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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Good Shepherd 2021 Scholarship Applications
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, seventy-two scholarships have been awarded. Applications for 2021 scholarships will be available April 1, 2021 at the church office. They must be returned to the church office by April 30, 2021. 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.

We Need Your Help to Build
Personal Care Kits

40 Days and 40 Care Kits
Lutheran World Relief is a dire need of personal care kits this year. Good Shepherd will collect following items during Lent:
80 bath-size bars of soap (in original wrapping)
40 adult-size tooth brush (in it’s original packing)
40 sturdy combs
40 metal nail clippers
Thanks to the generosity of the Piece Corps Quilters who provided 40 bath towels to do this project.


Tips for the collection:
Buy in bulk or ask local stores.Some may be willing to give a discount if they know that we’ll be using the supplies to help people in need. It never hurts to ask!


All items should be new and in good condition. Please do NOT donate items with any religious symbols or messages or church’s names . Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage.

A Collection tub will be in the church. Thank you for sharing God’s love to our neighbors.

Whether you make one or a few Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits as a solo kit-maker, or hundreds as part of a kit assembly with your congregation, every kit you make will be cherished by the person who receives it in their time of need. 

In-Person Worship Has Resumed
Sundays at 9:30 am
Worship inide the building has resumed with limited seating. FM 88.9 radio is still available near the church, along with facebook streaming live. 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 Online Worship!
Click this link for our YouTube Channel.
For the bulletin, click here.


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.


                Youth Owl Night and Christmas Program

Lutheran Day: Many people, One Voice
April 22
Visit lutheranday.org to learn our call to social advocacy and become informed about current legislation affecting Illinois residence.

Good Shepherd Sunday
April 25
On Good Shepherd Sunday, many congregations of the ELCA across the state celebrate their shared social ministry with LSSI. Visit LSSI.org/GSS

Nothern Illinois Synod Light Youth Leadership Team Presents
Ignight Your Faith Zoom Youth Gathering
Youth in grades 9 - 12
7 - 10 p.m., Friday, April 30

Registration deadline: April 12 at 11:59pm. 
The cost of the event is $10 and includes a t-shirt!
For more information and to register, please go to the
 
"Ignite Your Faith" page on the Synod website at https://nisynod.org/events/ignite

Worship Volunteers needed!
We are looking for those who can help with Sunday worship.
  Temperature check person
  Elevator operator
  Sound system
  Ushers
  Lector (who will read scripture and prayer)
If you can help, please let the church office know. We appreciate your help!

Needed: Food Pantry Volunteers

Saturdays, 8:20-11:30 am Every Other Month
Next Date: April 24
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: April 24th, June 26th, August 28th, October 23rd,, December 25th. Your help will be appreciated.

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.

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.

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.

News from Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center
Winter months are beautiful at Pine Ridge, but very cold. Many families are faced with the financial burden of heating their homes, many of which were not built to withstand the South Dakota winters. The Energy Assistance Matching Fund will match families in their contribution up to $200 to pay their heating bill.


To make a donation, donate online at sdsynod.org/donate and choose Energy Assistance Matching Fund or make a check out to Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center and mail it to Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center, P.O. Box 862, Pine Ridge, SD 57770.

     
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