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, 2021
President: Wayne Kurth
Vice President:  Coralyn Hudik
Secretary: Janis Kurth
Treasurer: Jay Andrews
Youth Representative: Open

Council Members, 2021
Tim Gordon, Ryan Fye, Jonathon Kurth, Billie Jo Runkle, Kristy Patterson, Anna Patterson

Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
For more information on council activities call the church office at 1- 815-369-5552.

Standing Committees

Additional Committees/Task Teams/Organizations
taff Support./ Mutual Ministry
Building Trust Fund Board
Women of the ELCA
Men's Ministry

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

Council Minute Highlights: July 15, 2021

Secretary’s Report: The minuets of the July 15th, 2021 Church Council Meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurer's Report: Jay reported that he had been in contact with the bank about the Payroll Protection Program Loan. We have the money as of last month, he is now checking what is needed next to get the loan forgiven. Jay is keeping in close contact with the bank to get this done at the appropriate time. Jay will keep the Council updated on this progress.
Heating: $464.03 Electric: $134.55
A question was asked if the heating bill was a little high yet? Jay noted that the last billing period paid was from April 8 to May 7. Wayne Kurth noted that the boilers were not shut off until last may and that is why the bill still seems to be so large. Jay also reported that the budget is running $3000.00 behind needed funds.

Pastor's Report: Pastor reported that she had officiated at the wedding of Brianna Andrews and Demetrio Velazco. It was a good service. Pastor reported that she received an email from the ELCA Open Door Grant. We did not get the grant, however they offered a $50.00 honorarium when a survey is completed later this year. She also noted that the Lena Drug Store donated 36 nail clippers for the LWR Persona Care Kits. We still need 19 soaps and 18 combs. Under Event/Activities and Children/Youth in Pastor’s report a couple of dates were questioned. After looking them over it was determined that they were the wrong dates and corrected. Kristy Patterson moved to accept the Pastor’s Report with corrections. Coralyn Hudik seconded the motion. Pastor has contacted Pastor Karen Tews of Prince of Peace to take care of any Pastoral calls during her vacation of July 27 to 30, 2021.

Committee Reports:

  • Stewardship Committee: Coralyn Hudik reported that there will be a gathering at her farm west of Lena for July 25, 2021 for a fellowship time of the group “Never to Young”. She also noted there will be other activities coming up in the future.

  • Learning and Youth Committee: Kristy Patterson noted that Confirmation was going well. The group had a trip out to the Lena Drive Inn the other Sunday. A good time was had by all.

  • Service Committee: Good Shepherd was at the Lena Food Pantry on June 26, 2021. Workers are needed for the Food Pantry on August 28.

  • Finance Committee: Committee Chair, Way Kurth reported that the Finance Committee is looking to have a meeting in mid September. Date to be set later.

  • Property Committee: Committee Chair, Tim Gordon reported tht the Property Committee will be meeting on Monday evening, July 26, 2021.

  • Men's Group: Troy Doubler noted that the Men’s Group will be singing during Worship Service on July 18, 2021 and that they would be serving ice cream sundaes and root beer floats during Fellowship Hour. On
    August 15th, the Men’s Group will be hosting a cook out and in October they will have their steak fry.

All Committee Reports were approved.

New Business

  • Worship Volunteers: There are signs up sheets on the bulletin board by the ramp. Troy and Wayne will be out of town on Sunday, August 8th. Tim Gordon and Jon Kurth volunteered to run the sound system and power point that Sunday.

  • Fall Festival: We will again have a booth at the Fall Festival this year. More details to come.

Next Meeting
August 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Respectfully Submitted By
Janis Kurth
Church Council Secretary

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

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