Last Updated September 30, 2022

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 Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Scripture Readings for Wednesday, September 28, 2022


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)


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.

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 studying the story of Abram from Genesis 12. 

High School Youth will meet in the Youth Room on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. This week, we will be studying the story of Abram from Genesis 12. 

Sunday School - Join us on Sunday, October 2 from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. as we continue fall Sunday School! This week, we will be studying the story of Abram from Genesis 12. 
  -  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

Friday Youtube Bible Study for September 9th our study covered ‚ÄúWhat is Worship and How we worship.‚Ä̬†

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 progress. 

Blood Pressure will be taken on Sunday, October 2 following the 8am service.

Join us for Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 2nd from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. for games, food, music, prizes and more. Please see the table in the narthex to see how you can volunteer. Please contact Jennifer Buchanan at or 618-580-3150 to find out how you can help.

Wagon Parade - Join us at the Wagon Parade at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 during the Harvest Fest. See the wagon in the narthex for more information.

Do you like to bake? Pies needed for the Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 2nd. There will be a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please consider donating a homemade or a store-bought pie. All flavors welcome. Drop off in the Fellowship Hall the day of the Harvest Fest, or the day before. Please make sure it is marked pie for the Harvest Fest! Thank you! 

Wednesday Woman Bible Study will meet this Wednesday,October 5 at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All women are invited to come join us for this time of Bible Study. Please contact Carol Walther with any questions at

The Handbell Choir will continue practicing on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:45 p.m. ‚Äď 8 p.m. Please meet outside the front doors of the church. Please think about joining our group! No experience is necessary. Contact Cheryl Urban at 618-407-0867 with any questions. I am looking forward to beginning a new season of praising God with beautiful music! Thank you.

Adult Choir will continue practicing on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 6:50-7:50 p.m. in the School Music Room (following Evening Prayer). Please park downstairs or pull down after evening prayer. 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

Endowment Fund Request Forms ‚Äď The Endowment Fund helps support missions outside of Good Shepherd. You can submit an Endowment Fund Request Form for 2022 which is located on the table in the narthex. The deadline for submitting requests is October 30. Please see Wally Streuter or Marty Hoffman with any questions. Also visit the ‚ÄúEndowment Fund‚ÄĚ page on our website.

Volunteer Greeters Needed - We are in need of greeters for all weekend worship services. If you are interested in serving, please contact Jennifer Buchanan at or 618-580-3150.

October is Church Worker and Volunteer Appreciation month. See the October newsletter for thoughts on how to say "Thank You" to our faithful pastors, teachers, and other staff and volunteers who bless us all as they labor in our congregation and school.

LWML Monthly Meeting - All ladies, please join the Lutheran Women in Mission at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th for Bible Study. Seminarian Daniel Vanderhyde will be leading our Bible Study. Ingathering: gift cards to donate to the MELHS auction. 

5th and 6th Grade Youth Group will meet this Thursday, October 6th, 2022, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Meet at the "TRACKS" door on the school lower level across from the church basement. Pizza, Bible Study, prayer, and games. Contact with questions.

7th & 8th Grade Youth Group will meet on Sunday, October 9, 2022, 4- 5:30 p.m. Join us for a time of Bible Study, food, fun, and fellowship!

High School Youth Group will meet on Sunday, October 9, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Join us for a time of Bible Study, food, fun, and fellowship!

Volunteer Opportunity - Meals on Wheels - Volunteers from Good Shepherd are needed to drive and deliver meals for Meals on Wheels clients who are the elderly, disabled or homebound.  Deliveries are from approximately 10:00 am - 11:00 am during weekdays. Our church is responsible to deliver for 6 weeks of the year and we rotate delivering Monday through Friday, one week every three months. If you can help, either regularly or as a substitute and would like to know more, please call Rochelle Meyer at 618-978-4474.

The Fall Workday at Good Shepherd will be on Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We need your help to keep the GSLCS campus beautiful, so please plan to join us. Please see Bob Jones or Marty Hoffman with any questions.

Good Shepherd Youth Fundraiser - Mum Sale - Buy your mums from the Youth Group at the Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 2nd to help support the youth on their future trips! Mums will be $15/each. See you at the Harvest Fest!

