St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
(864) 638-6363
(864) 638-8099

Sunday Worship Services
Sunday School: 9:00 am
Fellowship: 10:00 am
Announcements: 10:25 am
Worship Service: 10:30 am

"You Matter More Than You Know"
WELCA Sunday Sermon (May 17, 2015) - By Jan Long

2016 St. John's Ministry Guide    Women of the ELCA
The Ripple (SY Synod WELCA News)


WELCA members gathering for a meal during a meeting at Biggerstaff in June 2014

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promise healing and wholeness in the church, society and the world.

Mission & Purpose: Women of the ELCA – who are we? We are any woman in the St. John’s Lutheran Church congregation. Participation in any of our projects and events is open to all women in the congregation and other women who subscribe to the above stated purpose. We, the members of the Women of the ELCA of St. John’s, Walhalla, SC, desire to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit to further and support the work of the church and to provide for Christian edification and fellowship. We exist to aid the congregation in ministering to its members and to all whom it can reach with the gospel of Christ. We accomplish this through our three circles: the Morning Circle, the Gloria Shealy Circle and the Lucy Klaren Circle. All women are invited to attend any/all of these circles and are welcome to participate in any project and event scheduled. Each circle meets once a month while the Women of the ELCA meets quarterly. YOU are welcome to join us at any of our meetings. I hope to see you there!

President............Fredi Hallman
phone: 944-2479
Vice President.....Sandy Yuda
phone: 882-7330
Secretary........... Lynne Williams
phone: 882-7306
Treasurer...........Barbara Wilson
phone: 638-8818


January 10th - Quarterly Meeting @ 10am
Hosts: Lucy Klaren Circle
February 8
th - Bold Women’s Sunday
February 27 - 28th  “Act Boldly - Sow Your Wild Flowers VIII”
@ Camp Kinard
March 6
th - World Day of Prayer
March 14
th - Foothills Spring Conference
@ St. Matthias, Easley
April 10
th - 12th - SC WELCA Spring retreat “Centering Prayer”
@ Isle of Palms Retreat Center
April 18
th - Quarterly Meeting @10am
Hosts: Gloria Shealy Circle
May 3
rd - Rachel’s Day
May 17
th - WELCA Sunday
Collection of Joy Offering Boxes
June 12 - 13
th - SC WELCA Convention
@ St. Stephens, Lexington
August 15
th - Tour of Tables
October 3
rd - Quarterly Meeting
Biggerstaff @ 10am
Hosts: Morning Circle
October 16 - 18th – Oktoberfest bake sale
December 10
th - WELCA Christmas
location to be announced
Hosts: Lucy Klaren Circle
January 9, 2016 - Quarterly Meeting @ 10:00am
Hosts: Gloria Shealy Circle