Last Updated July 5, 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 Sunday, July 3, 2022

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 3, 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 6:15 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 6:15 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.

Portals of Prayer - July-September are available in the narthex tract rack.

Adult Bible Class is held on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the Church Lower Level. 

High School Youth will meet in the School Cafeteria on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Seminarian Chris Dhuse will be leading the Bible Study.

Summer Family Bible Study will continue this Sunday. During the summer Bible Study leaders will meet with the children and parents in the school cafeteria from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. We begin with a Bible story followed by snacks and an activity. Everyone is welcome! 

Friday Youtube Bible Study for Friday, May 6th, our study covered “The Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible.” On Friday, May 13th we discussed "The Spirit and Conversion," Friday, May 20th covered "The Spirit and Holiness."

Flower Chart Openings - July 17 and August 14, & 21 are still open to sponsor the Altar Flowers. The cost is $40.00. Please sign up on the form in the Narthex, or by emailing, or calling 618-344-3151. Thank you.

Volunteer Greeters Needed - We are in need of greeters for all weekend worship services. If you are interested in serving, please contact Jennifer Buchanan at or 618-580-3150.

Ten Day Biblical Tour of Israel January 4-13, 2023 hosted by Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism with Rev. Kevin Parviz. For the complete brochure, click here

Thank You! Thank you to the over 50 adults and youth who served at Vacation Bible School this past week! Whether you helped decorate, teach, greet, guide children or served in another capacity, your help was invaluable. We had well over 170 children attend and learn that Jesus leads the way to the treasure of eternal life with Him in heaven. Thank you for making this possible.

Vitae Foundation is hosting its Annual Southern Illinois Pro-life Event on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Four Points by Sheraton, 319 Fountains Road in Fairview Heights. The keynote speaker is Evita Duffy, the oldest child of former U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, and talk show host Rachel Campos-Duffy. The Dinner event begins at 7 PM and registration is $50 per person ($15 tax deductible) Reservations may be made online at or by calling 573-634-4316.

Employment Opportunity - A Beacon of Light Pregnancy Help Center in Maryville, IL is seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a Pro-Life heart and a genuine love and vision for a woman and family experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. The Executive Director will oversee the daily operations of the center, its programs, and staff in keeping with ABL's mission and vision as established by the Board of Directors. Experience in management, medical, and/or non-profit fields as well as a bachelor's degree are preferred but not required. The leader we seek will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to be a team leader. Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to

GSLS Golf Classic - The 19th Annual Good Shepherd Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at Arlington Greens, starting at 8:00 am. The entry form, sponsor form, and prize donation form are available in the church narthex, school office, and online at (Frontpage). Proceeds go towards maintaining the GSLS Athletic Fields. Sponsorships available with Golf Signs. Please contact Robert Mayhew at the school office for more details at 344-3153 or Ron Hartmann at 314-420-4510 or Dave Lawrence at 618-407-0348 

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Position Openings:
     - Preschool Teacher Opening – GSLS Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for a Christian Preschool Teacher who provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment in which children can grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. They should have good communication skills, love children, plenty of energy, a positive attitude, and be able to get down on the floor. 
     - Latin Teacher Opening - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accepting applications for a part-time Latin Teacher. We are planning to add this our curriculum for grades 5-8. Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, leadership qualities, love children, a positive attitude. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 344-3153 or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate.

LifeDate is Lutherans For Life’s quarterly journal of news and commentary.The journal offers relevant and timely insights from a biblical Law/Gospel perspective on life issues, such as abortion, post abortion, adoption, end of life, bioethics, creation, family life, worldview and culture, and more.To receive your free individual subscription to Life Date, please fill out our Contact Us form on

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - Leviticus 19:15 expresses our Lord’s compassion for every human life: “You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great.” He has delivered us each from domains of darkness with a grace that receives and preserves no matter what ages, appearances, or abilities. We get to extend the same joy and hope to anyone the culture labels “half-dead” (Luke 10:30)—from the embryo to the elderly!

