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: February, 2019
Jay Andrews reviewed the January Treasurer’s Report which indicated a gas bill of $750.76 and electric bill of $226.72. The report was approved with K. Patterson making the motion and Don Wienand the second

Pastor reviewed past and upcoming events. The winter sock drive was successful with a total of 149 pairs of socks, 1 hat and 6 pairs of gloves which were donated to the Lena-Winslow Elementary.

Souper Bowl of Caring contributions totaled $443.62.

The Stephen Ministry Workshop is scheduled for March 23 at Our Savior’s Lutheran, Rockford and the Congregational Resourcing Event is set for March 9 at Kishwaukee Community College. The event is open to anyone in the congregation.

A first-time event for Good Shepherd, Confirmation Class Reunion Sunday, is set for March 17. Pastor and Mrs. David Raben will be our guests and everyone confirmed during his leadership are invited to attend. A shared lunch will follow.

In Committee Reports, D. Luke said the Worship and Music Committee are planning events for Lent. Various Good Shepherd groups will provide food for mid-week services. K. Patterson said the Learning Committee is discussing confirmation scheduling and volunteers would be appreciated for that class as well as with Sunday School for younger students.

D. Luke said the Property Committee will meet March 5 to discuss the installation of the new sound system which was approved at the annual meeting. He also noted the list of memorial suggestions will be reviewed. V. Gordon motioned to accept committee reports and K. Patterson made the second. All approved.

Council also approved the appointment of Coralyn Hudik to fill the remaining Council seat. K. Patterson moved to approve the selection and T. Gordon made a second. Motion approved unanimously.

A male delegate is still needed for the NW IL Synod Assembly June 14-15.

D. Luke advised volunteers are needed to assist Sunday worship services. Training will be provided to anyone interested.

Complete minutes are on the bulletin board by the office.

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