Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048


Good Shepherd Lutheran Council


Council Officers
Council President: Wayne K.
Vice-President: Coralyn H.
Secretary: Nick B.

Council Members, 2018
President: Dennis Luke
Vice President: Bari Raymer
Secretary: Darci Meier
Youth Representative: Krista Keene
Council Members: Troy Keene, Troy Doubler, Eugene Hesselbacher, Kristy Patterson, Don Wienand, Virgil Gordon, Pastor Miho

Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
For more information on council activities call the church office at 1- 815-369-5552.

2015 Church Committees
If you are interested in joining one of the committees, contact the chair of the committee or Pastor Miranda. More help for mission, ministry, and leadership is always needed!

Standing Committees
Worship/Witness: Denny Luke-Chair, Karen Niemeier, Sue Diddens, Tena Rackow, Vivian Hesselbacher, Colton Brinker, Pastor Miranda (CR)

Stewardship: Chair-Open, Pastor Miranda, Shirley Fox, Jon Hudik

Learning/Youth: Chair-Open, Chris Brinker, Beth Martin Leesa Kurth, Sue Diddens, Michelle Andrews, Troy Keene, Marybeth Brinker,
Pastor Miranda

Service: Barnabas/Health & Wellness: Chair-Mary Lloyd, Co-Chair- Nick Baker, Karen Niemeier, Darlene Aurand, Ellen Kyles

Finance: Chair- Wayne Kurth, Chris Brinker, Marion Fahr,
Sharon Schlachter, Jay Andrews, Leland Wenzel, Troy Doubler

Property: Chair- Chris Brinker, Wayne Kurth , Ray Stamm,
Delbert Scheider, Leland Wenzel, Troy Doubler, Nick Baker, Jesse Klosterboer, Jerimy Schriner

Additional Committees/Task Teams/Organizations
taff Support./ Mutual Ministry: Tena Rackow, Gene Hesselbacher,
Sheila Keene, Pastor Miranda, Bill Engel, Sue Kraft, Leland Wenzel

Executive: Pres. Wayne Kurth, V.P.: Coralyn Hudik,
Secretary: Nick Baker

Scholarship: Mary Beth Brinker (Chair) Mike Geiseman,
Shirley Fox, Coralyn Hudik

Nomination: Mary Lloyd, Nick Baker and Michelle Andrews

Audit: Tena Rackow, Billie Jo Runkle

Memorial: Janis Kurth (Chair), Donna Gullickson, Lynn Lyvers

Building Trust Fund Board: Chair-Jay Andrews , Bill Engel,
Lynn Lyvers, Donna Gullickson, Ellen Kyles

Website: Chair-Troy Doubler, (CR) Brianna Andrews, Dan Kurth,
Colton Brinker, Austin Andrews, Taylor Bastian

Women of the ELCA: Joyce Tessendorf, Sheila Keene

Men's Ministry: Troy Doubler, Wayne Kurth, Jesse Klosterboer

Complete copy of council minutes can be found on the bulletin board.

Council Minute Highlights: August, 2019

The Treasurer’s Report was presented. J. Andrews pointed out the July gas bill was $187.72 and the electric bill was $134.93. Council approved the report with a motion made by V. Gordon and seconded by D. Wienand.

Pastor Miho reviewed her monthly report with the following highlights: Good Shepherd will once again volunteer by providing beverages for the Le-Win School Staff Appreciation Picnic Aug. 16: Sundae Fun Day and Blessing of the Back Packs Aug. 18: Open Church downtown Lena Aug. 21: Go and Cheer at the Le-Win EPC football game Aug. 30. Pastor will attend the WELCA servant trip to Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Box Elder, MT. Aug. 24 – Sept. 1.

K. Patterson said $202 was raised during combined churches’
Vacation Bible School. The donations will be given to RAMP.
Additional funds were raised at the RAMP Wheel-A-Thon event raising the total gifts to more than $300. The first day of Sunday School is set for September 1.

T. Gordon was appointed the new Property Committee Chairperson.

Men’s Ministry has finished painting the two stairway supports at the front door and has repaired the lighting. Landscape around the church has also been maintained.

T. Gordon said discussion is underway for the Lena Lions Fall Festival float. The church’s booth has been reserved in front of Citizens State Bank. Volunteers are needed for the booth.

Committee reports were approved with T. Gordon making the motion and K. Patterson offering the second.

In new business, Council approved paying the synod recommended mileage for LOMC speakers for Aug. 25. Funds will be marked as non-operating expenses. A free-will offering will be collected on that day for LOMC. A motion was made by V. Gordon and second by K. Patterson. All approved.
The next Council meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2019.
The meeting was adjourned with a motion by K. Patterson and seconded by V. Gordon.

A complete copy of the minutes will be posted on bulletin board.

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