Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd

Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd

Worshipping God In Spirit, Word, and Sacrament

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WELCOME!

Thanks for visiting the Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd’s website. We do hope that you will take the time to check out all the various pages of our website so you can get an understanding of who we are. We are a member parish of the Anglican Church in North America (www.anglicanchurch.net). 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.” If you have any questions about the Anglican Church of the Great Shepherd please feel free to telephone us at: 630-681-0776 or email us at: office@greatshepherd.org. 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES 2016

Here is a list of Holy Week Services that Great Shepherd is involved in:

  • Palm Sunday (March 20th) Service of the Palms & Eucharist at 10:00 AM at Great Shepherd
  • Maundy Thursday service (March 24th) with foot washing at Great Shepherd with Hope Anglican Church of Elburn at 7:00 PM
  • Good Friday Service at Great Shepherd at 7:00 PM (a very contemplative service with reserved Eucharist)
  • The Holy Vigil (March 26th) with Church of the Ascension which meets at the First Congregational Church in Elmhurst ( 235 S. Kenilworth).  Please note that this service begins at 6:00 PM

THE YEAR OF GRACE

Many Christian denominations and even independent churches will establish “The Year of…”, that is, they declare 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 2016 as “The Year of Grace”.  By this he means he would like us to have grace permeate all that we do, say, think, and even contemplate, during this New Year. He wants grace to be our litmus test for actions and responses, and not just corporately, but in our individual lives as well.  He suggests that we be willing to receive grace.  As hard as it may seem, some Christians have difficulty receiving grace, both from God and others.  We need to be able to receive grace in order to really give it. During the next 12 months, he will be sharing periodic emails regarding grace, regarding our “Year of Grace”. He would like to suggest that we all read (or re-read) Philip Yancey’s book, What’s So Amazing About Grace? This book can be secured at most Christian bookstores, or through Amazon.

NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINNING JANUARY 10TH

Beginning Sunday January 10th, we will begin a new sermon series during our Sunday morning worship service, entitled: “Christians Living In A Hostile World”. We will be exploring how Christians have been treated by a world hostile world, and how God wants us to respond to that hostility.

Game Night!

Game Night in March will be Friday the 18th  We begin at 6:30 PM with dinner.  Bring your favorite games and Christmas snacks.  Everyone is welcome to Game Night!

“Small Groups”

A men’s small group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM.  For more information contact Scott Penney at: scott.j.penney@gmail.com.

A ladies’ small group meets on Thursday evenings froom 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, Refusing to Do Nothing: Finding Your POwer to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery

An Evangelical and Charismatic Anglican Church

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

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