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


118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
goodshepherdlena@outlook.com
815-369-5552



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In-Person Worship Has Resumed
Sundays at 9:30 am
Worship inide the building has resumed. We ask you to follow guidelines to protect the most vulnerable and each other.


We will continue to provide online worship (recorded Sunday worship service) and Sunday reading and prayer through our website and Facebook pages. Please click here for in-person worship guidelines.

Join Us for Recorded Online Worship!
Click this link for our YouTube Channel.
For the bulletin, click here.


Organ Repair Fund: Donations Needed
The Good Shepherd organ is in need of repair. The cost is estimated to be $11,500. If you wish to make a donation please put it in the offering plate Sunday morning or to the Church office. Please write on the offering “Organ Repair Fund” so it is deposited properly.

NIS Diakonia Program
Open Registration - Dive In at Any Time!
The diakonia™ Program is a two-year process of lay spiritual formation consisting of 12 courses, 6 per academic year. Each course is 5 sessions in length and meets weekly on Zoom for a 3 hour class. Assignments and reading relate directly to your life and ministry (within family, parish, neighborhood, and vocation), giving you a solid background of the topic. You work at your own level, and assignments reflect the understanding that students are already busy in their families, jobs, and parish. Typically, students average approximately 2 to 5 hours of studies per week in addition to class time. The goal of the diakonia program is to help you discover your God-given gifts, strengthen your faith and discern your purpose within your congregations, synods, and the church-wide body of Christ. Through the diakonia experience, you’ll gain a better under-standing of theology and your relationship to God, helping you bear fruit as a light of Christ in your community and beyond. New courses begin every 5 weeks, and you can jump in at any time. Not sure, come to a few classes and see if diakonia is for you. For more information on the diakonia program, visit www.nisynod.org/diakonia or discuss it with your pastor.  

Offerings
If you aren't able to be present for in-person worship at GSLC, 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.

Piece Corps Quilter Needs
Are you looking for yarn, or are you getting ready for those winter knitting or crochet projects? If you are, the Piece Corps Quilters has extra yarn available for you.


We are in need of sheets, blankets or other sewing materials. If you have any of these items you can drop them off at the church office or Fellowship Hall.
Thank you for your donations.

Make-A-Smile Cards for Lena Living Center
Each month we will send cards to the Lena Living Center. This is a new ministry to share love of Christ to the residence in the nursing home. We are responsible for 10 cards each month. If you would like to help with this ministry, just bring cards to church by the 10th of each month. Please sign and include short encouraging words. Our hope is to make them smile! Questions? Contact the church office or Pr. Miho.

                Youth Owl Night and Christmas Program


Good Shepherd God’s Work. Our Hands.
Sunday, September 26th, 2021 Sign Up Now!
Some ideas for God’s Work Our Hands may include helping at the Lena Cemetery, someone has asked to have their gutters cleaned, getting the Youth involved doing possible sidewalk art and possibly other projects. There is a need of at least 18 volunteers to make this work. There will be sack lunches provided for the workers. There will also be considerations of what Covid restriction may apply. Sign up sheet by the ramp outside of Fellowship Hall.

Worship Volunteers Needed!

We are updating our list of those who can help with Sunday worship. The Church Council has decided that instead of having separate ushers for greeters and communion, that the Worship Ushers could assist with communion as well as be greeters,and the Lector and Worship Assistant could be the same person. Livestream Operator will be one person, PowerPoint Operator will be one person, and the Elevator Operator can be done by one person above the age of 18. This will require 6 volunteers weekly. We will help you learn how to do each task. If you are available to help, contact the church office with the your name, phone number and the area you are willing to volunteer. There is also a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the Fellowship Hall. Thank you very much. We appreciate all your help!

Come and Get Flu Shot at GSLC
Monday, October 11
11:30am-1:30pm in Fellowship Hall

This year FHN is offering the Quadrivalent vaccine which is the same vaccination as last year Persons over 65 will receive the High Dose shot this year. We will bill Medicare Part B or Medicare Supplement Plan accepted by FHN for persons over 65. If you do not have Medicare or Medicare Replacement plan the vaccination will be $67.00. Persons under 65 or on medical assistance or Medicaid will be given the Quadrivalent vaccine with an out of pocket cost of $31.00. No insurance plan claims can be processed other than Medicare Part B or Medicare Replacement Plan, cash or check accepted. Photo ID required. Masks must be worn; please make sure your upper arm is accessible.

New Bible Study Group
Tuesdays, 10:00 am
We meet on Tuesdays at 10am at the church. Just show up with your curiosity! And if you’d like, bring your Bible. We are starting from stories in Genesis. Questions? Contact the church office. Hope to see you this Tuesday, at 10am!

Join a Book Group With other Good Shepherd Members
Wednesdays; 3:00 pm via Zoom
Do you like to read? Do you like to meet new people? Do you like to learn about history of Christianity? You may join a book group! We meet on Wednesday 3pm-4pm via zoom. We read one or two chapters from "The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation" by Justo L. Gonzalez. We are very casual. We talk anything from weather, church, cats to church history. All are welcome to join. If you are interested, contact the church office for the zoom link. *This is a part of John 10: 16 ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran in Pearl River, NY.

Friendship Center: Help Needed
We are still actively seeking help at the Friendship Center. We are looking for help in the following positions: Bus Drivers, Van Drivers, Bus Aides, Cooks and Cook Helpers. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our team or have questions, please reach out to us at (815) 369-2690 and ask for Randy or Denise.

Needed: Food Pantry Volunteers

Saturdays, 8:20-11:30 am Every Other Month
Next Date: October 23
We are looking for volunteers at the Le-Win Food Pantry. We need 2 adults and 2 youth volunteers. If you can help, please let the church office know. If you are interested in volunteer at Food Pantry, here are upcoming dates: October 23rd, December 25th. Your help will be appreciated.

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.

     
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