Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048



Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Started in 1988, WELCA had it’s beginnings in Ladies’ Aid, Women’s Missionary Society, quilting groups, clothing drives, food drives, groups that made cancer dressings, and hundreds of other causes, that were just part of their daily lives. Just as women were part of the first followers of Jesus, their involvement in church life has always been there.

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WELCA Mission Statement
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

The women of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are a “church unit” of the ELCA. We have a Circle in our “unit” that meets monthly. The main emphasis of circle meetings is fellowship and sharing the Word and Love of God.

Hannah Circle meets the first Thursday of each month at 9:00am (except January,  February, July and August). This circle usually meets in the fellowship hall, but some members like to meet in their home when they are the hostess. This information is posted monthly in the newsletter and in the bulletin.

Our Bible study uses the “Gather Magazine – Gathered by God”, the magazine of Women of the ELCA.

In addition to Circle meetings, we host other events:
     Women’s Mother/Daughter Spring Supper
     Usually held in May
     Funeral lunches when held at Good Shepherd, are coordinated by our members

All women of the church and their guests are always welcome at all our meeting and functions.

In addition to events at Good Shepherd, we meet with the women from our Northwest Conference for events at their churches, and also for retreats, conventions and leadership gatherings with all the women of our Northern Illinois Synod – Women’s Organization.

WELCA Purpose Statement
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Contact the church for more information about programs and opportunities for women, 815-369-5552 or goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net.

WELCA at Good Shepherd, Lena, IL

All Women Welcome
All women of the church and their guests are welcome to attend all circle functions. Please Contact the church office for more information about our Circle Groups, Women of the ELCA, and/or our Bible Study material.

WELCA NW Conference 2015WELCA NW Conference Breakfast in Durand, IL, with special speaker Rev. Amy Fallon from Grace Place Campus Ministry. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and learning!

Hannah Circle
Hannah Circle Typically meets the first Thursday of the month.

Circle Information
If you would like information about our Circle, Women of the ELCA, and/or our Bible Study material please contact René Johnson (815) 369-2818.
All Women of the church and their guests are welcome to attend all circle functions.

Hannah Circle
Hannah Circle will meet on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:00 am at church in Fellowship Hall. This is “Potluck” we will not have a hostess. Rene’ Johnson is the Bible Study leader. We begin our Bible Study, “Multiple meanings: Learning from other interpretations” by Mark Allan Powell in the January/February 2018 “Gather” magazine. Session One: Washing hands with distant hearts. Bible text: Mark 7:1-9.

Northwest Conference Spring Assembly
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:30 am to Noon

“Gone Fishing” a musical program by local area singers. Cost is $8.00/person and includes brunch and program cost. A Free-will offering will be taken.
Reservations due by Monday, March 12, 2018. See flyer and reservation form on WELCA bulletin board. If you need transportation or have questions, call Rene’ Johnson – 815-369-2818.

Mark you calendars: NISWO-WELCA 2018 Retreat:
“HERstory: A String of Pearls” Saturday, April 28, 2018 at LOMC, Oregon. IL Coffee and breakfast rolls at 8:30am, and the Bible Study will begin at 9:00am led by Susan Edstrant. Pastor Diane Dardon, former Pastor of the Campus Ministry at NIU in DeKalb is the Retreat Pastor. More information to come. Look for information flyer, cost, Registration and Scholarship forms on the WELCA bulletin board.

Thank you to all who helped with the February 21, 2018 - Wednesday Noon Lenten Lunch hosted by Good Shepherd. It was a great success and we couldn’t have done it without all your help.

All women of the church and their guests are welcome to attend all circle functions.

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