Last Updated February 6, 2023

Our Sermon for the Saturday Service Will Be Available on Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

Our Video for the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Service will Be Available Live Stream on our Youtube Channel

Videos of past services are available on our website or Good Shepherd Collinsville app.

Parking Lot Listening Available for All Services - Tune to FM 88.3

Bulletin for Sunday, February 5, 2023

Scripture Readings for Sunday, February 5, 2023


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)
Wednesday 6:15 p.m. In-Person or Parking Lot
Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Facebook Live Stream (Good Shepherd Collinsville)

Good Shepherd Calls Pastor Andrew Packer

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, the Voter's Assembly met to send a divine call for a new associate pastor. The Call Committe presented three pastors for consideration: Pastor Marcus Baikie of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Pastor Eli Lietzau of Wheatridge, Colorado; Pastor Andrew Packer of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. After presenting a summary of information for each pastor and discussion, the congregation voted to extend a call to Pastor Andrew Packer. Pastor Packer and his wife visited Good Shepherd on February 3-5 to find out more about our ministry. Please keep Pastor Packer and his family in your prayers.



We would really appreciate it if you would indicate your Attendance at worship either in person, car, or online. You can also add comments or questions about the service! Thanks!

Good Shepherd will be live streaming the worship services and Bible studies to our Youtube Channel as well as our Facebook Group. Please subscribe! 

Listen to sermons on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Just search for Good Shepherd Collinsville.

Portals of Prayer for January-March are in the narthex tract rack.

Our Associate Pastor Call Committee is meeting regularly. You can follow the progress by going to our special webpage; just search for "Associate Pastor Call." This page can only be viewed by registered members and friends. To register for the website, send your preferred email to 

Adult Bible Class is held on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the Church Lower Level. This week we will be learning about Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41.

High School Youth will meet in the Youth Room on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. This week we will be learning about Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41.

Sunday School - Join us on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. as we continue Sunday School! This week we will be learning about Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41.
  -  Parents & Babies (birth - 2 year olds) will meet in the Nursery in the Church Lower Level
  -  3 year olds through Kindergarten will meet in the "TRACKS" area in the School Lower Level
  -  1st grade through 6th grade will meet in the School Cafeteria 
  -  7th & 8th grade will meet in the Conference Room in the Church Lower Level

2022 Giving Statements will be available on a requested basis. If you want your statement, please send a request to and it will be provided.

The Baby Bottle Campaign has begun. The bottles are available for you to pick up in the narthex. This fundraising supports Mosaic Health. We will be collecting the bottles until Sunday, February 12th. Thank you.

Wednesday Woman Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Carol Walther with any questions at

Saturday Women's Bible Study is meeting every Saturday in January and February from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. to go through the book Joy: A Study of Philippians by Deb Burma. 

Adult Choir will continue practicing on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, in the School Music Room (following the 6:15 p.m. Service). Please park downstairs or pull down after the service. Please join us in bringing the Word of God to the congregation through music, all skill levels are welcome and needed. For more information, please contact Zach Stegman at

Souper Bowl Offering ‚Äď On Saturday, February 11th & Sunday, February 12th we will have a large soup bowl in the narthex to collect a special offering to benefit the Collinsville Food Pantry which oversees the community food pantry and also helps families with utility payments and other emergencies. Checks should be made payable to the Collinsville Food Pantry. Thank you!

2023 Flower Chart - The flower chart for 2023 is on the bulletin board. The cost for flowers is $40/vase. Please sign up at your convenience. 

2023 Palms - Please call the church office at 618-344-3151 or email if you would like to sponsor the palms for a month in 2023. The cost is $40 per month.

We have many on-going Volunteer Opportunities. Check out our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved!

Good Shepherd is a Life-Affirming church. Please check out our Life Team page.  

College Student Addresses - For the month of February LWML will be collecting College student addresses. Please call into the church office at 618-344-3151, or email the address of your college student so Valentines can be sent to them.

Come hear LCMS President Matthew Harrison on Saturday, February 25 - For Such a Time as This.  Southern Illinois District Circuits 3 & 4 invite you to join them on Saturday, February 25th at 9:00am for their joint circuit forum at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL. President Matthew Harrison will report on the state of the Synod and offer encouragement for our future in Christ. Q and A will follow the presentation. The morning will begin with Matins at 9:00am with President Harrison preaching, followed immediately by his presentation.  

