Graphic of Jesus as the Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Sunday is April 25

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.
-Jesus in John 10:14

On Good Shepherd Sunday, many congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) across the state celebrate their shared social ministry with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI).

Please plan now to celebrate with LSSI during the 2021 Easter season, on April 25 or any other Sunday in May. Given the ongoing pandemic, the resources being created for Good Shepherd Sunday will include options for churches holding online services.

We have offering envelopes available if you would like to join other congregations that are mailing them out to members. For envelopes or other information, please email

Just as God sees each person in their entirety, LSSI seeks to provide Whole-Person Care to those receiving our services. The faithfulness of congregations like yours is critically important in this work.

Good Shepherd Materials

Yes! Our congregation will be celebrating Good Shepherd/LSSI Sunday!