Passing of Roy Provenza

Roy Provenza, 81 years young, beloved father of Good Shepherd member Roxanne Dominis, father-in-law to Matt Dominis, and loving grandfather to Maria, Emma and David, passed away on November 12, 2015.  Roy was a member of the Kelvyn Park Willing Lodge #1075 and a Shriner.  He was an ornamental iron worker and then a realtor in Norridge, and a member of the Over the Hill hiking gang in Montana. Read more »

Passing of Camille Kurtenbach

Camille Catherine Kurtenbach, age 25, daughter of Good Shepherd members Susan and Jerry Kurtenbach and twin sister of Kyle, passed away November 13, 2015.  Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, November 21 at Good Shepherd.  Wake and viewing begins at 12:00noon and lasts until the funeral service begins at 2:30pm.  A light meal follows the service.

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Advent Family Event

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The anticipation of Christmas is what the four weeks of Advent are about. Families looking for a way to make the Advent season special can join us on Saturday, December 5 at 10am for our annual Advent Family Event. This year each family unit will create crafts that incorporate our theme of a Global Christmas. While child friendly, this event is not just for children! Families of every age and stage are encouraged to come!


Christmas Market Place

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Make a dent in your holiday shopping this Sunday with handcrafted and fair trade items!  The annual Christmas Market Place will take place from 9am--1pm. Find global gifts with Ten Thousand Villages, unique jewelry with Bede House, quality kitchen items with Pampered Chef, 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.  

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 Manna Scrips. 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 here 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 29 will be available on December 6. And orders placed by December 6 will be available on December 13.  Thanks!

Middle East and Europe Refugee Crises

Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to meeting the basic humanitarian needs and upholding the rights of those fleeing war and oppression. We are working – and in the coming weeks and months ahead will continue to work – with our trusted partners and companion churches, who are helping provide safety, support and basic amenities, such as water, food and shelter. Your gifts are needed now to help with immediate relief. Gifts designated for the Middle East and Europe Refugee Crisis will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted by this crisis


US Flooding - Disaster Relief

The Carolinas have endured catastrophic rainfall that has shattered records and left unprecedented scenes of flooding in its wake. The hardest-hit areas stretch from Columbia, in the middle of South Carolina, all the way to the coast. The flooding has led to the death of nine people, tens of thousands are without power, major highways and interstates have been closed, and homes have been completely destroyed. Donate to the relief effort here. 

Jazz Prayer: Songs for Saints & Sinners

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Soul Feast — Thanksgiving recalls the joy of that first feast after years of hardness. The readings and songs focus on found blessings after harsh lessons. This gathering is designed to be meaningful and comfortable for people who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious” and for people who love jazz music performed well.  You'll encounter an hour of music like this. All are welcome. Come early to enjoy community over light refreshments. Third Friday of every month at 7:30 pm. 


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