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.

2 Great Shepherd Anniversary Celebration

2 Great Shepherd Anniversaries
This year Great Shepherd will celebrate 2 important anniversaries.  The first one is our 20th anniversary as church.  We held our first worship service on Father’s Day in 1997.  Founding pastor Dr. Lyle Dorsett led the service.  The second special anniversary pertains to the 10 year anniversary of our “re-boot” as a church, after going through a rather rough period.  We began meeting again after a period on hiatus on December 30, 2007. A special celebration service will be held on Sunday November 12th at 10:00 A.M.

Financial Peace University

Jean Kliebhan and Jeff Sedlak will be facilitating Financial Peace University (a ministry of Dave Ramsey), a nine-lesson class that teaches step-by-step creation of a budget, how to pay off debt, how to spend wisely, and how to save for the future. We are starting FPU at Church of the Great Shepherd on October 3, 2017. For more info, contact Jean Kliebhan at mjbilang@gmail.com or visit this link https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1049035

NEW SERMON SERIES

On Sunday October 22nd and continuing until November 19th, we will be having new sermon series on the topic of “Reformation Themes”, as this year is the  500th anniversary of the Reformation. Please note that this will not be a NEGATIVE series of message attacking any church but a POSITIVE one regarding Reformation doctrines. It is important to note that the Protestant Reformation was not  a single unified event, but consisted of several reformations sparked by Martin Luther’s actions stemming from his posting of his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31st, 1517

2017 “THE YEAR OF PONDERING”

    Many Christian denominations and even independent churches, will establish “The Year of…”, that is, they declare that the new year will have a special emphasis that will permeate all that transpires in and through them.  Fr. George is calling Great Shepherd to embrace 2017 as “The Year of Pondering”. By this he means he would like us to slow down and deeply contemplate our relationship with the Lord, with the Church, and with those outside of the church. He would like pondering and contemplation to permeate all that we do, say, think, and even consider doing during 2017.  He wants us to resist busyness and consumerism in all its forms, even those which have become a part of the modern American church, in all of its diversity. As hard as it may seem, some Christians have difficulty slowing down to ponder and contemplate the things of the Lord. We need to be able to do this in order to be healthy disciples of Jesus Christ.   During the next 12 months, he will be sharing periodic emails regarding this topic. Throughout the year he will be suggesting books that we all read (or re-read).  Many of the sermons given during this year will focus on “The Year of Pondering”.

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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