Last Updated September 23, 2020

Note: Because of technical problems, we won't have the regular video of the service ready until Sunday afternoon. Please go to the Good Shepherd Collinsville Facebook Group Page for the live stream of the service. 

Bulletin for September 23, 2020

Worship Opportunities at Good Shepherd 

Saturday 5:30 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Saturday 5:30 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)
Sunday 8:00 a.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Video (App or Website)
Sunday 10:30 a.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)
Monday 6:00 p.m. All Mask, No Singing Service
Wednesday 6:15 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)

We would really appreciate it if you would indicate your Attendance at worship either in person, car, or online. Thanks!

Thanks for your generosity! You can Give Online through our app or website. We also have Text to Give. Text gift amount to     618-248-4406. You will receive an immediate receipt. Paypal - Send gift amount to

Because fewer people have been attending the ten-person (max) Tuesday communion services, we will be offering one Communion Service on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. All persons will be required to wear masks, and there will be no singing. We will have the Sunday sermon and spoken liturgy. Please also observe social distancing. 

Stand Up For Life by standing in the Life Chain on Sunday, October 4, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Meet in the Ss. Peter and Paul parking lot on the corner of Vandalia and Clay to pick up your sign at 1:45 p.m. We will stand on Route 159. Call Lynn Cook at 618-789-4749 or e-mail with any questions.

Altar Flowers: In Honor of Cooper Toth's birthday from Carrie Toth

The Prayer List is now available on the "News" page on the website.

October is Pastor Appreciation month. See the October newsletter for thoughts on how to say Thank You to our faithful pastors.

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Music program will be presenting a series of small concerts this fall including sacred and classical music. Please join us for an organ, piano, and voice concert this Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Enjoy the music live in the Sanctuary seated at a distance from others, or livestreamed on facebook. Mark your calendar for a String Ensemble concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25th, 2020.

Check out our Videos Buttons on our app or website for past services and Bible Studies. 
Visit our Announcements/News Buttons on our app or website for the latest announcements. 

This Sunday's Adult Bible Class will begin at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Adle will be teaching on Matthew 22. 

Join us for Worship this Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

Portals of Prayer for October-December are available in the narthex.

Online New Member Classes Since we are unable to conduct our normal classes, we are shifting to online classes. If you are interested, please check it out on the website. 

Sunday School Helps - Videos will be posted for Sunday School on the Good Shepherd Lutheran Children’s Bible Study Facebook Group and on the Website.

Sunday School - We are happy to announce the return of in-person Sunday school for 1st-12th grades! There will also be a live stream option for the opening portion for grades 1-6.  

Junior High and High School Youth Bible Class will meet with Pastor Walther this Sunday in the Lower Level at 9:15 a.m.

Good Shepherd Youth Group-Our Next Youth night is Sept 27th. 7th/8th grade will meet from 4 p.m-5:45 p.m. and High School will meet from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  There will be a Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday October 3rd in the Lower Parking lot from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Check the youth page of the website or the app for more information.

Wednesday Women Bible Study has begun again. Here are the changes for now. Hopefully these are only temporary. We will begin at 9 a.m. No child care. Your child is welcome to sit at the table with you. No food or coffee. You may bring your own drink. Please wear masks when entering the building and when moving around the room. There will be several designated tables for people to keep their mask on while seated. Other tables will be for those comfortable removing their mask once seated.

Papa John’s Pizza Night is Monday, September 28. Our school’s promo code is SSG005. Up to 25% of your orders from the Beltline location will be donated back to the school! Enjoy pizza and support your school. 

Forty Days for Life We will join the ranks of one million in 816 cities across 61 nations for this peaceful, life-saving campaign. With God's help, 40 Days for Life has witnessed 16,742 babies saved from abortion. Good Shepherd will stand in prayer on Saturday, October 10, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights, 317 Salem P, Fairview Heights IL. Please volunteer for a 2 hour time slot. If you have questions please email

Endowment Fund Request Forms – The Endowment Fund helps support the mission of our school and missions outside of Good Shepherd.  You can submit an Endowment Fund Request Form for 2020 located on the table in the narthex.  The deadline for submitting requests is October 26, 2020.  Please see Bert Cross or Marty Hoffman with any questions. Also visit the “Endowment Fund” page on our website.

Stuff the Bus Help our youth raise funds for future Youth Gatherings and Servant Events. We are working with Savers to conduct a soft goods drive. Your donations of clean clothing, shoes, hats, purses, linens, towels, sheets, curtains, and the like will help us stuff the youth bus full. Please gather your donations and place them in plastic garbage bags (kitchen size). We’ll gather donations at the upcoming youth night on Sunday, October 11th and Columbus Day, October 12th. Watch for more details on drop-off times.

The Fall Yard Work Day at Good Shepherd will be on Saturday, October 17th starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Please bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. to help. Please see Gary Engeling or Marty Hoffman with any questions.

Metro-East Lutheran High School is currently accepting names of interested people for the position of School Secretary on our Edwardsville campus.  The position would be a full-time 10 month (August 1st through May 31st) position with a starting date in early January 2021.  If you are interested please send a letter of interest and a resume to Dr. Jay Krause, Principal at or call the school office for more information at 618-656-0043.

