Feb 14 2018 - 7:30am - Mar 21 2018 - 6:30pm
Mar 19 2018 - 10:00am
Apr 20 2018 - 7:30pm

Celebration of the Life of Linda Bickert

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Funeral takes place Monday, March 19th at Good Shepherd at 10am. With viewing from 9am till 10am.

Wake takes place on Sunday, March 18th at Peterson Bassi Chapel, 6938 W. North Ave., Chicago.

Long-time member LInda Bickert passed away this week. You may remember her as the greeter who was proud of her Chicago Cubs, serving as an usher at Wrigley Field for years. While she wouldn't pose in pictures, she did allow us to take a picture of the World Series Ring she received.

We're Buying a Farm - 2 in fact!

This year our Lenten piƱata offerings will support the ELCA Good Gifts program. Donate your dollars, coins and checks (or visit our online "store" to donate) to our Lenten pinata. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase two entire farms, $1,430. The farms are given to communities so that they can break the cycle of poverty and begin the journey to providing a steady source of food for their families. Each farm includes: Read more »

Holy Week Unfolds

Music sets the Worship mood from Blues to Trumpets!

Palm Sunday, March 25: 8:00am & 10:30am: Children lead the joyous procession that leads to a holy week drama set to blues music.

Maundy Thursday Meal & Worship: March 29, 6:30pm: We gather for a family-style Agape meal that recalls the last supper the disciples shared with Jesus. 

Good Friday Family Service: March 30 10:00am: Open to all families and children -- great for ages 2 through 4th grade. But older students and adults will find the experience enriching as well. Read more »

Wednesdays during Lent

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:30am - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

MATINS PRAYER 7:30AM - 8:00AM  Begin your day grounded in God

DINNER 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Simple supper for everyone

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER 7:30pm: Quiet Spiritual Oasis in the middle of the week


Jazz Prayer: ReNew the Cool

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

ReNew the Cool is the answer to global warming in on April 20th. Those who come by bike or on foot will receive a special treat. Music will include Miles Davis from the album "Birth of the Cool", which was credited with starting the cool jazz movement, as well as "In the Beginning" from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert. Doors open at 7:10pm for appetizers and conversation. Music begins at 7:30pm.  This non-denominational event creates 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 »

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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