Last Updated September 23, 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.
Parking Lot Listening Available for All Services - Tune to FM 88.3
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!
Adult Bible Class this week will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the Lower Level.
Junior High Sunday School will meet with Pastor Adle in the Catechism Room this Sunday. We will be studying the Ten Commandments.
Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. We will be learning about Jesus cleansing the Temple, from John 2:13-22.
- 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.
High School Youth will meet in the youth room for a devotion and activity related to the upcoming National Youth Gathering.
Good Shepherd Youth Group - Check out the Youth Page on the website to keep up to date with the latest youth news.
New High School Bible Study starting Sunday, October 3rd in the Youth Room. Deaconess Student Grace Bergt will lead the topic “Your Unshakable Identity in Christ.”
Portals of Prayer for October-December are available in the narthex tract rack.
The Story Bible - 130 stories of God's love available for purchase from the church office. The cost is $20.00.
Looking for Volunteers to Greet Members as they enter the church for worship at the services on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. This would be on a rotating basis. Please call the church office if interested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the attendance app. Thanks!
National Youth Gathering sign-up is in full swing. Youth currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to attend. Registration forms are available on the Good Shepherd Youth Facebook page or email email@example.com. Completed forms and deposits are due to the church office by October 15th.
Thank you so much for all of your generosity and thoughtfulness towards the teachers. We can not begin to tell you how much it means to all of us that you would take the time to help us with the Welcome Back to School tree and purchasing all of those items. It is all greatly appreciated and thank you so much!!
LWML Monthly Meeting – Join us on Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. for dessert. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Sue Hasselbring and Bessie Fink presenting about International Student Ministry. Ingathering: monetary collection for Metro East Lutheran auction.
Handbell Choir - Help to bring beautiful music to our worship services. Handbell choir practice on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Contact Cheryl Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 618-407-0867 for more information.
GriefShare is held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the church Conference Room. It can be started at any week. The next session is titled "The Journey of Grief Part 2". Come find encouragement and help. Call the church office 344-3151 or email email@example.com for information.
The Lunch Bunch will be meeting at The Oyster Bar in Grafton, IL on Tuesday, October 19th at 11:30. The Oyster Bar's address is: 215 Water Street, Grafton, IL 62037. Please call Linda Luebbert at 618-830-8189 or Karen Adle at 618-855-9590 and let us know if you plan on coming. We are hoping the drive up and back will be scenic!
Lutheran Older Adult Retreat – The Southern Illinois District and the Missouri District will hold the 19th Lutheran Older Adult Retreat on Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st at the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center in Grafton, IL. The theme is “20/20 Perfect Cross-Eyed Vision” (“Cross Eyed” simply means that our Eyes are focused on the Cross of Christ!) Our theme is based on John 12:21b …”we want to see Jesus.” Each day features an Opening Devotion, followed by 8 one-hour workshops, which seniors may choose 2 each day. Wednesday dinner will be followed by Musical Entertainment from “The 60’s Chicks”, performing popular songs from the 1960’s. During the Retreat you will also have time to relax, enjoy the sights, and fellowship. The last day to register is October 6th. Click here for the Retreat Brochure/Registration Form or go to SIDLCMS.org for more information. If you have questions, call Margo Wolf at 618-979-3376.
Endowment Fund Request Forms – The Endowment Fund helps support the mission of our school and missions outside of Good Shepherd. You can submit an Endowment Fund Request Form for 2021 which is located on the table in the narthex. The deadline for submitting requests is October 24, 2021. Please see Wally Streuter or Marty Hoffman with any questions. Also visit the “Endowment Fund” page on our website.
The Fall Yard Work Day at Good Shepherd will be on Saturday, October 23 starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Please bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. to help. Please see Gary Engeling or Marty Hoffman with any questions.
Stand up for Life by standing in the Life Chain on Sunday, October 3, from 2 - 3 p.m. Meet in the fellowship hall to pick up your sign at 1:45 p.m. We will stand on Beltline Road by the church. You can bring a chair if you want to sit. If you have any questions, please call Lynn Cook 618-789-4749 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Are Invited to support the 40 Days for Life campaign for an end to abortion. Please join us to stand and peacefully pray during a vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 331 Salem Place, Fairview Heights. Good Shepherd Life Team has chosen Saturday, October 16, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can sign up in the narthex for a 2 hour period, beginning Saturday, September 18th, or email email@example.com. We had over 35 volunteers last year. Let's make it 50 this year!
Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - Decisions about manner and timing of death —either our own or anyone else’s—are difficult and dangerous. We cannot anticipate all its effects and consequences. Our Lord relieves us from playing God by reserving for Himself the right to determine how human beings live and when we die (Psalm 104:29-30). And He assures us that we may flee the likes of abortion and assisted suicide by taking refuge in His kingdom of forgiveness and faith.
• www.lutheransforlife.org •
GSLS Position Opening - Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for a Preschool Assistant. If you want to be a substitute, please also inquire. Applicants should have plenty of energy, love children, a positive attitude and be able to get down on the floor, sit in little chairs and carry around nap cots and possibly young children. Contact Rebecca Nobbe: firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Care/ Before School Care Opening - We are in the process of hiring Before/After School Care workers. The position consists of providing care for children, leadership qualities, and effective communication skills. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 618-344-3153 or email@example.com, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate.
