Women of Welcome
WOW Leadership 2017
Co Chairs: Marian Balke & Jennifer Hurtig
Secretary: Dorothy DIerking
Treasurer: Gale Horlen
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).
|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
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.