News

Last Updated May 13, 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

Bulletin for Sunday, May 16, 2021

Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 16, 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 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! 

Congregational Listening & Voter's Meetings - Good Shepherd is facing some important changes that began ten years ago. Our school and congregation are not as large as they once were. To be good stewards of the blessings, opportunities, and challenges we face, we have made important adjustments to our church and school staff. As we look to the future, we have to be realistic about our ministry needs and wants. 
-- On Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. we will have a special Listening Meeting to look at the past, present, and future of our ministry. 
-- The following Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. we will have a special Voter’s Assembly to consider possible changes for the future. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

This weekend we will be using our hymnals for all our worship services. We will have separate hymn sheets available in the Narthex for those who wish to use them. 

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.

Adult Bible Class this week will be over the Sermons in the Book of Acts, led by Pastor Adle. It will begin at 9:15 a.m. and be held in the Lower Level fellowship hall.

Good Shepherd Youth Group - Our next youth night is Sunday, May 16th. Jr. High will meet from  4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Sr. High will meet from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Check out the Youth Page on the website to keep up to date with the latest youth news.

Portals of Prayer for April - June are available in the narthex tract rack

Lutheran Service Book- Would you like a personal copy? They are available for purchase at Good Shepherd for $25.00. See Marty Hoffman if interested.

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/text Andrew Streuter at 618-977-1981 or  andrewstreuter@gmail.com if interested.

Vacation Bible School this year will be June 28th - July 2nd from 9 a.m. to Noon.This year’s theme is God’s Wonder Lab. Go to the church website to register either as a student or volunteer. VBS is one of our best outreach efforts at Good Shepherd. There are many children today who have never attended Sunday School or worship. This may be their first opportunity to learn about God’s plan for this world! 

Lunch Bunch - Good News! Lunch Bunch is planning on starting up again. We will meet at Ravanelli's on Tuesday, May 18th at 11:30 a.m. Ravanelli's address is: 26 Collinsport Drive, Collinsville. Masks are still required when entering and leaving. Please call Linda Luebbert at 618-830-8189 or Karen Adle at 618-855-9590 and let us know if you plan to join us. It is a great time of Christian Fellowship and we look forward to getting this group up and going again.

Blood Drive - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School are once again holding the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Drive on Monday May 17, from 1:30-6:00 p.m.  The donor bus will be located in the front parking lot.  They do ask that you make a reservation to comply with their restrictions. You can contact the Regional Blood Center or Peg Rincker (princker@gslcs.org) to save a spot. Please consider donating to this need - and don't forget, the school can receive a grant for 20 units donated!

The Life Team is sponsoring Lutherans for Life  First Annual Walk 4 Life.  Join Step Up 4 Life campaign and make a difference by helping raise awareness and funds 4 Life.  Go to lutheransforlife.org/stepup4life and register for yourself or join the Life Team's team under Lynn.   After paying a $25.00 registration fee you are good to go.  You can also just make a donation under Lynn.  

Movie Night - The Life Team is hosting the movie Roe v. Wade movie Friday, June 4th, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Join us for a light supper and the movie. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - Jesus’ solution to human suffering is not to end life but to accompany it (John 17:15). Christians resist assisted suicide because we have the privilege of carrying a neighbor’s cross instead of letting it crush him or her. In this way our Lord makes us one as He and the Father are one (John 17:11). And we receive nothing less than the fullness of His joy (John 17:13)!  www.lutheransforlife.org

Mosaic Baby Bottle Campaign- To date this year, more than 2,900 bottles have been collected from 80 different churches and groups in the Metro East resulting in a total of $96,228 raised. Good Shepherd members gave $2,239 this year. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Frankenmuth Trip - We have been blessed with a number of new registrations for the trip to Frankenmuth scheduled for October 10th-14th. But we still have plenty of room on the bus so feel free to invite friends or family members, you don’t have to be from Good Shepherd to join these trips. Pick up an information brochure in the narthex or call Lynn Sengele at 618-401-8100.

