The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
8:00 & 10:30 (9:15 SS & Bible Class), Sat. 5:30 1300 Belt Line Road
M. Walther & P. Hemenway Pastors;R. Mayhew, Principal
618-344-3151 (Church) 618-344-3153 (School)
We Praise God For Your Presence. We also pray that your worship will be uplifting and inspiring. If you have any questions, please ask one of the ushers. Restless little ones may be held in the entryway or taken to the Nursery (three years and younger) available during the 8:00 & 10:30 services and during Bible class at 9:15 a.m.
Bible Class Today The Church From A.D. 500 to 1500 (Seminarian John Schultz) 8th Gr. Classroom; The Creator’s Story "Save the Earth!" "Save the Whales!" (Seminarian Jon Kern) School Library; Marriage By God's Design (Pastor Hemenway) Fellowship Hall. Book of Matthew off today, will resume Jan. 16.
Attendance last week was 715 with 534 Communing and 92 in Bible Class and 102 in SS. The offering was: General Fund $19,817. Specials $325. Total $20,142. New Year’s Eve Service Attendance was 153 with 129 Communing. The offering was: General Fund $17,913. Specials $993 including $60.00 In Memory of Lavonne Coffman. Total $18,906.
Altar Flowers In Honor of Kate and Ellie Martin’s Birthday from their parents.
The Week Ahead
a.m. Crossroads Potluck
Mon 6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Christian Day School
7:00 p.m. Congregational Life
Tue 6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir
7:00 p.m. Bible History/Catech Wed 8:45 a.m. Wed. Woman
7:00 p.m. 3G Sr. High Youth at
7:00 p.m. Women’s Ministry Mtg.
Thur 8:30 a.m. Quilting
6:00 p.m. Career Ministry
7:00 p.m. Church Property
7:00 p.m. Adult Confirmation
a.m. Mom to Mom (M2M)
8:45 a.m. MOPS Steering
Women’s Retreat Camp
Sat 3:00 p.m. Financial Peace
4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
Sr. High Ski Trip
Women’s Retreat Camp
Sun 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
9:15 a.m. S/S & Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion
6:00 p.m. 5/6 Gr. Youth Mini-
Sr. High Ski Trip
Fourth Quarter Giving Statements are on the tables in the Narthex. Please call the Church Office 344-3151 with any corrections or questions by January 17.
Sis of Kay Jones - Cancer
Cheryl Metzler, Dau of D & J Metzler - Cancer
Sharon Brayar, Frd of Julie Wrigley - Cancer
Manny Brunsch, Member - Cancer
Sandy Riley, Frd of Chris Kovach - Cancer
Michelle White, Frd of J Moeller - Cancer
Paul George, Fd of F. Moretti
Ann Skelton, D of J & M Ridinger - Dyalsis
Jessica Biggs, N of B. Riddle - Kidney Transplant
Rick Lewis, Rel of F. Provaznik - Cancer
Jean Musbach, M of Mary Gray - Alzheimers
Mildred Calza, M of J. Fischer - Dementia
Mike Sparks, Bone Cancer
Fred Ostermeier, B in L of K. & K. Jones - Cancer.
