News

Jan 27 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mar 6 2019 - 7:30am - Apr 10 2019 - 6:30pm
Mar 15 2019 - 7:30pm

BRRM Update - February

FEBRUARY 2019 REPORT

BUILDING PLANS

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 »

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

 

Listen to the Women!

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

In March we hear Jazz and prayers from female composers and writers. You might hear Esperanza Spalding's Ain't Nothing but the Soul or a piece from Anne Lemott.  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.  Here are a few samples of what you'll hear: sample 1, sample 2. 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: www.ELCA.org/AMMPARO  www.pasoaction.org  www.LIRS.org 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.

 

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 cathy.theys@YesTrainingAndEducation.com.

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