Women of the ELCA

Women in mission

MISSION:  As a Community of women, 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 calling, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society and the world.

WHO ARE THE WOMEN OF THE  ELCA?   We all are!!  We are Lutheran women across the US and the Caribbean, involved in service, study, fellowship, ministry and advocacy.  Individually and together, we embrace and uphold the ministries that support the mission of the Women of the ELCA, and the church as a whole.

…a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ…

OUR MISSION /PURPOSE STATEMENT IS:

As a community of women 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. 

HOW DO WE LIVE OUT OUR MISSION AT ST. MARK?   Each of us has our own unique way of living out our faith and mission.  Some of the ongoing work and activities at St. Mark by the Sea are::

  • Quilters meet each Wednesday from 9am to noon to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief.

  • Quilts, Health Kits and School Bags are assembled and shipped to the LWR warehouse each February.

  • Sponsor a Bazaar and Rummage Sale each year.  All proceeds go to local and worldwide charities and the mission and ministry of St. Mark by the Sea.

  • Sponsor a Day of Service each April for the whole congregation.

  • Present a Fashion Show and Luncheon each year.

  • Participate in the Volusia/Flagler Conference Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering

  • Attend the FL/Bahamas Synod W/ELCA Fall Gathering, participating in worship, Bible Study, workshop/seminars, fellowship, fun and good food with women from across Florida.

  • Monthly bible studies: dates and times to be determined. We use the study in

  • Gather magazine (see below).

WAYS FOR ALL OF US TO STAY CONNECTED, STUDY AND SHARE:

  • Gather – the magazine of W/ELCA.  Order at: subscriptions@augsburgfortress.org

  • Tapestry –Online Newsletter of the FL/Bahamas Synod W/ELCA at: www.flwelca.com.

  • Café –Web based magazine for young adult women. www.boldcafe.org.

  • Bold Connection –Free monthly e-newsletter of W/ELCA

  • Daily Grace – Daily devotional on the website.  Also available as an app.

Find these 2 online resources at: www.womenoftheelca.org.  Click on Publications.

WE ARE THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA  AT ST. MARK !!! 

If you have suggestions, comments, ideas or questions, you can email or call Mary Eichen at: eichenmt@gmail.com.  612-232-1500 or Lee Herkamp leslieherkamp@gmail.com  or 386-237-4767.

Led by the Holy Spirit, we live out our mission of doing God’s Work, in our church, community and the world.

St Mark by the Sea’s W/ELCA Officers:
President:  Lee Herkamp
Vice-President:  Mary Eichen
Secretary:  Cathie Preston
Treasurer:  Maggie Fischer

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