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: February, 2018
The Treasurers Report was presented by Treasurer Jay Andrews. January electric bill was $230.18 and the gas bill was $941.79. .

The Pastor’s Report was presented. Upcoming events include: The Lenten noon lunch at Good Shepherd Feb. 21; WELCA Spring Retreat April 28; and NIS Assembly June 15-16 at Augustana College. Pastor Miho has been nominated as a delegate for a voting member from the NIS at the 2019 Church wide Assembly to be held in Milwaukee.

On behalf of the Learning Committee Kristy Patterson reported on fund-raising events for the National Youth Gathering to be held in June in Texas. A Fun Fair is set for March 6 at the Pearl City High School. It will be open to the public. Patterson also reported on tentative plans for this summer’s Vacation Bible School and a video presentation by the church’s youth during the children’s sermon.

Denny Luke and Troy Doubler, Property Committee, said meetings are planned to discuss improvements for the sanctuary sound system to determine cost and design.

Scholarship Committee Chair Marybeth Brinker provided a written report. The committee reviewed and accepted grades submitted by Sondra Winters and Colton Brinker. A check for $750 will be sent to each of these scholarship applicants, pending Council approval. The committee reviewed the financial status of the scholarship fund and recommended the scholarship amount be increased to $1000 per applicant with a maximum amount awarded not to exceed $2000 a year. The Council unanimously approved the recommendation as written.

In other committee action, Troy Doubler resigned as chairman of the Face Book Committee; Denny Luke said the WELCA will provide lunch for the Feb. 21 Noon Lenten Service; Troy Doubler and Jay Andrews, Men’s Group, said more than $2000 has been raised from selling electrical tubes.

Troy Doubler said the boiler will need repairs. Repair services indicated a larger regulator may be required and Nicor was consulted for larger gas delivery. The project will be undertaken in warm weather.

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

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