The Art of Marriage Retreat - Registration is Open. Join us on March 10-11, 2023, for a Marriage Retreat. Additional Information and Online Registration can be found here. You can also register by filling out this form and sending your cash/check payment to St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 644, Glen Carbon, IL 622034.

GriefShare has begun again. We meet on Tuesdays, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation's foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is combined with a small group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the death of their loved one. Please call 618-344-3151 or email for registration or with any questions. 

Life Team Movie Showing - On Friday February 17 the Life Team will host a light supper at 6 p.m., followed by the showing of the DVD, The Matter of Life. Are The Unborn One of Us? This is a wakeup call-to-action. While we praise God for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, here in Illinois the Pro-life Advocacy MUST intensify to meet the abortion industry’s expansion and plans to make the Land of Lincoln an abortion destination point. This documentary, with the help of experts, personal accounts, and plentiful visual aids, explores the political, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of abortion. The information is overwhelming but can give you a solid foundation to help you defend your pro-life position.

Member Directory - What is the best phone number where GSLC members can reach you or leave a message to which you will respond? This is an important question that only you can answer. Without a phone number or e-mail address, there is no way we can share information that needs an immediate response. The deadlines for our new Guide Book and Directory are soon approaching. By February 21 we must have all of the household data correctly entered into the roster on our website so that it can be transferred to the printed Guide Book and Directory. If you are registered for GSLC’s website you can go into the roster and edit and update your family’s information. If you find that an onerous task, please e-mail ( ) or call the church office (618-344-3151) with your information. Thank you!

How to Register for GSLC’s website - The website has special pages that are viewable only to those who have registered for the website. To register, simply send an email to Church Secretary Grace Bergt ( She will send you an email that will allow you to register for the website. Once you have set up your password, you’ll be able to sign in. As a registered member of the website, you’ll be able to access the church roster, join different group pages and see pages for members only. Note that the church roster on this website includes some who are not members of Good Shepherd but are interested in our church.

Metro-East Lutheran High School invites you to an Open House on Sunday, February 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come tour our campus, meet our teachers, chat with administrators and get answers to your questions about everything from academics to extracurriculars to tuition assistance. For more information, call the school office at 618-656-0043 or email

Open House at new Collinsville Food Pantry location. If you are curious about where the Food Pantry is now and what it looks like, check it out on Saturday, February 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 2009 Mall St., Collinsville. Everyone is welcome!

Employment Opportunities - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for numerous team members, including: Substitute Teachers, A part-time Development Coordinator, a part-time Christian Counselor, a part-time Development Coordinator, Before & After - School Care Helpers, Early Childhood Center Aides. Please contact the School Office at 618-344-3153 to find out more about the positions.

Employment Opportunities - St. Paul Early Childhood Learning Center in Hamel, IL is looking to fill the following job positions: 
FT Infant Room Teacher ‚Äď From $14/hr (inc. full benefits)¬†*must be 18 years old with a HS Diploma or GED¬†
Responsibilities:¬†Teacher is responsible to actively participate in the care, nurturing, and play of a group of 8 infants daily. Babies are on their own schedules and teacher will have to adjust daily activities around this. Feeding, diapering, talking, singing, outside time, and helping infants with developmental milestones will complete day. Hours:¬†Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 5:00 p.m.¬†
Teacher's Aid ‚Äď From $13/hr¬†*must be 18 years old with a HS Diploma or GED
Responsibilities:¬†Floater teacher's aide in the classrooms during afternoon hours, assist with the care of different age groups of children from birth to 12 years Hours:¬†Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. ‚Äď 4:30/5 p.m. For further qualifications and requirements, please search for St. Paul Early Childhood Learning Center on or you may contact Ronda Johnson at 618-633-3252.

International Student Ministry needs - Please contact Bessie Fick at 515-230-9937 or if you can donate any household items. We are also looking for persons who have a pickup and would be willing to help deliver items once a month. As always, we are looking for friendship families that would meet with a student. If this is of interest to you.

Issues, Etc. - This week's topics include: Mental Illness in the Lutheran Congregation, The ‚ÄúHe Gets Us‚ÄĚ Ad Campaign, True Tolerance, Church Discipline and more.¬†¬†You can tune in live weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis.¬†¬†You can also listen on-demand at¬†, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.¬†

LCMS Foundation -It is important to involve family in your gifting plan from your estate. It is true that most often, the biggest gifts from an estate are aimed at the family, blessing with inheritance. However, families often grant inheritance without any conversation about how to use it well. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you articulate your family plan. Contact Scott Radden at or call his cell phone at 618-977-404918.

