August 5, 2022

We encourage you to read the Bible stories for this upcoming Sunday
Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Luke 12:32-40
in preparation for worship.


To see a slideshow of our great kids during this VBS week, click here.

Memory Garden Benches

The Memory Garden Benches were installed on August 2nd. Feel free to visit the Memory Garden and try out the new benches.

Memory Garden Benches Memory Garden Benches

Memory Garden Walkway

Memory Brick Walkway

We have a total of 63 memory bricks in the walkway. Once we get 5 orders of either size (4x8 or 8x8) they will be ordered from Polar Engraving. There is a minimum of 5 orders for the same size to get "free freight". Presently we have one order for each size.

Altar Flowers

We continue to ask you to please consider signing up to donate flowers to brighten up the sanctuary. As normal, each arrangement is $50.

The bouquets are delivered from the florist for the weekend worship services. You can pick up your flowers after the Sunday services or on the Monday following. The church is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in donating flowers, contact me, Diane Mollis, at or use the sign-up sheets located on the bulletin board in the church lobby. Provide your name, address, phone number, for whom the flowers are dedicated to or in memory of, and which Sunday you are interested in displaying the bouquet. I will send you a special offering envelope for the flowers in the mail. If you have any questions, please call me at 224-654-6677.

Thank you for contributing to beautify the altar during our services at Shepherd of the Prairie.

Preschool Teacher's Aide

We are now hiring for the part time position of
Little Lambs Preschool Teacher's Aid.

This position is primarily responsible for teaching students participating in the Little Lambs Pre-School Program and assisting in daily operations of the program.

To see the core duties, responsibilities and additional details of this new position or to apply, click here .



Diakonia is a Greek word that translates into English as serve. The ELCA program known as Diakonia is a two year learning opportunity meant to better equip lay leaders for service. I graduated from Diaknoia in 2012 and it was one of the best learning experiences I have ever participated in. Many of the classes take place over ZOOM, with some in person.

An information session called “Come and See" is taking place on ZOOM on Tuesday August 23 and Thursday Aug 25, both at 7:00pm. You only need to attend one of them. The Zoom link to “Come and See” is below.

Join “Come and See” at this Zoom Meeting:
        Meeting ID: 895 8289 6570
        Passcode: 876026

For more information, please contact: Donna Kelly at

Christmas in July

ELCA World Hunger

Thanks for your generous gifts to ELCA World Hunger during Christmas in July. So far we’ve received gifts for 13 chicks, 2 roosters, 28 honeybees, 17 pigs, 29 goats and other items like bibles and school supplies. Gifts can still be made by placing the World Hunger offering envelopes in the offering basket, or donating through SOTP on-line giving using the World Hunger designation.

Friends Bible Study

Friends Bible Study

Friends Bible Study meets every Monday from 12:30-2:30 in the Willow Room at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church. We are currently studying the book of Acts using the study guide "Be Dynamic" by Warren Wiersbe. This study will continue until the end of August. We will then choose the next book of the Bible for study throughout the fall months. For more information please contact

Linda Dungey

Community Needs

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help pull weeds and trim bushes on August 20-22, from 9am to 12pm at the Green Trees Apartments in Huntley. Need more information about the current community needs? Contact: Vik Bekeris at

With the intent to provide our church members with additional information and encourage open dialog, our monthly council report will be posted on our website each month. This document will show minutes of the past council meeting, full financials and various ministry meeting minutes. Check out the July, 2022 Council Report. We've also designed a simple feedback form to share your questions, concerns or comments. Let us know what you’re thinking.