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Join Us for Worship

9am Sunday Mornings

All are welcome!
Nursery available for families with small children

At Good Shepherd we practice open communion. We believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the elements of bread and wine. In the gospels we meet Jesus, God’s Son, who ate with sinners and welcomed all. You are welcome at this, the Lord’s Table. Children who commune in their home congregations are welcome to commune at this church. Children who do not receive communion are encouraged to come forward with hands folded to receive a blessing. Children normally receive their first communion after conversation between parents, children and Pastor.

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Pet Blessing – 1 pm, Sunday October 6

Bring your pet to church! The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator. St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day is October 4th, so join us in celebrating his love for all god’s Creatures October 6 by bringing your cat, dog, horse, hamster, or any other pet you own for a special blessing. If your pet does not play well with others, please use a carrier, leash, or bring a picture of your pet! All are welcome!

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Gods Work Our Hands Week

Beginning September 8 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be dedicating a week to service in our community. This week is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Events will be happening throughout the week.

  • Sunday, September 8, 11:00 am Car Wash in the church parking lot
  • Sunday, September 8, 11:00 am Singalong and visit with residents of Autumn Fields
  • Sunday, September 8 2:00 pm Singalong and visit with residents of Willowbrook
  • Tuesday, September 10, 9:00 am Clothing sort at Empty Tomb
  • Wednesday, September 11, 5:00 pm Dinner meal delivery to St. Andrews
  • Thursday, September 12, 9:30 am Knit, Pray, Crochet & Flannel Boards at Windsor of Savoy
  • Thursday, September 12, evening Canteen Run
  • Friday, September 13, 3:00 – 5:30 Birthday Bag Preparations at church
  • Friday, September 13, 5:00 – 8:00 Parents Night Out
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Welcome New Choir Director: Julia Hartman

Julia has her bachelor’s from Millikin University in music education and her master’s from Illinois State in music education with a technology emphasis. She taught everything from band to chorus to ukulele to orchestra for 11 years and for the past two years has worked for the University of Illinois as an internship coordinator. She enjoys working with college students and helping them find a career path that works with their major. She lives in Urbana with her two sons and loves to lift weights and bake cakes in her free time.