Last Updated February 26, 2021

Our Sermon for the Saturday Service Will Be Available on Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

Our Video for the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Service will Be Available Live Stream on our Youtube Channel

Videos of past services are available on our website or Good Shepherd Collinsville app.

Bulletin for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Worship Opportunities at Good Shepherd 

Saturday 5:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Saturday 5:30 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)
Sunday 8:00 a.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Video (App or Website)
Sunday 10:30 a.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)
Monday 6:00 p.m. All Mask, No Singing Service
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. All Mask, In-Person or Parking Lot 

Good Shepherd will be live streaming the worship services and Bible studies to our Youtube Channel as well as our  Facebook Group. Please subscribe!

We would really appreciate it if you would indicate your Attendance at worship either in person, car, or online. Thanks!

Thanks for your generosity! You can Give Online through our app or website. We also have Text to Give. Text gift amount to     618-248-4406. You will receive an immediate receipt. Paypal - Send gift amount to

The Prayer List is now available on the "News" page on the website.

Check out our Videos Buttons on our app or website for past services and Bible Studies. See also our Good Shepherd Collinsville Facebook Group Page.  Visit our Announcements/News Buttons on our app or website for the latest announcements.

How to sign up for the COVID Vaccination:

Madison County: or call 618-625-4447

St. Clair County: or call 618-650-8445  

Join us for Lenten Worship this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Our theme this year is The Psalms of Lent.

This Sunday's Adult Bible Class will be an Overview of the Temple, led by Seminarian Ferguson. It will begin at 9:15 a.m. You can participate via conference call. Just call in at 618-942-0025.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and is available for children age 3 through 6th grade. Hope to see you then!

Join us for Men's Bible Study each Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. We meet in-person in the Lower Level. You can also join us via conference call 618-942-0025.

2021 Flower Chart ‚Äď The flower chart for 2021 is on the bulletin board. The cost for flowers is $40/vase. Please sign up at your convenience.

Palms ‚Äď Please call the church office at 618-344-3151 if you would like to sponsor the palms for a month in 2021. The cost is $40 per month.

2020 Giving Statements are available on a requested basis. If you want your statement, please send a request to and it will be provided. 

Online New Member Classes - Since we are unable to conduct our normal classes, we are shifting to online classes. If you are interested, please check it out on the website.

LWML Meeting - The next LWML meeting is March 4th at 7:00 p.m. The Bible Study on Jesus Servants will be led by Sue Hasselbring. Ingathering will be monetary contributions or gift cards to support Good Shepherd Lutheran School's Auction.

Sausage Supper - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Troy, Illinois is hosting a drive thru Sausage Supper on Sunday, March 7th from Noon-6 p.m. Additional Information can be found on their website.

Good Shepherd Youth Group - Our next youth night is on Sunday, March 7th. Junior High & Senior High youth will meet from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Check out the Youth Page on the website to keep up to date with the latest youth news.

Higher Things Youth Conference - GSLC youth will attend the Higher Things Youth Conference "Forgiven" at Calvin University in Grand Rapids Michigan Tuesday, July 20th through Friday, July 23rd, 2021. Please visit for more details and contact Mr. Stegman at to register.

Standing in Prayer for Life - On Saturday, March 13th we will join the ranks of one million in 816 cities across 61 nations for this peaceful, life-saving campaign. With God's help, 40 Days for Life has witnessed 16,742 babies saved from abortion. Good Shepherd will stand in prayer on Saturday, March 13, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights, 317 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. Please volunteer for a 2 hour time slot. If you have questions, please email

Looking for Volunteers to Greet Members as they enter the church for worship all 3 services Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. This would be on a rotating basis. Please call/text Andrew Streuter at 618-977-1981 or if interested.

Save the Date - Saturday April 3rd, Good Shepherd Easter Egg Hunt.  Please join us Saturday April 3rd for an Easter Egg hunt ages P-8th grade. Invite your Neighbors and friends.  Timing and more information to come.  If you are interested in Volunteering contact Andrew Streuter at 618-977-1981 or 

Easter Food Baskets will be available on Saturday, March 27th. Our Board of Congregational Life asks that if you are interested in receiving extra food at this time, contact the church office at 618-344-3151, by Monday, March 22nd to leave your name, phone number, and number of family members.  Pick-ups will be at the lower level of the church parking lot between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the 27th.  If you are unable to pick up the food, delivery is possible.

Please pick up an Adopt-a-Bag from the narthex and bring it back to the collections cart in the connecting hallway by March 14. Notice the New COVID Guidelines¬†on the note on the bag to assist you with the items needed. ¬†Please check the ‚Äúuse by‚ÄĚ date on the food, as we cannot distribute outdated food. And, to prevent possible breakage, do not include food in glass jars. ¬†Your generous donation of groceries and cash will help fill 10-15 Easter baskets for friends and members of GSLC to be distributed on March 27, and will also be shared with the Concordia Seminary and area food pantries. ¬†Put cash donations in envelope marked ‚ÄúEaster food baskets‚ÄĚ in offering plate. ¬†Thank you!

