Last Updated May 19, 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

Bulletin for Sunday, May 22, 2022

Scripture Reading for Sunday, May 22, 2022


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.

Adult Bible Class is held on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the Church Lower Level. The Spirit of Truth is our topic of study, led by Pastor Walther. We are studying the important person and work of the Holy Spirit. 

High School Bible Study will meet in the Youth Room in the School lower level this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. 

The Junior High Bible Study will be led by Pastor Adle, and will meet on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. 

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.
  -  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 ‚Äď 6th graders will meet in the School Cafeteria.

Friday Youtube Bible Study for Friday, May 6th, our study covered ‚ÄúThe Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible.‚ÄĚ On Friday, May 13th we discussed "The Spirit and Conversion," Friday, May 20th will be over "The Spirit and Holiness."

Flower Chart Openings - May 29 and June 19 & 26 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, or calling 618-344-3151. Thank you.

Calling all Rainforest Explorers entering PreK through 6th grade! Please join us Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon as we learn how Jesus leads the way to the treasure of eternal life with Him. For more information or to register your student, visit

VBS Volunteers Needed! To register as a volunteer, please visit Please contact Jennifer Buchanan at or 618-580-3150 with any questions.

Ascension Day Service & Fellowship Opportunity - Join us on the Eve of the Ascension of Our Lord, Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, for a fellowship dinner in the Fellowship Hall at Good Shepherd with Holy Cross Collinsville, followed by a Divine Service. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Divine Service begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Sanctuary with congregation members from Holy Cross Collinsville. We look forward to this night of fellowship and worship!

Suggestions Wanted ‚Äď LWML is looking for God-pleasing suggestions from all women in the congregation. These suggestions might include topics for meetings, time changes for the meetings, or possible mission projects. All thoughts are welcome. Contact Lucy with suggestions by emailing or texting 618-406-5188. Please put ‚ÄúLWML‚ÄĚ in the subject line, or start the text with the same. Thank you!

Youth Yard Sale Returns! - After two years off, the Youth Yard Sale returns June 3rd & 4th. This fundraiser will help offset costs for students participating in the LCMS Youth Gathering this summer in Houston. As you clean out those closets, drawers, and cabinets; or dig through your basement or garage, consider setting aside salable items to donate for our sale.
Things we accept:
  -  Clothing: Kids and adult sizes including shoes, belts, purses, hats, coats, and such
  -  Household linens: Sheets, towels, blankets, curtains, rugs, pillows
  -  Kids Stuff: toys, books, stuffed animals, puzzles, strollers, etc.
  -  Kitchen and Household: pots and pans, dishes, glassware, serving pieces, small appliances in working condition
  -  Furniture: tables, chairs, dressers, small items
  -  Home and Seasonal Decorations: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and general decorations
  -  Garage Items: bikes, patio stuff, yard games, lawn and garden, tools
We Cannot Accept:
  -  Tube televisions, even if they are working
  -  Entertainment centers
  -  Kids car seats/boosters
  -  Mattresses
  -  Large appliances: especially refrigerators, air conditioners, and such
  -  Plumbing fixtures: toilets, sinks, tubs, etc. (The Habitat for Humanity Store will accept most plumbing fixtures)
Donations will be received through the lower level Fellowship Hall doors starting Sunday, May 29 from 12‚Äď3 p.m. and then throughout the week before the sale during regular church office hours. If you have questions or need assistance getting items to church, please call/text Mark Sengele (618-401-8200) or Lynn Sengele (618-401-8100).

Ten Day Biblical Tour of Israel January 4-13, 2023 hosted by Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism with Rev. Kevin Parviz. For the complete brochure, click here. 

Feed Our Hungry Youth - In July 21 youth and adults from Good Shepherd will attend In All Things the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. As part of that trip, we ask members and friends to help sponsor the daily food allowance each student receives while at the Gathering. Sponsors can choose to cover just one meal ($20) on day ($40) or even the entire week ($320). To sign up as a sponsor pick up a sponsor form from the display in the narthex or connecting hallway. You can choose to sponsor a specific student/adult or chose the random option. Thank you in advance for your financial and prayer support.

Supplies Available - There is Ensure High Protein and Glucerna available at the church office. Call the church office at 618-344-3151 if you want it and you can pick it up there. If you are unable to pick it up Lynn Cook will deliver it.

GSLS Golf Classic - The 19th Annual Good Shepherd Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at Arlington Greens, starting at 8:00 am. The entry form, sponsor form, and prize donation form are available in the church narthex, school office, and online at (Frontpage). Proceeds go towards maintaining the GSLS Athletic Fields. Sponsorships available with Golf Signs. Please contact Robert Mayhew at the school office for more details at 344-3153 or Ron Hartmann at 314-420-4510 or Dave Lawrence at 618-407-0348 

Are you a Good Shepherd Lutheran School alumni or did you have a child that attended GSLS? We are looking to connect with all of our GSLS Alumni, both young and old! Please email Nancy Stallard at today, or pass her email on to other alumni you know. Thank you!

