Most circles meet monthly, some at church and some in member's homes. A typical meeting involves a Bible study, discussion of the board meeting, group responsibilities and refreshments. At circle meetings, chairpersons report on board meetings and get member input to bring back to the board.

Our Circles.........

DORCAS (meets 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm at church)

  • Organizes and publicizes the collection of school kits, health kits, sewing kits, soap, quilts, etc. for Lutheran World Relief or other groups.

HANNAH (meets 2nd Tuesday at 6:45 pm at various locations)

  • Oversees the cradle roll by sending mailings and contacting new parents. Prepares Activity Bag Tree for children. Children may be brought to a meeting when necessary.

MARTHA (meets 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm at church)

  • Oversees the kitchen and makes necessary purchases of supplies. Responsible for kitchen cleaning and inventory. Provides spring birthday party at Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation.

MARY (meets 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 am at church)

  • Lamplighters worship at FD Health and Rehabilitation on the third Wednesday each month, phone new women and invite/bring them to LWML meetings, coordinate sermon tape ministry, and mail greeting cards.

In addition to the above responsibilities, circles work on service projects of their choice. All circles meet together three or four times during the year.

LWML Mites

Based on the biblical story of the widow's mite (Luke 21:1-4), LWML promotes the use of mite boxes to collect funds for missions. Mite box contributions worldwide amount to millions of dollars that support district and national mission projects and implement the LWML program.

Twenty-five percent of our mite offering is sent to the national LWML for mission projects and seventy-five percent is used for district's mission grants. The mission projects are selected by delegates at district and national conventions.

A standing policy of Good Shepherd LWML is to contribute ten percent of all fund raising projects to mites along with monthly contributions from members.

LWML Mission

The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

LWML Pledge

In fervent gratitude for the Savior's dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption, we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He hath need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him. Amen

Rev. Harry Fricke