ELCA World Hunger Matching Grant

We want to share an exciting opportunity with you. Our ministry is partnering with ELCA World Hunger to raise funds for our work. With the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world impacting how we address hunger in our communities, we need your support now more than ever. Will you make a donation to ELCA World Hunger today to support our congregation’s feeding ministry?

We aim to raise $500 or more for our ministry from friends and supporters such as you, to match the $500 Daily Bread Matching Grant we will receive from ELCA World Hunger, and only have a short time to do it. We have until Sunday, November 22nd to meet our goal. This will help our ministry serve our neighbors and truly provide daily bread.

Please visit our fundraising page at: http://support.elca.org/goto/gslc-cu

Until all are fed,
The Outreach Committee


Operation Turkey Sandwich

For the past 6 years members and friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church have assembled and delivered over 300 turkey sandwich lunches to workers at local clinics, liquor stores, hotel front desks, movie theatres and other businesses.  We’re doing it again, and we need your help!

We’re asking for donations of purchased pre-cooked whole turkey breasts, loaves of bread, stuffing muffins, cookies and apples.  And, we’re enlisting volunteers to pack lunches and make deliveries on Thanksgiving morning, from 10-11:30 am.


Fall Fun Fest – 11-3, Sat. 10/5

Pumpkins for sale, pumpkin decorating, games, homemade apple pies and other baked goods along with gift baskets will be part of the activities that day! Please mark the date and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. All proceeds go toward youth programs and church outreach in C-U and around the world.


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.  


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.