Women of the North American Lutheran Church (WNALC)
The Women of the North American Lutheran Church (WNALC), sometimes referred to as the “Ladies’ Aid”, is the women’s auxiliary organization of Emmons Lutheran Church. The beginnings of the Emmons Ladies’ Aid go back to its first meeting in 1886, 16 years before the organization of Emmons Lutheran Church. At that time, it was an organization of the Lime Creek congregation west of Emmons.
While the group has undergone a few name changes over the years, (most recently to WNALC to reflect our congregation’s affiliation with the North American Lutheran Church), its purposes have remained the same, to assist the congregation in extending the love of God through Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Circles meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at different times for Bible Study and fellowship. The WNALC meets as a group on the 3rd Wednesday afternoon of each month (excluding August) for a business meeting, program, devotions, and fellowship.
The WNALC supports the ministry of our congregation in many ways through support of the Sunday School, Bible Campers, serving for funeral lunches and other special events in the congregation, serving coffee at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea, organizing the annual Lutefisk Supper with help from the entire congregation, clothing drives, assembling health and school kits for Lutheran World Relief, and Quilting. This is in addition to many other countless ways the women of our congregation have stepped forward in the past and continue to in our present time to help support the work of God’s Kingdom here in Emmons and around the world.