April 2021

Resurrection is center of Easter celebration
Resurrection—this word is the center of our Easter celebration. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is arguably the defining point of Christian faith. But how else is resurrection experienced?

In Luke 20:36, we are called “children of the resurrection.” What does this mean? Is it a reference to a future event, a resurrection of our spiritual selves? Or might it have implications for our lives and the lives of others here and now?

Download our free resource, Resurrection: A holy discipline to study with your online women's group.
Devotion: Using language everyone can understand
Do you have more than one language represented in your congregation? How do you make sure everyone can understand? Some congregations print service leaflets with the texts printed side by side in each language. That’s one solution.

3 tools for increasing participation in your women's group
How do you increase membership in your women’s group or congregational unit? As you begin to think about answering this question, know that your outreach plan must be broad, creative, and bold. Your commitment and strategy should be intentional to move Women of the ELCA’s purpose and mission forward.

Join the Rev. Angela Khabeb for a conversation about transformation
The Rev. Angela Khabeb is the guest speaker for tonight's monthly Boldcafe B.Y.O.D. (bring your own dinner).

A popular writer, speaker, preacher, and advocate, Pastor Khabeb will lead participants in a conversation about transformation. Because it's Maundy Thursday, perhaps you can bring some traditional food: dates, lamb, olives, unleavened bread.

Register here to join the group at 7 p.m. CT. Don't miss this exciting and easy way to connect with new friends.
2021-2022 scholarship applications are due Monday, April 5
No April fooling. Women of the ELCA’s scholarship applications for the 2021–22 academic year are due next week, Monday, April 5.

Scholarships are offered in two categories: Lutheran laywomen and ordained ministry.

Applications and all supporting documents must be emailed to Women of the ELCA by April 5, 2021. Scholarships recipients will be notified in late June.
Visit welca.org/scholarships for criteria and descriptions of the scholarships available.
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