Last Updated January 24, 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, January 16, 2022

Scripture Reading for Sunday, January 16, 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.

Adult Bible Class this week will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on the Lower Level. 

Youth Bible Class will meet in the youth room in the basement of the school, this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. 

The Junior High Bible Study will meet on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. 

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.
  -  Infants & Parents will meet in the Church Nursery, on the Lower Level of the Church.
  -  2’s & 3’s will meet in the smaller Cafeteria room adjacent to the School Cafeteria. 
  -  4’s & Kindergartners will meet in the Tracks area on the Lower Level of the School. 
  -  1st – 6th graders will meet in the School Cafeteria.

The Church Council would like to have a Special Voter's Assembly on Sunday, January 30, 2022 after the 10:30 a.m. service. The purpose is to consider a deaconess internship for Grace Bergt. Grace has been serving as our part-time church secretary since July of 2020 while she was also attending classes at Concordia Seminary in the deaconess program. We will also have a webpage with information for those who have registered for the website. Go to About Us > Church Council. Please keep this decision in your prayers. 

2022 Offering Envelopes are available on the tables in the Narthex. Please pick them up, and begin to use them. Note: if you give online, you will not have a box of envelopes. If you would like to have envelopes, please call 618-345-3151 or email to request.

2021 Giving Statements are available on a requested basis. If you want your statement, please send a request to and it will be provided.

Flower Chart Openings- February 6,13,20,27 and March 6,13,20,27 are available. The cost is $40.00. Please sign up at your convenience.  Thank you.

Please help us with your College Student's Address! If you or your child are attending college this year, please send us the name of their college or university and their email address, so that we can put them in contact with the nearest Lutheran Campus Ministry. Send the info to You can also use the attendance app. Thanks! 

National Lutheran Schools Week - We look forward to celebrating Lutheran Schools and Good Shepherd Lutheran School during National Lutheran Schools Week starting 22nd of January to the 28th of January. Students will participate in fun dress-up days, daily devotions, and other activities that celebrate Lutheran schools. The theme is “In All Things Colossians 1:15” Donations and chapel offerings for the month of February will go to support Lutheran Hour Ministries missions trips to help children and schools in Zambia, Africa. If you would like to donate you can go to Gospel or call and donate in the office.

Women’s Weekly Winter Bible Study - It was so great to calm our hearts during this busy season and listen to the message of “One Extraordinary Night “ presented by Donna Snow on Saturday, December 11th. Her presentation was part of a 5 session Bible study that she wrote based on Luke 2:8-14. We will be doing that 5 week study every Saturday morning from January 8 - February 5. We will start at 8:30 a.m. and finish no later than 10 a.m. Please email Carol Walther at if you plan to attend and still need a book.

Higher Things Youth Trip "For You" 2022 - Join other GSLC youth for the Higher Things Youth Conference "For You" Tuesday, July 25th-Friday, July 29th, 2022. This year's conference will be at Valparaiso University. Conference registration is $435 if registered by Friday, January 28th, 2022 and includes all meals, t-shirts, and activities. Some scholarships/fundraising available. See for more details. Contact Mr. Stegman to register at  

Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Center is holding their annual Baby Bottle Campaign until February 13 . Pick up a baby bottle in the narthex  and fill it with coins, cash or check. Your donations help transform lives and save babies from abortion. It helps support free pregnancy tests, ultra sounds, STI testing and counseling free of charge by MOSAIC. To learn more about Mosaic PHC or to donate online, visit

Open House for Prospective Students - Good Shepherd Lutheran School will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 30th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for Preschool through Grade 8.  Invite your friends and neighbors to meet our teachers, tour the school, and find out more about Good Shepherd and all it has to offer! (Safety guidelines will be followed.)

Metro-East Lutheran High School invites you to an Open House on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Come find out more about our school community, take a tour of our campus, meet our teachers, visit with our administrators and get answers to your questions about everything from academics to extracurriculars to tuition assistance. For more information, call the school office at 618-656-0043 or email

International Student Ministry - Dear Good Shepherd Lutheran Members, Thank you for your help for the international students last semester.  We have a large number of incoming students this semester and have the following needs of gently used items: 4 Twin Beds, bedding and pillows, 3 kitchen tables and chairs, 4 desks, 3  lamps, 2 small sofas, kitchen household items, plates, cups, glasses, 5 microwaves, 3 blenders, 2 coffeemaker, vacuum, portable clothes rack to hang clothes, bookshelf, TV, 2 Bicycles, mirror, winter clothing, men’s and women’s (small, medium), a small dresser. Please contact Bessie Fick, International Ministry Coordinator: call or text  515-230-9937 or e-mail

Careers for Christ weekend at Concordia University Chicago - High School students who are interested in becoming LCMS church professionals are invited to register for CUC's Careers for Christ Weekend, February 4-6, 2022. The entire weekend experience will cost $75/person, which includes all activities and materials; housing; meals; a Chicago dining experience; transportation during the event; and a Careers for Christ t-shirt. For additional information, and to register, visit the CUC website.

