There are times on everyone’s journey where a little more care and compassion is needed because of a difficult experience. At Good Shepherd we promise to listen, empathize and be a reminder that we, your faith community, care.
What We Offer
When you or a loved one is in need of prayer and support, please call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The pastor will work with you in determining if you want your concern forwarded to our Prayer Companion Team or stay confidential between you and the pastor.
Hospitals do not notify churches when their members are admitted. If you or a loved one is hospitalized, please contact the church office.
The Pastors are available to visit, support and bring Holy Communion to Good Shepherd members who are unable to attend worship.
Healing Through Loss
Growing Through Loss
Good Shepherd is a proud member of the South Suburban Coalition. This ecumenical organization was spearheaded in 1993 and has grown to include 16 local churches. The coalition offers a 5-week series in the Fall and Spring with alternating churches hosting each series. The purpose of Growing Through Loss is to provide an opportunity for individuals to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. For more grief resource information please visit www.growingthroughlosstcsouth.com
Longest Days Study
During the longest, darkest months of winter, those who grieve loss, gather together to support one another through a guided discussion led by the Pastor. Plenty of opportunity is offered to just talk and to share your personal grief experience in order to find necessary care for your week.
Ways to Get Involved in Care, Prayer & Support
Prayer Chain Participant
Our prayer companion ministry is a group of people who enjoy spending time with God in prayer. Do you want to participate in lifting up family, friends and neighbors in prayer? If yes, then be on our email Prayer Chain. Prayer requests are sent out weekly to the group. We keep people on the prayer list for two weeks unless otherwise requested.
Connect with our home centered members by reaching out to them by phone or in home visits providing them with prayer, communion and friendly conversation.
Funeral Luncheon Helper
If you are interested in helping to serve a funeral reception for those who have experienced the death of a loved one please contact the church office. There is no prior experience necessary. You will receive instructions the day or evening the meal is prepared.