Last Updated March 8, 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.

Bulletin for Sunday, March 7, 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 4:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. All Mask, In-Person or Parking Lot 

Good Shepherd will be live streaming the worship services and Bible studies to our Youtube Channel as well as our  Facebook Group. Please subscribe!

We would really appreciate it if you would indicate your Attendance at worship either in person, car, or online. Thanks!

Thanks for your generosity! You can Give Online through our app or website. We also have Text to Give. Text gift amount to     618-248-4406. You will receive an immediate receipt. Paypal - Send gift amount to

The Prayer List is now available on the "News" page on the website.

Check out our Videos Buttons on our app or website for past services and Bible Studies. See also our Good Shepherd Collinsville Facebook Group Page.  Visit our Announcements/News Buttons on our app or website for the latest announcements.

How to sign up for the COVID Vaccination:

Madison County: or call 618-650-8445

St. Clair County: or call 618-825-4447 

Join us for Lenten Worship this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Our theme this year is The Psalms of Lent.

This Sunday's Adult Bible Class will begin at 9:15 a.m. You can participate via conference call. Just call in at 618-942-0025.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and is available for children age 3 through 6th grade. Hope to see you then!

Join us for Men's Bible Study each Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. We meet in-person in the Lower Level. You can also join us via conference call 618-942-0025.

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: May 2, 9, 16, & 23 and June 6, 20, & 27

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: April, June, July, August, October, November, and December 

2020 Giving Statements are available on a requested basis. If you want your statement, please send a request to and it will be provided. 

Good Shepherd Youth Group - Check out the Youth Page on the website to keep up to date with the latest youth news.

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.

A Memorial Service for Good Shepherd member Blanche Macha will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 11:00 a.m. The congregation is invited to attend.

Standing in Prayer for Life - On Saturday, March 13th we will join the ranks of one million in 816 cities across 61 nations for this peaceful, life-saving campaign. With God's help, 40 Days for Life has witnessed 16,742 babies saved from abortion. Good Shepherd will stand in prayer on Saturday, March 13, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights, 317 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. Please volunteer for a 2 hour time slot. If you have questions, please email

Altar Guild Urgently Needs Volunteers - Multiple Teams and Substitutes are needed to join the team! Volunteers are needed:

  • To clean up Communion after the 10:30 a.m. service on the second & fourth Sundays of January, May, & September.
  • To set up Communion for the 8:00 a.m. service, clean up after the 8:00 a.m. service and reset for the 10:30 a.m. service on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of March, July, & November.

If you are interested in signing up for any of these openings, or interested in being a substitute, please call the church office at 618-344-3151 or email

Looking for Volunteers to Greet Members as they enter the church for worship all 3 services Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. This would be on a rotating basis. Please call/text Andrew Streuter at 618-977-1981 or if interested.

Save the Date - Saturday April 3rd for the Good Shepherd Easter Egg Hunt.  Please join us for an Easter Egg hunt for ages P-8th grade on Saturday, April 3rd. Invite your Neighbors and friends.  Timing and more information to come.  If you are interested in Volunteering contact Andrew Streuter at 618-977-1981 or

Easter Food Baskets will be available on Saturday, March 27th. Our Board of Congregational Life asks that if you are interested in receiving extra food at this time, contact the church office at 618-344-3151, by Monday, March 22nd to leave your name, phone number, and number of family members.  Pick-ups will be at the lower level of the church parking lot between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the 27th.  If you are unable to pick up the food, delivery is possible.

Food Pantry Needs – The greatest need now is "cash" so we can purchase the fresh items that go in each of the Easter food baskets we give out. That cash/check donation can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church. 

If you have an Adopt-a-bag at home, please bring it back to the collection cart in the connecting hallway by next weekend.  If you don’t have one, it’s not too late to take one and bring it back next weekend. Thanks for your generosity!

Employment Opportunity - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River, IL is looking for a Preschool Director/Teacher for the 2021/2022 school year. This position is part-time for morning classes Monday through Friday. Qualified candidates will be a member of a Lutheran congregation and have a bachelor’s degree in education. Interested applicants should send a resume to For more information, please call the church office at 618-259-0257.