The Lay Bible Institute, put on by Concordia Seminary, will be led by Dr. Dale Meyer, and will cover 1 Peter. This is a day-long class on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The title is "Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow". The cost is $20 for anyone who would like to attend. To register or to find more information, go to The deadline to register is January 31, 2022

GriefShare is on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is combined with a small group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the death of their loved one. Please call 618-344-3151 or email for registration or any questions.

Epiphany Hymn Festival - 3 p.m. Sunday, February 6 at Concordia Seminary St. Louis, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The festival will feature Dr. Stephen Starke, commentator; the St. Louis Lutheran Chorale; and the Seminary String Ensemble. Come celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ with us this Epiphany season! Join us in person or via livestream at Find details on our events calendar and learn more about the Concordia Seminary Concert Series.

Beta Sigma Psi is offering a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Lutheran male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2022. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online at All applications are due March 5th, 2022. 

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - Did Nehemiah’s people weep for gladness or grief at the Word of the Lord (8:9)? Were they ashamed or excited to hear how He values even the seemingly weakest among us (1 Corinthians 12:22)? Did they resist or insist on acclaiming and proclaiming His favor unto people of whatever abilities or impairments (Luke 4:18-19)? Will we let these gracious words of good news fall silent before the altars of abortion and assisted suicide?

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

Issues, Etc. - The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on I John.  You can listen on-demand at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - We want to keep our estate plans as simple as possible. When thinking about ministries to support through estate gifts, you are not required to remember every single one that has sent you an appeal letter in your life. Instead, looking at the Lord’s gifts He has called you to manage and thinking about the ministries that seem to strike a special chord with your heart, plan gifts that will potentially make a real difference for the ministry. Pray for insight to know the Lord’s directives, not just your own wishes. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can ask you questions to get you thinking. Contact Scott Radden at 618-977-4049 or for more information.

Altar Flowers 

Attendance last weekend was 274 with 231 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $15,399, Specials $17,373, Total $32,772.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Scaggs (10:30) W. Curtis

    Altar Guild: (5:30) Jeff & Jeannine Moeller (8:00) Jeffrey & Michele Fiudo (10:30) Tamara Tucker-Lindsey

    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

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

Zackary Fiudo, Member, COVID (December 30, 2021)

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)

Diana Wurth, Friend of Pamela Landwehr, Entering Hospice due to Metastatic Breast Cancer  (December 17, 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)

Beth Italiano, Member & Teacher, Surgery (December 10, 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)

Ann Goldsmith, Member, Followup Surgery (November 27, 2021)

Jocelyn Bohnet, Daughter-in-Law of Kathy Bohnet, Surgery on November 22, 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

Kathy Hanke, Former Member, Broken Leg

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

Debra Downey, Friend of John Skosky

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 

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

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

For the family of Michael Hill, Nephew of Preschool Teacher Mary Hill, Asleep in Jesus

David Oliver, Jr., Friend of Joanne Metzler, Esophageal Cancer

Thanksgiving for the birth of Theodore to Scott and Stephanie Green

For the Family of Annette Schulze, mother of Peg Rincker, Asleep in Jesus

For the Family of Chris Wolf, son of Del and Doris Wolf, Asleep in Jesus

For Duane Turner, Recuperating from a fall

For the Family of Gil Begemann, father of Pam Ramsey, Asleep in Jesus

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

For the Family of Mary Rodgers, mother of Brian, Asleep in Jesus, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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

For the birth of Aniela Corrine Skosky, April 25, 2021, to Katie and Nathan Skosky

For the Family of Bob Teichgraeber, Asleep in Jesus March 8, 2021

For the Family of Susan Ciarrocchi, Sister-in-law of Dottie (Jones) Ciarrocchi, Asleep in Jesus March 10, 2021

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

For the 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

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

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

Cindy Morris, Cousin of Nancy Schilbe, Cancer

Heather Bell, Friend of Lela Anderson, Stage 4 Cancer

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

Wayne Kemp, Member, Prostate Cancer

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

Lydia Fenton, Gr. D. of J. Pries 

Gary Peludat, Br. of D. Peludat - Cancer

Mike Ruger, Mem. – Memory Loss