Public

Sep 8 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 11 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sep 28 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

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!

BRRM Update - February

FEBRUARY 2019 REPORT

BUILDING PLANS

Nevin Hedlund is working with several other firms to create the mechanical drawings that are needed to create an RFP and bids from contractors. He expects to be completed by the end of February so that the bidding process can move forward. The cost for this service is estimated at $61,950. Plans for the addition have been submitted to the Historic Commission for approval. Pastor Kathy joined Nevin at the meeting to justify choices made.

Mark Ledogar has a plan for determining answers regarding the sanctuary space. He has spoken with a Sound Engineer (Talaske) and a Liturgical Consultant. Focus groups will help make a recommendation regarding the organ and sanctuary seating. Read more »

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.

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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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.

News From South Africa

Good Shepherd is part of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are the Chicago area branch of the largest Lutheran body in North America. We are also connected to other Lutheran bodies around the world through the Lutheran World Federation. One of our partners in South Africa is Rev. Dr. Phil Knutson. He serves as the Global Mission Regional Representative of the ELCA. To find his monthly newsletter and learn more about our work in Southern Africa click here

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 during the Education Hour. 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.

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.

Title Post date File
Leader Application for Children & Youth Ministry Aug 29 2018
Parental Consent Form Aug 29 2018
Child Safety Policy Aug 29 2018
2018 Summer Congregation Retreat Brochure Apr 19 2018
Automatic Donation Form Oct 18 2016
Request Money from the Memorial Endowment Fund Jun 30 2015
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