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 2018
Theme: All Aboard! Gospel Express

June 18th-21st 5pm-8pm at Lena UMC
Registration forms and volunteer forms are available at the church office. If you have any questions, talk to Kristy or Pr. Miho

Good Shepherd Window Cling-on
Stewardship committee is working on making Good Shepherd Lutheran Church window cling-ons. These cling-ons will be a way to share the love of Christ with the community. We will have the blessings of the GSLC cling-ons on May 20th during the service. Bring your car and bring your friends. There will be a potluck luncheon

Let Us Know
If youth or adults in Good Shepherd family are involved in activities which the public is invited, please provide a schedule to the church office by Tuesday morning so that we can include in the following Sunday’s bulletin.

Pictorial Directory
Sign up your slot for the Pictorial Church Directory!
Get your smiles ready for the new Pictorial Directory. We will start to pick out times to come to the church and get your photos taken.
Pictures will be taken on June 21st 2pm-9pm, 22nd 2pm-9pm, and 23rd 10am-5pm. Every family will receive a new directory and an 8”x10” photo. Sign up your slot today! Any questions please contact Denny Luke at church or call him at 815-985-5552.

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.

ELCA National Youth Gathering Houston, TX
June 27-July 1, 2018: Remember Anna in Prayers!
Ephesians 2:8
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Youth and adults from across the nation gather in Houston, TX from June 26th to July 1st to pray, praise, serve, and love at the national youth gathering under the theme of “This Changes Everything.” According to the youth gathering website, “the logo incorporates the coming together of a mosaic to reflect the diverse host city of Houston, as well as the idea that we are a church where all are imperfect and incomplete, yet we each belong in – and have an important place in – God’s masterpiece. The cross at the center of the logo is the focus – it is God’s grace, through Christ’s life, death and resurrection, that changes everything for all people.” Anna Patterson is attending the gathering from our church. Please pray for her and all the participants at the gathering.

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.”

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.

Summer Worship News
Summer is here. This summer we will have simple, reflective services with lots of singing, and eating and drinking together. The liturgy setting will be, "God Give Us Life". With lovely melodies, this liturgy proclaims the joy and new life in Christ. We encourage you to look closely at the liturgy text while you worship. The 3rd Sunday of each month will be a Fellowship Sunday which means that we will meet in the FELLOWSHIP HALL for the service. Fellowship Sunday worship will be interactive service which includes hymn requests, conversational sermon, and a potluck lunch afterwards. Worship nurtures our faith and is essential for our Christian life. We hope to see you on Sunday morning at 9:30am.

New Church Secretary
Please welcome our new church secretary Betty Allen. She has been training with Darlene who has given seven years of service with us. If you get a chance, please stop by the office and welcome Betty.

Open Church on Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
Good Shepherd will offer free games at Lena Weekly Gathering in downtown Lena from 5pm to 8pm. There will be giant Jenga, hula hoops, bean toss bags, basketball hoop, and more fun games for all ages. This is a way to share God’s love to the community and your support is important. Come to downtown on Wednesdays and stop by our booth.

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)

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: Thursday, June 14.

Monroe Clinic Heal Grief & Education Group
Group Session Wednesdays June 6 - July 11; 6-7:30 pm
St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th Street, Monroe, WI

Heal grief and education group offers sessions to anyone 18 yreas 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, space is limited. To register or express interest in attending please call 608-324-1230 or 1-800-367-8406

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