Blood Drive - Mark your calendars for the next blood drive on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd. Sign-up here. 

Please pick up an Adopt-a-Bag from the narthex and bring it back to the collections cart in the connecting hallway by November 5/6.¬†Notice the New COVID Guidelines¬†on the note on the bag to assist you with the items needed. Please check the ‚Äúuse by‚ÄĚ date on the food, as we cannot distribute outdated food. And, to prevent possible breakage, do not include food in glass jars.¬†Your generous donation of groceries and cash will help fill 10-15 Fall baskets for friends and members of GSLC to be distributed on November 12th and will also be shared with the Concordia Seminary and Maryville food pantry.¬†Put cash donations in envelope marked ‚ÄúFall food baskets‚ÄĚ in offering plate.¬†Thank you!

Concordia Seminary in St. Louis will be hosting a college fair on November 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Representatives from all of the Concordia Universities and both of our seminaries will be available. In addition, there will be presentations on financial aid and tips for choosing an educational institution that fits your needs. The event is free and Chick-Fil-A as well as various drawings throughout the day will be provided. Pre-registration is requested so there will be enough food and supplies for all those in attendance. You may register at

Concordia University Chicago will hold their Annual Careers for Christ Program October 28-30. High school students interested in learning about LCMS professional church work careers are encouraged to attend! They can learn about ministry to the church, connect with current students and faculty in church work programs, and be inspired by the Word of God. Young women are also invited to a special Women of Mercy event starting 24 hours beforehand. Online registration is available at

The following website is for Lutherans For Life Christian Medical Directives & Christian Life Resources. You can register to receive the information.

Good Shepherd is a Life-Affirming church.¬†Please¬† pray for mothers who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or who are facing threats, abuse, and coercion to end their pregnancy. Pray for abortion workers to leave their work that enables the ‚Äútermination‚ÄĚ of pre-born life. And pray for our local community, elected officials, leaders, and neighbors who do not understand the gruesome truth that abortion takes a human life.

40 Days for Life¬†- The prayer vigil of 40 days is a powerful witness to the dignity of every human life.¬†Participants sign a ‚ÄúStatement of Peace‚ÄĚ with a pledge that they will conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner.¬†The dates for the local 40 Days of Life campaign this fall are September 28 to November 6.¬†GSLC has chosen Saturday, October 1 (7 a.m. ‚Äď noon) to pray outside of Hope Clinic, Granite City and Saturday, October 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to pray outside of Planned Parenthood, Fairview Heights. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for both Fairview Heights and Granite City.¬†Please sign up for a 2-hour slot, take your packet including instructions, statement of peace (bring with you when you pray) and a prayer booklet.¬† Thank you - The Life Team

GriefShare will continue on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. It can be started at any week.¬†The next session is titled "Grief and your Relationships‚ÄĚ.¬†Come find encouragement and help.¬†Call the church office 344-3151 or email¬† or information.

Employment Opportunity - Before & After-School Care - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is seeking those interested in working in the TRACKS program. TRACKS provides before/after care for 1st-8th graders. Primary duty is supervision/safety of students. Care hours are school days 6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Shifts of any days/combination of hours can be accommodated. Please contact Angela Dixon, 618-578-8480, 

Employment Opportunity - Substitute Teachers - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay at home parents, retirees, part-time employees and anyone that wants to make a difference. We provide substitutes a flexible work schedule that a substitute teacher can tailor to their needs. This includes choosing the grade level(s) and/or subjects you'd like to teach. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in being a substitute teacher for Good Shepherd, please call the school office 618-344-3153 and ask for Jennifer Osborn.

Employment Opportunity - Development Coordinator Opening - Good Shepherd Lutheran School is accepting applications for a part-time 16 hours a week Development Coordinator. Primary responsibilities are threefold: this position is responsible for 1) developing and implementing strategies, in collaboration with the Principal, the Fund Development and Marketing Committee of the Board of Day School, and staff, to achieve revenue goals established in the Day School strategic plan, 2) raising awareness of Good Shepherd Lutheran School as an educational option for families in the metro-east and Southern Illinois areas, and 3) working with GSLS staff to build and maintain relationships with school families and the Lutheran and general metro-area / Southern Illinois communities in order to sustain and advance Good Shepherd mission. A more complete job description is available in the school office. Please contact Mr. Mayhew at 618-344-3153 or, if you are interested or know of anyone who may be an excellent candidate. 

