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?

Youth OWL Night
Friday, May 31,5:30 pm to Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am
Good Shepherd Church door is open all night. Come and join anytime! For youth going into 5th grade and older. Games, service project, night hikes, movies, all night snacks, breakfast. Bring friends, games, and snacks to share.

LOMC Memorial Day Work Weekend
May 24(Friday) to May 27 (Monday)
Who's ready for Memorial Day Work Weekend? We sure are! So give LOMC a call and bring out your friends and family! This is a great chance to come out and have some fun while working to help

Open House, First Lutheran, Freeport
June 2; 1:00pm-3:00pm
303 S. Galena Ave

First Lutheran Church, Freeport will be hosting an open house for Pastor Keith Johnson. 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of Pastor Johnson’s ordination and his 10th Anniversary as the pastor of First Lutheran Church of Freeport.

Monroe Clinic Heal Grief & Education Group
6-Week Group Session
Wednesdays, June 5-July 10th; 6:00-7:30pm
St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th Street, Monroe, WI

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. 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. Also registration can be done online at www.wwwmonroeclinic.rog

Cycle to Synod Assembly
June 11-14, 2019
Cycle to Synod is a Three-Day bicycle ride from Princeton to Rock Island leading into the Annual Synod Assembly. This Three-Day ride will bring awareness and raise funds for ELCA World Hunger. Congregations are encouraged to enlist Financial Sponsors and Prayer Sponsors. Anyone who enjoys riding their bike may join the ride for a portion of a day, a full day, or the entire three-day event. To sign up as a cyclist, please go to nisynod.org.ew

FHN Hospice Volunteer Training
Beginning April 23rd through June 4th FHN will be hosting Volunteer Training from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Volunteer Training provides information on all aspects of hospice care and hospice volunteering, and equips their volunteers to provide compassionate care and companionship for terminally ill people and their families. Volunteers can provide a large variety of services – relief for caregivers, running errands, delivering supplies and much more. For additional information please contact Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 1-877-600-0346 extension 960 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

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.

Christmas Parade and Advent Fun

Pictorial Directory Coming Soon
Photos will be taken on June 21, 22, & 23. so mark your calendars to pick a dote to come in and have your pictures taken. Watch for more details coming soon.

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)

Save the Date:
Mason Churches Present VBS 2019

Friendship: A Love that Never Ends
July 15-18 at UMC, Lena

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.

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!

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