This page will be the most current and detailed information. Thank you for your patience. We will do our best to keep you informed and connected.

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***Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some information listed on ministry pages may not be active. Please email ministry leaders if you have questions. 

Update June 10, 2021

Hello Good Shepherd family! We’re excited that the State of Illinois will enter Phase 5 on Friday, June 11. Please note the following: 

Worship Services. Registration is no longer required for in-person worship services. Please invite friends, family, and neighbors to worship with us!

In-Person Service Times:

Traditional 9am 

Traditional 10:30am 

Contemporary 9:01am 

Contemporary 10:29am CDT  

For those who prefer, all services will continue to offer an area of seats designated “masks required” with appropriate social distancing. Those who are fully vaccinated are welcome to join us mask-free, and for those who are not vaccinated, all services will offer an area of seats designated “masks required” with appropriate social distancing.

Sunday Children’s Ministries. In advance, please continue to make a reservation for your children ages birth – 3rd grade to participate in Sparks on Sundays. This includes FUSION children with special needs. Registration will help us to plan for leaders and other resources during worship services. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Weekday Summer Office Hours. Starting Monday, June 14, the front office will be open from 9am – 1pm, Monday – Thursday. At a later date, we will announce availability for facility use by ministries and expanded building hours. We thank our entire congregation, staff and Church Council for your efforts, support and patience as we have navigated the past year and a half. Today, we’re delighted to say…See you soon at 1310 Shepherd Drive!

Please join us on Sundays for our services online or in-person. We’re all in this together! 

We continue to pray for you Church family! The Re-opening team meets weekly and includes members of staff, council and the congregation. We are carefully putting processes in place, making the health and safety of our guests the top priority.

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. We are using public health guidance, metrics, and recommendations to lead our Re-opening discussions and to advise our teams to execute plans.

FLEXIBILITY. Please be advised that as the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation. Dates and plans may have to change according to government guidelines or situations in our community.

MINISTRIES. Even though the building may reopen, please note that not all ministries will resume at the same time. The Cornerstone Café is open on Sundays only until further notice.

COMMUNICATIONS. We are committed to keeping the congregation informed, so please make sure to check our website for updates. We will post updates regarding our plan as they become available.

If you would like more information, feel free to reach out to the committee at:

A hearty thank you to the reopening team for all their work to ensure a safe and orderly gradual reopening of our building, and to you all for your faithful service and leadership!

Though we are, at times, physically apart, God is using this time to challenge, shape and connect us in new ways, as well as to reach even more people with the Gospel. Thank you for your partnership and prayers as we adjust to the new normal.

See further information below, or view ministry-specific pages on this website. We are here for you and our community, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to come along side of you. You may contact us using the Email Leader button below.

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Previous Coronavirus Communications
Communications from our Reopening Team May, 20, 2021 Communications from our Reopening Team January 24, 2021 Communications from our Reopening Team August 14, 2020 Communications from our Senior Pastor, Mark Carlsson June 26, 2020 Communications from our Senior Pastor, Mark Carlsson May 28, 2020 Communications from our Senior Pastor, Mark Carlsson March 13, 2020 Communications from our Chief Operating Officer, Tom Anderson: March 12, 2020
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