of the NALC - South Texas Mission District Women's Gathering

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the women of three NALC Lutheran churches in the Brenham area, Welcome, Abiding Word, and St. Matthew of Sandy Hill combined their efforts to produce a day long women’s retreat that was attended by 166 from 27 different churches in south & central Texas.  Participants came from the North American Lutheran Church, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America all sharing together the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The event was held at Welcome Lutheran Church's new Fellowship Hall.

Donna Pyle, author and speaker with Artesian Ministries, led two very practical and inspirational sessions on Romans 12:2, and Dr. Martin Luther and his wife Katie were on hand to share theological and personal thoughts throughout the day.  Luther spoke on the reasons for the original Reformation, and touched on the need for unity in the Christian Church and stronger family involvement in the spiritual education for their children.

There was plenty of food and fellowship, and time to experience a German marketplace that exhibited a variety of skills and activities.  Katie Luther offered free samples of German breads, and the Luthers posed for pictures with participants upon request.  The day ended appropriately with a full worship service with Holy Communion, featuring special music and Luther’s prayers.



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