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.