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Virtual Nativity Walk

Join Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in their Virtual Nativity Walk again this Holiday season. Produced in 2020, but reposted again for your enjoyment, we encourage you to once again bring the warmth of Christ’s birth into your living room–or any room–and come together to enjoy the beauty of the Champaign-Urbana Lutheran Community’s unique collection of nativities.

Thanks to everyone who made this video possible. We do not own the intellectual rights to all music in this video, and any music which falls under copyright, we hitherto sacrifice all intellectual rights to any all and parties which own them. We do not intend to use this video for monetization or wide public use.

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Summer Sing-a-longs

Sing your heart out – safely!  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (2101 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign; www.gslc-cu.org) will host family-friendly, outdoor sing-a-longs three times this summer:

Sunday, June 6, 5-7 PM
Saturday, July 3, 7-9 PM
Sunday, August 1, 5-7 PM

Favorite hymns, camp songs, silly songs and more will be included and song books will be provided.  BYO chairs, food, and beverages.  Food trucks are scheduled for each evening, too.  (June 6: La Paloma; July 3: C&C Kitchen; August 1: Brian’s Bistro)  Musicians are welcome to play along – contact julia.hartman82@gmail.com for more info. 

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Faith In Place

We are excited to announce we are a @faithinplace COVID-19 Food Crisis Relief Fund Grantee! @faithinplace is supporting us to continue our work (emergency food deliveries, fresh perishables, and restocking a portion of our church food pantry).

A subaward grant from Faith in Place funded through the Chicago Region Food System Fund.

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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 dedicated a week to service in our community. This week was 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 happened 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