Serving Roles & Directions

The following roles are essential to the mission of Good Shepherd, and filled by a variety of Good Shepherd members and friends. Click on any role below for more information about each of these essential tasks, including step-by-step instructions for performing them.

Chancel Care

Directions for Communion Set-Up These instructions are also posted in the sacristy. If you have any questions, please call Sherrill Houchens. Bread is delivered by County Market on Saturday Place linens on AltarLarge – corporal on AltarSmall – goes on top of chalice, paper napkin, hard board, then linen on top Fill wine cups 2/3… Continue reading Chancel Care

Communion Assistants

Communion is usually served at stations. At one station there will be Pastor, one assistant, and one acolyte while the other stations will have two assistants and one acolyte. After the congregants from the outside pews have made their way through the line, move toward the center so that the congregants from the center pews… Continue reading Communion Assistants

Fellowship Server

Before Worship Ensure that the Coffee Pots are plugged (Regular and Decaf) Check supplies, cups, cream and sugar, drink stirrers (extra cups are in the kitchen either in the cabinet marked such or in a large box by the north door.) Coffee Mugs are now being used as a “green” effort. Please put cart of… Continue reading Fellowship Server

Flower Delivery

As soon as you receive the schedule, determine whether that date is possible for you. If not, please arrange to switch dates with another person scheduled. Please notify the church office, 352-1732 of any changes. If you have a last minute schedule change or cannot find anyone with which to switch, please call the church… Continue reading Flower Delivery

GSLC Food Delivery Program

Thank you for volunteering to make food deliveries on behalf of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The opportunity to help our neighbors, to share our bounty, is a worthy effort. How the Program Works empty tomb, inc., located in Champaign receives referrals from various social service agencies in town. They refer individuals or families, who have… Continue reading GSLC Food Delivery Program


Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the worship to meet your co-greeter and prepare for early arrivals. Please use the Greeter tag located on the table outside of the church office. One greeter should stand near the southeast and southwest entrance doors to greet worshipers as they enter the church. After the worship, please act… Continue reading Greeter

Lay Reader

Thank you for agreeing to serve as lay reader. The readings and the prayers without the additional requests — that you are scheduled to read will be sent to you by email to review prior to that Sunday. Before coming to worship, please read through the readings sent to you by email to acquaint yourself with… Continue reading Lay Reader


Thank you for being willing to serve in the Nursery! We have attached the schedule. Please note: If you cannot be in the nursery during your assigned week, please try to find a substitute and let the church office know of the change by 12:00 p.m. Wednesday. If you are having trouble finding someone to… Continue reading Nursery

Offering Sorter

Get all offerings from offering plates and five marked blue bank bags in the top left file cabinet. Separate the offering into its different categories — General Fund, Loose (which includes all visitor pew envelopes and all cash not in envelopes), Sunday School, Property Improvement, Memorial, splits (one check with two envelopes or designations), and… Continue reading Offering Sorter


Ushers are responsible for the smooth and orderly flow of the worship service. They are expected to assist the worshipers, give aid to visitors, distribute materials, collect the offering, and be aware and available for any needs or requests from Pastor. Usher Captains BEFORE EACH WORSHIP Unlock the doors on the east and west side… Continue reading Usher