Employment Opportunity - Concordia Publishing House is looking for an Associate Copy Editor – This position will serve as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH. This position will carefully edit and proofread developed manuscripts, implementing any needed changes.  The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field along with one or more years of experience editing.  For a more complete description of the duties and qualifications or to apply for this position, please go to

Employment Opportunity - Concordia Publishing House is looking for a Manager, Accounting – This position is responsible for managing the Accounts Payable and Inventory Control departments, in addition to assisting with the implementation of a new ERP system.  Specific duties include assisting with the process design and testing of the new system, managing the disbursement of funds for good and services, and analyzing inventory.  The successful candidate will have five or more years of experience in accounting (CPA or MBA preferred), experience with Microsoft Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV software.  For a more complete description of the duties and qualifications or to apply for this position, please go to

Good Shepherd Fellowship Trip - This fall we will be leading a trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan. The dates are October 10th -14th, 2021. If you’ve already signed up for the trip and paid your deposit, we are holding your spot. But we still have plenty of openings for additional participants to join us. We’ll be putting new fliers in the Connecting Hall with full details. Or, feel free to call Lynn Sengele 618-401-8100.

Family Campout - Join us at Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes in Pittsfield, IL, Friday June 4th thru Sunday June 6th.  This will be a fun weekend with friends and family. Enjoy a relaxing weekend of swimming, games, fishing and more.  Activities include a potluck and church service in a beautiful outdoor setting.  Visit for camping and accommodation options.  You can reserve your campsite or cabin online or call 877-808-7463. Don’t wait, spots will fill up fast!  Be sure to mention you are part of the Good Shepherd group. Please email Beth Italiano at after you have made your reservation, to help keep an accurate count of who is going. Covid-19 rules and restrictions will be followed at the time of the Campout.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is excited to announce that we will again be hosting a Virtual Auction this year. Our online auction will be held from Saturday, March 13th to Saturday, March 27th! Check out the School Page on our website to read more about how to donate and attend the auction.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Registration began January 1, 2021! Please don’t wait to register as we need to plan for staffing! Scholarship applications for LESA’s Building Blocks Assistance, Good Shepherd, and Empower Illinois are available through FACTS. Details on LESA’s scholarship requirements can be found on the website.

Metro-East Lutheran High School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Any new students (freshmen or transfer) interested in seeking enrollment at MELHS are invited to go to to download an admissions packet or contact the school office at 618-656-0043. For more information, contact

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life - “Whether you are five or 35 or 65, there will be days when it seems to you that God has dropped it. When that happens, when the darkness threatens to close in on you, just go back to the simple truth that God taught you in your youth. Go back to the Word of Light, the Word that is Christ. ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ That will lighten the way for you, for us all.” Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, The Lutheran Hour – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life •

Issues, etc. -  This week’s teachings include: The Hymn “God Loved the World So That He Gave,” The Building of the Temple, Responding to Calvinist Proof Texts, Old Testament Judge Samson 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, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - Teaching Sunday school or volunteering for an outreach event at church are activities easily connected with our Christian faith. But in your daily life, are there mundane tasks you do that seem to have nothing to do with faith, like changing a diaper, doing a load of laundry, or weeding the garden?  Among those disconnected tasks can be the management of money or the planning of your estate.  Your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor can help you start reconnecting again.  Contact Scott A. Radden at (618) 977-4049 or for more information.

Easter Lilies - Each Easter we decorate the church with lilies donated by members giving in memory of or in honor of loved ones.  We will list the donations in our Easter services. If you would like to donate a lily, place a check in the offering plate or send it in the mail to the church office with a note of how many lilies you would like to order and what it is In Memory/In Honor of. The lilies are $12/piece and the deadline for orders is March 28th.

Altar Flowers - In Honor of John & Gloria Small's 48th Wedding Anniversary

Church Offerings Fiscal Year to Date through February-General Fund $739,556 against our budget of $683,173

Attendance last week was 347 with 247 Communing. The offering was: General fund $25,649, Specials $850 including $480 in Memory of Barb Burstadt. Total $26,499.

Thanks to those who serve this week:Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) C. Engeling (10:30) J. Hartke
Altar Guild: (5:30) Chris & Marcy Ford (8:00)  (10:30) Janice Wilson



Current Prayer List

Eddie Antonovich, Hospitalized at Barnes for a fall

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, Declining Health

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

Chuck Zimmerman, Father of Shelly Rodgers, Hospitalized after Fall

Morgan Hinson, Daughter of Brian and Shelly Rodgers, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dan Deppe, Friend of Bill and Lee Curtis, Pancreatic Cancer

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

Dennis Pulvirenti, Mem. – Health Concerns

Mike Ruger, Mem. – Memory Loss

Cheryl Metzler, Dau of D & J Metzler - Cancer