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Issues, Etc. This week's subjects include: Christian Survivors of Soviet Persecution; The Demolition of the Western Mind; Media Coverage of Religion; The Theological Foundation & Practice of Lutheran Day Schools; and more.  You can tune in live weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis.  You can also listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation Gift Planning - If there is just one thing that you can give to your family, what would that one thing be? Hopefully, your heart quickly settles on inheritance in God’s house, anchored by being children of the Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus. Your end of (earthly) life planning enables you to focus your attention on what really matters in your family relationships. You may want to write that down in a family blessing or Christian preamble to your will.  Your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact Scott Radden, your LCMS Gift Planning Counselor at (618) 977-4049 or for more information.

Charger Bucks-Scrip Program Weekly orders will be processed on Monday.  (Please have your order in the school office by 9:00 a.m.)  An easy way to order and receive extra bonus offers and higher percentages is to download Scrip’s new app - RaiseRight - from the App Store or Google Play.  Enrollment Code is F8CLL9AF2577. Scrip Program is a tuition reduction program for Good Shepherd Lutheran School families and friends. 50% of your credits earned may go toward the reduction of your tuition or you may donate your credits toward Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s General Fund. If you have any questions, please contact the school office 344-3153 or the SCRIP Customer Service (which is super helpful) at 1-800-727-4715. The Charger Bucks- Scrip Program is a great way to help all families and Good Shepherd - a win-win situation!

Palms Please call the church office at 344-3151 if you would like to sponsor the palms for a month in 2020. The cost is $40 per month. Months open: November & December.

Attendance last week was 303 with 233 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $18,787. Specials $305. Total $19,092.

Thanks to those who serve this week:
Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) K. Rust  (10:30) K. Splaingard
Altar Guild: (5:30) Jeff & Jeannine Moeller (8:00) Jeffrey & Michele Fiudo (10:30) Carrie & Cooper Toth

Current Prayer List

Grant, Friend of Terri Blasingame, Health Issues

Luke Reichert, Grandson of Laurine Mandeville, Medical Issues  

Ann Eckert, Member, COVID

Erik Johansson, Nephew-in-Law of Burke Latch, Stroke

Jaison Null, Nephew of Todd Schack, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Betty Smith, Member, Back Surgery

Sherry Mays, Member, Cancer

Josh and Jon Kovach, COVID, Recovering at home

Family of Paul Matzat, Uncle of Rachel Forden & Karen Witschie, Asleep in Jesus August 18, 2020

Janice Isbell, Sister-in-law of Judy Pries, cancer surgery

Dorothy Rogers, Sister of Eddie Antonovich, Kidney Disease

Anita Render, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Hospitalized

For the family of John McNeese, Brother-in-Law of Loran Scharf, Asleep in Jesus August 15, 2020

Linda McNeese, Sister of Loran Scharf, Pancreatic Cancer

For the family of Doris Crowell, Mother of Tamara Tucker-Lindsey, Asleep in Jesus August 16, 2020

Brent Zwolenski, Grandson-in-law of Emil and Mary Schiller, Motorcycle Accident

Barb Tourville, Member 

Kathy Hanke, Former Member, Pneumonia & COVID

For the family of Shirley Chapman, Sister of Wayne Kemp, Asleep in Jesus July 21, 2020

Dan Deppe, Friend of Bill and Lee Curtis, Pancreatic Cancer

Mike Korte, Member

For the family of Jackie Provaznik, Asleep in Jesus July 16, 2020.

Bob Niedringhaus, Brother-In-Law of Ken and Donna Kober and Mike and Susan Kober, Heart Issues

Marilyn J. Karns, Mother of Jennifer Davinroy, Asleep in Jesus June 27, 2020

Janet Lock, sister of Katie Robinson, diagnosed with breast cancer

Bill Werth, son of former members Jeannie and Gerald Werth, hospitalized in serious condition from an airplane crash

Allison Tyberendt Izard baby Malsyn born June 25 hospitalized at Cardinal Glennon for tests

Ian, Nephew of Mike Krueger, recovery from COVID and good test results for family 

Marci Galen, Member, Surgery Recovery and relief from ongoing back and leg pain

Ann Eckert, Member

Byron Hilmes, Member, Speedy recovery from COVID and protection for family

Bo Pritchard, Member, Surgery

Tony Zedolek, Brother-in-law of Bonnie Blasingame, Heart Issues

Betty Moeller, Member, Surgery recovery

Mark Sengele, Member, Surgery

For the family of Donald Roth, Father of Catherine Streuter, asleep in Jesus June 10, 2020

Jordan Wright, Friend of C. Wirth - Deployed

Nikki Boyles, Member, Speedy recovery from COVID. Nikki is also a nurse at Barnes Hospital.

