COVID-19 Response/Information, as it seems to be making a comback:
Though its been a while since we have updated these protocols we are still endeavoring to keep you safe, and to offer a healthy environment for all to enjoy our services, and with a new season of potential illnesses approaching please observe these guidlines for gathering during worship in person at this time:
1) If you are sick, feverish, or ill, please stay home!
2) We ask that you refrain from hugging or handshakes...(unless the person agrees or is willing to receive physical contact...please ask first).
3) State of Illinois lifted the mask mandate Feb. 28th 2022, so we are not requiring mask wearing. If you still prefer to wear your mask we leave this to your discretion.
4) We will continue to live stream as we are able and are looking into ways to make improvements for better quality and performance.
5) The church will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the next service. (Big thanks to our faithful custodians!)
If you wish to continue to give your tithes and offerings, you can use Cashapp at $SGMacomb, or mail to 318 Robin Road. The link to the Sunday stream on Youtube is below here:
ALSO, we are streaming our Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study at 7:00pm, via Zoom! Below is the link to download and install the program. If you would like to receive the lesson via e-mail for you to print out and participate with, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
Once you create a login, you can join the meeting by entering the meeting ID below:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Whether we are together or not, we are deeply and truly bonded in the Spirit, and this spiritual reality only increases our desire to be with each other face to face. It even sustains our love for one another when we are apart. It is why the book of Revelation gives us this insight, The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ We are one with Jesus by the Spirit, and together, we long to be with Him.
Jesus loves you and so do I!
Back to School Bash!
Our Annual Back to School Bash will be on Sunday, Septem-
ber 17th following the morning service. We will be having this
at our usual shelter in Everly Park following the morning ser-
vice. Everyone is asked to bring TWO dishes to share (sadly,
we ran out of food at our last potluck). Drinks and table ser-
vice will be provided. We will have games and there is a play-
Youth Fishing Tournament!
On Saturday, September 23rd, we will be having our Youth
Fishing Tournament at The Kuster’s House, 39 Vine Lane in
Avon beginning at 4 pm for ages 4-17. Everyone is asked to
bring a fishing pole if they have one. Volunteers are needed.
We hope to see you for our fun September events!
Food Drive for Galesburg Rescue Mission!
We are continuing our food drive to benifit the
needs of the Galesburg Rescue Mission!
It was shared with us, that due to the great need, (nearly 90 homeless now in Galeburg) their food pantries have been running low. Please bring your can goods, and non-perishable donations to be placed in the collection boxes in the Sanctuary.
Shepherd's Gate Clothes Closet's
Weds. 2pm -5:30pm
434 people in the Month of July,
with 3,284 articles of clothing distributed!
Thanks for all your donations!
I would like to take a moment to say thank you for visiting our webpage and to offer to you a personal invitation to visit our church if you are looking for a new church home. I remember when I was younger and searching for the right church, seeking God, praying, and waiting on the Lord to reveal to me where I was to go; it was important to me then to know what God had for me and for my family. So I identify with your heart, and want you to know that it is very important to me as well. I believe life is a journey, and each church experience is a step in that journey, as it has the potential to grow you in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and for you to discover your purpose and value in the kingdom. Everyone is important, every life matters, and if you believe God is bringing you to our church, I will do all I can to help you in your journey. Jesus loves you, and so do I! Pastor Doug
Opportunities to grow and serve!
YOU HAVE GIFTS?
We would like to invite you to serve in a ministry within the church! We have many opportunities, so pray about what you feel might be a good fit. We encourage everyone to serve in one area if possible so that we are all working together in God’s house! Talk to us (Pastor Doug & Trisha) to get started.
Nursery (ages 0-4) 1 x monthly (a great need right now)
Children’s Church Teacher (ages 5-12) every 4 weeks
Greeters for the month (every 4 months)
Offering Ushers (every 3 weeks)
Sound Technicians (rotation)
Cleaning Ministry (we are in need of volunteer janitors)
Praise Team Members (rotation)
Special Music (rotation)
You're a guest?
Come on in!
We encourage and promote fellowship and serving one another to grow and strengthen the body of Christ
Need to get plugged in?
We have opportunities for everyone!
From serving the youth, to outreach in the community, there's a place for you to fit here!
Check your calendar for these events coming up!
Stay Tuned for more information and upcoming events as we more forward!
My name is Pastor Douglas Kuster, and I have served here at Shepherd's Gate Foursquare Church as senior pastor for 26 years. I gave my life to Jesus Christ on March 10, 1991 and became a born again Christian from that day forward. Jesus is my savior, my king, my all and all, my everything, and without Him I would be nothing. From the minute I gave my life to Christ (at age 26) my life was changed. At a most accelerated pace, I grew very rapidly in the Lord, starting with serving as Youth Pastor, then as Associate Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and lastly appointed by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel to serve this congregation as a licensed and ordained Senior Pastor.
My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 "Behold I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans of good and not evil, to give you a hope and a future." This verse is my motivation for anyone who comes to our church, God has plans, and a hope and future for every person, and I find great fulfillment in helping them discover what those are.
I am happily, blissfully in love with my wife, Trisha, and by the blessings of God, we have recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. (and are praying for many more). I have three daughters, Jennifer, Mariah, and Trinity and am also a grandpa of four awesome grand-children!
I love the Bible! King Josiah is my favorite character in the Bible, and my favorite book of the Bible is Proverbs. I love praise and worship and have played bass guitar since I was 13. I count it a real gift to get to play for the Lord each Sunday in our praise teams. I am a computer enthusiast. (I love PC gaming) and I enjoy watching sci-fi, kung-fu movies, nature shows, and anything with history, air-conditioning and coffee...oh did I say coffee?
Honestly though, mostly I enjoy people, "every-one has a story" and if you give me a few moments of your life, I would love to hear yours and share mine (with coffee, of course)!