Last Updated November 30, 2022

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.

Parking Lot Listening Available for All Services - Tune to FM 88.3


Bulletin for Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Scripture Readings for Wednesday, November 30, 2022


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)
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)


We would really appreciate it if you would indicate your Attendance at worship either in person, car, or online. You can also add comments or questions about the service! Thanks!

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

Listen to sermons on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Just search for Good Shepherd Collinsville.

Adult Bible Class is held on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the Church Lower Level. We will be learning about David and Mephibosheth from 1 & 2 Samuel.

High School Youth will meet in the Youth Room on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. We will be learning about David and Mephibosheth from 1 & 2 Samuel.

Sunday School - Join us on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. as we continue fall Sunday School! We will be learning about David and Mephibosheth from 1 & 2 Samuel.
  -  Parents & Babies (birth - 2 year olds) will meet in the Nursery in the Church Lower Level
  -  3 year olds through Kindergarten will meet in the "TRACKS" area in the School Lower Level
  -  1st grade through 6th grade will meet in the School Cafeteria 
  -  7th & 8th grade will meet in the Conference Room in the Church Lower Level

Our Associate Pastor Call Committee is meeting regularly. You can follow the progress by going to our special webpage; just search for "Associate Pastor Call." This page can only be viewed by registered members and friends. To register for the website, send your preferred email to progress. 

Congregational Meeting ‚ÄstThe next voter‚Äôs assembly is December 4th at 11:30 a.m. At this meeting we will elect new officers and hear from the Endowment Committee and the Call Committee. All communicant members, age 18 and older, are able to participate.

Wednesday Woman Bible Study will meet on Wednesday, December 7, at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All women are invited to come join us for this time of Bible Study. Please contact Carol Walther with any questions at

The Handbell Choir will continue practicing on Tuesday, December 6, from 6:45 p.m. ‚Äď 8 p.m. Please meet outside the front doors of the church. Please think about joining our group! No experience is necessary. Contact Cheryl Urban at 618-407-0867 with any questions. I am looking forward to beginning a new season of praising God with beautiful music! Thank you.

Adult Choir will continue practicing on Wednesday in the School Music Room (following the 6:30 p.m. Advent Service). Please park downstairs or pull down after the service.. Please join us in bringing the Word of God to the congregation through music, all skill levels are welcome and needed. For more information, please contact Zach Stegman at

Christmas Poinsettias - Each Christmas we decorate the church with poinsettias donated by members giving in memory of or in honor of loved ones. We will list the donations in our Christmas services. You are welcome to take the poinsettia home after our Christmas service or leave it for the rest of the season. If you would like to donate a poinsettia, please fill out the form in the announcements and place it in the offering plate or send your payment with a note to the church by December 11th. The poinsettias are $12 each

Blood pressure will be taken on Sunday, December 4th in the connecting hallway following the 8 a.m. service.

We have many on-going Volunteer Opportunities. Check out our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved!

Good Shepherd is a Life-Affirming church. Please check out our Life Team page.  

GriefShare is held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the conference room. It can be started at any week. The next session is titled "What do I live for now?" Come find encouragement and help. Call the church office 344-3151 or email for information. 

A Hat and Mitten Tree is in the narthex through December 11. The Board of Congregational Life is collecting warm mittens, scarves and hats that will be distributed to local children through Collinsville Head Start and Collinsville Food Pantry. There will also be a similar tree in the school entrance. Thank you for being a part of this ministry!

LWML Christmas Party - All Ladies of the Congregation are invited to join the women of LWML in celebrating the beginning of Advent at our annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 1st. The Party begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers and fellowship. We will be reflecting on The Blessings of Christmas Today with a litany of thank-yous interspersed with our favorite carols. Cookies and ice cream will be served at the end of the evening. Please join us in celebrating Jesus’ birthday! (Members whose last names begin with A-O, please bring appetizers; those whose last names begin with P-Z, please bring cookies.) We hope to see you all there!

Gifts for our Home Bound Members - Help the Life Team give home bound members a Merry Christmas. Christmas is a wonderful and special time of year for many people - especially for all of us in the body of Christ. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus in churches filled with singing, poinsettias, decorated trees, and candles. Christmas is time for families. So, in the month of December, the Life Team wants to remember those of our church family who are older. We will have our Older Adult Dinner on Friday, December 9th at 11 a.m. This year also, with help from Thrivent, we will have Christmas goodie bags for our home bound. The Life Team will pack gifts in decorated Christmas bags, add a label with the recipient's names and address, and place them in the narthex on December 9th for congregational members to deliver. Some bags will have no names. These you can take to an older homebound member. The Life Team thanks you!

