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Movie Night - The Dropbox
On Friday, September 21, 2018 we watched the movie "The Dropbox" which tells the true story of Pastor Lee of Seoul, South Korea. He installed a dropbox in his house to save unwanted babies. You can read more about MovieNights here.

Field Education Students from Concordia Seminary
This year we welcome first year student Ben Prohl. He is from Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate of Capital University having majored in religion and creative writing. His grandfather, who was a pastor, was a major influence on his life. He enjoys music, especially blues, jazz and rock as well as reading, including authors such as lee Child, Douglas Preston, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling, and Mark Twain. 

Ryan Maser will continue as our second year students. This past summer he was married to his wife Kari. She also teaches at Immanuel Lutheran School in Wentzville.

The Balcony Renovation Project is getting closer to completion. The pews have been removed. The new railing has been installed. Panelling installation is underway, and flooring will be next. Click on the link above to see pictures of the progress.

The New School Year begins August 16, 2018 with the theme: "The Lord is My Shepherd." On Sunday, August 19, 2018 we will install our new Early Childhood Director Rebecca Nobbe and recognize new Assistant Early Childhood Director Megan Klaas. 

Rebecca Nobbe graduated from Murray State University with bachelors in Elementary Education and has taught preschool the past 7 years.  She currently is working on her Masters in Administration.  She grew up in Steeleville, IL and currently resign in Waterloo IL where she live with my husband Jared and two boys- Aiden 4 and Noah 22 months.  My husband works for the family business, William Nobbe and Company. 

Meghan Klaas graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor's Degree in InterdisciplinaryEarly Childhood Education. She went on to further her education by graduating from Webster University with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. She has 8 years of teaching experience that include the fields of Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood Special Education, and Kindergarten. She is married to Josh for 7 years and they have a daughter named Emma who is 7 months old.

Summer Youth Events - Twenty three Youth and four Leaders went to the Higher Things Conference this summer in Carbondale, Illinois. Seven youth and six adults went to the Charlotte, New York Servant Event

Honduras Mission and Ghana Harvest Trivia Night
Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross in Collinsville. Click for the flier and registration information

The Spending Guidelines for 2018-2019 are available on the Church Council page. Members are encouraged to look these over as we prepare for our next Voter's Assembly Sunday, June 24, 2018 following the 10:30 a.m. service.

Good Shepherd was blessed to receive a gift $4,000+ from the Mary Jane Wade estate. The Church Council added that to the current Endowment Fund.

The Security Team has met several times to work on our crisis management plan. Our next usher's meeting will also focus on security. Our security efforts focus on awareness, prevention and responding to potential problems.  

Learning to Read the Bible is a new webpage designed to help anyone get started reading the Bible. We have helps, suggestions and recommendations that can help!

Good Shepherd has been asked to help our sister church, St. James, Glen Carbon as they try to do more evangelism work in their community. We are considering the possibility of loaning them Pastor Mueller for this work. You can read more about that here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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