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

Bulletin for Wednesday, September 26, 2021

Scripture Reading for Wednesday, September 26, 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)
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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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.

For those who have had an abortion...there is Word of Hope 888-217-8679

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:

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, 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

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, 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

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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Prayer List

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