Feb 10 2018 - 6:00am - 8:00am
Feb 11 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Feb 16 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Feb 24 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Race: Are We So Different?

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us as we visit the special exhibit, Race: Are We So Different? at the Chicago History Museum on February 24th. The exhibit tells the stories of race from biological, cultural and historical points of view. It explores how the construct of race developed in conjunction with colonial ambitions and European goals of global domination. The exhibit is appropriate for youth and adults. Plan to be at the museum at 10am. A group will carpool from Good Shepherd at 9am. Contact Pastor Kathy for more details.

Mardi Gras Game Night

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:00am - 8:00am

It's a night of fun and games for all: young and old, singles and families. Break out the Bingo and Pictionary, Yahtzee and Monopoly. Join one of the games or bring your own favorite. Pizza and soda will be provided. The idea of the night is fun and connections!

Gospel Choir Celebration

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Our 5th Annual Gospel Choir Celebration on February 11th brings back some familiar choirs and adds a few new ones! Come hear the excited voices of Oak Park’s Beye Elementary Gospel Choir, and the Cross Youth Praise Team from Milwaukee. All are invited to come together for a joyous celebration of Gospel Music. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Suggested $5 free will donations will go to defray costs.  All ages are welcome! 

Jazz Prayer: A Jazz Interpretation of Burt Bacharach

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

For many, Burt Bacharach is the composer of the background music of life - found in elevators and in movies. Yet, his music is meticulously crafted with unusual chord progressions which were influenced by his background in jazz harmony, as well as Brazilian music, pop, and rock music of his day. Next month we explore the music of Burt Bacharach as interpreted by jazz musicians, such as Stan Getz, Elvis Costello, and the Jazz Prayer Band. Doors open at 7:10pm for appetizers and conversation. 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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