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Jan 31 2021 - 11:30am

For those with disabilities

We strive to be an inclusive church. Those with mobility issues can access our lift through the side entrance near the alley on Randolph Street. Just ring the doorbell. Several pews accommodate wheelchairs and communion can be served at your seat. Large-print bulletins and headsets available at the ushers station.

10.4.20 Worship - Travel to the Carribean

  • This Sunday we travel to the Caribbean!
  • Join worship on Facebook or YouTube.  Watch LIVE on Facebook at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Your donation keeps Good Shepherd ministries going!

About membership

Do I have to join to be involved?
You are welcome to attend worship, take communion, and engage in ministry without official membership, except serving in elected positions or voting at congregational meetings.

How do I join?
Membership classes are planned throughout the year. The main goals of our new member gatherings are to build a stronger sense of community and to help you know more about us. Classes will answer any questions you might have and help you find a place in ministry. Childcare can be provided.

Faith Formation on Sunday mornings

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the Chapel at 10:30am with music and then break into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders meet in a 3rd floor classroom and use the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on Sundays at 10:30 for our Youth Connections class and for special events as announced.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Parlor at 10:30am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »

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.

Lutherans Stand Up for Immigrants

Good Shepherd works with PASO and AMMPARO

Whether it is Bishop Eaton, Bishop Miller, youth at the National Gathering or countless other individuals, Lutherans are standing up for immigrants. All affirm the concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives. Good Shepherd continues to move forward on this issue as they work with both PASO and AMMPARO. Here are some suggestions on what you can do:

PRAY: Pray for the safety of migrants. Your pray stirs both your heart and God's.

DONATE: www.ELCA.org/AMMPARO  www.pasoaction.org  www.LIRS.org Read more »

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.

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

Donate Your Vehicle

Contribute to Building for Mission by donating your vehicle   
We have partnered with NCS Vehicle Donations to accept donations of cars, trucks, RVs, and even boats and riding lawnmowers. After the auction, NCS issues a check to Good Shepherd for 75% of the net auction proceeds after deducting car transport and necessary car repairs. You will receive an acknowledgment letter on Good Shepherd stationary identifying your vehicle.

To start this easy process, call 866-829-2918 or visiting the vehicle donation site.  Read more »

9.27.20 Worship - Travel to El Salvador

  • This Sunday we travel to El Salvador and hear Lilly's story of walking for 22 days from her country to reach the US.
  • Join worship on Facebook or YouTube.  Watch with us LIVE on Facebook at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Your donation keeps Good Shepherd ministries going!

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!

8.30.20 Sunday Worship - Love > Fear

  • This Sunday we will be lead by a diverse, inclusive and creative group.....They Many. 
  • Join worship on Facebook or YouTube.  Watch with us LIVE on Facebook at 9:00 a.m.
  • Your donation keeps Good Shepherd ministries going!
  • Share your prayer requests and more on the YES!

Jazz Prayer: Justice

Friday, September 18 at 7:30PM.  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.

Donate to Building for Mission

A fire in the roof rapidly spread through the attic in September 2018. Smoke and water damage affected every part of the building, furnishings and personal property. The cost of rebuilding, replacing and modernizing the structure and effects is over $3 million.  While insurance covers some costs, more than $1 million is the responsibility of the congregation. We continue to seek funds for the modernization. Would you like to donate towards the effort? This link will take you to the donation page. 

Title Post date File
Advent - Those Who Dream Dec 4 2020
2021 Gift Card Order Form Nov 11 2020
Building Usage Guidelines During Pandemic Sep 24 2020
Restoration Plan and Guidelines for COVID-19 Sep 24 2020
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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