Melaina Escobar, Friend of the Kemps, Liver Cancer 

Donna Asbeck, Mother of Kim Gindler, Shoulder surgery May 27, 2020

Dave Bohler, Member, Thanksgiving for successful surgery & continued healing

For the family of Albert Fischer, asleep in Jesus May 12, 2020

For the family of Mary Ann Nicol, asleep in Jesus May 17, 2020

Marcia Stralow, Member, was released from the hospital and is recuperating at home

Luke Daniels, 17 year old nephew of Michelle Fiudo, Hospitalized

For the family of Archie Schoenbeck, Asleep in Jesus May 2, 2020

Kayla, daughter of a friend of Amy Randall, on life support due to COVID

For the family of Dee Cionko, friend of Kim Gindler, for the sudden loss of her husband

Terrence O'Brien, Father of Beth Italiano, Hospitalized

Jean Kosten, Member, Collarbone Surgery

Duane Turner, Member, Hospitalized with kidney problems 

Carlene Wirth, Mem. – Dislocated Shoulder 

Tom Skosky, Br. of J. Skosky – Health Issues due to Cancer Treatment

Marcus Tso, Co. W. of M. Kober – Health Issues

Anthony Kober, S. of M. Kober – Kidney Failure

Eliana DiLiberto, D. of A. & J. DiLiberto – Infection

Glenn Telford, Gr.S-In-Law of S. & M. Schiller – Barnes/ICU

Shari Christ, daughter of Lorene Christ - Spinal Infusion

Linda Alberter, Fr. of D. Ulkus – Spinal Surgery

Harold Ulkus, Mem. – Health Issues

Cindy Daniels, Mem. – Hip Replacement

Logan Kowalski, Fr. of M. Galen – Leukemia

Grant, Fr. of M. Galen – Back Surgery Recovery

Tracey Hartmann, Sis-in-law of R. & D. Hartmann – Health Concerns

Bella Swarthout, Mem. – Eye Surgery

Nancy Noascono, A. of K. Budnicki – Stroke Recovery 

Marian Bockting, Fr. of J. & K. Budnicki – Hospitalized in ICU

Chris Durnam, Nph. of E. & B. Burstadt – Cancer

Richard & Elaine Kruger, Br. & Sis-in-Law of J. Pries – Recurring Cancer

Herman Wenos, Fr. of W. & G. Kemp – Brain Tumor

Rachel LaCroix, Gr. D. of B. Sudbring – Cervical Lymphoma  

Barbara Fedorsak, Mem. – Blood Issues

Mickey Crowe, M. of K. Robinson – Bladder Cancer

Thomas Sexton, Infant Nephew of C. & C. Loemker – Heart Problems

Cindy Dixon, Fr. of E. Jackson – Hospitalized 

Richard Surface, Br-in-Law of M. Montgomery – Cancer

Keith Lomax, Br. of C. Lomax – Health Issues

David Noel, Fr. G. Whitehead – Parkinson’s 

Richard Wallace, Mem. – Rehab

Irene Moretti, Member – Hospice

Rufus  Downing, F. of B. Downing – Lung Cancer

Trenton Kuta, Fr. of B. Clessa – Cancer

Rebecca Johnston, M. of M. Johnston – Cancer

Emil Biegler, F. of N. Skosky – Dementia 

Frank Francis, Fr. of B. Jones – Cancer

Mary Ann Biegler, M. of N. Skosky – Health Issues

Jimmy Maine, Mem. 

Tom Schaefer, S-In-Law of F. Mirly - Cancer 

Chan Pratt, Fr. of T. Schnicker – ALS

Bill Jackson, Mem. – Cancer

Ginny Bergen, Fr. R. Kopp - Hospice 

Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright – Leukemia

Barbara Whitehead, Csn. of G. Whitehead – Thyroid 

Lydia Fenton, Gr. D. of J. Pries 

Gary Peludat, Br. of D. Peludat - Cancer

Mary Vesci, Fr. of L. Anson – Breast Cancer

Pam Kepley, Csn. of K. Dall – Brain Cancer

Roger Clark, Br.-in L, of K. & P. Rincker – Health Issues

Peg Clark, Sis. of K. & P. Rincker – Heart Problems 

Dan Kruger, Br. of J. Pries – Cancer

Greg Fiudo, Csn. of J. Fiudo –Lung Cancer

Ian Bossi, G. S. of L. & L. Finn – Life Issues 

Edward Stephens, Br. of K. Johnson – Cancer

Dennis Pulvirenti, Mem. – Health Concerns

Mike Ruger, Mem. – Memory Loss

Helen Schoenherr, Fr. of C. Wirth – Cancer

Elsa Weimerslage, 5 Yr. Old Fr. of A. Zika – Leukemia

Galen Peters, Fr. of M. Montgomery – Cancer

Diana Klapperich, N. of S. Gaskill – Brain Tumor

Jo Anne Giofre, Fr. of D. Wesemann – Health Problems

Mary Rodgers, M of B. Rodgers – Cancer 

Kristin Carlson, Fr. R. Kopp, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Andrew Shah 9 yr. old, Fr. of R. Kopp - Leukemia

Megan Call, Fr. of C. Pulvirenti - Cancer

Sarah Frey, Mem - Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

Cheryl Metzler, Dau of D & J Metzler - Cancer