Worship:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
     September-May


118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net
815-369-5552



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WELCA

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
     Meeting/Fall
     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
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 Meeting
Thursday, December 7; 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall
This is “Potluck” we will not have a hostess. Rene Johnson (815) 369-2818 is the Bible Study leader.


The Advent Devotional material is in the December 2017 issue of “Gather” magazine. “Joy To the World” God in Christ is for all humanity. We will look at four meditations by four different authors, and ponder the question: Joy. When the Christmas season approaches, is joy your first reaction?
We will collect ThankOfferings at our December meeting.

Lena Living Center December Birthday Party
Hosted by Hannah Circle

Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
We will sing Christmas songs, provide birthday gifts, bring treats and wish Happy Birthday to some very special people. Please join us for fun and fellowship in sharing Christ’s love. Circle members and others are asked to bring 2 dozen cookies to share with the residents. Contact Rene Johnson (815)369-2818 if you have any questions, need a ride or to have your cookie donation picked-up. We will meet at 1:45 pm at the LLC dining room to set-up for the party.

   
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