Feb 5 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Feb 12 2017 - 11:01am
Feb 17 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Relationship Commitment Sunday

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 11:01am

Are you and your life partner celebrating an anniversary anytime during 2017 which is divisible by 5?  Then join us on Sunday, February 12th, for a special blessing!  During each worship service, we will recognize your commitment to each other and bless your relationship.  Please RSVP your participation on the YES! Sheet in a worship bulletin or by contacting the Church Office at 708-848-4741 or churchoffice@goodshepherdlc.org.  We need both of your full names and whether you will attend the 8:00am service or the 10:30am service.

Everyone join us on February 12th to celebrate these special couples!



Vivaldi Gloria RESCEDULED

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legendary Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi made sweet music for generations of listeners to hear. On February 5th at 3pm Gloria, a masterpiece that brings to music the awe and reverance of the soul, is presented.  The senior chior is joined by professional singers and a small orchestra to fill our lively sanctuary with music. Free will offering taken at the door.

Worship Schedule

Regular Worship
8:00 a.m. Worship/
9:10 a.m. Sunday School
for age 3 through adult
10:30 a.m. Worship (attended nursery available)
11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour

Summer hours Memorial Day - Labor Day
Summer Worship: 9:30am

More worship details

When to arrive

Most people arrive only a few minutes before worship. Pastor Kathy is found in the lobby 15 minutes before worship with a warm smile to greet you. Greeters and Ushers can help answer your questions.

We have two worship services, at 8:00am and 10:30am from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Summer worship is at 9:30am only. A time for coffee and conversation is found after the second worship service when there are two.

Jazz Prayer: The Age of Jazz with George Gershwin

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Jazz began in the late 19th/early 20th century and George Gershwin was right there playing piano for some of the greats and perfecting his knowledge of jazz and popular music. Read more »

Worship Content

The two worship services are very similar. At either one you'll experience most of the same music and hear the same sermon. Both share a tone of reverent informality. The 8:00 service tends to be a bit quieter and more meditative, the 10:30 service livelier (9:30 in summer). Children are welcome at both services, but you'll find more children at the later service.

Communion is offered every Sunday at both worship services. Every baptized Christian, from young children to adults, is welcome to receive communion.

In our worship, we seek to glorify God and inspire people. As we worship, we speak to God and about God using a variety of Biblical metaphors: father, mother, shepherd, rock, light, guide, and many more. Such language expands and deepens our relationship with God. And we speak of people using language that we hope includes and honors all human beings as equally beloved children of God.

Music in worship

Good Shepherd enjoys music! For leading congregational singing and providing special music we have two choirs - a senior choir and a gospel choir. There's also a contemporary worship band, Circle of Friends, that includes vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums, tambourine, flute, harp, and even washboard to play jazz, rock, pop, rhythm and blues, country, swing, and more. In addition, members and friends of the congregation often volunteer as soloists and instrumentalists.

Celebrations in worship

From time to time, worship experiences might include a drama, dance, an opportunity for individual healing prayers, the celebration of a ministry, a baptism, reception of new members, farewell for someone leaving, or a special blessing extended to a person or group.

For some practical details about what to expect at worship, read our Visitor Information.

Attitudes Towards Differences: The Riddle Scale

Good Shepherd rests securely in the "Nurturance" section of the Riddle Scale when it comes its welcoming stance towards GLBT people. We assume that diversity in sexual orientation within our community is indispensible. We view differences with genuine affection and delight and are advocates of those differences. See where you are on the attached Riddle Scale.

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.

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