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: July, 2018
The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved. June’s gas bill was $173.20 and the electric bill was $254.04. Motion to approve was made by Kristy Patterson and Bari Raymer made the second.

Pastor Miho provided her July report with highlights of attending the ELCA Youth Synod Gathering, Hymn Sing at Lena Living Center and visitations.

Upcoming agenda items are the LOMC Swing Choir Supper and Concert at Good Shepherd Friday, July 20; NW WELCA Summer Retreat at First Lutheran , Freeport, Aug 9 and her vacation days July 24-27 and August 27-31. Troy Doubler motioned to approve the report and Kristy Patterson seconded. All approved.

Committee Reports were received. Mentioned were: Vacation Bible School which hosted 30 children and more than 40 adults with 3 churches cooperating; GRACE Services July 29 and Sept 30; Worship in the Park Aug. 5; Reservation made for a booth at the Lena Lions Fall Festival; and a request to Mitek for bids for the parish sound system which did not receive a response.

Troy Doubler said Mens Ministry has donated $250 to the church’s current operating expenses. Kristy Patterson motioned to approve the committee reports and Bari Raymer seconded. Motion passed.

Council also learned the Randy Stubbs Family is no longer an active ELCA missionary. Recommendations will be reviewed for an alternate giving.

The Synod has requested an annual visit and Council agreed Oct. 9 would be appropriate during the regularly scheduled Council meeting. Lena Ministerial Association has been asked to provide volunteers for the Lena-Winslow Staff Appreciation Day, Aug. 17. Council agreed to offer support.

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

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