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?

Christmas Program at Good Shepherd
Sunday, December 17th 2017 at 9:30am
Join us for a festive worship service led by our children and youth.

Program Rehearsal, December 16; 9:00-11:00 am

Goodie Bags Needed for Christmas Program Participants. Please consider donating by signing up on bulletin board at end of ramp. Thank you so much!

Christmas Caroling, December 10th
Meet at the church at 2:00 pm, dress warmly, to bring the Joyful sounds of the Christmas Season to others in our community. After Caroling, enjoy a hot bowl of soup back at Good Shepherd. Bring finger foods to share.

Order Poinsettias for Christmas!
Please Order by December 10
Poinsettias are $10 each. Click here to download an order form.

Lena Area Church Cooperative:
The Angel Tree Gifts

Gifts are due next Sunday. Please be sure and return your gift(s) to the church. The gifts will be taken right after the church service for distribution. Thank you for your generosity! Shirley Fox and Mary Lloyd

Angels Wanted
Do you have angels in your house? Would you mind sharing your angels to decorate Good Shepherd during Advent and Christmas? It can be a picture of angels, dolls, quilts, artwork, poem, crafts, statues or anything with angels in it please helps us fill Good Shepherd with angels.

Annual Reports Due December 29, 2017
Annual reports are required for each committee and organization of the congregation. These reports are assembled and made available to the congregation members prior to the meeting. The reports are the responsibility of the chairperson or offices. If possible, please type up the report and email it to goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net or GoodShepherdLena@outlook.com in Word format.

Lena Living Center December Birthday Party
Hosted by Hannah Circle; December 21; 2:00-3:00 pm
We will sing Christmas songs, provide birthday gifts, bring treats and wish Happy Birthday to some very special people. Please join us for fun and fellowship in sharing Christ’s love. Circle members and others are asked to bring 2 dozen cookies to share with the residents. Contact Rene Johnson (815)369-2818 if you have any questions, need a ride or to have your cookie donation picked-up. We will meet at 1:45 pm at the LLC dining room to set-up for the party.

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.
Next Gathering: December 14th at 12:00 Noon

Hymn Sing
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.

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.

Advent & Christmas Worship
During Advent we light candles to remember the light coming to us in the world of darkness. Children and their family will lead us in prayers and lighting the advent candle every week. We hope to see you at worship services.
December 3 Jesus proclaims a hope of his coming.
December 10 A voice in the wilderness “prepare the way of the Lord.”
December 17 Christmas Program
Children will lead us in worship through songs and skit.
December 24 Angel came to Mary to announce the birth of the Savior.
December 24 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 7:30pm Lessons and Carols.
December 25 Christmas Day Service 9:30am
We will reflect a Christmas story through Martin Luther’s hymn, “From Heaven Above” (ELW 268)
December 31 Christmas 1 Services of music and stories—Our Christmas Stories

Worship Volunteers Needed
For All positions 7:30pm Christmas Eve Services. If you can assist please call the church office at 815-369-5552 or email at goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net  or GoodShepherdLena@outlook.com. Thank You!

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.”

After School Program
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm at the Hangout
Volunteers Needed!

The After School Program for 4th through 8th graders meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm at the Hangout downtown. Each day there is worship with music and a Christian message; pizza; homework help; and lots of time for all sorts of games, challenges and play. Program Committee is looking for volunteers if you are interested in volunteering for the After School Program please call the church office or Pastor Miho.

November Meetings at Good Shepherd
PIECE CORPS QUILTERS will meet Wednesday December 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
CONFIRMATION CLASS will meet Wednesday December 6th from 6:30-8:00.pm.
HANNAH CIRCLE will meet Thursday December 7th at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING December 10th meet at the church at 2:00pm.
HYMN SING at the Lena Living Center will be Tuesday, December 12th at 9:45am.
CHURCH COUNCIL meets on Tuesday December 12th at 6:30pm.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB will meet Thursday December 14th at noon for a Potluck Dinner & entertainment. “Take Two”
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSAL December 16th 9:30am –11:00am.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM December 17th at 9:30am.
YOUTH OWL NIGHT December 22nd 5:00pm
GOOD SHEPHERD at Lena Food Pantry Saturday December 23rd .
CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE Monday December 25th at 9:30 am.

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