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?

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.

Sunday, August 26: Blessing of Backpacks
Bring your backpacks! We will bless students of all ages and school staff to kick-off the school year.

FHN Hospice Training
August 27-October 8
2:30-5:00pm at 773 W. Lincoln Blvd. Freeport, Il

Training will provide information on all aspects of hospice care. Please contact Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 1-877-600-0346 extension 960 if you are interested in signing up.

Lena Fall Festival - “Home Town Memories”
September 7th & 8th
Good Shepherd will again have a float in the parade If interested in helping build the float contact Tim Gordon at 815-766-1147. Good Shepherd will also have a hospitality tent set up Friday evening and Saturday after the parade sign up sheet will be posted on the board in the hall, times are (1) hour at a time.

Open Church on Wednesdays
5pm-8pm;  Through August 22
Good Shepherd will offer free games at Lena Weekly Gathering in downtown Lena from 5pm to 8pm. There will be giant Jenga, hula hoops, bean toss bags, basketball hoop, and more fun games for all ages. This is a way to share God’s love to the community and your support is important. Come to downtown on Wednesdays and stop by our booth.
VBS 2018

VBS 2018
There were 30 children and 42 volunteers that helped make the 2018 VBS an enjoyable experience for our youth. The Good Shepherd Congregation thanks God for the energetic, talented generous members who led and helped with VBS 2018 Gospel Express.

Good Shepherd Window Cling-on
Stewardship committee is working on making Good Shepherd Lutheran Church window cling-ons. These cling-ons will be a way to share the love of Christ with the community. We will have the blessings of the GSLC cling-ons on May 20th during the service. Bring your car and bring your friends. There will be a potluck luncheon

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.

Fellowship Sunday
Sunday, August 19
Our service will be at Fellowship Hall and we will choose our favorite hymns from With One Voice (blue hymnal). Come early, pick ONE hymn, and write down on the paper. We will draw at the beginning of the service. There will be “Finger Food” potluck luncheon and ice cream after the service.

Worship Team Meeting
August 20 at 7:00 pm

Safe Child Refresher
August 26 at 11:00 am
All who would like to work with children and youth at Good Shepherd are encouraged to come for the refresher course. We will watch the training video together. If you have any questions, contact Pr. Miho or the church office.

Blessing of the Backpacks
August 26; 9:30 am
Bring your backpacks! We will bless your backpacks during worship service as you start your new school year.

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.
Thursday September 13th 12:00 pm

Special Music for Summer Worship
If you or someone you know would like to share your talent, please call Vivian Hesselbacher at (815-369-4496) or Good Shepherd at (815-369-5552)

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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