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


118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net
815-369-5552



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Activities

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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?

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Good Shepherd helps at the Food Pantry on 4th Saturday of the even months. Feeding the people is an important ministry. If you can help this year, please put your names and phone number in the sign-up sheet at the ramp. If you can be a sub, please let the office know. Thank you.

Join Us for Online Worship!
Click this link for our YouTube Channel.

No In-Person Worship

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (118 E. Mason St. Lena, IL), will not gather for worship until further notice due to the statewide lockdown. Please check our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GSLCLenaIL/) for update or call the church at 815-369-5552.
Readings and Prayers can be found on the Worship page in the Bulletin list. Click here.


Offerings While Church Services Are Cancelled
If you are wondering what to do with offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.

Friendship Club at Good Shepherd
Second Thursday of Each Month at Noon
The Lena Friendship Club is a non-denominational club sponsored by the Lutheran Social Service of Illinois and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The club started October 21, 1959. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00pm (noon) for potluck lunch and entertainment by local musicians. No dues. Free will offering only. We invite and welcome all older folks to our club for fun, food and fellowship. For more information: contact the church office. Phone: 815-369-5552 or E-mail: goodshepherdlc@mediacombb.net.

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.

Devotion Books for 2020
We have new devotion books for you to start a new year! Christ in Our Homes and The Word in Season provide daily readings and prayers. Pockets has fun easy reading, puzzles, and recipes. They are free and for your spiritual growth. Pick your copy at the rack today.

                Youth Owl Night and Christmas Program

Hannah Circle
Will Not Meet In April.
Hannah Circle Typically meets the first Thursday of the month.


Good Shepherd 2020 Scholarship Applications Due April 30, 2020
The criteria for eligibility are as follows:
1. Participating member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
2. Graduating senior presently enrolled in college, or a returning college student.
3. Full time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours.
4. Student entering an Associate or Bachelor degree program.
5. Thorough completion and timely return of application.
6. Adult student returning for courses toward certification, associates or bachelor degree.

Since 1997, sixty-nine scholarships have been awarded. Applications for 2020 scholarships will be available April 1, 2020 at the church office. They must be returned to the church office by April 30, 2020. Recipients may not reapply for additional scholarships. Amount of scholarship is not to exceed $1000, and may be less than this amount as demand requires. Also offered is a $200 award for adults returning for class work


Jr. High After School Arts and Cooking
If you are in Jr. High and interested in art and/or cooking, come to this new after school program. We’ll meet every Wednesday 3:45pm-5:15pm for art/cooking. It’s free! Sessions will alternate each week. Cooking Sessions will meet at Lena UMC, 118 W. Mason: April 1, 15, 29, May 13. Art Sessions will meet at Synergy, 845 Birch Drive: March 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20. We are also looking for volunteers. If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Pr. Miho.

     
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