Employment Opportunity - Good Shepherd Lutheran Early Childhood Center is looking for caring individuals to help aide our Early Childhood program. Individuals must love being around children, flexible with their schedules and able to play with the children. God has blessed us this year with an abundance of little ones, and we want to be able share God’s love with them. If you are feeling called to assist, even if it is a few hours a week, please reach out to Rebecca Nobbe at 618-344-3153 or God’s blessings. 

International Student Ministry needs - Please contact Bessie Fick at 515-230-9937 or if you can donate any of these: Beds, small kitchen tables and chairs, desks, lamps desk and floor lamps, small sofas, kitchen household items, microwaves, blenders, vacuums, small bookshelves, TV, Bicycles, small dressers, coffee tables, rugs, laptops, rice cookers. 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.  Contact Bessie Fick. We have received an LCMS grant that allows us to have an intern working four hours a week with International Student Ministry.  Please contact me at the above if you are interested in serving in this area or want additional information.    

Life Quote from Lutherans For Life¬†- Abortion, assisted suicide, and other deals with death bless with their mouths ‚Äď as Psalm 62 warns us ‚Äď by promising freedom and control. But inwardly these measures curse by delivering guilt and grief. Power over life and death belongs to God alone (Psalm 62:11), and His steadfast love provides salvation even amid surprise pregnancy and terminal diagnosis. The Gospel of Jesus Christ always brings life and immortality to light (2 Timothy 1:10).

For those who have had an abortion...there is Word of Hope 888-217-8679

 Issues, Etc. - 1 Thessalonians Bible Study - The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon recently started a study on The Book of 1 Thessalonians.  You can listen on-demand at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

LCMS Foundation - Financial support of the Lord’s work includes Gifts Now, Gifts in the Future, Gifts spread over time.  Sometimes, our plans do not encompass more than a day’s activity. Sometimes we may stretch that to a year. Yet our giving plan for the Lord’s work is a lifetime plan that addresses current needs of ministry support and the plan for gifts for the moment the Lord calls us from this life to His eternal side. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help you work through your Lifetime Plan for GivingTM. Contact Scott Radden at 618-977-4049 or for more information.

Palms - In Honor of Our Parents, Abe & Darlene Martin and Bill & Leila Crain, from Brian & Jennifer Martin

Altar Flowers - In Memory of Al Fischer's 80th Birthday, from Jeanne Fischer

Attendance last weekend was 364 with 280 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $15,142, Specials $2,550, Total $17,692.

Thanks to those who serve this week:

    Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) M. Scaggs (10:30) M. Schneider

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

    Greeter: (8:00) Terri Blasingame (10:30) Mike & Susan 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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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)

Maylee Pomerantz, Daughter of Matt & Lyndsy Pomerantz, in the NICU (September 7, 2022)

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)

Mick Cox, Member, Recovery & Pain Relief from Spine Surgery (August 22, 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)

John Skosky, Member (July 8, 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)

Keith Singleton, Husband of Jill,  ALS (May 9, 2022)

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

For the Family of Curtis Bosworth, Friend of Eddie Antonovich, Died Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021)

For the family of Dennis Pulvirenti, Asleep in Jesus (December 21, 2021)

For the Family of Evelyn Ratay, Grandmother of Shari Brunton, who died in the Friday tornadoes (December 14, 2021)

For the family of Timothy Flynn, Former GSLS student, Asleep in Jesus (December 11, 2021)

For the family of Edna Frey, mother of Bev Ruger, Asleep in Jesus (December 6, 2021)

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)

For the birth of Madeleine Elaine Forden to Rachel and Ryan Forden (October 31, 2021)

Marin Poettker (3 yrs old), Asleep in Jesus, Friend of Shawn & DeAnn Schukar

For the family of Judy Trampe, Asleep in Jesus, October 21, 2021

For the family of Annabelle Turner, Asleep in Jesus October 19, 2021

For the family of Pastor Brian Homann, Son-In-Law of Marty and Pam Hoffman, Asleep in Jesus October 14

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