Preparing for Worship

The First Sunday in Advent

Bulletin for November 28, 2021

Scriptures for November 28, 2021

Live Stream of the services will be available on our Youtube Channel or Facebook Group Page.

Videos of past services are also available on our website or Good Shepherd Collinsville app.

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

Bulletin for Thanksgiving Services

Scripture Readings for Thanksgiving Services


Midweek Services

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Advent Supper 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Season of Advent leads us to the celebration of the incarnation of Jesus - The Son of God becoming flesh. As this Christmas miracle approaches, we remember the way God “comes” to us to save us. The word “advent” means “coming.” 

Each Wednesday before Christmas we have services at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. (No 6:15 p.m. service). In between the first three services we invite you to an Advent Supper in the Lower Level. These meals are for a free-will offering that goes to special missions and ministries. 

December 1st  Come Again on the Last Day 

The last words of the New Testament bring this advent theme: "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" We know that Jesus came to bring peace on earth. That peace begins with the peace we have with God and one another through faith in His kingdom. But He also promises to come again to bring eternal judgment and justice for all the wickedness and evil in the world. 

December 8th Come to My Heart and Stay

John began his Gospel saying, "As many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the right to become the children of God..." Jesus comes to all who believe which causes us to be born again to a new life.

December 15th  Come to My Neighbor and Save 

Before Jesus died on the cross, He prayed "That the world may believe that You (the Father) sent Me." Everyday people are hearing about Jesus, and God is opening their hearts to believe. We pray for the "advent" of Christ to everyone.  

December 22nd Come to All the Saints in Heaven

The Apostle Paul taught that our citizenship is in heaven, "from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior... who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body." In Advent we look forward to the coming of our Savior and glory in heaven. 


Health Policy Update 

1.  We are very thankful that God continues to help us and protect us from disease.
2.  Since our region's positivity rate has risen slightly (8.5% above the 8% threshold), we encourage members to wear masks when social distancing is impossible (at home with friends, in automobiles, planes, etc.).  Since our governor's mandate (8/30/21) allows masks to be taken off indoors when eating, drinking or socially distanced, masks may be taken off during worship. 
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.

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)

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

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Some of Our Outdoor Services




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.