Robert O'Neill, Mem. - Cancer
Sarah Frey, Mem - Tests
Mackenzie Opitz, G D of L. & B. Lemons - Heart Problems
Angelo Zavaglia, Fd of Ed Kovach - Heart Complications
Robert Glenn, B of B. Coyne - Cancer
Linda Olsson, G M of M. & A. Olsson (School Students) - Cancer
Michael White, Fd of D. & R. Rankin - Cancer
Shelby Tottleben, S in L of J. Tottleben - Cancer
Rhianne Zimmerman, Fd of B & S Rodgers - Rehabilitation
Cheryl Chandler, Fd of L. Anson - Cancer
Fred Spurlin, Br of K. Hanke - Cancer
Kathy Tiemann, Mem - Cancer
Gina Gonet, Fd of B. & J. Wilson - Cancer
Doris Crowell, M of Tamara Lindsey - Cancer
Tracy Field, Fd of M. Hawk
Mary Burns, stpmthr of A. McCandless
Michelle S., Fd of D. & M.A. Brelje - Cancer
Melissa Burlison, Fd of A. Graney - Cancer
|Mason Andrew Taylor -
Danielle LeChance, S-in-law of J. & B. Martin, Cancer
Mary Ann White, M of S. Kober - Cancer
LaDonna Haufler, S-in-law of M. & J. Wudtke - 2nd Hip replacement (same hip)
Melodie Counton, Fr of B. & J. Wilson - Bone Cancer
Harry Anson, Sr., F of H. Anson - Recuperating from Heart Procedure
Mike Daniels, Mem - Recuperating
Billy Combs, B-in-law of O. Smith - Cancer
Ava Guerra, Mem - Lung Problems
Steve Hock, Fr of F. & I. Moretti - Cancer
Carol Wells, Sis of C. Wesemann - Cancer
Eileen Malcharek, M of P. Malcharek
Mary Jane Ungerott, Fr of F. & I. Moretti - Surgery
MaryAnn Sengele, Mem - Ankle Surgery
Stephanie Gray, D-in-law of J. & M.Gray - Lymphoma
Brian Kruger, Neph of D & J Pries - Cancer
Coleen McAdamis, Neice of E. Hartke - Loss of Husband
Ralph Ridgeway, F of D. Ridgeway - Ling Cancer
Danny McFall, Fr of P. Meister - Heart Surgery
Marilyn Marks, Mem - Tests
Ed Beyer, Mem - Infection
Vickie Ridgeway, Mem. - Cancer
Dolores Oberto, M of D. Collins - Knee Surgery
Paul Sij, Mem - Surgery
Barb Edmonds, Mem - Back Surgery
Jeanette Simpson, Mem - Hip Surgery
Scott Noe, S of Donald Noe - Iraq
Jimmie Diekemper, Fd of D. Ulkus - Iraq
Jason Schlechte, S of H & D Schlechte - Afghanistan
For the family of Delores Thayer, Aunt of Terri Ritter, who died this past week.
For the family of Esther Wesson, Mother of Mark Wesson, who died this past week.
Please send Prayer Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-344-3151
|Thanks to Those Who Served: Organists: Chris Loemker; Usher Team: (5:30) D. Ulkus (8:00) D. Wolf (10:30 K. Splaingard; Worship Assistants: (5:30) J. Ovalle (8:00) C. Kozak & J. Chastain (10:30) A. Mefford & A. Bird; Greeters (5:30) Dale & Mary Ann Brelje (8:00) Bill & Ruth Petersen (10:30) Mitzi Montgomery & Ruth Thompson|
Paul Hemenway, Associate Pastor
Robert Mayhew, Principal
Marty Hoffman, Parish Administrator
Megan Loomis, Youth Director
Jeanette Simpson, Church Secretary
Carlene Whitehead, Asst. Church Secretary
Chris Loemker, Music Director
Carol Walther, Wo/Children’s Ministry
Lynn Cook, Parish Nurse
Jeff Baker, Chrm of the Cong.
Paul Lauber, Chrm Elders
Eric Robinson, Chrm Dayschool
Bruce Cross, Chrm Outreach
Bob Jones, Chrm Property
Doug Ruckman, Chrm Finance
Kathy Bohnet, Chrm Cong Life
Cindy Pulvirenti, Chrm Personnel
Mary Jane Wade, Secretary
New Bible Studies for a New Year
Regular Bible study is one of the spiritually healthiest things a Christian can do. Consider these new studies beginning this Sunday, January 9.
The Church From A.D. 500 to 1500 We’ll see what errors and heresies crept into the church, the controversies that fractured it, the historical rise and role of Islam, the role of the popes, the Crusade era, and review events leading up to the Reformation era. This will be a great study to see how God preserves and provides for His church throughout history. (Seminarian John Schultz)
The Creator’s Story "Save the Earth!" "Save the Whales!" We see these and other slogans on t-shirts, bumper stickers, and throughout the media. Should Christians pay these slogans any attention or just write them off as the latest fad or movement? Over the next six weeks, we will look at how Christians have the unique opportunity to show how to live within creation as creatures, who, together with all creatures, are part of a Creator's story. (Seminarian Jon Kern)
Marriage By God's Design Marriage by God’s Design is a unique resource that mines the riches of Bible texts speaking to God’s holy institution of marriage. Through thought-provoking questions and explanations of Greek and Hebrew terms, participants will explore, learn, and grow in their appreciation of Christian marriage. Video vignettes of real couples and singles will foster meaningful and fruitful discussions about the challenges and joys of married—and single—living. (Pastor Hemenway)
Hebrew Words of Wisdom This is not a language learning class. Instead we will look at key spiritual concepts captured by important Hebrew words. For example, we will learn the principles of chesed (mercy), hagah (meditation), nacham (comfort), simchah (joy) tzidaka (righteousness) and others. We will study both the root meanings of the words and the way they are used in various Biblical accounts. This class starts next Sunday, January 16. (Pastor Walther)
Adult Confirmation classes begin on Thursday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. Come join us as we go over all the basic teachings of Scripture. Those who complete the class are invited to become members. Babysitting is provided.
