Expressing our faith
in love to all

Worship: Sundays at 10 am
117 Irvine St., Lower Level
Galena, IL 61036

Pastor Jenna Couch




Lord of Love is blessed with a plethora of vibrant and talented youth; therefore our youth groups and youth ministries are strong and active, with opportunities for all ages.

For more information about our youth activities, contact Linda Kern Gronewald at

Kids Club

Kids Club meets every Wednesday evening from 6 – 7 pm at Midwest Medical Center. Kids Club is designed for youth of all ages through 5th grade. Each week we offer Christ-centered and fun activities including crafts, songs and stories that help children better understand their growing faith.


Confirmation, for 6th through 8th graders meets each Wednesday night. The goal of confirmation is to help students learn the central teachings of the church, including:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Apostles Creed
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Holy Baptism
  • Communion and Confession
  • Worship
  • Lutheran theology
  • General Bible studies

Youth Group

Designed for all youth from 6th through 12th grade, the Lord of Love Lutheran Youth Group brings young people together in a life of faith, action and fellowship. Spiritual, emotional and social needs unique to youth are addressed.

Many opportunities to serve God through mission work and service projects help the youth better understand their role as disciples of Christ. In the summer of 2011 our Youth Group took their first mission trip to Costa Rica, In 2012, several of our youth attended the ELCA national youth gathering in New Orleans, and are another Costa Rica mission trip is scheduled for August 2013.

Youth Sundays

In each month that has five Sundays, the fifth Sunday is always Youth Sunday. During the worship service on those Sundays, our youth are responsible for many aspects of the service including: ushering, acolytes, Scripture readings, prayers, offering, cantor, communion assistance, music and Altar Guild. This offers the youth an opportunity to serve, to learn more about our worship service and to stretch their abilities by through public speaking and musical performance.

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