WNALC - Women of the North American Lutheran Church

Dear Sisters in Christ,
“...if you have faith like the grain of a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible for you.” -Matthew 17:20 

A quote from Edward Everett Hale: “I am only one, but still I am one.  I cannot do everything but still I can do something.  And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” 

”The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and planted in his field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes like a tree…” -Matthew 13:31 

Need another analogy?  Individually we are but a grain of sand, but together we are a beach. 

As individuals we do some so that as a whole we, the NALC/WNALC do much.  So, what part do you play?  There are so many to choose from.  How about in your church’s women’s group supporting the ministries and missions and projects they do.  You could even help to write an article and send it along with pictures for the WNALC newsletter, to share and to encourage other women’s groups.  It would also be most helpful for your group to send in an annual information sheet to the WNALC Council to keep their records updated.  You will find just such an information sheet on page 11. 

Consider attending the 2018 WNALC Annual Gathering in Denver, CO, on Tuesday, August 14th.  Our event features Pastor Pamela Thorson as our guest speaker along with an address by Bishop Bradosky, voting on business decisions, elections of new council members, and the opportunity to meet with other ladies from other congregations in your Mission District—plus the bonus of fellowshipping with other women, together growing closer in Christ.  There is still time to register for the WNALC Gathering by going to the NALC website at thenalc.org and the cost is only $80 (includes lunch).  Love to see you there!

Have you ever considered a part on the WNALC Council?  I mentioned elections are being held for open positions.  In fact, there is a nomination form on page 12 just for that purpose.  You could be just the person to balance out the gifts and talents needed on the WNALC Council.  Pray about it. 

Did you realize that the WNALC Council has Ministry Teams to help conduct the business of the WNALC and to help promote women’s ministries locally, nationally, and around the world?  You could join one of those teams—who generally meet via phone, email, or via Skype-type mediums.  Check out our WNALC website at wnalc.org for more information.  

Whether a tiny mustard seed or a grain of sand, become part of something much bigger, like the tree or the beach—and truly make a difference! 

In His service,
Linda Brower, WNALC Chair

The Chair's Corner

Linda Bower

 WNALC Council Chair