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

Remote Worship Only
No In-Person Worship Until Further Notice

Due to continuing surge of Covid cases in the area and under 10 people for gathering,
our Sunday worship will remain remote until further notice. Service will be live streamed via Facebook live and be broadcaded via FM 88.9 ( you need to be closer to church building in order to have reception). Service will be recorded and posted on both our website and Facebook page. Thank you for your cooperation. We shall get through this together.


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

 

When it is Safe to Resume In-Person Worship
Sundays at 9:30 am
Worship will not be the same as it was before the pandemic and shutdown in March. The worship service will be short and we ask you to follow guidelines to protect the most vulnerable and each other.


There will be several options: worship in the sanctuary, worship in the Fellowship Hall, worship in your car.The service will be transmitted by FM 90.5. 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.

  • Wear face masks or face coverings while you are inside the building.

  • Keep social distancing (6 feet).

  • Entry will be only at the Washington Street door.

  • Before entry temperature will be checked. If you have a fever, we will ask you to go home.

  • Please use hand sanitizer which will be located at the stairs and the Fellowship Hall.

  • You will be ushered in and out. Ushers will escort persons from the front to the back. Families can sit together.

  • No Fellowship Hour at this time. You may converse outside.

  • Offering plates will be at the top of the stairs. You also can mail your offering to the church.

  • Services will be shown on screen.

  • No singing, no walking around to share the peace, no nursery and Children’s Message at this time.

  • No communion at this time. Home communion will be offered upon request.

  • Restrooms will be used one person at a time. They will be disinfected frequently.

  • The elevator will be used for one person and his/her caregiver if needed.

  • If you become ill during the week after attending worship or find out you have been exposed to COVID-19, please notify the church office immediately.

We are trying our best to protect each other and ask your patience and prayers as we resume in-person worship. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the council members. We appreciate your understanding.
Thank you and God bless us,
Good Shepherd Church Council

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

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 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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