Last Updated March 27, 2023

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, March 26, 2023

Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 26, 2023


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 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville

Pastor Packer Accepts Call

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Pastor Packer announced to his congregation that he had accepted the call to serve as associate pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville. We are very thankful, and we continue to keep Pastor Packer, his family, and his church in our prayers. Pastor Packer will stay in Colorado until the end of this school year. His last Sunday will be May, 28th. Right now we are helping him with his move and transition to Good Shepherd. The installation service will be some time in June. Please keep Pastor Packer and his family in your prayers.

Pastor Packer's Acceptance Letter


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.

Join us for our Midweek Lent Services every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal in the fellowship hall every week at 5:30 p.m. 

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

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

High School Youth will meet in the Youth Room in the School Lower Level on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. 

Sunday School - Join us on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. as we continue Sunday School! 
  -  Parents & Babies (birth - 2 year olds) will meet in the Nursery in the Church Lower Level
  -  3 year olds through Kindergarten will meet in the "TRACKS" area in the School Lower Level
  -  1st grade through 6th grade will meet in the School Cafeteria 
  -  7th & 8th grade will meet in the Conference Room in the Church Lower Level

Special Congregational Assembly - Sunday, April 2 after the 10:30 service. The agenda seeks approval of the parking lot sealing and striping and repairs to the lower level parking lot. All members 18 and older are encouraged to attend.

2022 Giving Statements will be available on a requested basis. If you want your statement, please send a request to and it will be provided.

Thrivent Choice Dollars - In 2022 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School received $4,170 in Thrivent Choice Dollars. Thrivent members may still direct 2022 Choice dollars to Good Shepherd by March 31, 2023. Please see Marty Hoffman or your Thrivent agent with any questions.Thank you.

Wednesday Woman Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Carol Walther with any questions at

Blood Pressure will be taken on Sunday, April 2, in the connecting hallway following the 8 a.m. service.

Adult Choir will continue practicing on Wednesday, March 29th in the School Music Room. 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

Handbell Choir will continue practicing on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 6:45 p.m. in the Church Balcony. For more information, please contact Cheryl Urban.

Good Shepherd would like to add a Part-Time Church Secretary who could work three mornings per week. If you are interested, please call the Church Office at 618-344-3151 or email 

Easter Lilies ‚Äď Help Good Shepherd‚Äôs altar look beautiful for Easter Sunday! Order your Easter lilies In Honor of, In Memory of, or In Thanksgiving for your loved one(s). We will list the donations in our Easter service bulletins. You are welcome to take the lily home after our Easter Services or leave it for the rest of the season. Please complete the online form, or the form in the bulletin by March 31st.¬†

2023 Flower Chart - The flower chart for 2023 is on the bulletin board. The cost for flowers is $40/vase. We still have openings on April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 21, 28; and June 4. Please sign up at your convenience. 

Easter Sunday - Join us on Easter Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the school gymnasium for a hot breakfast, family devotions and an Easter egg hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt - Your help is needed for the Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt. Please grab a bag of plastic eggs to take home and fill with small toys or pre-packaged candy and return to the church narthex no later than Wednesday, April 5th.

We have many on-going Volunteer Opportunities. Check out our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved!

Good Shepherd is a Life-Affirming church. Please check out our Life Team page. Help us stand against the abortion pill which is being marketed at Walgreens and CVS. Read more about this issue on the Life Team Page.

Easter Food Baskets will be available on Saturday, April 1st. Our Board of Congregational Life asks that, if you are interested in receiving extra food at this time, please contact the church office at 618-344-3151, by Monday, March 27th.

Good Friday Service in German - Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg located at 5765 Maeystown Road, Waterloo, IL 62298 will hold the Good Friday Service in the German language on April 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Darwin Schrader will be serving as guest preacher and Reverend Lyle Buettner will serve as liturgist. The liturgy and hymns will be printed in German. The Holy Cross Lutheran Ladies Aid will serve a luncheon after the service. (Free will offering for luncheon) The community is invited. Holy Cross was founded by German immigrants in 1841. For more information contact Pastor Dan Ostlund. Church office phone 618-939-7094. Email: or Arlene Baum (618-340-2471). We hope to see you and your friends at the German service.

