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.

2015 Annual Report
To download and read the Annual Report, click here.

Council Minute Highlights: May, 2018
Treasurer, Jay Andrews presented the April report and it was approved by Bari Raymer and seconded by Don Wienand. The electric bill was $212.16 and gas bill was $553.20.

Worship committee – 1st Sunday in August is the outdoor service @ 10:00 a.m. followed by potluck.

Stewardship committee - May 20 will be cling on Sunday and potluck. There are 2 different designs available. It is also Pentecost and everyone is encouraged to wear red.

Property committee – regulator needs to be replaced. It has been quoted around $1700 plus.

Scholarship committee - scholarship checks have been mailed out for last year’s recipients. This year, the committee reviewed and accepted the scholarship application form from Anna Patterson. She will be award the $1000 scholarship at worship on Sunday, May 6 and Honor’s Night on May 9 at Lena Winslow High School.

Learning committee – Owl Night coming up on May 18-19. We are working on VBS to be held on June 18-21 at United Methodist Church. Looking for volunteers.

Men’s Group – Meat and potluck on June 17th.

Youth Gathering in Houston, TX . Anna Patterson reported that she had raised $1002 through fund raisers and requested $498 from the council to fund her trip, which costs $1500. The $1500 includes transportation and place to stay. It was discussed where the funds could come from. Virgil Gordon made a motion to have Jay contact the donor for the camp fund to see if they would be ok for us to use the funds from there for Anna’s trip. In the event the donor would like to keep the funds in the account for a future camper, the 2nd source would be the interest fund.

A motion was made to reimburse mileage plus compensation for previous guest speaker

Pastor Miho’s vacation – August 27 – 31st. And possible sometime in July. July 1st, Pastor Miho will contact Tyler’s Justice Center to see if they could come and speak. If not, plan B would be supply Pastor.

LOMC supper for singers on July 20. We will discuss at next meeting.

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

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