Worship:
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
     September-May


118 East Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
goodshepherdlena@outlook.com
815-369-5552



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Worship

In-Person Worship Has Resumed
Sundays at 9:30 am
Worship inide the building has resumed. We ask you to follow guidelines to protect the most vulnerable and each other.


We will continue to provide online worship (recorded Sunday worship service) and Sunday reading and prayer through our website and Facebook pages. To those who will worship inside the building these are guidelines we ask you to follow.

With Covid restrictions being lifted, the Church Council has reviewed the Covid Guidelines for Good Shepherd and have made the following recommendations:

  • Masks: Recommendation; that all non-vaccinated people should wear a mask inside the church.

  • Fellowship Hour: We can now safely resume Fellowship Hour with moderate social distancing.

  • Entry: All doors are open. No temperatures will be checked but hand sanitizer will be available for anyone wishing to use it.

  • Offering: At this time, the offering plates will be left where they are.

  • Communion: We continue with the same self-serve communion cups at this time, and will resume regular communion in August or September.

  • Sharing the Peace: Will continue as we are now doing.

  • Restrooms and Elevator: These are open to multiple person use.

  • Choir: Choir and Bell Choir will start in person rehearsal August 29th, with first choir performance at Worship Service on September 26th, 2021.


Join Us for Online Worship!Good Shepherd on YouTube
Click this link for our YouTube Channel.
See Bulletins below.

Worship Bulletins
Click on a date below to download a PDF of the worship bulletin.

September 26, 2021
September 19, 2021
September 12, 2021
September 5, 2021
August 29, 2021
August 22, 2021
August 15, 2021
August 8, 2021
August 1, 2021
July 25, 2021
July 18, 2021
July 11, 2021
July 4, 2021
June 27, 2021
June 20, 2021
June 13, 2021
June 6, 2021
May 30, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 16, 2021
May 9, 2021
May 2, 2021
April 25, 2021
April 18, 2021
April 11, 2021
April 4, 2021: Easter 9:30 am
April 4, 2021: Easter Sunrise
March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday
March 21, 2021
March 14, 2021
March 7, 2021
February 28, 2021
February 21, 2021
February 14, 2021
February 7, 2021
January 31, 2021
January 24, 2021
January 17, 2020
Janaury 10, 2021
January 3, 2021
December 27, 2020
December 24 & 25, 2020
December 20, 2020
December 13, 2020
December 6, 2020
November 29, 2020
November 22, 2020
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November 15, 2020
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November 8, 2020
November 1, 2020
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October 25, 2020
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October 18, 2020
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October 11, 2020
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October 4, 2020
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September27, 2020 Bulletin
September 20,2020 Bulletin
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September 13,2020 Bulletin
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September 6, 2020 Bulletin
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August 30, 2020 Bulletin
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August 23, 2020 Bulletin
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August 16, 2020 Bulletin
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August 9, 2020 Bulletin
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July 26, 2020 Bulletin
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July 19, 2020 Bulletin
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July 12, 2020 Bulletin
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July 5, 2020
June 28, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
June 21, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
June 14, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
June 7, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
May 31, 2020 - Pentecost
    Readings & Prayers
May 24, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
May 17, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
May 10, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
May 3, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
April 26, 2020
    Readings & Prayers
April 19, 2020
     Readings & Prayers
April 12, 2020: Easter
     Readings & Prayers
Holy Week, 2020
     Readings & Prayers
     April 5-11, 2020
March 29, 2020
     Readings & Prayers
March 22, 2020
     Readings & Prayers
March 15, 2020
March 8, 2020
March 1, 2020
February 23, 2020
February 16, 2020
February 9, 2020
February 2, 2020
January 26, 2020
January 19, 2020
January 12, 2020
January 5, 2020
December 22, 2019
December 15, 2019
   Christmas Program
December 8, 2019
November 24, 2019
November 17, 2019
November 10, 2019
November 3, 2019
October 27, 2019
October 20, 2019
October 13, 2019
October 6, 2019
September 29, 2019
September 22, 2019
September 15, 2019
September 8, 2019
September 1, 2019
August 25, 2019
August 18, 2019
August 11, 2019
August 4, 2019
July 28, 2019
July 21, 2019
July 14, 2019
July 7, 2019
June 30, 2019
June 23, 2019
June 16, 2019: Fellowship Sunday
June 9, 2019
June 2, 2019
May 26, 2019
May 19, 2019
May 12, 2019
May 5, 2019
April 28, 2019
April 21, 2019: Easter Festival
April 21, 2019: Easter Sunrise
April 14, 2019: Palm/Passion Sunday
April 7, 2019

Click here for older worship bulletins.

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Sunday Worship
Weekly at 9:30 a.m.
Welcome to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church! If you plan to visit us, we want you to feel welcome and to know that we are delighted to have you here.

Open Communion

We practice open Communion at Good Shepherd. You don’t have to be a member to participate. All who share our belief that Jesus is present in his holy meal are welcome to receive the bread and cup. Children and adults who do not commune are invited to come forward to receive a special blessing. Both wine and grape juice are available. If you wish to commune and are unable to come forward or need other assistance, please let an usher know so that we can serve you.

Prayer Chain
If you have a request for the Prayer Chain: Please call the Church Office at
815-369-5552. We lift up loved ones in assisted-living facilities/ nursing homes, homebound, etc. in prayer. They would love to hear from you, consider visiting, calling, or sending them a note. Call the church office for information.

New Babies
If there is a birth within the Good Shepherd church family, please call the church office at 815-369-5552 with all family information. We want to share in the celebration by placing a rose on the altar and announcing it in the bulletin.

Worship Volunteers
There are many ways to serve in worship. If you are interested in assisting in any capacity with the services, please contact the office or put a note in with your offering. New volunteers are welcome! There are many opportunities including: Lector, Assisting Minister, Worship Assistant, Communion Ushers, Communion Set-up and Clean-up, Communion Assistants, Greeters, Ushers, Special Music, Sound System, Video Camera Operators, and Power Point Operators. We would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped in the past. You make this church work and we really appreciate it!

Sunday Morning Service Volunteers
Thank you to all for serving willingly and graciously! The worship service could not run smoothly without you. You are the ones responsible for conveying the best first impression to our visitors as they enter our building and participate in worship.


Listed below are some generalized items to consider when volunteering.
1. Arrive early, ½ hour before the service.
2. If unable to fulfill your duty, contact the person who asked you or
    find a replacement and notify the office.
3. Know your duties.
4. Smile.
5. Be respectful to everyone in your attitude and appearance.
6. If you will be speaking in the service, request your readings ahead
    of time so you may have read them aloud prior to the service.
7. Be at the microphone ready to read. The Sound System operators
    will adjust the microphone as needed.
8. If you are a greeter, make sure the outside entrance doors on
    Washington Street and Mason Street have a greeter at them
   (including the parish hall entrance).

   
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