Metro-East Lutheran High School is looking for one Host Family for a Student Teacher coming from Concordia University-Nebraska for the 2nd quarter. It is a female student who will be at MELHS from October 18th through December 10th. If you are interested in hosting this young lady please contact Dr. Jay Krause, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issues, Etc. - This week’s subjects include: Being a Lutheran Vicar During the Cuban Revolution, Responding to Today’s Woke Worldview, Caring for Caregivers, Congregational Singing and more. You can tune in live weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis. You can also listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
LCMS Foundation - A builder needs the right tools to perform their work. God’s people need the right tools to make the right gifts, the right way, from their estates to family and ministry. God’s donors knows that they want to plan an estate gift to ministry. Yet that gift won’t happen potentially for years, maybe decades. Will ministry needs be the same that far into the future? How could I plan a gift, but with flexibility? A donor advised fund might be the answer. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact Scott A. Radden at 618-977-4049 or Scott.Radden@lfnd.org.
Palms - In Thanksgiving for God's Blessings from Kevin & Karen Rust
Altar Flowers – In Memory of MJ Wade from Julie Wrigley
Attendance last week was 437 with 324 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $14,990, Specials $5, Total $14,995.
Church Offerings Fiscal Year to Date through August - General Fund $179,221 against our budget of $183,461.
Thanks to those who serve this week:
Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) K. Rust (10:30) J. Hartke
Altar Guild: (5:30) Jeff & Jeannine Moeller (8:00) Jeffrey & Michelle Fiudo (10:30) Tamara Tucker-Lindsey
Greeters: (8:00) Julie Wrigley (10:30) Kent & Kathy Splaingard
2021 Flower Chart – The flower chart for 2021 is on the bulletin board. The cost for flowers is $40/vase. Please sign up at your convenience. Upcoming dates that are still open are: October 17, and December 5, 12, & 19.
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Family of Marcia Stralow, Asleep in Jesus September 1
Noelle, Friend of Rita Cain, Covid and Pneumonia
Paul Koopmann, friend of Doris Roedger, Recovery from Hip Surgery
Craig Lecce, Hip Surgery
Elsa Norbury, Cancer
Larry Leahy, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Coma
For the family of Jack Bauer, brother of Carol Walther, Asleep in Jesus
Jane McMurtrey, Aunt of Betty Smith, Health Issues
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
Josie Raby, niece of Ken & Donna Kober and Mike & Susan Kober, Foot Amputation
For Julie, sister of Kay Jones, surgery July 19
Thanksgiving for the birth of Theodore to Scott and Stephanie Green
Becky Munge, sister of Kathy Maske, recovering from complications during childbirth
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, hospitalized after a fall
For the Bold Family, who suffered a fire at their business
For the Family of Gil Begemann, father of Pam Ramsey, Asleep in Jesus
Reagan Guerra, Member, Hip Surgery June 22
Judy Bartel, Member, Upcoming Surgery
Thanksgiving for 54 years of marriage for Ron & Ann Goldsmith
Mick Cox, Member, Broken Shoulder
John Morris, Grandfather of Debra Downing, Undergoing treatment for multiple Cancers
Beth, Friend of Susan Kober, Liver Failure
For the Family of Mary Rodgers, mother of Brian, Asleep in Jesus, Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Beth Italiano, Member, Surgery
Barb Fedorsak, Member, Recovery from Eye Surgery
Viola Turner, Member, Recovery from a fall
Wendy Brown, Friend of Ken & Kay Jones, Brain Tumors
Leora Lapolice, Member, Surgery
For the birth of Aniela Corrine Skosky, April 25, 2021, to Katie and Nathan Skosky
Morgan Rodgers Hinson and New Baby
Erma Hartke, Member, Recovery from a fall
For Teacher Keith Rincker, Spinal Surgery April 15th
Thanks for Anna Gain's acceptance of our call to serve at teacher
Hannah Ritter, Member, Eye Surgery on Monday, April 5th
Dan Deppe, Friend of Bill and Lee Curtis, Pancreatic Cancer
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
Dennis Pulvirenti, Member, Surgery
Eddie Antonovich, Health issues
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, recovery from knee replacement
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
Heather Bell, Friend of Lela Anderson, Stage 4 Cancer
Ed Kovach, Member
Lila Keller, Granddaughter of Sherry Mays, Recovery from Throat Surgery
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
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
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
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 – Health Issues due to Cancer Treatment
Anthony Kober, S. of M. Kober – Kidney Failure
Richard & Elaine Kruger, Br. & Sis-in-Law of J. Pries – Recurring Cancer
Richard Wallace, Mem. – Rehab
Irene Moretti, Member – Hospice
Rufus Downing, F. of B. Downing – Lung Cancer
Emil Biegler, F. of N. Skosky – Dementia
Jimmy Maine, Mem.
Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright – Leukemia
Lydia Fenton, Gr. D. of J. Pries
Gary Peludat, Br. of D. Peludat - Cancer
Edward Stephens, Br. of K. Johnson – Cancer
Mike Ruger, Mem. – Memory Loss
Cheryl Metzler, Dau of D & J Metzler - Cancer