Worship:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
     September-May


118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net
815-369-5552



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Activities

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Meetings and Events

Piece Corps: Material Needed
Join us Wednesdays from 8:00 to 11:30 am
Quilting Material Needed

“Piece Corps” Quilting is in need of backs for quilting. Any size (twin, full, queen or king) flat sheets or blankets are welcome as well as material of any size. Quilts are given to those in need locally and throughout the world.

Youth Group Nights at Good Shepherd!
7th-12th graders, come join in the Fun and Connection on Wednesday nights at 7pm! Prayer, Games, and Conversation. Let’s grow together! Feel free to invite friends! Who will you invite?

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Good Shepherd helps at the Food Pantry on 4th Saturday of the even months. Feeding the people is an important ministry. If you can help this year, please put your names and phone number in the sign-up sheet at the ramp. If you can be a sub, please let the office know. Thank you.

Join Us in the Parking Lot for Worship
Sundays at 9:30 am!
Please turn your car radio to FM 90.5
Click here for bulletins.

Join Us for Online Worship!
Click this link for our YouTube Channel.


No Inside, In-Person Worship
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (118 E. Mason St. Lena, IL), will not gather inside the building for worship until further notice due to the statewide lockdown. Please check our facebook page (www.facebook.com/GSLCLenaIL/) for update or call the church at 815-369-5552.
Readings and Prayers can be found on the Worship page in the Bulletin list. Click here.


Le-Win Food Pantry
The Lena-Winslow Food Pantry is open every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30. We cannot accept food donations at this time. Momentary donations are welcome.

Friendship Club at Good Shepherd
Second Thursday of Each Month at Noon
Canceled for August!
The Lena Friendship Club is a non-denominational club sponsored by the Lutheran Social Service of Illinois and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The club started October 21, 1959. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00pm (noon) for potluck lunch and entertainment by local musicians. No dues. Free will offering only. We invite and welcome all older folks to our club for fun, food and fellowship. For more information: contact the church office. Phone: 815-369-5552 or E-mail: goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net.

Hymn Sing at Lena Living Center
Join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:45am at the Lena Living Center for a Hymn Sing. It is a great chance to serve others by helping them find their page numbers, to encourage others, and to sing praises to God! All youth, family, and friends are invited and welcome to join in this fun, relaxing, and rewarding sing along.

Devotion Books for 2020
We have new devotion books for you to start a new year! Christ in Our Homes and The Word in Season provide daily readings and prayers. Pockets has fun easy reading, puzzles, and recipes. They are free and for your spiritual growth. Pick your copy at the rack today.

                Youth Owl Night and Christmas Program

Offerings During Pandemic
If you are wondering what to do with offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can mail your offerings to the church at 118 East Mason Street, Lena, IL 61048. Church staff gets mail every week and the counter will count and deposit them in timely manner. Your continuous financial support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Wayne or Pr. Miho.

We Need Your Help With Christmas Season Preparation!
Christmas is only 4 months away. We need your help with start preparing for the Christmas season. There are 2 ways you can help:
1. Make God’s Eye craft
We are thinking about decorating the hallway with God’s Eye craft. It’s easy to make. Supplies are available at church.
2. Adopt a room to decorate
We have 5 rooms for you to adopt for Christmas decoration. If you are interested, contact Kristy. Thank you!

Good Shepherd 2020 Scholarship Awards
Congratulations!

Blessings to Good Shepherd's Scholarship recipients for 2020!!!
Three applicants will receive a $1000 scholarship after they complete a successful first semester in college. Another applicant will receive a $200 scholarship to continue her education. All of these recipients have served our congregation in many ways. We thank them for their dedication to Good Shepherd, and wish them success in their college endeavors.

Looking For Special Music for Summer Worship
If you or someone you know would like to share your talent, please call Vivian at 815-369-4496, or contact the church office.

News from Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center
Pastor Kay sent a letter to Good Shepherd thanking us for our partnership in ministry. Here is excerpt from her letter. (If you would like to read her letter, it is posted in the bulletin board at church).
The Lutheran/Lakota Job Corps has become an integral part of every aspect of their ministry. The children and youth programming is thriving. The Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church is serving as a space for children and youth to gather and a faith community is beginning to take shape. Pastor Kay ends her service at Pine Ridge at the end of July, and Pastor Dan Johnson will join PRRC. We are raising funds to support the Lakota people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please designate financial contributions to “COVID Relief.” Thank YOU for your faithful support that has blessed the ministry of PRRC.

     
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