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?

Vacation Bible School 2019
Friendship: A Love that Never Ends
July 15-18 at UMC, Lena
Typical VBS night will include dinner at 5:30 pm. Skits, music, crafts Bible teaching, games, and a memorable time for children as they develop deeper friendships with one another, as well as the Lord Jesus.  On Thursday evening, weather permitting, all VBS attendees are invited to Splashland for a pool party at the conclusion of the VBS week! This year the VBS offerings will help to support Stephenson County's RAMP program. In addition to our giving, RAMP is hosting a Wheel-a-Thon the week following VBS. To get more information, visit their website at www.rampcit.org.

RAMP Wheel-A-Thon
RAMP is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission that promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. Good Shepherd and Mason street VBS will take part in their fundraising event, Wheel-A-Thon, on July 25th. We need your support. Please check our VBS team fundraising site at https://www.classy.org/team/231531

Open Church
Come to downtown Lena on Wednesday,
July 17th from 5pm-8pm, for an evening fun. Good Shepherd is taking our games outside for everyone to play. Bring your family and friends to support our service to the community.

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.

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

Share 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)

Send Your Summer Pictures
If you are traveling this summer, share your joy with Good Shepherd family by sending your digital pictures to the church office e-mail goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net
We will share your picture at Sunday worship.
Sundae’s on Saturday’s

First Lutheran Church of Freeport will be serving Sundae’s every Saturday through July 27th, from 4:00pm-5:00pm. This is the perfect opportunity to bring a friend for Ice Cream Sundae’s and join us for worship at 5:00pm too.

Please Pray for Our Friends in Pine Ridge
From Pastor Kay (facebook.com/PineRidgeRetreatCenter)
Greetings Friends, We have been getting a lot of calls about how to help the people on Pine Ridge as they deal with all the flooding. We are planning on helping families once they begin returning to their homes. Any assistance you can give to help us put together a "Recovery Cleaning Kit" would be greatly appreciated! Once I speak with our partners here on the reservation I will send out more details. In the meantime, you can send donations to "Pine Ridge Retreat Center" PO Box 862, Pine Ridge, SD 57770. Please designate FLOOD RELIEF in the memo. Many thanks to all of you who have reached out these last few days, it is an encouragement. And as always pray for the people of Pine Ridge.
Update on Flooding Relief Effort in Pine Ridge
Please check their Facebook page
(click here) and continue to pray for our siblings in Pine Ridge.

Rocky Boy Indian Reservation Servant Immersion Trip
August 24-31, 2018; Box Elder, MT
Imagine learning and experiencing the history and culture of the Chippewa Cree including bead work, dancing and drumming. Imagine visiting and archeological dig and buffalo jump, a historical battlefield or a Lewis and Clark interpretative center. You can do this and more when participating in a cross-cultural exchange experience coordinated by Women of the ELCA.

The next cross-cultural servant/immersion experience will take place August 24th-31st, 2019, on the Rocky Boy Reservation of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Montana. The host congregation, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, has been working with the people of the Chippewa Cree Tribe since the early 1920’s. Registration is $375 and includes most meals, sleeping accommodations and activity fees. Men are also welcome to join the trip. For additional information, contact the church office at 815-369-5552 or goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net.

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