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Position Openings:
     - Preschool Teacher Opening - Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for a Christian Preschool Teacher. The teacher should provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment in which the child can grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. They should have good communication skills, love children, plenty of energy, a positive attitude and be able to get down on the floor.  A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mrs. Rebecca Nobbe or Mr. Mayhew at 344-3153 or  or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate. 
     - 2nd Grade Teacher Opening - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accepting applications for a Christian 2nd grade teacher. We are planning to add another 2nd grade classroom. Good Shepherd is a special, unique Christian school with a strong commitment to the quality education and Christian training of the lambs of our Good Shepherd. Teachers shall have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education. Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, leadership qualities, love children, a positive attitude. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 344-3153 or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate.
     - Latin Teacher Opening - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accepting applications for a part-time Latin Teacher. We are planning to add this our curriculum for grades 5-8. Applicants should have good communication and organizational skills, leadership qualities, love children, a positive attitude. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 344-3153 or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate.
     - Development Coordinator Opening - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accepting applications for a part-time Development Coordinator. Primary responsibilities are threefold: this position is responsible for 1) developing and implementing strategies, in collaboration with the Principal, the Fund Development and Marketing Committee of the Board of Day School, and staff, to achieve revenue goals established in the Day School strategic plan, 2) raising awareness of Good Shepherd Lutheran School as an educational option for families in the metro east and Southern Illinois areas, and 3) working with GSLS staff to build and maintain relationships with school families and the Lutheran and general metro-area / Southern Illinois communities in order to sustain and advance Good Shepherd mission. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 344-3153 or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate.

Zion Lutheran School in Staunton, IL is seeking a full time teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Potential openings in early childhood, elementary, and middle school. We are looking for someone who loves children and sharing God's love and forgiveness. Our dedicated staff works together to support one another both personally and in the classroom.  Faculty collaboration, a supportive congregation, health and dental benefits, and amazing parents makes this a great place to work! To find out more about how you can become part of the Zion family, email resumes to Jamie Crouch at

LifeDate is Lutherans For Life’s quarterly journal of news and commentary.The journal offers relevant and timely insights from a biblical Law/Gospel perspective on life issues, such as abortion, post abortion, adoption, end of life, bioethics, creation, family life, worldview and culture, and more.To receive your free individual subscription to Life Date, please fill out our Contact Us form on

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life¬†- Will euthanasia ‚Äúlet the peoples praise you, O God‚ÄĚ? Does embryo experimentation ‚Äúlet all the peoples praise you‚ÄĚ (Psalm 67:3)? If the heavenly city‚Äôs structures have the brilliance of gemstones (Revelation 21), what inestimable value resides in the human bodies whom the Lamb has written into His book of life by creating, redeeming, and calling them each? Our witness to the sanctity of life may bring tribulation, but His grace alone has overcome it already (John 16:33).

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

Issues, Etc. - The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on The Book of Revelation. You can listen on-demand at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - Faithful stewardship of your estate means keeping up with changes in the world and in your personal life and making sure that your plans are up to date. Tax laws change constantly as different political parties move in and out of power. Thirty years ago, your estate might have had to pay federal estate tax if it was valued over $600,000. Today that number is $12 Million. Five years ago, you could bequest your IRA to family over their lifetime. Today they must cash it out in ten years. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you begin to identify areas where taxes and your plan don’t line up. Contact Scott Radden at 618-977-4049 or for more information.

Altar Flowers - In Memory of Olin, Alan, and Jan Richard Weber from John & Gloria Small

Attendance last weekend was 372 with 261 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $14,447, Specials $1,400, Total $15,847.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Kober (10:30) W. Curtis

    Altar Guild: (5:30) Pam Hoffman (8:00) Jeffrey & Michele Fiudo (10:30) Tamara Tucker-Lindsey

    Greeters: (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.




Prayer List 

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Betty Riddle, Member, Liver Failure (May 14, 2022)

Linda Endraske, mother-in-law of Ben Blasingame, Hospitalized (May 14, 2022)

Family of Ken Kober, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 12, 2022)

Susan Bohler, Member, Upcoming Surgery (May 12, 2022)

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

Mike Ruger, Member, Covid (May 8, 2022)

Gwen Kemp, wife of Wayne, Cancer (April 28, 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)

Kathy Bohnet, Member, Continued Healing (April 11, 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)

Bob Warhooper, Cousin of John Skosky, Stage 4 Lung Cancer (February 14, 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 ‚Äď 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

For the family of Jack Bauer, brother of Carol Walther, Asleep in Jesus, August 2021

For the family of Toby Stephens DeLuca, Former Member, Asleep in Jesus, August 2021

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 Annette Schulze, mother of Peg Rincker, Asleep in Jesus

For the Family of Chris Wolf, son of Del and Doris Wolf, Asleep in Jesus June 22, 2021

For the Family of Gil Begemann, father of Pam Ramsey, Asleep in Jesus June 15, 2021

John Morris, Grandfather of Debra Downing, Undergoing treatment for multiple Cancers

For the Family of Mary Rodgers, mother of Brian, Asleep in Jesus, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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