Altar Flowers - To the Glory of God

Attendance last weekend was 451 with 323 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $18,504, Specials $6,698, Total $25,202.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (8:00) C. Engeling (10:30) J. Hartke

    Altar Guild: (5:30) Steve & Marla Hendry (8:00) Kathy Bohnet & Marie Wudtke (10:30) Amy & Rose Beyer

    Greeter: (8:00) Steve & Carol Hyatt (10:30) Donna Kober

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Health Policy Updated October 17, 2021

1.  We are very thankful that God continues to help us and protect us from disease.
2.  We encourage members to wear masks when social distancing is impossible (at home with friends, in automobiles, planes, etc.).  The Illinois Department of Health has stated that houses of worship are exempt from the face covering requirement. We encourage everyone to worship in person with or without a mask! 
3.  We will continue the FM Parking Lot broadcasts as well as the video livestreams. This is for anyone who has flu symptoms or for some reason just can’t attend in-person. This is not intended to be a substitute for in-person worship. The New Testament clearly calls us to gather together in person to worship, and we encourage everyone to worship in-person as much as is possible. 
4. Please talk to the pastors if you have any questions.





Prayer List 

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Jim Rotramel, Cousin of Carlene Wirth, Health Concerns (February 6, 2023)

Ed Kovach, Member, Knee Surgery (February 5, 2023)

Nancy Schilbe, Member, Medicine Balance (January 25, 2023)

Tom Fenoglio, Member, hospitalized (January 22, 2023)

Keith Singleton, Husband of Jill, ALS (May 9, 2023)

Wayne Kemp, hospitalized (January 22, 2023) 

For Bob Gnaegy, hospitalized (January 22, 2023) 

For the Family of Herbert Woehlke, father of Vicki Pajda, Asleep in Jesus (January 15, 2023)

For Harriet Hinds, mother of Kathy Scheibal, Hospice (January 12, 2023)

Family of John Blasingame, Father of James, Jeff, & Jeb Blasingame, Asleep in Jesus January 17, 2023

Ana Skosky, Member (January 13, 2023)

Debra Downey, Mother of Ana Skosky, Colon Cancer (January 13, 2023)

Family of Amy Johnson, Niece of Carlene Whitehead, Asleep in Jesus (January 12, 2023)

Arlene Fritzsche, Member, Hospitalized (January 6, 2023)

For the family of Doug Rankin, Asleep in Jesus (January 4, 2023)

For the family of John Tottleben, Asleep in Jesus (January 1, 2023)

Robin Fritzsche, Member, Surgery (December 30, 2022)

For the family of Barb Carnaghi, mother of Monica Reising, Asleep in Jesus (December 20, 2022)

For the family of Stephen Gower, father of former GSLS student Ezri Gower, who died recently (December 27, 2022)

For Todd Evers, Member, Surgery (December 26, 2022)

Dorothy Rodgers, Sister of Eddie Antonovich, Stroke (December 22, 2022)

Family of Bruce Evans, Brother of Ann Goldsmith, Asleep in Jesus (December 18, 2022)

Family of Elise McEvers, Member, Asleep in Jesus (December 11, 2022)

Barb Tourville, Member, Hospitalized (December 10, 2022) 

Family of Carl Wollenburg, Uncle of Grace Bergt, Asleep in Jesus (December 4, 2022)

Family of John Yokubat, Asleep in Jesus (December 3, 2022)

Jo Anne Chadwick, Member, Recovering from Knee Surgery (December 10, 2022)

John Toedebusch, Uncle of Mike Landwehr, Brain Surgery (December 9, 2022)

John Knipping, Member, Surgery (December 5, 2022)

Elsa Weirmerslage, Daughter of GSLS Alumni Adrienne Norbury Weimerslage, Leukemia (November 26, 2022)

Family of Don Brune, Asleep in Jesus (November 12, 2022)

Anthony Kober, son of Mike, Surgery (November 12, 2022)

Asheligh Deatherage, friend of Eric & Christina Hill, Breast Cancer (October 5, 2022)

For the Family of Duane Turner, Asleep in Jesus (September 25, 2022)

Thanksgiving for the birth of Ruby Faye to Nick & Allison Parrish (September 25, 2022)

