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 presently preparing to resume Sunday morning Eucharistic worship services at our Ministry Center, adhering to the recommendations of the State of Illinois and the CDC, so for a time worship will look a bit different from what was “normal” before the Covid-19 crisis began.
 
The resumption of our Sunday morning worship is a 3 step process. On Sunday June 7th, we will be holding a Morning Prayer Service from the ACNA 2019 Book of Common Prayer,  If you would like be a part of this please email wheatonpriest903@gmail.com for information how to join in on the Zoom service.  On Sunday June 14th will have a live and in person Morning Prayer service from the BCP at our Ministry Center beginning at 10:00 AM,  There will be no Eucharist at this service.  On Sunday June 21st, we will hold a Eucharistic Worship Service beginning at 10:00 AM.  This will be a shortened version of our typical Eucharistic services, and Holy Communion will be provided in a special hygienically safe manner.  If you would like more information on this service please email Fr. George at wheatonpriest903@gmail.com 
 
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.

 

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.

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“Employing Hope” Bible Study for Job Seekers.

“Employing Hope” Bible Study for Job Seekers.
We’re pleased to offer a Bible study especially for job seekers, beginning in early July. It’s not news that COVID-19 has hit our economy ridiculously hard—and that doesn’t just mean the national economy, but the jobs, bank accounts, and credit scores of real people. Unemployment is now higher than any time since the Great Depression. Our goal in this Bible study is to encourage job seekers by discovering how Biblical and contemporary believers have found direction and peace in difficult times. While this is not a “job coaching” group, we will offer tips and tools, many of which are online, to help people along the way. 

“Employing Hope” has 20 short units which will be sent electronically to the participants. We’ll see if we can do three each week as homework, and then meet once a week via videoconference to talk about what we’re learning. We expect that members will be blessed by just sharing their pilgrimage with others in similar circumstances. The study will be led by Fr. David Kletzing.  For more information contact Fr. David at: dkzing@gmail.com. Each unit includes a reading from the Bible, followed by guided questions for personal reflection, “Points to Ponder” pertaining to career, financial steps, job seeking tips, etc. We will encourage participants to keep a journal of what they’re learning along the way. Material for this Bible study comes from Biblica (formerly, the International Bible Society). www.biblica.com

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BOOK OF PROVERBS SERMON SERIES

On Sunday April 19th we will begin a new Sunday morning sermon series that will explore the Old Testament book of Proverbs.

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NEW SATURDAY MORNING BOOK STUDY–NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

An adult Saturday morning book study will begin on Saturday January 25th (note this change of date) from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Ministry Center. We’ll meet every other Saturday morning through the end of March. This study will delve into the book, The Divine Embrace by Robert Webber. It traces Christian spirituality from the ancient church to the present and then explores living out God’s story in our individual lives, as well as our life together as the church. We ask each person attending to purchase a copy of The Divine Embrace on their own. Books are available through Christianbook.com, or good used copies can be purchased through other vendors at amazon.com.  Please be careful when purchasing your book. There is another book by the same name written by Ken Gire. Make sure you purchase The Divine Embrace by Robert E. Webber. This will be an important study as we learn to live our lives in response to God’s love in today’s world. We hope you will be part of the study. Please let Deacon Phil (wheatondeacon@yahoo.com) or Father George (wheatonpriest903@gmail.com) know if you plan to attend.

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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!

NO GAME NIGHT ON THE 20th.

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Ladies Group

A ladies’ small group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM.  For more information contact Carol Kinder at cbkind@comcast.net or Linda Kacena at lkacena@gmail.com.  The ladies are presently meeting via Zoom

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