Senior Adult Christmas Dinner - Please join us on Friday, December 9th for a delicious meal, holiday devotion, entertainment, and fellowship with friends at the annual Senior Adult Christmas Dinner! Doors open at 11 a.m. The meal will begin at 11:30 a.m. Reservations can be made by contacting the church office at 618-344-3151 or emailing and are requested by Monday, December 5th. We hope you all can join us! 

Toys for Tots Donations - Nancy Schilbe is collecting donations for Toys for Tots. If you would like to donate a toy, please bring it to the church on Friday, December 9th at 11 a.m.

Collinsville Light Up Parade - I love a parade, but it is even more fun to be in a parade, and now is your chance. Please join us in representing Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School in the Light Up Parade in Collinsville on Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM. We also need help preparing a float, and we are in need of a pick-up truck or an SUV with a flatbed. If you would like to participate in the parade or help with the float, please contact Jennifer Buchanan at or 618-580-3150.

Boar's Head Christmas Festival - Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO will hold their Boar's Head Christmas Festival again this year. The Festival will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. Free Tickets (limit 6 per person) are available beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, on a first come, first served basis by calling the church office at 314-892-5610 or in person at Peace Lutheran Church. Additional information can be found on the website,

Employment Opportunities - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for numerous team members, including: Substitute Teachers, A part-time Development Coordinator, Before & After - School Care Helpers, Early Childhood Center Aides. Please contact the School Office at 618-344-3153 to find out more about the positions.

International Student Ministry needs - Please contact Bessie Fick at 515-230-9937 or if you can donate any of these: Beds, small kitchen tables and chairs, desks, lamps desk and floor lamps, small sofas, kitchen household items, microwaves, blenders, vacuums, small bookshelves, TV, Bicycles, small dressers, coffee tables, rugs, laptops, rice cookers. We are also looking for persons who have a pickup and would be willing to help deliver items once a month. As always, we are looking for friendship families that would meet with a student. If this is of interest to you.  Contact Bessie Fick. We have received an LCMS grant that allows us to have an intern working four hours a week with International Student Ministry.  Please contact me at the above if you are interested in serving in this area or want additional information.    

Issues, Etc. - This week's topics include: Decision Theology; The Incarnation of God & the Value of Man; 4th-Century Bishop Nicholas of Myra; Man & the Metaverse and more.  You can tune in live weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis.  You can also listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - Do you know of someone who has their Christmas shopping done already? They are being very intentional about their plans, making sure everything will be in place. We want to be the same way about our estate plans, leaving the best gifts to family we love and the ministries we care about. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you become intentional. Contact Scott Radden, Gift Planning Counselor at 618-977-4049 or for more information.

Palms - In Memory of Rebecca Louise Ritter, from Terry, Mark, & Hannah Ritter

Flowers - In Memory of Eva Uhll, from Eddie Antonovich

Attendance last weekend was 362 with 307 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $16,869, Specials $2,948, including $2,311 In Memory of Don Brune, Total $19,817.

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) Julie Wrigley (8:00) Jeanette Simpson & Cindy Cox (10:30) Kathy Splaingard

    Greeter: (8:00) Jeanne Lomax (10:30) Ken & Donna Bunton

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Health Policy Updated October 17, 2021

1.  We are very thankful that God continues to help us and protect us from disease.
2.  We encourage members to wear masks when social distancing is impossible (at home with friends, in automobiles, planes, etc.).  The Illinois Department of Health has stated that houses of worship are exempt from the face covering requirement. We encourage everyone to worship in person with or without a mask! 
3.  We will continue the FM Parking Lot broadcasts as well as the video livestreams. This is for anyone who has flu symptoms or for some reason just can’t attend in-person. This is not intended to be a substitute for in-person worship. The New Testament clearly calls us to gather together in person to worship, and we encourage everyone to worship in-person as much as is possible. 
4. Please talk to the pastors if you have any questions.





Prayer List 

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Elsa Weirmerslage, Daughter of GSLS Alumni Adrienne Norbury Weimerslage, Leukemia (November 26, 2022)

Elise McEvers, Member, Hospitalized (November 23, 2022)

Family of Don Brune, Asleep in Jesus (November 12, 2022)

Anthony Kober, son of Mike, Surgery (November 12, 2022)

John Tottleben, Very Ill at this time (November 5, 2022)

Teacher Kathy Maske, Hospitalized (October 31, 2022)

Asheligh Deatherage, friend of Eric & Christina Hill, Breast Cancer (October 5, 2022)

For the Family of Duane Turner, Asleep in Jesus (September 25, 2022)

Thanksgiving for the birth of Ruby Faye to Nick & Allison Parrish (September 25, 2022)

For the Family of Roger Houk, Father of Mary Meredith, who died on Monday, September 19, 2022

JoAnn Metzler, Surgery (September 16, 2022)

For the Family of Betty Riddle, Asleep in Jesus (September 13, 2022)