Donations Needed ‚Äď Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) is collecting items for Love Packages. Please contribute - used and new Bibles, Tracts, Christian books, and daily devotionals. Please place your donations in the LWML box that is in the Connecting Hallway.

Lutheran Older Adult Retreat - Join with others from Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri in the beauty of God's creation as we consider how "The Lord is My Rock, My Fortress, and My Deliverer" and how we live out our calling as Christians in our daily lives. Checkout the brochure to see the growth opportunities in faith, fun, and fellowship. Retreat registration ends April 11, Reduced Rates for lodging ends April 11. Contact Margo Wolf at 618-979-3376 or by email at with any questions.

GriefShare is continuing. We meet on Tuesdays, from 2 - 3:30 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 with any questions. 

How to Register for GSLC’s website - The website has special pages that are viewable only to those who have registered for the website. To register, simply send an email to Church Secretary Grace Bergt ( She will send you an email that will allow you to register for the website. Once you have set up your password, you’ll be able to sign in. As a registered member of the website, you’ll be able to access the church roster, join different group pages and see pages for members only. Note that the church roster on this website includes some who are not members of Good Shepherd but are interested in our church.

Employment Opportunities - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for numerous team members, including: Substitute Teachers, A part-time Development Coordinator, a part-time Christian Counselor, a part-time Development Coordinator, Before & After - School Care Helpers, Early Childhood Center Aides. Please contact the School Office at 618-344-3153 to find out more about the positions.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the classroom.  Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay at home parents, retirees, part-time employees and anyone that wants to make a difference. We provide substitutes a flexible work schedule that a substitute teacher can tailor to their needs.  This includes choosing the grade level(s) and/or subjects you'd like to teach. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in being a substitute teacher for Good Shepherd, please call the school office 618-344-3153 and ask for Jennifer Osborn.

International Student Ministry needs - Please contact Bessie Fick at 515-230-9937 or if you can donate any household items. 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.

Issues, Etc. - You're invited to attend the 2023 Issues, Etc. "Making the Case" Conference Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at Concordia University Chicago.  Speakers include: LCMS President Matt Harrison, Mollie Hemingway of Fox News, Mark Hemingway of RealClear Investigations, Kyle Mann of The Babylon Bee, Pastor Peter Bender of the Concordia Catechetical Academy, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Pastor Will Weedon of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.  The registration fee is $160 and includes three meals.  Reduced room rates, including on-campus dorms, are available.  For more information, visit or call (618) 223-8385.

LCMS Foundation - We can discover great joy by thinking of the benefit that will come from the gifts we give from our estates. Sometimes you know a certain ministry to support but don’t know exactly what would be the best way of supporting it in the future. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can facilitate conversation with ministry leaders to drill down on the right gift. Contact Scott Radden at or call his cell phone at 618-977-404918.

Altar Flowers - In Honor of Christian Families, from Cheryl Whittmore

Palms - from Cheryl Whittmore

Attendance last weekend was 415 with 316 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $17,238, Specials $15,525, Total $32,763.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (8:00) M. Kober (10:30) M. Schneider

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

    Greeter: (8:00) Jeanne Lomax (10:30) Ken & Donna Bunton

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Prayer List 

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John Knipping, Member, Hospitalized (March 25, 2023)

Mike Ruger, Member, Was Hospitalized (March 25, 2023)

Judy McQuality, Mother of Mandy Kitzmiller, Health and Comfort (March 19, 2023)

For the birth of Chole to Emily and Billy Wirth (March 18, 2023)

Tracy Shocky, Daughter of Dale & Mary Ann Brelje, Cancer (March 16, 2023)

Myrna Schneider, Member, Recovering from a stroke (March 15, 2023)

James Riddle, Member, Health Issues (March 10, 2023)

Pat Zimmerman, Family Friend of Burleigh & Marcy Hawk, Heart Issues (March 8, 2023)

Family of Al LaPointe, Cousin of Angie Schack, Asleep in Jesus (March 2, 2023)

Bill Donovan, Friend of Nancy Schilbe, Liver Cancer (March 2, 2023)