Pledges will be dedicated Sunday, January 9th. We have received the following commitments:
30 weekly pledges of $2,123.00 x 52 weeks = $110,396.00
18 monthly pledges of 4755.00 x 12 months = $57,060.00
2 annual pledges of $13,700.00
3 pledges of 10%
4 pledges to be kept private
Thanks to everyone for these pledges. Please prayerfully consider your financial stewardship pledge for this new year.
Watch for a Brand New Good Shepherd Website coming in January!
Monday Men’s Bible Study (6:30 a.m. in the Conference Room) we will be studying the Augsburg Confession.
Installation of Officers today, January 9 in the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services.
Paul Lauber – Elders Kathy Bohnet – Cong. Life
Bruce Cross – Christian Outreach Bill Winter – MELHS Rep.
Mary Jane Wade – Secretary Mike Schneider – MELHS Rep.
Cindy Pulvirenti - Personnel
Poinsettia's may be picked up after worship services.
A Master Plan Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.
New Years Makeover!!!! Did you know that 95% of all New Year’s Resolutions are squashed within two weeks? Learn how to increase your energy, prevent sickness, decrease dependence on medications and most importantly learn ways to maximize your God-given health potential. Our bodies and our health are an amazing gift from God, what we chose to do with it is up to us….Join us January 15th from 9 a.m.-12 for this truly life changing event! To register and for more details call the church office or 618.655.0333.
Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study Discover God’s Divine Design: You! Ladies, are you looking for a makeover? How about a spiritual makeover? Join the adventure beginning Jan 22 at 8:30 a.m. in the church Conference Room. We will be using the book "Divine Design" by Sharla Fritz. There are a limited number of books available in the church office for $12. This 8 week study will meet Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26, March 5, March 19, and March 26.
Portals of Prayer for Jan. – Mar. are available in the Narthex tract rack.
A Special Opportunity to Serve – We are looking for individuals, couples & families interested in preparing the elements for Holy Communion. If you would like to know more about how you might help, call the Church Office at 344-3151 or email email@example.com.
Grandparents, Special Friends And Everyone Else! On January 9th and 16th you will have an opportunity to benefit your special student(s), as well as Good Shepherd Lutheran School, by contributing to the Change Drive. Each class, K thru 8, will have a water bottle displayed in the connecting hallway, ready to receive change to help their class win special prizes and/or privileges. Join in the fun and drop some change in the bottles. The kids and the school will really appreciate your participation!
Women’s Retreat – Take time Jan. 14 and 15 to get away from your hurried and harried lifestyle and spend some time with fellow sisters in Christ and with your Savior, Jesus Christ. Besides spending time in God’s Word, we will have the opportunity to work on crafts, play games, give manicures or any other activity you would like to bring along. The cost is $20. The registration form with more info can be found on the wall rack in the basement hallway. For more info please contact Carol Walther.
The Lutheran Study Bible is available from the church office at
$35.00 each. See Marty Hoffman or call the church office at 344-3151.
Please Join Us At The Women’s Day of Renewal on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The theme will be A Vacation with God. Our Keynote Speaker, Ruth N. Koch, is a frequent contributor to the LWML Quarterly and a weekly guest on KFUO’s Morning Show. The registration fee is now $30.00. After the registration deadline of February 27 the registration fee will be $35. Phyllis Wallace will present Cruise: Around Chaos with the One Who Calms the Seas! on Friday night, March 11, at a cost of $10. Brochures are available in the narthex or connecting hallway. For more information see the poster in the narthex or on the LWML bulletin board. Attend Friday only, Saturday only, or BOTH!
High School Ski Trip January 15-17 at Devil’s Head Ski Resort. Forms have been mailed. Costs range from $125-$200 depending whether you ski and how much. Please do not let money be a reason for not coming on the trip. Contact Megan Loomis for more information.
Financial Peace University is back in January 2011! Classes start Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. and run for 13 weeks. Learn how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, and experience the joy of giving. Cost for Good Shepherd members is $50; non-members $99. Free Babysitting provided. If you took a previous class and would like a refresher, please join us for free. Please sign up in the narthex or contact the Meisters!
