Preparing for Worship

Indoor and Drive-In Worship Services (Tune to FM 88.3)

Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Note: Due to technical problems, we will not have the regular video ready until Sunday afternoon. Please go to the Good Shepherd Collinsville Facebook Group to watch the live stream of the service. 

Bulletin for September 27, 2020

Scripture Readings for September 27, 2020

How are we able to do this drive-in service (mainly for pastors of other churches)?


Indoor and Drive-In Worship Procedures

We are thankful to be able to worship indoors again!
But we also want to take precautions in order to prevent the spread of the Covid virus.
At least for the month of June we will follow these guidelines:

1. We will continue to transmit the service on 88.3 FM. You should be able to tune into the service from either parking lot. The pastors will come out to the upper parking lot after the services if you wish to talk to them. The offering boxes will be available in the upper parking lot. We will also continue to offer the Tuesday communion services for ten people. 

2. We urge all members with a weakened immune system (or who live with such a person) to worship in their car or using 88.3 FM or the live stream or video at home. We will have live stream video for each service as well as the Vimeo video (ready at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays). 

3. We will limit the number of worshipers for the indoor services to 100-133 (25 to 33% capacity). After that worshipers can go to the lower level and watch the live stream of the service. 

4. We will use every other pew and ask families to maintain six feet separation from other worshipers. 

5. We encourage but do not require worshipers to wear masks. 

6. We will keep the worship services to 45 minutes. 

7. We will celebrate communion using the continuous “convention style” distribution. Communicants will be ushered forward, and the pastors will distribute communion similar to the way we do the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday.  

8. Worshipers will leave the building immediately after receiving communion. We ask that they do not congregate in the narthex. If they wish to visit with other members outside, we urge them to maintain six feet of separation.  

9. We encourage everyone to sanitize their hands and to avoid touching their faces while in the church building. We will sanitize the surfaces between services. The bulletins will be thrown away after each service.

10. After the month of June, we will evaluate these procedures to consider further changes.





June 21, 2020


Sunday, June 7, 2020


Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost 

Bulletin for May 31

Bible Readings for May 31, 2020

Please stay tuned for announcements this week regarding our return to indoor services on June 7th.




Sunday, May 24, 2020 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for May 24


Wednesday, May 20, 2020  Ascension Eve

Bulletin for May 20


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Bulletin for May 17


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bulletin for May 13

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Bulletin for May 10


Midweek Service, May 6, 2020

Bulletin for May 6


Sunday Service, May 3, 2020

Bulletin for May 3, 2020

Bible Readings for May 3, 2020

Live Stream on the Good Shepherd Collinsville Facebook Group Page at the Saturday service.

Saturday Service, May 2, 2020


Midweek Service, April 29, 2020


Sunday Service, April 26, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, April 26, 2020

Bible Readings for April 26, 2020

Because of the rain Saturday evening we were not able to get a good video of the service. 
We will live stream the 8:00 a.m. service and have the regular video ready by Sunday afternoon.

This Sunday Pastor Walther will focus on Peter's words: "...since you have been born again..." Everyone appreciates the chance for a "do over." Do we get a "do over" from God for our life? 


Drive-In Service Notes

* In order to respect social distancing rules, we won't be handing out bulletins. You can download the bulletin (when available) from the website or app. You can also get a paper bulletin from the church entryway.

* We do not celebrate Holy Communion at these services.

* We will have stands for our offering boxes. 

* We encourage everyone to keep their windows rolled up. Start your engine for heat or air conditioning and to help keep your battery charged.

Christ Died for Our Sins, Not Because His "Political Movement" Failed"

Midweek Service, April 18, 2020


Easter Worship 2020

Bulletin (Download)


Good Friday Drive-In Services

April 10th at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.

Bulletin (Download)


Maundy Thursday Drive-In Services

April 9th at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.

Bulletin (Download)

Our apologies - no video for this service.
We had a lot of trouble with the wind!


Video of Palm Sunday Service, April 5, 2020

Bulletin (Download)



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Drive-In Worship Notes

You do not have to leave your car to worship!

  1. Just drive around the church to the lower parking lot.
  2. We will provide paper bulletins which you can take home with you. Or, you can download the bulletin on a smartphone or other device.
  3. We will have an outdoor altar and pulpit. You will be able to listen to the service on your FM radio. Tune to FM 88.3.
  4. We will not serve Holy Communion.
  5. You can send your offering through the app or website. We will also have offering boxes that you can use as you exit.
  6. We will also have the service on video available at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning for those who wish to worship at home.
  7. We do believe this falls under the "Shelter-In-Place" rule since you do not have to leave your car or interact physically with anyone.
    Residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well.