WELCA discusses Five Wishes Trinity's Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America met on March 24 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.
WELCA members and Care Center residents shared the general meeting. The afternoon program and refreshments were prepared by Mary Circle, Beverly Fischer and Lucy Storm, co-chairs.
Jan Olson presided at a business meeting, and Joann Schulz offered a devotional reading and prayer before the program. With the aid of a video and handouts, Marcy Lund, Trinity's parish nurse, discussed Five Wishes for health and treatment decisions.
Announcements at the meeting included upcoming events. Women of the Southeastern Conference will have their spring gathering on April 30 at Union Creek Lutheran Church near Akron, IA. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. WELCA's South Dakota Synodical Convention will be held in Aberdeen at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, June 9, 10 and 11.
WELCA's Sixth Triennial Gathering will be in San Antonio, TX, Jul 5-10. The theme is Act Boldly, derived from Acts 14:3.