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?

Annual Congregational Meeting
February 2, 2020 at 10:45am
Annual report will be available for pick up at church from January 23rd to February 1st. If you are not able to pick up, call the church office at 815-369-5552,
we will mail a copy to you.

Thank You for Coin Donations for God’s Global Barnyard
The Sunday School children had a great time looking through the God’s Global Barnyard catalog to make a difference in people’s lives. These are what the Sunday School children chose: Family Farm (which includes a cow, a couple of goats, a dozen chicks, two pigs, farming tools, seeds and agricultural training), portion of an irrigation project, school fees and uniform for a girl, vaccinations for a child, clinic visit for two children, seeds and gardening tools, a rooster, and three chicks. Thank you for your support.

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.

Mental Health First Aid Training
January 29th from 8am-4:30pm
Monroe Clinic is offering this one day mental health first aid training at Monroe Clinic St. Clare conference center (515 22nd ave, Monroe, WI). Cost is $25. If you are interested, check the flyer on the bulletin board.

Hannah Circle
There will not be meetings in January or February, 2020. We will resume our Bible Study and meetings on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

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.

Join Choirs at Good Shepherd
Choir Rehearsal Has Begun
Come and make joyful harmony to the Lord! Chimes/Bells will start next Sunday, September 15 at 5pm. If you are interested in singing and/or playing chimes/bells, talk to Janis or just show up to rehearsal.

                Youth Owl Night and Christmas Program

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.

Rockford Rescue Mission Collection
January 19
Rockford Rescue Mission Church coordinator will come to Good Shepherd and share their ministries on January 19th. We are collecting donation items for their ministry. These are some examples which you can donate.

Programs: Face Towels, Large Bathroom trash cans, Long Johns, T-shirts, Shower Curtains, 14-Gallon Rubbermaid Bins

Clinic: Aleve, Vicks Vapor Rub, Probiotic, Tylenol, Alka Seltzer Cold, B12 Tablets

Works Center: Steel-toed boots (men and women), Non-slip black shoes (men and women, headphones, Earbuds

Kitchen: 8oz. Foam cups, coffee, French onion canned soup, cheese –all types, butter/margarine, Milk, Spices.
Donation tub is located in the sanctuary. Thank you.

Rockford Rescue Mission Telethon
Please join us on January 28, 2020 from 7 to 9pm on WTVO, Channel 17 for Rockford Rescue Missions’s 22ned Annual Evening For Hope Telethon. We will also be streaming LIVE on Facebook! The night will be filled with stories of transformation and inspiration for the work made possible by your support of Rockford Rescue Mission.

Greetings from Pine Ridge Reconciling Center
(Excerpt from Fall 2019 newsletter)
The Holy Spirit is moving mightily in Pine Ridge! We have seen transitions through new staff, improving and expanding ministries, and evolving ministries. Your partnership has been an integral part of the ministry and work we have we do in Pine Ridge. Thank you for your partnership, you have blessed us.

Children & Youth ministry has grown. Kid’s Time attendance has been steadily growing, and Pre-Teen Time is for the 9-12 years meets weekly. Takoje Wachi Oyate (Grand-children’s Dance Society) continue to grow with younger children are eager to learn.

One important thing to note that our name has changed from “Retreat” to “Reconciliation” Center. As we imagined the possibilities of the ministry here in Pine Ridge, it became clear that the word “retreat” is not representative of the ministry we have been called to do. The desired overarching outcome of all our ministry efforts is one of reconciliation. It is our aspiration and hope that everything we do will help to build trust, respect, and understanding among all people so that through love we may be reconciled to God and each other.

Read the newsletter on the bulletin board  and check Facebook: facebook.com/PineRidgeReconciliationCenter/

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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