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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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?

October 21 is Confirmation Sunday
Ethan F. will be affirming his baptism October 21 in worship. Please remember him in your prayer this week.

Photo Directory is HERE!
New photo directory is available for pick up. Contact the church office if you would like one to be mailed to you. Thank you.

Ladies Day Out
November 17th; 9:00am-3:00pm
Lena Elementary School

9:00am-12:00pm will be breakfast with Santa. Free admission, door prizes.

All Saints Sunday November 4
We will remember each “Saint” or loved one that died since November of last year. A carnation will be placed on the altar in a bud vase and a family member may take it home after the service. The name of each will be read during a prayer. If you would like your loved ones to be remembered on All Saints Sunday service please call the church office at (815)369-5552 by October 30th.

Men's Group Steak Fry
The Good Shepherd Men's Group will hold their annual steak fry on
Saturday, October 27th at 4:30pm. Cost of the meal will be $13.00.

Volunteer Visitors of Northwest Illinois Open House
October 25; 2:30-6:30pm
105 S. Main Street, Stockton, IL

Ribbon cutting will be at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. In 1983 started as Hospice of Northwest Illinois, in 2006 we changed our name to Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois..Today our new name will be Volunteer Visitors of Northwest Illinois.

Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday October 30
8:00am-4:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church
625 Country Lane Drive, Lena, IL

Monroe Clinic is offering this training on Mental Health First Aid. Registration from 7:30-8:00am. Registration fee is $25.00 and will include breakfast and lunch. Training will help the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

FHN & Highland College Present:
“What if I don’t feel very merry?”
A Grief Support Workshop
Saturday, November 3; 9:00am-3:45pm
This is a free workshop, open to everyone 4 and up. Join us for an al-day workshop designed to provide support to help you through the healing process including presentations and group breakout sessions. A boxed lunch will be provide, YMCA childcare will be available on site. Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL in Building H, Second Floor.

My Friend’s Closet Thrift Store
We are dependent on volunteers and always looking for more willing hands. If you or anyone you know are interested in helping us at the store, please call Fawn Nolan at 815-369-4035 during the day. We are open 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. We offer servant hours to students also. Check us out!

Let Us Know
If youth or adults in Good Shepherd family are involved in activities which the public is invited, please provide a schedule to the church office by Tuesday morning so that we can include in the following Sunday’s bulletin.

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.


We sing old favorites hymns. It is rewarding to see the residents’ faces light up when we announce a favorite hymn. Sometimes the residents sing with their eyes closed, which over the years have memorized the words. Sometimes the songs help them remember that Jesus loves them, each and every day, even troubled days.

Usually 15-20 residents come to enjoy the music. When you come to help us in singing favorite hymns maybe you can sit by a resident of help turn the pages for them. Please call the church if you need a ride, 369-5552


LYO June 2015
Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) With Christian Rock Band “Lasting Hope” At Youth Synod Assembly June 18 & 19 Augustana College in Rock Island.

Friendship Club at Good Shepherd
Second Thursday of Each Month at Noon
This outreach program sponsored by Good Shepherd has been serving seniors in the Lena community for over 30 years. Join us! Visit with friends, eat delicious food, and enjoy great programs planned by Fern Harnish. It is a potluck meal, but you can just come.

September & October: Food Pantry Months
Do you know that we have enough food to feed all the people in the world? However, more than 800 million people around the world face chronic hunger. Le-Win Food pantry serves residents in the Le-Win and Orangeville school districts. For the month of July The Food Pantry served 57 households and 173 people, for the month of August they served 54 households and 143 people.

Resilient Farm Women-Working Through Changing Times
Thursday, November 1; 8:30am-2:30pm
Monroe Clinic, along with UW Extension, will present “Working Through Changing Times”, at United Methodist Church, 2227 4th Street, Monroe, WI. Registration/ Networking begins at 8:30am with coffee and scones. Must RSVP for Lunch to 608-328-9440 or 608-773-4820 by Friday, October 26th.

Help Homeless Veterans in Northern Illinois
The Lena Lions Club is sponsoring a clothing drive to be distributed to the veterans of northern Illinois. Items for donations will include: Winter Gloves, Heavy Socks, Neck Scarves and Winter Stocking Caps. Items can be dropped off at Good Shepherd from now until November 11th.

Sunday School Teachers Needed
How would you like to take a spiritual journey with our youth while they learn the word of the Lord? You would read bible stories with the children, help them with their lessons ,and provide support in their journey.
Sunday School will begin on September 30th at 10:45 after Worship. If interested contact: Good Shepherd at 815-369-5552.

Choir & Chime Rehearsals
Choir rehearsals are Sundays at 11am in the sanctuary.
Chime choir rehearsals are on Sundays at 5pm. Make a joyful noise in harmony to praise God! Come and join!

Food Pantry Volunteers
Good Shepherd volunteers at the food pantry on the 4th Saturday of each month. The hours are from 8:30 until 11:30. We are putting together the schedule for 2018, so please let us know if you are able to volunteer or be a sub. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Fox or Mary Lloyd. Thank you!
Mark 6:37 But Jesus said, “You feed them.”

     
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