Ministries

Food & Fun Night
Every fourth Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and second Tuesday noon (except Holidays and bad weather) we gather for a meal together followed by various small group activities including Bible studies, card games, Dominoes, and Prayer Shawl ministry. 


Adult Sunday School
Our adult Sunday School Class is offered throughout the year providing an opportunity to take a deeper look at Scripture in a small group setting. Classes start at 10:30 AM, following fellowship time.


Youth Sunday School

Our middle and high school youth class meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, following fellowship time. We engage Christian tradition and scripture through multiple ways including reading, crafting, movie watching, games, writing, and more. We meet September through May. Also check out our youth group!

 

Children’s Sunday School
Our children's class is for pre-K through 5th grade. We use a one-room curriculuum that gears activities by age level engaging our youngest to oldest learners.  We explore the Bible stories and traditions that give us a good foundation in Christian faith.

 

Small Group Bible Studies

We have several small group Bible Studies that meet in homes. These monthly groups share in fellowship, study, and support. Please check the congregation calendar for dates and locations, or contact the church office.

Crafting Ministries
Join fellow crafters as we create tangible signs of God’s amazing love and our ongoing support. Our group blesses prayer shawls, lap robes, baby blankets for new babies, and wedding shawls for brides. We also make fleece pillows to comfort surgical patients and fleece blankets for young children and mission homes. We also have a hand-quilting group that finishes quilt tops as a fundraiser for mission and a knot-quilter group that ties blankets for many local missions. Please check the congregation calendar for dates and locations, or contact the church office.


Mission Outreach
Our congregation regularly financially supports many local and international ministry outreach programs including the Le-Win Ministerial Association Benevolence Fund, the Le-Win Food Pantry, Compassion International, Osterloo family missionaries. We also collect coins in our offering plate to give away to local organizations.  Many of our members are active volunteers in local organizations and would be excited to share their experience with you.


Annual Events

Vacation Bible School (in the Summer with Beloved and Good Shepherd congregations)

Valentine’s Day Women's Brunch (February)

Bake and Rummage Sale (April)
Country Breakfast & Bazaar (October/November)

Cookie Walk and Chili Supper (November/December)

Transportation Team (Bus Shuttles)
This team of drivers assists with transporting area residents from nursing homes and private residences to and from worship service and other church activities. Transportation service to and from medical appointment is also available upon request.

Praise Team
The groups offer great liturgical music to the congregation during the Worship service. We have space for vocalists and instrumentalists! We also have opportunities for special music if you would like to share your talents to help us worship!

Grief Support Group
This team of volunteers provide grief support ministry to help those who are grieving the lost of a loved one or have suffered any type of loss including divorce, loss of employment, and loss of pet.

Men’s Monthly Breakfast
Join the men of the church, their friends, and colleagues as they share food, fellowship and faith. This event is held monthly on the first Saturday of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m.

 

UMW

Women of the congregation meet together on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The UMW is an international organization of women that provides opportunities and resources to grow piritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith innto action. Our local group provides opportunities for fellowship, education, leadership, and engagement in mission.

 

Vacation Bible School
We join with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Beloved Church to offer a one-week Vacation Bible School each summer. Together we provide supper for the kids and workers, lessons, crafts and games. 

Fellowship Hosts
This special group of volunteers help provide donuts, cheese and crackers, cookies, coffee cake and other light treats for Sunday morning fellowship following the worship service. Sign-up sheets are available during fellowship time so you can be a part of this group!


Hannah's Helpers

A group of ladies who get together for special projects such as; fundraising and tying pillows for Hospice. All are welcome to join.


Daily Devotions

Did you know that a Devotion is just a click or a dial away? You can get a Daily Devotion by clicking on the link below, or you can call the Church at 815-369-4411 to have one read to you on the phone. Either way, you are connecting with God and getting a Spiritual Uplift for the day.

 Daily Devotional

 

Hynm Sing

A Hymn Sing is held the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Lena Living Center.  Residents seem to enjoy the singing and the friendly conversation between hymns. If you can find 45 minutes of time one morning a month to help with this music ministry, please contact Scott Stich or call the church office. We have a good time, and so would you.


If you have any questions, please call the church office at 815-369-5291.




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