News

Dec 3 2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Dec 15 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dec 24 2017 - 5:00am - Dec 27 2017 - 10:30am

Stewardship Reflection 2017

Stewardship is the act of managing one's resources - time, money, and abilities. Each year we take time as individuals to consider our personal stewardship in preparation for our Commitment Campgain for Good Shepherd. Pick up a booklet here to discern your thoughts about what Good Shepherd accompishes when you volunteer your time, money and abilities to the church. On October 22, during worship, we will make a commitment of our stewardship to the mission and ministries of Good Shepherd. 

Memorial Endowment Funds Awarded

$2100 Awarded to Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation and $1233.80 Awarded to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. Precious Blood works in the Back of the Yards neighborhood as an agent of reconcilation and healing. Find out more here. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services work diligently to make certain that people find a new home in America. Find out more about our local branch, RefugeeOne.

Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 5:00am - Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:30am

Sunday, Dec. 24th, Morning Worship at 10:30am ONLY (no Christian Education)

Sunday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve Worship at 5pm and 11pm:

  • Family Worship 5:00pm: Communion Worship with Children Telling the Story of Christ's Birth
  • Candlelight Worship 11:00pm: Joyous Festival Music, candlelight and Holy Communion. Come at 10:40pm for a traditional carol sing. Stay afterwards for Gluhwien and cookies

Monday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day: Worship 10:30am 

Sunday, Dec. 31: Worship 10:30am ONLY (no Christian Education)

Regular Schedule Resumes January 7th

Christmas Market Place

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Make a dent in your holiday shopping this Sunday with handcrafted and fair trade items!  The annual Christmas Market Place will take place from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Find global gifts with Ten Thousand Villages, unique jewelry and handcrafted scarves. Many other local crafters with cards, knit crafts and other items will be on hand to assist shoppers with wonderful gifts for the holiday season. The Christmas Market Place has been an annual event for about 20 years, and is a great opportunity to support social service agencies through purchases of hand-crafted items, many of which are produced in developing countries.  

Jazz Prayer: Healing and Peace for the Journey

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The theme for December's Jazz Prayer is "Holy Night/Holy Light." It's on that holiest of nights that God's blessed light shone down on a tiny, obscure town. From that moment, it becomes a beacon shining in our hearts. Join us as we sing the carols of Holy Night/Holy Light. Music starts at 7:30pm; come at 7:10 for food and conversation. The non-denominational events create an opportunity for reflection and meditation in an ambiance of quality live jazz music. You'll encounter an hour of music like this. Read more »

Gift Card Sale Fundraiser

Planning to buy gift cards as Christmas gifts this year? It's one-stop shopping at Good Shepherd! Once again our youth are sponsoring a gift card sale through Great Lakes Scrips Center. You receive the full value of the cards you buy and the youth receive a percentage of the total sales. It's a win-win! To order your cards, print an order form (see attachment below) or pick one up at church. There are dozens of local and national companies from which to choose. Return order form to Deaconess Debbie along with payment. Orders placed by November 26 will be available on December 3. And orders placed by December 3 will be available on December 10.  Thanks!

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 »

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 cathy.theys@YesTrainingAndEducation.com.

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