Exodus - Walking with God towards the Promise

Dive more deeply into the story of the Israelite tribe as they flee the oppression of the Pharaoh, cross the Red Sea and learn to follow God in their walk to the promised land.  The book of the Exodus has spurred the imagination of spiritual people on their journey through difficult terrain, whether physical or social. It resonates with our year-long journey away from the fire and towards a new way of doing ministry in a renovated and modernized building. Read more »

Wednesdays during Lent

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30am - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

ASH WEDNESDAY, March 6: 7:30PM - 8:30PM Worship Service in the Sanctuary with the imposition of ashes and communion

DINNER 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Simple supper  in the first floor Dining Room for everyone

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER, March 13 - April 10, 7:30pm: Quiet Spiritual Worship in the first floor Chancel


Palm Sunday Family Activity

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am

On Palm Sunday, April 14, Sunday School children in grades 4 and under, and their families, are invited to participate in a special activity during the Sunday School hour. We will be doing an "Easter in a Box" project so that each family will have a devotional tool to use throughout Holy Week. We will also be making palm-palm branches to wave during worship that morning.

Join us at 9:00am in the 3rd floor education wing on Palm Sunday!

BRRM Update - February



Nevin Hedlund is working with several other firms to create the mechanical drawings that are needed to create an RFP and bids from contractors. He expects to be completed by the end of February so that the bidding process can move forward. The cost for this service is estimated at $61,950. Plans for the addition have been submitted to the Historic Commission for approval. Pastor Kathy joined Nevin at the meeting to justify choices made.

Mark Ledogar has a plan for determining answers regarding the sanctuary space. He has spoken with a Sound Engineer (Talaske) and a Liturgical Consultant. Focus groups will help make a recommendation regarding the organ and sanctuary seating. Read more »

A Jazzy Happy Birthday

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Join us on the SECOND Friday of the month, April 12th. The third Friday is Good Friday and has it’s own special music. For our April theme we have a Jazzy Birthday Celebration. We will hear music from composers who were born in April. The list is long: including: Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Dodds, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Weston, or Herbie Hancock.  Doors open at 7:10pm for appetizers and conversation. Read more »

Temporary Quarters

The Randolph Street building is now renovation work 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. Parking is found on the surrounding streets or the Parking Garage on North Blvd, east of Oak Park Ave. Education Hour at 9am and Worship at 10:30 am.


CROP Walk on Cinco de Mayo!

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

It's spring ... birds, tiny flowers and time for the CROP Walk.  Since 2005, Good Shepherd has raised over $25,000!  Let's keep it going.  Our goal is to raise $3500 this year. Click here to sign up for the walking team or to donate. Remember, some of the money we raise goes to local food banks, other monies go to Lutheran World Hunger and worthy agencies around the globe. Can't walk - then help at the water station we are sponsoring at Euclid Methodist. On May 5th registration begins at 1pm at Pilgrim Congregational on Lake Street and the walk begins at 2pm.


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