Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd

Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd

Worshiping God in Spirit, Word, and Sacrament

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WELCOME!

Thank you for visiting our website!  We’re glad you’re here and hope that you will take a moment to check out the various pages of our website to get an understanding of who we are.
We are a member parish of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Our mission statement is:
“Responding to God’s love,
we seek to imitate Jesus by living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit
in order to bring the love of Christ to our world by word and deed,
so that all may come to love and obey Him for the glory of God.”
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We meet Sunday mornings for worship at 10:00 AM. If you have any questions, please feel free to telephone us at 630-681-0776 or email us at office@greatshepherd.org.

LENTEN FASTINGS

We live in a culture that feels that any kind of deprivation, volunteered or forced, is evil. The Bible on the other hand, shows that depriving oneself for a period of time can be a good thing, and this was also the view of the Church for centuries. Thus Great Shepherd encourages us to see that our voluntarily giving up something(s) during Lent with a view that God can and will use that to refine us for His honor and glory, is worth the suffering we may endure.

What we give up for Lent should be thought through.  Our abstaining should be a help to us for growing closer to the Lord, not something that we chafe under, and can’t wait to resume when Lent is over. Remember Lenten abstainings/fastings are not for the purpose of gaining “brownie points” with God, but rather a spiritual discipline for the purpose of disciplining our body so that our relationship with the Lord is not negatively affected (see 1 Corinthians 9:27).


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Hope Anglican Church of Elburn will be joining Great Shepherd for an Ash Wednesday Service to be held at 7:00 PM on February 24th.  The service will include in the imposition of ashes and the Eucharist. Fr. George of Great Shepherd will be sharing the meditation and Fr. David of Hope Anglican will be the Celebrant.  Please join us for this traditional Anglican Ash Wednesday service.

“THE CHURCH AND JUSTICE” SERMON SERIES

Beginning Sunday January 28th we will be sharing a sermon series entitled, “The Church and Justice”.We will be looking at what Scripture says about justice, what the Church can be and ought to be doing about justice, and what justice is not. A short list of books pertaining to this subject can be secured from Fr. George at: wsheatonpriest903@gmail.com

2018 “The Year of Seeking Justice” (Isaiah 1:17)

Game Night!

Game Night is held on the third Friday of each month.  We begin at 6:30 PM with dinner (usually pizza).  Bring your favorite games and snacks and friends!

Small Groups

A ladies’ small group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM.  For more information contact Diana Bradley at diloub@gmail.com or Linda Kacena at lkacena@gmail.com.  The ladies are presently involved in a study of the book The God of Justice.

Periodically, additional book study groups are held on Saturday morning. For more information, contact Deacon Phil at wheatondeacon@yahoo.com.

An Evangelical and Charismatic Anglican Church

903 W. Liberty Dr. Wheaton, IL 60187 630-681-0776 Follow us on Twitter: #OfficeGreat

Member Parish, Anglican Church of North America

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