Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048


Making a Difference

There are many ways to make a difference at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Here are links to a variety of ways we are making a difference. Where do you see yourself?

Click the links included with each brief description to learn more about these programs and opportunities.

Food Pantry
Letter From the Volunteer Director, Mr. Larry Buchenau:
September, 2014
I would like to make an appeal to the Ministerial Association to appeal for food donations. Such as canned vegetables, cereals, soup, pasta, pancake mix and cake mix. I also have an another appeal for a larger pantry, more space is needed. We have the smallest pantry in the Northern Illinois Food Bank area. Please Help. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Larry at 815-541-4625 or 815-369-4625. Further please contact him with donations you may raise as well as if you have a family in need of food.

Appalachia Mission Trip: Update & Pictures
Go to the Mission page to read about our mission trip to Kentucky and see pictures. Click here.

Children of  the Cross
The youth of Good Shepherd, ages Jr. High through High School, are known as Children of the Cross. We do many fun activities such as: lock-ins at the YMCA, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) retreats, the annual children’s Christmas program, and vacation bible school. We are also involved with confirmation ministry and Sunday school. Click here to learn more.

Missionary Sponsorship in Tanzania
Good Shepherd sponsors the Stubb family in Tanzania. Randy and Carol Stubbs along with their children, Megan 19, Marissa 17, Nathan 16, are living in Usa River, Tanzania, East Africa. Click here to learn more.

Quilted Banner

Prayer Chain
At Good Shepherd we have two prayer chains: the Phone Prayer Chain and the Email Prayer Chain. Click here to learn more.

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Started in 1988, WELCA had it’s beginnings in Ladies’ Aid, Women’s Missionary Society, quilting groups, clothing drives, food drives, groups that made cancer dressings, and hundreds of other causes, that were just part of their daily lives. Just as women were part of the first followers of Jesus, their involvement in church life has always been there. Click here to learn more.

Young At Hearts
“It's Not an Age, It's an Attitude"
At Good Shepherd the Young At Hearts group is basically a social group from Jr. High age through adult. Anyone is welcome to attend including entire families. Click here to learn more.

Piece Corps Quilters
The quilts created by Piece Corps Quilters are sent to Lutheran World Relief, St. Vincent DePaul, and local people in need. Click here to learn more.

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