Looking for a place to gather with other women to talk about your faith? Women of the ELCA is just for you. We’re a community of women where fellowship, friendship, study, service and advocacy are nurtured. Here you’ll find original, inventive and imaginative support.
All women of St. John’s are welcome to come to Lydia’s Circle, a weekly time of Bible study, fellowship and fun.. This group meets in the cafe of the the Worship Center on Sunday evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information, speak with Sandy Weaver or Diane Ballentine.
Women of the ELCA Blog
Commentary and reflections on issues, events and trends in our church, society and world, as seen through the lens of our mission and purpose and our ministries.
- Mon, 29 May 2017 10:10:35 +0000: Honoring military veterans an emotional experience - Women of the ELCA Blog
Memorial Day has taken on an even greater meaning for me as a time to honor those who have made our freedom possible. In 2009 I was able to visit Washington D.C. during the Memorial Day weekend.
- Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:58 +0000: Nurturing spiritual relationships - Women of the ELCA Blog
How we care for ourselves impacts our relationship with God. This includes what we eat, how physically active we are, how we share and steward our resources, how we care for the earth, and how we honor the Sabbath.
Nurturing your spiritual relationship with God can be done in many ways. For some of us, worship,
- Sun, 28 May 2017 06:00:16 +0000: Retreat without moving an inch - Women of the ELCA Blog
Are you looking to carve out some time for yourself? Are you looking to connect with your faith? Are you looking to deepen your sense of the sacred in our midst? If so, the one-day retreat is designed for you. Come and retreat folllowing this online format. The gift of this retreat is
- Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:35 +0000: Gluttony, lust, jealousy? - Women of the ELCA Blog
Gluttony at the holidays is understandable. A little lust seems healthy, and everyone gets angry sometimes. But envy or jealousy–another of the seven deadly sins–seem somehow shameful. At the root of jealousy is not being seen, not being valued–or at least thinking you are not seen. When we notice our jealousy and feel unseen, let
- Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:55 +0000: How sacraments tether - Women of the ELCA Blog
A lifelong Lutheran, I did not truly recognize the power of our sacramental theology until I experienced more of life; until I encountered powerlessness, loss, disconnection and shame. There was a time when I didn’t comprehend the freedom and liberation new converts described when they talked about receiving communion or witnessing baptisms. As I’ve matured,