Karen Budnicki, Member, Recovery from Eye Surgery (September 14, 2022)

Maylee Pomerantz, Daughter of Matt & Lyndsy Pomerantz, in the NICU (September 7, 2022)

For the Family of Mike Cluck, Husband of School Secretary Nancy Cluck, Asleep in Jesus (September 5, 2022)

Robert Montgomery, son of Ralph & Mitzi Montgomery, Hospitalized (August 25, 2022)

Michael Stock, Member, Leukemia (July 31, 2022)

Elise Jackson, Member, Upcoming Foot Surgery (July 22, 2022)

LaDonna Haufler, Sister-in-law of Marie Wudtke, Infection in Leg (July 13, 2022)

John Skosky, Member (July 8, 2022)

For the family of Gwen Kemp, wife of Wayne, Asleep in Jesus (July 7, 2022)

Paula Burton, Member, Upcoming Back Surgery (July 6, 2022)

Julie Holkenbrink, Sister of Kay Jones, Cancer (July 1, 2022)

Mark Robinson, Hospitalized (June 23, 2022)

Gary Whitehead, Member, Lymphoma (June 23, 2022)

For the family of the Sister of Nikki Boyles, Asleep in Jesus June 16, 2022

Ann Rice, Grandma of Debra Downing, Hospitalized (June 17, 2022)

Betty Jo Perez, Member, Upcoming Surgery (June 6, 2022)

Family of Bob Warhooper, Cousin of John Skosky, Asleep in Jesus June 6, 2022 

Luke Reichert, Nephew of Jeff & Karen Budnicki, in the ICU (May 29, 2022)

Sarah Mastic, Granddaughter of Don and Jolie Boeger, Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia (May 26, 2022)

For the Family of Anna Eckert, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 22, 2022)

For the birth of Kenneth Robert to Emily and John Audrain (May 18, 2022)

Linda Endraske, mother-in-law of Ben Blasingame, Hospitalized (May 14, 2022)

For the Family of Ken Kober, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 12, 2022)

For the Family of Ruth Kopp, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 9, 2022)

Keith Singleton, Husband of Jill,  ALS (May 9, 2022)

Ruth Kopp, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 9, 2022)

For the Family of Del Wolf, Member, Asleep in Jesus April 5, 2022

Cole Anthony, born to Katie and Mark Robinson (March 31, 2022)

For the Family of Gayle Stotts, sister of Cynthia Javurek, Asleep in Jesus March 24, 2022 

Emelia Jackson, Friend of Leora Lapolice, Hospitalized after surgery (March 14, 2022)

Duane Conrad, Friend of Leora Lapolice, on Life Support (March 14, 2022)

For the family of Diana Wurth, Friend of Pamela Landwehr, Asleep in Jesus March 11, 2022

For the family of Karyn Kitley, Daughter-In-Law of Dotty Kitley, Asleep in Jesus March 6, 2022

For the Family of Susan Hemenway, Wife of Pastor Bill Hemenway, Asleep in Jesus March 1, 2022

For the family of Joe Strieker, Friend of Ken and Kay Jones, Asleep in Jesus (February 17, 2022)

Bill Rodgers, father of Brian Rodgers, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery the week of February 15th (February 10, 2022)

For the family of Julie Endrafke, Sister-In-Law of Ben Blasingame, Asleep in Jesus (January 30, 2022)

Judy Stock, Member, Cancer (January 20, 2022) 

For the Family of Ricky Ramsey, brother of Larry, who died January 19, 2022

For the Family of Curtis Bosworth, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Died Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021)

For the family of Dennis Pulvirenti, Asleep in Jesus (December 21, 2021)

For the Family of Evelyn Ratay, Grandmother of Shari Brunton, who died in the Friday tornadoes (December 14, 2021)

For the family of Timothy Flynn, Former GSLS student, Asleep in Jesus (December 11, 2021)

For the family of Edna Frey, mother of Bev Ruger, Asleep in Jesus (December 6, 2021)

Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright ‚Äď Leukemia, Hospitalized (December 4, 2021)¬†

Brenda Tanksley, Sister of Carlene Wirth, Last stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (November 14, 2021)

John Morris, Grandfather of Debra Downing, Undergoing treatment for multiple Cancers

Wendy Brown, Friend of Ken & Kay Jones, Brain Tumors

Karen Dall, Member, Continued Healing and Rehabilitation

Cindy Morris, Cousin of Nancy Schilbe, Cancer

Heather Bell, Friend of Lela Anderson, Stage 4 Cancer

Wayne Kemp, Member, Prostate Cancer

Richard & Elaine Kruger, Brother & Sister-in-Law of J. Pries, Recurring Cancer

Lydia Fenton, Granddaughter of J. Pries 

Gary Peludat, Brother of D. Peludat, Cancer