For the Family of Roger Houk, Father of Mary Meredith, who died on Monday, September 19, 2022

JoAnn Metzler, Surgery (September 16, 2022)

For the Family of Betty Riddle, Asleep in Jesus (September 13, 2022)

Karen Budnicki, Member, Recovery from Eye Surgery (September 14, 2022)

For the Family of Mike Cluck, Husband of School Secretary Nancy Cluck, Asleep in Jesus (September 5, 2022)

Robert Montgomery, son of Ralph & Mitzi Montgomery, Hospitalized (August 25, 2022)

Michael Stock, Member, Leukemia (July 31, 2022)

Elise Jackson, Member, Upcoming Foot Surgery (July 22, 2022)

LaDonna Haufler, Sister-in-law of Marie Wudtke, Infection in Leg (July 13, 2022)

For the family of Gwen Kemp, wife of Wayne, Asleep in Jesus (July 7, 2022)

Paula Burton, Member, Upcoming Back Surgery (July 6, 2022)

Julie Holkenbrink, Sister of Kay Jones, Cancer (July 1, 2022)

Mark Robinson, Hospitalized (June 23, 2022)

Gary Whitehead, Member, Lymphoma (June 23, 2022)

For the family of the Sister of Nikki Boyles, Asleep in Jesus June 16, 2022

Ann Rice, Grandma of Debra Downing, Hospitalized (June 17, 2022)

Betty Jo Perez, Member, Upcoming Surgery (June 6, 2022)

Family of Bob Warhooper, Cousin of John Skosky, Asleep in Jesus June 6, 2022 

Luke Reichert, Nephew of Jeff & Karen Budnicki, in the ICU (May 29, 2022)

Sarah Mastic, Granddaughter of Don and Jolie Boeger, Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia (May 26, 2022)

For the Family of Anna Eckert, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 22, 2022)

For the birth of Kenneth Robert to Emily and John Audrain (May 18, 2022)

Linda Endraske, mother-in-law of Ben Blasingame, Hospitalized (May 14, 2022)

For the Family of Ken Kober, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 12, 2022)

For the Family of Ruth Kopp, Member, Asleep in Jesus (May 9, 2022)

For the Family of Del Wolf, Member, Asleep in Jesus April 5, 2022

Cole Anthony, born to Katie and Mark Robinson (March 31, 2022)

For the Family of Gayle Stotts, sister of Cynthia Javurek, Asleep in Jesus March 24, 2022 

Emelia Jackson, Friend of Leora Lapolice, Hospitalized after surgery (March 14, 2022)

Duane Conrad, Friend of Leora Lapolice, on Life Support (March 14, 2022)

For the family of Diana Wurth, Friend of Pamela Landwehr, Asleep in Jesus March 11, 2022

For the family of Karyn Kitley, Daughter-In-Law of Dotty Kitley, Asleep in Jesus March 6, 2022

For the Family of Susan Hemenway, Wife of Pastor Bill Hemenway, Asleep in Jesus March 1, 2022

For the family of Joe Strieker, Friend of Ken and Kay Jones, Asleep in Jesus (February 17, 2022)

Bill Rodgers, father of Brian Rodgers, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery the week of February 15th (February 10, 2022)

For the family of Julie Endrafke, Sister-In-Law of Ben Blasingame, Asleep in Jesus (January 30, 2022)

Judy Stock, Member, Cancer (January 20, 2022) 

For the Family of Ricky Ramsey, brother of Larry, who died January 19, 2022

Judy Rodden, M. of J. Wright ‚Äď Leukemia, Hospitalized (December 4, 2021)¬†

Brenda Tanksley, Sister of Carlene Wirth, Last stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (November 14, 2021)

John Morris, Grandfather of Debra Downing, Undergoing treatment for multiple Cancers

Wendy Brown, Friend of Ken & Kay Jones, Brain Tumors

Karen Dall, Member, Continued Healing and Rehabilitation

Cindy Morris, Cousin of Nancy Schilbe, Cancer

Heather Bell, Friend of Lela Anderson, Stage 4 Cancer

Wayne Kemp, Member, Prostate Cancer

Richard & Elaine Kruger, Brother & Sister-in-Law of J. Pries, Recurring Cancer

Lydia Fenton, Granddaughter of J. Pries 

Gary Peludat, Brother of D. Peludat, Cancer