Welcome to Good Shepherd’s home on the web!

Please join us for worship or special events, as we live our mission together on the west side of Rockford: Living and Sharing Jesus!
All are welcome!

Worship: every Sunday at 9:00 AM

Lent and Easter 2019

Third Presbyterian Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has joined together to celebrate the season of Lent, concluding on Good Friday (April 19th).   


Wed., April 3, 6-7:30 pm—5th Week of Lent at Third PC

Wed., April 10, 6-7:30 pm— 6th Week of Lent at Good Shepherd

Easter Egg Dyeing  and Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM at Good Shepherd

For children of all ages!  Invite your friends!  If you can donate eggs, please bring hardboiled eggs and put them in the Activity Center Fridge. Thank you!

Sunday, April 14, 9am—Palm Sunday at Good Shepherd

April 18, 6-7:30 pm—Maundy Thursday at Third PC

April 19, 7:00pm—Good Friday Tenebrae Service at Good Shepherd


Easter Sunday, April 21

8:00am—Coffee and Baked Goods in the Activity Center

9:00am—Easter Worship in the Sanctuary!

This Easter Sunday, we will have special musical guests, including a trumpeter and Third Presbyterian’s Choir. Invite your friends to worship with you on Easter!

Attention all people of faith:

Come and make Prayer Flags for Easter!

For the Sundays leading up to Easter, Spiritual Growth Guide Sue Mount is coordinating the creation of prayer flags to adorn the sanctuary, much like butterflies have in the past.

You are invited to come and adorn prayer flags. They can be simple—just a prayer written down or a hope shared—or more elaborate. Bring your creativity and prayerful spirit and help adorn our sanctuary with prayer!

Vigil and discussion on the Gaza Protest

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 PM

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

The Great March of Return ongoing protest in Gaza has not been in the news since last May when 60 Palestinians were killed on the day of the US Embassy opening. After 1 year of demonstrations, is justice any closer?

Kathy Shihadah shares: A member of our extended family, Bassam, died on March 11th from injuries sustained in the peaceful protest. He joins about 250 other Palestinians and 2 Israelis whose lives were wasted. We will hold a short vigil for all of the victims.

Daily Prayer and Reading

We have Daily Bible Readings that relate to the Sunday Bible readings on our calendar page: click here for our calendar, and click on the reading for each day.

Alternately, you can find the daily readings in a handy list here.

Here is a wonderful resource for daily Bible reading and prayer from our friends from the Lutheran Church of Honolulu:

Say your prayers with the
Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings
on the LCH Daily Prayer pages

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Noon Prayer Compline

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1829 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, Illinois 61103

Phone: 815-964-8637

Email: lcgoodshepherd@hotmail.com

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