For the Family of Jim Rotramel, Cousin of Carlene Wirth, Asleep in Jesus (March 1, 2023)

Rachel Perkins, Daughter of Jim & Robin Fritzsche, Apartment Fire - Lost Everything (February 26, 2023)

Wally Streuter, Member, Knee Surgery (February 26, 2023)

For David Peverly, Father of Chris Kovach, Asleep in Jesus (March 8, 2023)

Anita Hischke, Mother of Rachel Hischke, Health Concerns (February 21, 2023)

Mike Beyer, Father of Ed Beyer, Heart Attack & Bypass Surgery (February 11, 2023)

For the Family of Elaine Bruns, mother of Karen Brown, Asleep in Jesus (February 10, 2023)

Ed Kovach, Member, Knee Surgery (February 5, 2023)

Nancy Schilbe, Member, Medicine Balance (January 25, 2023)

Keith Singleton, Husband of Jill, Asleep in Jesus (February 6, 2023)

For the Family of Harriet Hinds, mother of Kathy Scheibal, Asleep in Jesus (January 22, 2023)

Wayne Kemp, Hospitalized (January 22, 2023) 

For the Family of Herbert Woehlke, father of Vicki Pajda, Asleep in Jesus (January 15, 2023)

Family of John Blasingame, Father of James, Jeff, & Jeb Blasingame, Asleep in Jesus (January 17, 2023)

Ana Skosky, Member (January 13, 2023)

Debra Downey, Mother of Ana Skosky, Colon Cancer (January 13, 2023)

Family of Amy Johnson, Niece of Carlene Whitehead, Asleep in Jesus (January 12, 2023)

Arlene Fritzsche, Member, Hospice (January 6, 2023)

For the family of Doug Rankin, Asleep in Jesus (January 4, 2023)

For the family of John Tottleben, Asleep in Jesus (January 1, 2023)

Robin Fritzsche, Member, Surgery (December 30, 2022)

For the family of Barb Carnaghi, mother of Monica Reising, Asleep in Jesus (December 20, 2022)

For the family of Stephen Gower, father of former GSLS student Ezri Gower, who died recently (December 27, 2022)

For Todd Evers, Member, Cancer (December 26, 2022)

Dorothy Rodgers, Sister of Eddie Antonovich, Stroke (December 22, 2022)

Family of Bruce Evans, Brother of Ann Goldsmith, Asleep in Jesus (December 18, 2022)

Family of Elise McEvers, Member, Asleep in Jesus (December 11, 2022)

Barb Tourville, Member, Therapy (December 10, 2022) 

Family of Carl Wollenburg, Uncle of Grace Bergt, Asleep in Jesus (December 4, 2022)

Family of John Yokubat, Asleep in Jesus (December 3, 2022)

Jo Anne Chadwick, Member, Recovering from Knee Surgery (December 10, 2022)

Elsa Weirmerslage, Daughter of GSLS Alumni Adrienne Norbury Weimerslage, Leukemia (November 26, 2022)

Family of Don Brune, Asleep in Jesus (November 12, 2022)

For the Family of Duane Turner, Asleep in Jesus (September 25, 2022)

For the Family of Roger Houk, Father of Mary Meredith, Asleep in Jesus, September 19, 2022

For the Family of Betty Riddle, Asleep in Jesus (September 13, 2022)

For the Family of Mike Cluck, Husband of School Secretary Nancy Cluck, Asleep in Jesus (September 5, 2022)

Michael Stock, Member, Leukemia (July 31, 2022)

For the family of Gwen Kemp, wife of Wayne, Asleep in Jesus (July 7, 2022)

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

Mark Robinson, Hospitalized (June 23, 2022)

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)

Family of Bob Warhooper, Cousin of John Skosky, Asleep in Jesus June 6, 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 Family of Ken Kober, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 12, 2022)

For the Family of Ruth Kopp, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 9, 2022)

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

For the Family of Gayle Stotts, sister of Cynthia Javurek, Asleep in Jesus March 24, 2022 

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

Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright ‚Äď Leukemia, Hospitalized (December 4, 2021)¬†

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

Lydia Fenton, Granddaughter of J. Pries