Public

Feb 26 2020 - 9:00am - Dec 16 2020 - 9:00am

Monthly Breakfast Staffing for PADS

In addition to bringing breakfast for the Tuesday PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), a crew from Good Shepherd staffs the breakfast shift on the 4th Monday of the month at Euclid United Methodist. This dedicated crew meets at 5am and leaves around 7am with plenty of time to get to work. To make it easy there are instructions and a list of supplies. Breakfast for the homeless is our way of following Jesus in helping the "widows, orphans and oppressed". Talk to crew leader Eric Wegener for more information.

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

This ministry is aimed at our youngest members, and helps to keep the congregational promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey. We do this by helping parents in their role of bringing up children of God.

Materials are sent out on a regular basis, with ideas for faith-filled play, worship, and more. For more information, or to sign your family for Splash mailings, contact Deaconess Debbie at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org.

 

 

Need Food?

Food Pantries:

  • Beyond Hunger: 848 Lake Street, Oak Park, Wednesday 3:30-6:30; Saturday 9-noon
  • New Life Ministries: 634 N. Austin, Oak Park, Thursday 10-noon
  • Healing Temple: 4941 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Friday 10 - noon

Oak Park Senior Meals: 708-383-8060

Low Cost Delivery: www.fortyacresfreshmarket.com

Hunger Hotline: 1-800-359-2163

WIC: 855-942-2332, WIC@cedaorg.net

SNAP: abe.illinois.gov, 1-800-843-6154

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

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Good Shepherd is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Good Shepherd is accessible.

Good Shepherd is also a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation.


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!

Attitudes Towards Differences: The Riddle Scale

Good Shepherd rests securely in the "Nurturance" section of the Riddle Scale when it comes to its welcoming stance towards GLBT people. We assume that diversity in sexual orientation within our community is indispensible. We view differences with genuine affection and delight and are advocates of those differences. See where you are on the attached Riddle Scale.

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.

Coronavirus Plans

In-Person Worship and all gatherings are canceled until further notice. We are using both Facebook and YouTube for worship services. Links are found on this page. Meetings are by Zoom.  Thanks to Rev. Kerstin Hedlund, Rev. Jeff King, Rev. Reginald Mortha and Rev. Fred Reklau for assisting with pastoral care. We've learned the value of community in these past 19 months. You should have received a letter assigning you to a member grouping. We encourage people in these groups to check in with one another. Read more »

Another Success Story for Kidz Express

After 17 years with Kidz Express, Marco Dodd is ready to move on. He started with the program at 10 years old, eventually serving as the assistant director. In December 2019, Dodd will graduate from Concordia with a degree in Middle Grades Education (double major math/social sciences) and transition immediately to teaching grades 6-8 at a neighboring Chicago public school. According to Dodd, his experience at Kidz Express prepared him every step of the way. Hear more about his story Read more »

5.17.20 Worship - Not an Orphan

  • Worship on Facebook and YouTube, Watch Party at 9am Sunday
  • Preacher is Rev. Kerstin Hedlund
  • Make an offering using Paypal
  • May 27 Fundraiser: Order dinner from Eastgate Cafe

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.

March 15 2020 Worship: What We Carry - Trust

  • YouTube link to the sermon
  • Donation Link
  • Yes Sheet: Please let us know if you are storing any Good Shepherd items. In May we will coordinate their return to our building.
  • Mini-Med for Children: See the attachment below. 

5.24.2020 Worship: Prayer for Us

Time-Lapse Construction Photos

Watch the Construction through a series of 360 photos of each area.

  • Connect here to the Sanctuary and Narthex. Can you see the new first-floor bathroom?
  • Connect here to the Kitchen. Notice the large range-hood to meet code requirements.
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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