We are a multi-venue church offering several different worship styles to suit your preferences.

Advent Night Worship & Fellowship Event

December 4, 6pm

5:15pm Optional Pizza Dinner

$5 per person, $15 max per family; Pay cash at the door

6:00pm Family Worship 

Doors open at 5:50PM, 45-minute service  Come together in community as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is a great opportunity for entire families to experience worship together...kids, teens, parents and grandparents, too! Invite a friend or neighbor to join us in worship!
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Christmas Eve Services December 24 Service Times

Tuesday, December 24

Family Services: 11:00am & 12:30pm Children’s Message, Youth Orchestra, Glow Sticks Contemporary: 2:30pm & 4:00pm eleven eleven band, Communion, Candlelight Traditional: 7:00pm & 8:30pm Soloists, Choir, Orchestra, Communion, Candlelight Candlelight: 11:00pm Acoustic & Strings, Communion, Candlelight

Children’s Ministry

We encourage family worship for all Christmas Eve services. Sparklers staffed nursery ministry will be provided up to age 36 months during the 2:30pm and 4:00pm Christmas Eve services. The nursery will be available during the remaining services but will not be staffed.

Special Needs Ministry

Fusion (Special Needs) support will be available during the 2:30pm Christmas Eve service. Advance registration is required. Contact Michelle at schaeffer@goodshepherd-naperville.org __________

Serving Opportunities

Facilities Ministry Facilities volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. If interested, please email cordin@goodshepherd-naperville.org
Worship ALL SERVICES need leaders, greeters, ushers, tech support, communion assistants, and set up and clean up. If interested, please email worship@goodshepherd-naperville.org
Welcome Ministry ALL SERVICES need welcome team and parking lot attendants. If interested, please email welcome@goodshepherd-naperville.org
Nursery Ministry Nursery volunteers needed for the 2:30pm and 4pm services. If interested, please email janderson@goodshepherd-naperville.org
Special Needs Ministry Fusion Special Needs volunteers needed for the 2:30pm service. If interested, please email fusion@goodshepherd-naperville.org.

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Parking Tips Christmas Eve is one of our busiest days of the year at Good Shepherd. Please follow these guidelines to help ensure safety and steady traffic flow in our parking lot.  Be aware of the setup. Signage will be posted for exits and entrances.  Head south as you leave. We recommend that you head Southbound on Shepherd Drive as you EXIT Church. Avoid overflow parking on Shepherd Drive.  If the parking lot is full, please park on Maplefield Road (behind McDonald’s) rather than on Shepherd Drive. This will help with visibility and traffic flow.  Carpool if you can. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings.  Watch for pedestrians as you are looking for a parking space, especially small children who may make sudden, unpredictable moves.
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Contemporary Service Sat. 5:05pm, Sun. 9:29am and 11:01am
In the Worship Center, our casual contemporary worship services deliver the message of Jesus Christ in an engaging multi-media format, designed to reach people, no matter where they are in their relationship with Christ. The sermons connect the powerful teachings of Jesus to today’s world. Holy Communion offered every weekend in all contemporary services.

Worship during 9:29 a.m. and 11:01 a.m. Sunday services is led by eleven eleven, a full contemporary Christian band. Their music is a mixture of current praise and worship songs, as well as original compositions.

The Saturday 5:05 p.m. service is similar to the Sunday Worship Center services, but incorporates a more intimate and acoustic feel.

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Encounter Christmas Night of Music & Celebration

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, December 12, 7:00-8:30pm

Walk-ins Welcome!

It's so easy to get caught up in the fast-paced rhythm of the holiday season. Encounter CHRISTmas is an intentional decision to unplug from the chaos and instead focus our hearts and minds on the enormity of the gift that God has given us, Jesus. Join us for an evening of worship as we experience the Christmas story through carols and the Word.

Enjoy Fellowship and Treats at the Cookie Thing!

Come early or stay late for "The Cookie Thing" in the Cornerstone Café. Bring a plate of cookies to share!

Registration for Encounter Christmas: 

December 11, 7pm December 12, 7pm
Already registered? We are so excited to share this night of music and celebration with all of you. On the evening you attend, please arrive early to check in and get your tickets.
  • Ticket counter opens 1 hour before service begins.
  • Doors open at 6:30pm for those with advance reservations.
  • Please consider bringing a plate of cookies so we can all celebrate "The Cookie Thing" before and after Encounter Christmas.
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Family Worship Events
All of our family ministries work together to create a worship experience geared towards the ENTIRE family (parents, kids, teens and grandparents, too). In addition to the services, family worship events may include an optional meal, encouraging fellowship time with our community.

Purpose/Vision of Family Worship:

Connect families in community to engage in activities that foster a heart posture toward God in everyday life.

Annual Events:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Summertime Family Worship
  • Back-to-School Worship
  • ADVENT Night

Upcoming events will be listed here when details become available.

For more information, reach out to our ministry leader by using the button below.
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Interactive Teaching Service Sun. 11:00am
The "eleven" service is a great way to connect with God's word. The pastor's Biblical teaching allows a platform for you to ask questions and learn with others in an interactive, participatory setting. Music is piano-led, featuring different vocalists and musicians each week. Holy Communion is offered every Sunday. This is a great opportunity to deepen your faith journey! Click here to see a video about the "eleven" service.
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Thanksgiving Eve Pie Thing Worship & Fellowship Event

November 27, 7pm

Join us for a Good Shepherd tradition! 7pm Sanctuary Worship, followed immediately by the Pie Thing (potluck style) in the Activity Center. All are welcome to join us. Don't forget to bring a pie to share and invite a friend!

Serving opportunity:

Sign up to help bake bread for Thanksgiving Eve at the Connect Center. Recipe and prayer cards are available to take today! To sign up to serve as an Usher or Communion Assistant, please contact worship@goodshepherd-naperville.org  Don't forget to bring a pie to share! Pie drop off and setup begins at 6pm. Sign up and find more details HERE.
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Traditional Service Sun. 8:00 and 9:30am
Traditional worship services are held in the Sanctuary. Liturgical readings are delivered by members of the congregation; the pastor shares a message which connects the enduring lessons of Jesus Christ to today's environment. Both service times include prayer requests lifted up together as a congregation. The Sunday 8:00 a.m. service provides a traditional worship service with an intimate feel. The music includes time-honored hymns led by the organ and/or sacred vocal solos. Holy Communion offered every Sunday. The Sunday 9:30 a.m. service features music typically led by the organ and includes the Festival Choir most of the year singing a wide range of sacred music. The 9:30 a.m. service offers Holy Communion every Sunday.
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