Employment Opportunity - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River, IL is looking for a Preschool Director/Teacher for the 2021/2022 school year. This position is part-time for morning classes Monday through Friday. Qualified candidates will be a member of a Lutheran congregation and have a bachelor’s degree in education. Interested applicants should send a resume to For more information, please call the church office at 618-259-0257.

Employment Opportunity - Concordia Publishing House is looking for an Associate Copy Editor ‚Äď This position will serve as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH. This position will carefully edit and proofread developed manuscripts, implementing any needed changes. ¬†The successful candidate will have a Bachelor‚Äôs degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field along with one or more years of experience editing. ¬†For a more complete description of the duties and qualifications or to apply for this position, please go to

Employment Opportunity - Concordia Publishing House is looking for a Manager, Accounting ‚Äď This position is responsible for managing the Accounts Payable and Inventory Control departments, in addition to assisting with the implementation of a new ERP system. ¬†Specific duties include assisting with the process design and testing of the new system, managing the disbursement of funds for good and services, and analyzing inventory. ¬†The successful candidate will have five or more years of experience in accounting (CPA or MBA preferred), experience with Microsoft Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV software. ¬†For a more complete description of the duties and qualifications or to apply for this position, please go to

Family Campout - Join us at Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes in Pittsfield, IL, Friday June 4th thru Sunday June 6th.  This will be a fun weekend with friends and family. Enjoy a relaxing weekend of swimming, games, fishing and more.  Activities include a potluck and church service in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Visit for camping and accommodation options.  You can reserve your campsite or cabin online or call 877-808-7463. Don’t wait, spots will fill up fast!  Be sure to mention you are part of the Good Shepherd group. Please email Beth Italiano at after you have made your reservation, to help keep an accurate count of who is going. Covid-19 rules and restrictions will be followed at the time of the Campout.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is excited to announce that we will again be hosting a Virtual Auction this year. Our online auction will be held from Saturday, March 13th to Saturday, March 27th! Check out the School Page on our website to read more about how to donate and attend the auction.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Registration began January 1, 2021! Please don’t wait to register as we need to plan for staffing! Scholarship applications for LESA’s Building Blocks Assistance, Good Shepherd, and Empower Illinois are available through FACTS. Details on LESA’s scholarship requirements can be found on the website.

Metro-East Lutheran High School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Any new students (freshmen or transfer) interested in seeking enrollment at MELHS are invited to go to to download an admissions packet or contact the school office at 618-656-0043. For more information, contact

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life -‚ÄúChristians are to show no partiality whatsoever. My brother in Christ who happens to have more melanin than I have in the paper-thin upper level of our skin‚ÄĒwhile all the skin below the paper is the same‚ÄĒis not of a different race than I. So-called ‚Äėrace‚Äô is not even skin deep! That‚Äôs mere upper-skin coloring, not race. Varying levels of mere melanin indicate that we‚Äôre all coffee beans‚ÄĒsome are blonde roast, some are medium or dark or espresso roast, but we‚Äôre all coffee, we‚Äôre all colored people.‚ÄĚ James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James ‚Äď A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life¬† ¬†‚ÄĘ

Issues, etc. -  Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on the Book of Hosea. You can listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - Surveys indicate that most people who give to support ministry are not highly motivated by tax issues.  They are motivated by God’s grace.  Yet those who support the Lord’s work want to be wise about the management of God’s gifts and this means paying attention to the impact of taxation on the use of those gifts.  Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you begin that consideration.  Contact Scott A. Radden at (618) 977-4049 or for more information.

Attendance last week was 300 with 216 Communing. The offering was: General fund $18,549, Specials $1,059 including $115 in Memory of Barb Burstadt. Total $19,608.

Thanks to those who serve this week:Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Kober (10:30) M. Schneider
Altar Guild: (5:30) Eddie Antonovich (8:00) Wally & Martha Streuter (10:30) Kathy Seggerman


Current Prayer List

Thanksgiving for the birth of Miriam Homann, granddaughter of Marty & Pam Hoffman, born to Emily and Brian Homann

For the family of Rose Teichgraeber, Asleep in Jesus February 22, 2021

Family of Connie Feddick, Sister of Burke Latch, Asleep in Jesus February 25, 2021

Karen Dall, Member, Continued Healing and Rehabilitation

For the family of Ed Goldsmith, age 54, who died of a heart attack on Thursday, son of Ron and Ann

Thanks for Caleb Betts' acceptance of our call to serve as teacher! 

