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Aug 27 2017 - 9:30am
Sep 15 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Pet Blessing at Outdoor Worship

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:30am

Bring your pet to Outdoor Worship on August 27th.

Imagine, simple carols, gentle warm summer breezes. You are worshipping God to a fresh beat in the great outdoors. In addition to the great worship, we bless those creatures who give us joy and comfort and delight us each and every day.  Whether you have a chicken, hedgehog or a dog, a cat or a canary, bring your pet to our worship service at 9:30am.

About the Sustainability Committee

prairie garden path

Good Shepherd’s Sustainability Committee believes we play an integral part in being stewards of God’s creation. Our prairie garden on the north side of the church vividly demonstrates our concern for creation. Use the Sustainability link to find out more about our group and what you too can do for creation.

Sunday Announcement and Epistle Submission

To have the Assisting Minister make your announcement, click here: Announcement and Epistle Submission Form and complete the form by Tuesday midnight.  This link is also available in the Forms tab on our homepage! Approximately 3 announcements will be chosen each Sunday. The same form gathers items for the Epistle and Wednesday ENews. If you do not use computers, you may submit your handwritten requests for announcements or Epistle items to the church office by Tuesday.

How to find us

Good Shepherd is on the southwest corner of East Avenue and Randolph Street in Oak Park (map), one block north of Washington Boulevard. There is plenty of on-street parking on both East and Randolph. On Sundays, please enter through the front doors on East Avenue. For non-worship events on other days, the back door on Randolph Street is best. Just ring the bell!

Constitution and Bylaws

The current GSLC Constitution and Bylaw Amendments is available here. You must be logged in as a member. If you have trouble accessing your account, please call Cathy at 708 848 7083 or email cathy.theys@YesTrainingAndEducation.com.

Automatic Donation Form

To set up a recurring automatic deduction from your bank account as a regular donation to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Deductions can be weekly, monthly or twice a month.  Please fill out the form attached and return it to the church office (by mail, in the collection plate, or in the mailbox outside the church office) along with a check with "VOID" written across the front.  Your deductions will be active within a few days of turning in your form.  Contact the church office with questions.

Who is Good Shepherd?

We are people from a variety of traditions. Some of us never or almost never attended church before coming here. Some are life-long Lutherans. Some come from other liturgical faith traditions such as Roman Catholic. Some enter through the process of seeking a church door that opens wide.

Some of us connect with God most meaningfully through action (social justice, for example). Some of us love a sense of mystical union with God. Some resonate with the divine principally through intellectual inquiry. Some enter relationship with God chiefly through heart-felt emotion. We try to rotate pieces of these paths into our worship from week to week.

Warm, open, caring, creative, concerned, prayerful, inclusive, multi-opinioned, sometimes over-achieving - these are characteristics of Good Shepherd.

We believe that the local church is the hope of the world. Although it may seem accidental that people find a congregation where they sense a good fit, we believe it's not just chance that brings us together. Rather, we are called together by God's holy spirit, nudging us and guiding us. And, in the process, lives are transformed. Together and as individuals we grow in character, strength, compassion, faith, hope, peace, joy. God accepts us just as we are, and brings us along to be and do more than we ever imagined possible.

If any of this interests you, read our visitor information or come and see!

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Mission Statement of Evangelism Committee

To spread the spirit and words of Christ to all men and all women.

To welcome all to worship in our service in our diverse congregation at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

To encounter Christ in each person by treating all with love,trust,and respect.

To nourish spiritual growth and encourage,teach,and support all who witness and follow Christ's example.

Confirmation Overview

Is it possible to have fun while learning? Can confirmation be about heart knowledge as well as head knowledge? We think so! Read on to learn more . . .

The Confirmation program at Good Shepherd is for students in 7th and 8th grades. Our program focuses on serving, learning and having fun. Confirmation classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15am during the school year. In addition, students attend a monthly Group Learning for more in-depth sharing and a monthly Fun or Serving Event. Students are confirmed in the fall of their freshman year.

Contact Info:For more information about Confirmation, contact Deaconess Debbie Rank Speer, Director of Christian Education at ChristianEd@goodshepherdlc.org or call 708-848-4741.

Title Post date File
Confirmation Activity Slips Feb 19 2013
Automatic Donation Form Oct 18 2016
Sunday School Registration Form 2016-17 Sep 7 2016
Reformation 500 Germany Brochure Apr 20 2016
Request Money from the Memorial Endowment Fund Jun 30 2015
Leader App for Children/Youth Programming Sep 6 2013
Child Safety Policy Sep 6 2013
Parent/Student Talk Sheets Feb 25 2013
Parental Consent Form Feb 19 2013
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