Jan 27 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb 15 2019 - 7:30pm

BRRM Update - February



We learned that the lift needs a battery to be tested. The lift company can’t work on the mechanics unless we have a current village permit. The permit we were issued in March would be valid 6 months beyond September. However, we don’t have a copy of that one and they won’t give us a duplicate unless the lift can be working. Catch 22 in action.

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I've Got You - Jazz Prayer

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

The theme for February is “I’ve Got You”, which encompasses all the ways that our relationships hold us together as human beings. Three songs from the line-up are I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter, Come Rain or Come Shine by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer, and When I'm 64 by Lennon/McCartney. There will be readings reminding us of how deeply God loves us, as well as ones that touch on the ways that friends hold one another together when the going is tough. Doors open at 7:10pm for appetizers and conversation. Read more »

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

We had a great meeting - thanks to all who were involved. The 2019 budget was amended to include $600 for the Sustainability Committee to purchase plant material for an update of the prairie garden. All other items stand. The November plan from the architect was given a non-binding vote of approval.

Time for Greece!

Follow in the Footsteps of Paul to visit places found in the Bible from September 8 - 20, 2019. Visit Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon and baptized Lydia, the first European convert. Visit Byzantine churches with their ornate mosaics and see the monasteries of Meteora that seem to hang between heaven and earth. After several days in Athens, board a cruise ship to sail through the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini on the way to Kusadasi, where you can tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. Download the brochure or contact Pastor Kathy for details.


Lutherans Stand Up for Immigrants

Good Shepherd works with PASO and AMMARO

Whether 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: Read more »

Worship on the Move

The Randolph Street building is now a fire remediation site. We have moved operations temporarily to the First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario Street, Oak Park. Entrances are directly across from Scoville Park. The sanctuary is on the second floor. We ask that you leave parking directly in front of First Baptist for their congregation, unless you have ability issues. Parking is available in the Public Garage at 720 North Blvd. by the Green line elevated train. Wait at the elevator lobby for a shuttle if needed.

Education Hour at 9am and Worship at 10:30 am.


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.

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

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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