Last Updated August 11, 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
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 Youth Room on Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
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!
The August 2022 Good Shepherd Newsletter is available for pick up on the table in the narthex. Thank you.
Friday Youtube Bible Study for June 15th our study covered “The Holy Spirit and Special Gifts.”
Flower Chart Openings - August 14 and September 18 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 email@example.com, or calling 618-344-3151. Thank you.
Adult Choir will begin practicing this Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, from 6:50-7:50 p.m. in the School Music Room (following Evening Prayer). Please park downstairs or pull down after evening prayer. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 BuchanJL@gmail.com or 618-580-3150.
The Board of Congregational Life has a "Welcome Back" gift tree for the teachers at our school. The teachers have asked for various items to be used in their classroom or to help with various projects to be used by the students. The tree will be up for the month of August. You can take a tag off and purchase what that teacher requested. If it is a gift card you can make it any increment, you would like. You can then bring the item to church or drop it off at the school office. Just put the tag back on or write the teacher's name on it. (You can purchase some of the gift cards through the Scrip program. The table will be open the first and third Sundays in August)
Thank You - The Audrain family would like to thank everyone that provided meals to us recently following the birth of our son. Your generosity was truly a blessing as our family adapted to becoming a family of 5 and we are extremely grateful to belong to such a loving congregation. - John, Emily, John, Lilliana, and Kenneth Audrain
Thank You - The Life Team thanks everyone who ate at FireHouse Subs for the fund raiser. We received $304.46 for the Million Dollar Match.
Million Dollar Match - We are grateful for the generous outpouring of donations in support of the Mosaic Ultrasound Machine Project! As we approach the end of the month, we are getting closer to our goal thanks to your active participation. Donations will continue to be accepted through August 31. A box has been placed in the narthex. Checks can be made out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with MOSAIC written in the memo line.
The Life Team has placed in the women’s restroom on the lower level, a brochure holder with resources for life issues: end of life issues, a Word of Hope for those who have had an abortion, information on adoption, help with an unplanned pregnancy, information for high-risk pregnancies.
Lutherans for Life - Alyssa Bivens, an 8th-grade student at Good Shepherd, received news this week that not only did she win the Lutherans for Life Essay Contest at the state level, but her essay also won first place at the national level! Alyssa will receive $250, and she will have the opportunity to read her essay at the National Lutherans for Life Conference, which will be held in Rock Island, Illinois, this October. We are so proud of the way Alyssa is using her God-given talents to proclaim the truth about the sanctity of life!
Collection for Orphan Grain Train - LWML will be collecting Baby Items for the next three weeks to put together Baby Layette kits for Orphan Grain Train at their September Meeting. Items needed include diaper pins, baby washcloths, onesies, sleepers, rubber or reusable swim pants. Items can be placed in the box in the connecting hallway.
LWML Monthly Meeting - All ladies please join us from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 1st for fellowship and fun! We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on the Church Lower Level. Bring your own lunch. We hope to see you there!
Save the Date! Harvest Fest is returning! Please plan to join us on Sunday, October 2nd from 3:00 - 6:00 PM for games, food, music, prizes and more. If you are interested in getting involved in Harvest Fest, please contact Jennifer Buchanan at buchanjL@gmail.com or 618-580-3150 to find out how you can help.
GriefShare will be starting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 6 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 344-3151 or email email@example.com for registration or any questions.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Early Childhood Center is looking for caring individuals to help aide our Early Childhood program. Individuals must love being around children, flexible with their schedules and able to play with the children. God has blessed us this year with an abundance of little ones, and we want to be able share God’s love with them. If you are feeling called to assist, even if it is a few hours a week, please reach out to Rebecca Nobbe at 618-344-3153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. God’s blessings.
International Student Ministry needs - We have 400 new students arriving for the fall semester. We appreciate your help with donations this past summer to welcome the students God is sending from many countries. Hersh, a student from India, called and said he is so impressed with the wonderful help. The needs are as follows: Please contact Bessie Fick at 515-230-9937 or Bessie.Fick@yahoo.com 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.
Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - Abortion, assisted suicide, and embryocidal experimentation deal in false prophecies and fraudulent promises. They advertise peace and escape but only deliver grief and guilt (Jeremiah 23:16-17). The Gospel of God’s love and salvation for every human life cuts through (Luke 12:51) the tangles and tethers of the culture’s lies (Hebrews 12:1). Faith in Jesus as Lord brings real liberty in His grace and true luxury in His favor.
• www.lutheransforlife.org •
Issues, Etc. - This week’s teachings include: Apparent Contradictions in Paul’s Conversion Story, Proof Texting Early Church Fathers in Roman Catholicism, The Nunc Dimittis, Old Testament Patriarch Isaac 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 issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
LCMS Foundation - For your estate plan and the gift plan within it to work, it takes coordination of all your professional advisors to make sure you are creating the best plan. There can be tax implications circling your estate gift plans. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can point out some of the potential issues you might be facing. But only your accountant or tax preparer will be able to reliably calculate those taxes based on your income and circumstances. To get this conversation going, contact Scott Radden at 618-977-4049 or Scott.Radden@LFND.org for more information.
Palms - In Honor of Pastor Walther and all pastors committed to serving church, from Julie Wrigley
Attendance last weekend was 363 with 287 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $32,002, Specials $5,660, Total $37,662.
Thanks to those who serve this week:
Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Kober (10:30) J. Hartke
Altar Guild: (5:30) Richard & Elaine Marmon (8:00) Bruce & Ramona Cross (10:30) Peg & Markie Rincker
Greeter: (8:00) Jeanne Lomax (10:30)
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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.
Michael Stock, Member, Leukemia (July 31, 2022)
Mick Cox, Member, Recovery & Pain Relief from Spine Surgery (July 25, 2022)
Elise Jackson, Member, Upcoming Foot Surgery (July 22, 2022)
LaDonna Haufler, Sister-in-law of Marie Wudtke, Infection in Leg (July 13, 2022)
Robert Montgomery, son of Ralph and Mitzi, Hospitalized (July 12, 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)
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)
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
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