No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. On
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 6 p.m. we will begin a new session of
GriefShare, a special weekly seminar & support group for people who are
grieving the death of someone close to them. This group is sponsored
by people who understand what you are experiencing & want to offer you
comfort & encouragement during this difficult time. Please join us for the
first session held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in the Conference Room.
It should last about 2 hours. There will be a $10.00 fee for the workbook.
Scholarships are available upon request. For information or to register,
please contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the church
secretary at 344-3151.
If you have a child 2 years or under, then the Parents and Tots Sunday School class is a great place for you! Come join us as we discuss God's Word and how it applies to our lives as parents. Children experience the joy of learning God's Word through activities and crafts, as well as prayers and songs.
Attention parents of Sunday School students: Yes, your child heard right... they need to bring a clean, white sock to Sunday School next weekend. Don't buy new, send us the old ones - the socks will not be returning in wearable form!
Lunch Bunch – On Jan 18 we will meet at 12:00 (noon) at Fazzi, 1813 Vandalia St. Please call Mary Preuss (288-9525) by Jan. 16 so we can make a reservation for you. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship as we support each other in our faith.
CROSSroads. Whether you're single and looking for other singles to
hang out with, newly married and wanting to meet other couples without
children, or a family interested in finding other families with kids the
same age as yours... CROSSroads is for you! Come meet others from church who
share your interests or are in a similar stage of life. Upcoming events:
Jan. 9th - Potluck, pulled pork will be served. Jan. 21st - Bowling at
Camelot Bowl. Feb. 13th - Potluck. Feb. 26th - Trivia Night for Unity
School. Mar. 13th - Potluck with Identity Theft presentation. Mar. 25th -
Pizza and a Movie.
Please Call the Church office at 344-3151 if you would like to sponsor the palms for a month in 2011. The cost is $40.00 per month. March, April, May, June, Oct. & December are spoken for.
2011 Flower Chart – The flower chart for 2011 is on the bulletin board. The cost for flowers is $30/vase. Please sign up at your convenience.
Please Pick Up dishes from past funeral meals, etc in the fellowship hall kitchen.
Trivia Night! It's time to get your team together for the "Spring into Serving" trivia night! February 26, 2011 at 6:30pm at Metro East Lutheran High School. $10 per person, 8 people per table. Registration forms are available in the narthex and should be returned to the church office.
Listen to Woman to Woman on KFUO AM 850 at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with GSLC member Phyllis Wallace: (1/15/11) "Peace of Mind: Get It" by Debbie Holley. You can also catch the show on XM 170, Saturdays @ 12:30 Central time Listen online at www.womantowomanradio.com
"Nothing" (Romans 8:38-39) – Listen to the Lutheran Hour today at
12:30 & 5:00 p.m. on KFUO AM 850. Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus.
OLD THEOLOGY, NEW TECHNOLOGY...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: The Christian's Mission, Good Works, Lutheran Theosis, The Baptism of Jesus and more. You can listen LIVE weekdays from 4-5 p.m. on KSIV, 1320 AM in St. Louis. You can also listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.
Bottles for Life 2011- Please pick up a baby bottle in the back of church this weekend. Keep it the entire month of January, filling it with checks, bills, and coins. This will greatly support Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers as they reach out to women, men, and their unborn babies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Making Abortion Unthinkable workshop at Concordia Seminary Saturday, January 29th. The workshop will strengthen and clarify understanding for those who attend, as well as equip them to speak more effectively and winsomely on behalf of the unborn. More info posted or visit www.csl.edu.
Collinsville Area Ministerial Association Martin Luther King Service at Mt Zion M B Church, 307 Goethe, Collinsville, Illinois January 17th at 6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Avery Duff.
If You Are Looking for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution that you could keep, resolve to reach out to neighbors needing a helping hand. Faith in Action makes that easy by connecting you with an individual who needs a ride to the doctor, help with a minor home repair, or a friendly voice on the phone. You can ask for an assignment once a month, once a week, or even more often if you like. Call Lori at 344-8080 to schedule an orientation. You won’t be sorry. Watch the 7 minute video on our website (www.fiacollinsville.org).
"Are you smarter than a 5th grader...8th grader...high school student? Come to the annual Music Department Trivia Contest at Lutheran High School on Friday, February 4 starting at 7:00 pm to find out! Information posted.