Our Women’s Ministry here at The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd is guided by the mission and purpose statements of the Women of the ELCA. The mission statement mobilizes women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ! The purpose statement encourages us as a community of women who have been created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, to 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.
Women who belong to circles grow in their faith by participating in the yearly Bible study which is published in the Gather magazine. Women also find direction for their faith journey by meeting every week over breakfast to study the Bible text that will be read the following Sunday.
Quilters are the hands of Christ as they fashion quilts for local high school seniors, children and adults who are being baptized, and those around the world who, through Lutheran World Relief, are given hope and love when they receive a quilt.
Those who knit and crochet create prayer shawls for members and friends who need the healing strength, comfort, and peace that comes with prayer.
All women are invited to share in fellowship, worship and learning at our Epiphany Brunch and Sisters in Christ Spring Tea.
Individual women attend other WELCA events around the Southwestern WA Synod, Region 1, and country including cluster events, conferences, retreats, conventions, and gatherings.
Women’s Prayer Breakfast
Mission: To foster fellowship and discuss the lectionary for the coming Sunday
When: Tuesday mornings at 8:30
Where: The Brick, Tumwater
Contact person: Barbara Eliason (360) 866-3705
Mission: To foster fellowship with other quilters and provide quilts for graduating high school seniors and babies of Good Shepherd
When: Thursday at 2 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd, Crary Hall
Contact person: Eva Siefert at preschoolpet@Comcast.net
Mission: To study the Bible with the aid of the Lutheran Women Today magazine. Members may also plan events for women of Good Shepherd, support various community organizations and attend conferences of Women of the ELCA.
When: 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd
Contact person: Linnea Glover (360) 556-0508
Mission: To study the Bible with the aid of the Lutheran Women Today magazine. Members may also plan evens for women of Good Shepherd, support various community organizations and attend conferences of Women of the ELCA.
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Where: In the homes of members on a rotating basis
Contact: Kelly Barnard (360) 438-2120
Knit, Purl and Pray
Mission: To enjoy fellowship while creating projects by knitting, crocheting, tatting etc..
When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd Narthex
Contact: Quinna Renner (360) 943-9736
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Mission: To provide comfort to those in need through knitted or crochet prayer shawls.
When: Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd, Narthex
Contact: Barbara Eliason (360) 357-3554 x105
Mission: To create quilts, provide blankets, heath and school kits for distribution by Lutheran World Relief
When: Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd, Crary Hall
Contact: Church office at (360) 357-3554