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.


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 7, 2019 at 9:00 am at the home of Rene’ Johnson-621 Deer Trail Dr,. Lena. Rene’ Johnson (815-369-2818) is the Bible Study leader. This is “Potluck”—we will not have a hostess. Our first Bible Study for 2019 is from the Gospel of John-”Meeting with Jesus” by Julie A. Kanarr in our January “Gather Magazine.”

March 13, 2019 is the Wednesday Noon Lenten Lunch Hosted by Good Shepherd
Hannah Circle is coordinating the soup and sandwich meal. We will meet at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to set-up and prepare the meal. If you would like to help with set-up and preparation before, or clean-up after, or both, please contact Rene’ Johnson at 815-369-2818 or just show up. We welcome all who would like to participate. Come and enjoy a Lenten message along with soup and sandwich.

Northwest Conference Women of the ELCA
To all the Ladies of the Lutheran Churches of the ELCA:
The Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) would like to invite all ladies to join us at the Spring Assembly gathering on March 16th, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton for brunch and a humorous program on aging. Gathering stats with registration at 9am and brunch served at 9:30am with program to follow. There will be a lot of fellowship and laughter. The program is called “YOUNG AT HEART, BUT OLDER IN OTHER PLACES’ by Nancy Hanewall Stacy who will be presenting the program. Reservations and a fee of $10 to cover the brunch and the program is needed by March 9th, 2019. See bottom of the flier. A free will offering will be taken for on going programs of the NW Conference. Click here for registration form.

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

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