Immanuel Lutheran Church Women (ILCW)

Women of the ELCA

Upcoming Events

What is the ILCW?

The ILCW is the women’s organization of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Small groups within the organization, called Circles, meet regularly for Bible study, book discussion, support and action.  There is a leadership team, the ILCW Board, which is in communication with the Circles, the synodical and churchwide women’s organization.

ILCW officers for 2013-2014 are:

  • President: Darlene Hagquist-651.699.8919 or
  • Vice-president: Emily King
  • Treasurer; Patty Robey
  • Secretary: Rhonda Tjaden

The  ILCW sponsors occasional women’s ministry events. All Immanuel women are invited to attend.  Recent events have included

  • Sisters in the Spirit, an evening event in support of One in the Spirit Ministry;
  • Girls Night In, a fun night of fellowship;
  • Women at the Well, a day-long retreat focused on caring for God’s creation;
  • Noche de Colores – an evening of education and support for the Common Hope organization and the Guatemalan Lutheran Church;
  • Act Boldly for Your Health – a retreat for rejuvenation of spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.

Many women at Immanuel participate in Circles.  A circle is a small group of women from the congregation with a commitment to 4 things:

  • Come together for study, support and action;
  • Participate in the ministry of the Women of the ELCA within and beyond the congregation;
  • Support financially the total program of the Women of the ELCA;
  • Designate leadership that shall be in communication with the ILCW leadership team.

Any member or guest of ILC may join a Circle.  Bible Study circles meet during September through May.

  • Courage Circle meets at flexible times and locations. Contact:  Rhonda Tjaden 651.699.0868 or
  • Grace Circle meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 9:00am in West lounge, babysitting provided. Contact:  Christine Danielson 651.699.4774 or
  • Hope Circle meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the West lounge. Contact:  June Husom 651.699.1994
  • Faith/Joy/Peace Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm in the West lounge. Contact:  Jan Thorson 651.699.1046
  • Sophia Circle meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the West lounge. Contact: Jan Johnsroy 612.824.2521 or

If you are interested in joining a circle please contact church administrator at 651-699-5560 or

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.


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