To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Esther Circle is a ministry of Women of the Evangelical Church in America (WELCA). This community of women, created in the image of God, are called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We welcome all women of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church as members of this group, who faithfully meet on the second Tuesday of the month. We donate a small offering of $3.00 each meeting, but only when we attend.
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, the society, and the world.
Each year we elect a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary as our leaders to conduct business meetings. We publish a small booklet annually that contains the assigned Hostess and the Bible Study leader. Bible Study is based on lessons from the WELCA publication magazine, Gather.
Esther Circle ladies have on-going projects, which include:
Assembling Health Kits that are donated to Lutheran World Relief
Knitting/Crocheting Prayer Shawls to help heal and offer comfort to those members with a serious illness or who are experiencing a time of grieving
Raising awareness about malaria and funds for the purchase of nets that are critical to the prevention of malaria
Reaching out world-wide to women and children in need
The ladies of Esther Circle also take some time each year for the pleasure of each other’s company. We enjoy at least two meeting times where we gather at a local restaurant and spend a happy afternoon in fellowship. Occasionally we get together for a road trip or educational outing, which we enjoy as well.
The Story of Esther
The book of Esther is one of only two books in the Bible named for women; the other is of course the book of Ruth.
Esther was a beautiful young Jewish girl who became Queen Esther of Persia (479 BC). She took bold action to save her life and the life of the Jews living in the Persian Empire during the reign of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I).
God presents us with opportunities to do His will, but he cannot force us to do so. Do you recognize such opportunities in your life? Do you take action when God places opportunities before you?
"For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father's family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this." - Esther 4:14
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