Youth Fundraiser - Support Good Shepherd youth attending the Higher Things conference this summer and those looking forward to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in 2022. We’ll be hosting another soft goods drive in cooperation with Savers in Fairview Heights. This time we’ll be “Stuffing the Truck” a U-Haul box truck! Drop off will start on Sunday, June 27th. We can accept clothing, shoes, hats, belts, and purses as well as bedding, towels, and other household linens.

We would like to thank all of our Church and School Staff for their dedicated service to the Lord. The following staff are celebrating their anniversaries: Lisa Jackson – Preschool Teacher – 5 years, Jennifer Batty – 15 years Teacher, Gail Mayhew – 15 years Scrip/Charger Bucks Coordinator, Mike Krueger – 30 years Teacher, Pastor Michael Walther – 30 years Pastor. They will be honored at our last school chapel. Your dedicated service is a blessing to the ministry of Good Shepherd! Please thank them for their services.

Catherine Streuter has accepted her call to serve as a teacher at Zion, St. Charles, Missouri. Janella Lingafelter has accepted a position with Christ Community Micro School. We thank them both for their dedicated service and wish them both God’s blessing in their new ministry!

Mike Voss will be retiring this school year. He has served Good Shepherd for the past 33 years. His retirement celebration will be on Sunday, June 6 from 12:00 – 2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be an opportunity to greet and talk to him. We want to thank Mike for all he has done through his years of service in the ministry at Good Shepherd!

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for Substitute Teachers for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please call 618-344-3153 and ask for Andrea Hites or Mr. Mayhew if you are interested in additional information or to apply.

Metro-East Lutheran High School is looking for a Head Girls Volleyball Coach, and a Head Cheerleading Coach for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested, please contact Athletic Director Jason Batty at jason.batty@melhs.org or 618-656-0043 ext. 134

Metro-East Lutheran High School is accepting letters of interest and resumes for a Part-Time Upper Level High School English position available starting August 2021.  If you are interested please contact Dr. Jay Krause, Principal, at jay.krause@melhs.org

Metro-East Lutheran High School is looking for Host Families for International Students who are interested in attending Lutheran High for the 21/22 school year.  If you are interested in finding out more about opening your home to a foreign student please contact Dr. Jay Krause at jay.krause@melhs.org.

Issues, etc. - This week’s teachings include: Justification, The Means of Grace, The Theology of the Cross, Christology, Vocation, Living in Two Kingdoms and Worship.  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 issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider

LCMS Foundation - Twenty years ago, you put a plan together when your list of assets was much different than it is today. Your investment advisor is different. You do not own the same accounts. You may have rolled over 401ks into an IRA. An insurance policy disappeared; another has changed status. Do you understand the significance of all those changes? Have you properly filled out beneficiary designation change forms?  You LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help connect the dots between current assets and past plans, identifying where there may have been some drift.  Contact Scott A. Radden at (618) 977-4049 or Scott.Radden@lfnd.org for more information.

Palms - In Memory of Leonard Hoffman, from Dorothy Hoffman

Altar Flowers – In Honor of our Graduates

Attendance last week was 371 with 292 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $18,609, Specials $685, Total $19,294.

Church Offering- Fiscal Year to Date through April- General fund $904,662 against our budget of $839,327

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus  (8:00) M. Scaggs (10:30) K. Splaingard

    Altar Guild: (5:30) Pam Hoffman (8:00) Julie Wrigley (10:30) Terry, Mark, & Hannah Ritter

    Greeters: (8:00) Terri Blasingame (10:30) Mike & Susan Kober
 
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: August 8, 15, 22, & 29

Palms– 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. Months open: August and October.

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Current Prayer List

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

Julie Holkenbrink, Sister of Kay Jones, Cancer

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

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, 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

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

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, 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

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 

Mary Ann Biegler, M. of N. Skosky – Health Issues

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

 

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