Jul 31 2015 - 7:00pm - Aug 2 2015 - 12:00pm
Apr 22 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am
May 18 2018 - 7:30pm
May 20 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am
May 20 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am
Jun 1 2018 - 7:30pm
Jun 3 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Jun 30 2018 - 7:00pm


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Good Shepherd welcomes pianist Richard Gibbs in a concert of original music written by John H. Rizzo. Richard, who plays with Aretha Franklin and The Blind Boys of Alabama, will also direct an ensemble choir of Good Shepherd members and members of the Chicago Community Chorus. Cost: $10 if purchased in advance here or $15 at the door.


Summer Worship Hours


One service -- 9:30a.m.; Fellowship Time -- 10:30a.m.

Pentecost Extravaganza!

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am

The Holy Spirit blows a fresh wind into worship on Pentecost.

At the 10:30am service, the choir processes in singing global songs, while people wear clothing in reds, yellows and orange. The lesson from Acts is told in voices from many different countries. After both services there is wonderful food for a celebration worthy of the birthday of the Christian church. Don't miss this last day of our regular program year. On May 27th we begin our summer worship hour at 9:30am.

Celebrate Pentecost with Red Geraniums

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am

Help "Paint the Sanctuary Red" on Pentecost with a garden of geraniums. Order in person at church or online here. Pentecost is on May 20th and plants must be ordered by May 14th.  After second service on Pentecost, plants you order may be taken home to be enjoyed in your own garden.  Plants left after May 21st will be planted in the Good Shepherd garden.

Jazz Prayer: Jazz Goes to Hollywood

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

With the advent of "talking pictures" and the dawn of the Jazz age, it was inevitable that Jazz would find its way into Hollywood. Our May 18th Jazz Prayer, the last of this season, will feature a sampling of the jazz tunes that starred in the movies. Think: "Down Here on the Ground," by Lalo Schfrin, from the movie "Cool Hand Luke" and Duke Ellington's tunes that were featured in "Anatomy of a Murder." Doors open at 7:10pm for appetizers and conversation. Read more »

Vacation Bible School

Our 2018 Vacation Bible School is right around the corner! Registration is open and we are looking forward to another wonderful year of fun, friends and faith!

Our VBS is June 18-22, 5-8pm. It is open for children aged three through outgoing 5th graders. We begin each evening with a kid-friendly dinner and end with music on the front lawn of the church. In between students rotate through different stations of learning: music & mission, games, Imagination Station and video. Each day we collect an offering that will be donated to a specific cause. Read more »

A Day in Our Village

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

We enjoy telling people about the great things happening at Good Shepherd, so don't be surprised to find us at A Day in Our Village on June 3rd. There will be goodies to hand-out and informational cards about Good Shepherd. This is a great place to sign-up for Vacation Bible School. To volunteer to station the booth go here.

Classic Korea: Good-will Concert Tour

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Classic Korea Good-Will Concert Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago Free Concert. Running time: 2 hours including intermission. Reception to follow. Free street parking available. Handicap accessible. No children under 8.

Classic Korea Artists: Jeongeun Joo, soprano, Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzo-soprano, Simon Kyung Lee, tenor Jinuk Lee, baritone, Sojung Lee-Hong, piano, Sarah Yoon-Mayer, piano, Yoorhi Choi, violin, Bellissima Opera Guest Artists: Christine Steyer, soprano, Isabelle Meyer, soprano Samantha Gay, mezzo-soprano & Paul Geiger, Master of Ceremonies. Read more »

Good Shepherd Supports LSSI

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:30am

LSSI (Lutheran Social Services of Illinois) has been caring for God's lambs and sheep for 151 years, ever since it opened its first orphanage on Illinois' western prairie. Today, LSSI serves almost 50,000 people — of all ages, races, incomes, and religions — helping them to address important needs and make essential changes in their lives. Give today by going to LSSI, click DONATE.

2018 Summer Congregation Retreat

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Mark your calendars for our 8th annual summer retreat!  July 27-29. Enjoy a weekend at Walcamp amidst 180 acres of forest and open fields along the Kishwaukee River in Kingston, only 70 miles west of Oak Park. It begins with hayrides on Friday. On Saturday adults explore holiness, while children explore nature. We all enjoy water sports, hiking or a long nap, as we choose. There are sure to be 'smores over a campfire. Find a brochure here. Check out Walcamp here.

We Rent Space--Book Your Event at Good Shepherd!

Think about holding your recital, concert, party or business meeting at Good Shepherd!  With both a baby grand piano and pipe organ, as well as great acoustics, our sanctuary space is perfect for recitals and concerts.  Our basement space has pass-through access to a large kitchen and a dedicated nursery space.  Or meet outside in our south lawn or one of several classrooms.  See pictures attached.  Contact Vicki to come take a look! Read more »

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

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.

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

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