For those who have had an abortion...there is Word of Hope 888-217-8679

Issues, Etc. - You can listen to the best of the Church’s music for the past 2,000 years on Lutheran Public Radio. LPR streams 24/7 at, TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

LCMS Foundation - What if I sense a desire to make an estate gift but am unsure about the status of ministries in the future? There are several gift planning tools you can use to construct some level of flexibility to the gift, so that it may be directed appropriately in the future. One of those is a personal endowment fund. You can name a ministry of your choice, and include language, that if that ministry no longer exists, the funds of the endowment be directed to another ministry with parallel purpose. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can assist you in facilitating this conversation. Contact Scott Radden at 618-977-4049 or for more information.

Altar Flowers - In Honor of ONeal & Betty Smith's 55th Wedding Anniversary

Palms - In Thankfulness to God for 66 years of marriage from Irvin & Jeanette Simpson

Attendance last weekend was 347 with 291 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $23,195, Specials $10,569, including $50 In Memory of Bill Whittmore, and $7,217 In Memory of Ruth Kopp, Total $33,764.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Scaggs (10:30) J. Hartke

    Altar Guild: (5:30) Crossroads (8:00) Paul & Lynn Lauber (10:30) Denise Brune

    Greeters: (8:00) Terri Blasingame (10:30) Mike & Susan Kober

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

Julie Mutter, Niece of ONeal Smith, Health Issues (July 5, 2022)

Residents & Employees of the Villas of Hollybrook, COVID (July 5, 2022)

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

Mike Kober, Member, Recovering from Knee Surgery (June 27, 2022)

Mark Robinson, Hospitalized

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)

Reagan Guerra, Member, Upcoming Surgery (June 12, 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)

Jolie Boeger, Member, Was hospitalized (May 15, 2022)

Betty Riddle, Member, Liver Failure (May 14, 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)

Mike Ruger, Member, Covid (May 8, 2022)

Gwen Kemp, wife of Wayne, Cancer (April 28, 2022)

Bryanna Dahhou, GSLS 1st grade aide, Injured in a car accident (April 28, 2022)

Keith Singleton, ALS

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

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

John Ashcraft, Hospitalized (April 2, 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 

Evan Klaustermeier, Surgery (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)

Tommy Maden, Brother in law of Camille Butler, Hospitalized (February 16, 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)

Mike Fedorsak, Member, Hospitalized with Pneumonia (January 25, 2022)

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

Ron Covarrubias, husband of Karen and brother-in-law of Terri Bradtke, Hospitalized (January 19, 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)

Ed Henderson, Cindy Henderson's Brother, Recovering from Car Accident and COVID related issues (December 27, 2021)

Amy Johnson, Niece of Carlene Whitehead, Recovering from a Heart Transplant in the ICU (December 22, 2021)

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

Judy McQuality, Mother of Mandy Kitzmiller, Recovering from a Second Stroke (December 20, 2021)

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

Parents of Shari Brunton, Suffered injuries and house loss during 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 – Leukemia, Hospitalized (December 4, 2021) 

Robert Montgomery, Son of Ralph and Mitzi, Parkinson's disease (December 3, 2021)

Arthur Angelly, Father of Nikki Boyles, Hospitalized with Unknown Illness (November 15, 2021)

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

For the birth of Madeleine Elaine Forden to Rachel and Ryan Forden (October 31, 2021)

Marin Poettker (3 yrs old), Asleep in Jesus, Friend of Shawn & DeAnn Schukar

For the family of Judy Trampe, Asleep in Jesus, October 21, 2021

For the family of Annabelle Turner, Asleep in Jesus October 19, 2021

For the family of Pastor Brian Homann, Son-In-Law of Marty and Pam Hoffman, Asleep in Jesus October 14

Healing for Gayle Stotts, sister of Cynthia Javurek, Lung Cancer

Family of Marcia Stralow, Asleep in Jesus September 1, 2021

Larry Leahy, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Coma

For the family of Jack Bauer, brother of Carol Walther, Asleep in Jesus, August 2021

For the family of Toby Stephens DeLuca, Former Member, Asleep in Jesus, August 2021

Frank Ganschinietz, Father of Emily Audrain, Health Issues

Nicholas Eckert, Nephew of Joe & Karla Werre, Testicular Cancer

Bill Kent, Friend of Bill and Elise Jackson, in ICU with COPD and tested positive for COVID

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