Michael Wiese, Friend of Larry Shasteen, Serious Medical Problems

For the family of Jim Scott, husband of Chris, Asleep in Jesus February 8, 2021

Joanne Kraner, grandmother of Lyndsey Schelp, hospitalized with COVID & Pneumonia 

Pastor Raymond Koh and other Christians in Malaysia, who have disappeared

Dan Antonovich, Father of Ryan Antonovich, Declining Health

Family of Barb Burstadt, Asleep in Jesus February 3, 2021

Thanksgiving for Birth of Jack Lucas to Samantha Javurek

Cindy Morris, Cousin of Nancy Schilbe, Cancer

Harold & Melanie Hartke, Family of Erma & Jon Hartke, COVID

Family of Shirley King, Sister of Richard Luebbert, Asleep in Jesus January 14, 2021

Kevin Price, Uncle of Nikki Boyles, Cancer

Barb Carnaghi, hospitalized with blood clot

For the family of Blythe Leer, niece of Mary and Jim Kruta, died in a car accident

Family of Lorene Hart, Mother of Nancy Schilbe, Asleep in Jesus January 4, 2021 

Family of Rick Moore, Asleep in Jesus January 3, 2021

Family of Carolyn Blasingame, Step-Mother of Jeff and James, Asleep in Jesus December 25, 2020

Family of Blanche Macha, Member, Asleep in Jesus December 30, 2020

Tayler Pulvirenti, Member, COVID

Reagan Guerra, member, Hip Surgery on December 23, 2020

Heather Bell, Friend of Lela Anderson, Stage 4 Cancer

Ed Kovach, Member, COVID

Lila Keller, Granddaughter of Sherry Mays, Recovery from Throat Surgery

Chuck Zimmerman, Father of Shelly Rodgers, Hospitalized after Fall

Morgan Hinson, Daughter of Brian and Shelly Rodgers, High Risk Pregnancy

Kathy Frost and son Jason, Friends of the Gindlers, COVID 

Family of Loretta Ley, Mother of Mark, Asleep in Jesus November 6, 2020

Family of Jean Kosten, Member, Asleep in Jesus November 6, 2020

Joe Strieker, Friend of Ken and Kay Jones, Prostate Cancer

Wayne Kemp, Member, Prostate Cancer

Marguerite Krenning, Mother of Carrie Kober, Healing from Hip Surgery

Family of Bill Whittmore, Member, Asleep in Jesus October 22, 2020

Barb Burstadt, Member, Cancer

Family of Harold Ulkus, Asleep in Jesus September 27, 2020

Allen Hartmann, Father of Ron Hartmann, Hospitalized with Health Issues

Family of Helen Jett, Asleep in Jesus September 25, 2020

Grant, Friend of Terri Blasingame, Health Issues

Luke Reichert, Grandson of Laurine Mandeville, Medical Issues  

Ann Eckert, Member, COVID

Erik Johansson, Nephew-in-Law of Burke Latch, Stroke

Family of Paul Matzat, Uncle of Rachel Forden & Karen Witschie, Asleep in Jesus August 18, 2020

Janice Isbell, Sister-in-law of Judy Pries, cancer surgery

Dorothy Rogers, Sister of Eddie Antonovich, Kidney Disease

Anita Render, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Hospitalized

Barb Tourville, Member 

For the family of Shirley Chapman, Sister of Wayne Kemp, Asleep in Jesus July 21, 2020

Dan Deppe, Friend of Bill and Lee Curtis, Pancreatic Cancer

Mike Korte, Member

For the family of Jackie Provaznik, Asleep in Jesus July 16, 2020.

Janet Lock, sister of Katie Robinson, diagnosed with breast cancer

Bill Werth, son of former members Jeannie and Gerald Werth, hospitalized in serious condition from an airplane crash

Bo Pritchard, Member, Surgery

Tony Zedolek, Brother-in-law of Bonnie Blasingame, Heart Issues

Betty Moeller, Member, Surgery recovery

For the family of Donald Roth, Father of Catherine Streuter, asleep in Jesus June 10, 2020

Donna Asbeck, Mother of Kim Gindler, Shoulder surgery May 27, 2020

For the family of Albert Fischer, asleep in Jesus May 12, 2020

For the family of Mary Ann Nicol, asleep in Jesus May 17, 2020

For the family of Archie Schoenbeck, Asleep in Jesus May 2, 2020

Tom Skosky, Br. of J. Skosky ‚Äď Health Issues due to Cancer Treatment

Anthony Kober, S. of M. Kober ‚Äď Kidney Failure

Richard & Elaine Kruger, Br. & Sis-in-Law of J. Pries ‚Äď Recurring Cancer

Richard Wallace, Mem. ‚Äď Rehab

Irene Moretti, Member ‚Äď Hospice

Rufus¬† Downing, F. of B. Downing ‚Äď Lung Cancer

Emil Biegler, F. of N. Skosky ‚Äď Dementia¬†

Mary Ann Biegler, M. of N. Skosky ‚Äď Health Issues

Jimmy Maine, Mem. 

Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright ‚Äď Leukemia

Lydia Fenton, Gr. D. of J. Pries 

Gary Peludat, Br. of D. Peludat - Cancer

Edward Stephens, Br. of K. Johnson ‚Äď Cancer

Dennis Pulvirenti, Mem. ‚Äď Health Concerns

Mike Ruger, Mem. ‚Äď Memory Loss

Cheryl Metzler, Dau of D & J Metzler - Cancer