Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048



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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?

Join Choirs at Good Shepherd
Choir Rehearsal Has Begun
Come and make joyful harmony to the Lord! Chimes/Bells will start next Sunday, September 15 at 5pm. If you are interested in singing and/or playing chimes/bells, talk to Janis or just show up to rehearsal.

Chop Chop!: Lumberjack Day at LOMC
If you have experience with a wood splitter or chainsaw, LOMC can use your help on Saturday, September 28. Non-cutting projects available too! The Event starts at 9am. For more information and to register: http://lomc.org/lumberjack-day/

Go and Cheer!
We, as the Good Shepherd family, will go and cheer our members! Here is the schedule in September:
September 24th (Tuesday)
     Jr. High Football game @ Lena. 5:30pm
Pick up the cheering gear at church. If you know upcoming games/meet/concert/etc., please let the church office know.

Monroe Clinic Grief Support Group

Wednesdays, Through October 9; 6:00-7:30pm
Heal grief and education group offers sessions to anyone 18 yrs. and older who have experienced the death of someone special. Learn about the grieving process and ideas for coping and healing in a safe and supportive setting. Six weeks session begins Wednesday, September 4th and will continue every Wednesday through October 9th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Meetings will take place at St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th Street, Monroe, WI, there is no cost to attend, and space is limited. To register or express interest in attending please call 608-324-1230 or 1-800-367-8406

September/October: Food Pantry Months
Bring your donation to the food pantry boxes (located at each entrance) or the table in the Sanctuary. Monetary donations are also appreciated. (Please mark on the envelope FOOD PANTRY and place it in the offering plate.) Current needs are: laundry soap, dish soap (smaller sized, and personal hygiene products: toothpaste, bar soap, shaving needs, toilet paper.

Friendship Club at Good Shepherd
Second Thursday of Each Month at Noon
Friendship club is an ecumenical group who meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month for potluck lunch and entertainment at Good Shepherd.

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.

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!

Christmas Parade and Advent Fun

Grace Worship
Sunday, September 29th
At 9:30am

Our Grace contemporary service will have modern songs led by guitar/keyboard. The songs will have very meaningful words that you can join in singing easily. Please come & bring others with you to enjoy this relaxed service. Need a ride? Call the office 369-5552

Hawks Mill Winery Outing
W8170 Pilz Rd., Browntown, WI 53522
Saturday, September 28

Meet at church if you would like to carpool. We will pick communion wines for festive Sundays. The time has not yet been determined. Please call the office when the date is closer.

The Northern Illinois Mobile Food Pantry
The Mobile Pantry will be in Orangeville on September 12th from 4:00-6:00pm. It will be at Orangeville High School, 201 S. Orange Street. Please bring bags or boxes.

How Agrace Can Help
On September 27th, 2019, Harmony United Methodist Church will host, “How Agrace Can Help” from 10 am-noon. At 10am the speaker will explain differences between hospice and palliative care, what makes a person eligible for services and how Agrace can help. At 11am, there are two sessions to choose from, A: Advance Care Planning: Making decisions about the kind of care you would want if you could not speak for yourself, or, B: Caregiver burnout; how to balance care giving and your own personal/
emotional care. Harmony United Methodist Church is located at 2600 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL.

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 will read Bible stories with the children, help them with their lessons ,and provide support in their journey. Sunday School will begin on August 25th from 10:45am after Worship Service. If interested contact Good Shepherd at 815-369-5552.

Please Pray for Our Friends in Pine Ridge
From Pastor Kay (facebook.com/PineRidgeRetreatCenter)
Hello Friends,
We need your help! The Lutheran/Lakota Job Corps has expanded and is vital to the ministry of the Pine Ridge Retreat Center. Employing them has allowed the ministry to thrive! They are an integral part of everything from Kids' Time to sandwich making, upkeep of the Center, as well as service projects in the community. If you are wondering how you can help the Lakota People, the Job Corps is a great opportunity. You can send your donations to the Pine Ridge Retreat Center at PO Box 862, Pine Ridge, SD 57770, please designate "Job Corps" in the memo. We are blessed to have you as partners in this very important ministry!
Please check their Facebook page (click here) and continue to pray for our siblings in Pine Ridge.

Pine Ridge Retreat Center
Check out their new video and cover photo on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PineRidgeRetreatCenter.

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