Worship Schedule

We are back!!  Worship at 9 am each Sunday or Facebook Live.  The Nursery awaits the littles during church.

Sunday School classes for the littles ages 3 through high school at 10 am are happening.  There's a class for ALL!!! 

Pastor Nathan leads an Adult Bible Study on Sunday Mornings at 10am and Dianna leads a Women's Bible Study at 10. 

Grab a donut and some coffee and join us for Adult Study's and let your littles attend Sunday School!!

Please join us in person Sunday mornings.  We look forward to seeing all those return to church to Worship Jesus!!



2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 Pastor Wray Offermann , retired from St Paul, Decatur, IL, was our Interim Pastor .    We were blessed to have Pastor Wray and his wife Carolyn with us for

22 months (Aug 2017-June 2019) during our Interim status. 

Pastor Wray is an awesome man of God, leading the people! 

He is missed!!

Lift High the Cross!



2nd Saturday of August 2021

8-9 am     

Come Join us for Breakfast ​and Fellowship

2018-19 Here is a portion of the Lutheran Ram Fan Club with our 4 Varsity players (Malcolm, Kade, Leo, Mason) and Coach Bob Herdes!!  GO RAMS!!!!


 Sunday School for all ages

10 am 




Lift high the Cross to share the love of Christ with all and to encourage a life of service, among our members and throughout the community.

It is our prayer that this website would give you a good picture of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Shelbyville, IL.  Also that it be a resource and aid in your daily reading and studying of God's Holy Word, the Bible.  If you have a question, please use the question and answer part of this webpage by clicking on the contact us tab.  If you are in Shelbyville, IL. stop by and visit; especially for worship every Sunday at 9:00 am.





Sisters in Christ

Salad Buffett

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6 pm

Skit of Fashion from the

Old Testament Women


We are pleased to announce that we have a new Pastor leading us.    Pastor Nathan Woolery was installed on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2 pm.  Pastor Woolery is married to Ruth and they have 4 children, Ben 15,

Lily 13, Henry 10, and Oliver 5. They moved here

from Camron, Missouri, where Pastor Nathan has

been for 13 years.  Please welcome Pastor Nathan

and his family!! 

May God bless you!!

LCMS National

Youth Gathering

​July 11th-15th

2019 Minneapolis,


The Students & Adults had a fantastic time!!  Thank you to our Holy Cross Family for supporting us through our journey to the gathering!

The youth sold Homestead Cinnamon Rolls, Dinner Rolls and Pumpkin Butter as a fund raiser for the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2022!!

How Yummy!!

​January - February - March​

Pizza / Movie / Popcorn Nights at Holy Cross in 2020

5 pm - Come eat pizza and stay for movie/popcorn

Sunday, January 5th -  "I Can Only Imagine"  

Sunday, February 9th - "Breakthrough" 

Sunday, March 8th​ - "Run the Race"

​1201 North Chestnut • Shelbyville, IL 62565      217-774-2952

Pizza / Movie / Popcorn Nights at Holy Cross in 2019

5 pm - Come eat pizza and stay for movie/popcorn

Sunday, January 6th -

"I Can Only Imagine"

Sunday, February 10th -

"God Bless the Broken Road"

Sunday, March 10th

"Where Hope Grows"​​


Our Mission:

"Joyful Noise" will be

performing at Lake

Shelbyville Visitor

Center, Saturday,

December 29, 2018 from

4-5 pm as part of the

Smithsonian Event

happening in


Come out and listen

to some Christmas

Music, Contemporary

Music and some of

their own written music!

We now have available ONLINE GIVING if you so wish to send your contributions in this manner.  Click green ONLINE GIVING above.

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Missouri Synod

2-24-2019 - Purple Day at Holy Cross in honor of our Coach Bob Herdes and boys Malcolm Miller, Kade Kull, Leo Logue and Mason Miller!!  Very proud of our Lutheran Coach and boys!!   A great season!!


Sunday, Dec 15, 2019   ~   4 pm 

We will visit shut-ins, nursing home, assisted living and end the evening at Pastor & Ruth's house for pizza!!  COME JOIN US!!

2022 LCMS

National Youth




Eleanor Gaunt     

Musical Memorial

Tribute was held

Friday, July 9th

at  Holy Cross

at 10:30 am.         

A luncheon was

served shortly after

the service.

What a wonderful service for a long time member here at Holy Cross.  Eleanor is missed by all whom she helped during her choir director years at Holy Cross, piano and organ lessons she taught, and voice lessons given to locals. ​​

 New Member Brunch

was held Sunday, June 30, 2019

​We welcomed:

Pastor Nathan Woolery, wife Ruth, and children Ben, Lily, Henry & Oliver...

 Dave Brandt & Aimee Darush...

Kristi Brown...

Wally & Linda Evans...

Cyndy Hopkins...

Steve Lamb & daughter Ceccellia... 

Elizabeth Lochbaum...

Mila Richardson...

Seth Robertson...

Sara Sharp, & daughters Eva & Cora... 
Norm & Judy Sommers...

Andy Wagner & daughter Presley... 

Larry & Kaye Wagner...

Pierce Walk...

07-21-2021 Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Join us for the Church Picnic at Forest Park at 7 pm.  We will serve pulled pork bbq sandwiches and provide paper plates and plastic ware.  Bring a drink and a dish or dessert to share.  The pool is ours from 8-10 pm for those who want to swim.  Bring lawn games if you don't plan on swimming.  


We now have available ONLINE GIVING if you so wish to send your contributions in this manner. 

Click green ONLINE GIVING above.

Our 2020 Christmas Eve Children's Video Service with a sermon by Pastor Nathan Woolery!!

What an awesome job Jill Miller did putting this video of the kids and their art together for viewing

on Christmas Eve!!


Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 6 pm

Lindy Duckett's house

Finger foods/drink provided.

We plan to do this

once a month either

having someone hostess

or having it held at a

local restaurant!

If you're interested in

hostessing, see Linda

in the office..

A few pictures of our youth at the 2016 National Youth Gathering in New Orleans


Worship IN PERSON and



Sunday: 9:00 am

Adult Bible Classes at 10 am 

in person or on 

Pastor's Class is on Facebook Live 

* Ladies Only *

Teens thru Senior Citizens

Join us Tuesday,

November 12th 

for our 1st

Advent Tabletop.

5:30 pm-6 pm will be social time, a program at 6 and then we will eat afterwards.



May 6, 2020 

6 pm



at Lake Shelbyville

Please join us

Sunday, Sept 15th, 10am

at the pavilion on 9th Street point for our annual

Outdoor Worship lead by Pastor Nathan and music by

Laura Cutler & Gary Banning

We will have a potluck meal and games following worship!

Youth Activity

Sunday, February 16, 2020

YMCA at Taylorville

Leaving at noon...  Swim/play 1-4​    Return at 5 

April 10

6 pm meal

7 pm Worship

April 14

9 am Palm Sunday

Confirmation Sunday

April 18

7 pm Maundy ThursdayWorship

April 19

7 pm Good Friday Worship

April 21

​8 am Easter Breakfast

9 am Easter Worship


Holy Cross Lutheran Church

1201 North Chestnut

Shelbyville, IL 62565


Pastor Nathan P Woolery

Staff | Mission | What We Believe

Church History

Youth are selling BBQ Ribs with proceeds towards the next Youth Gathering.  Place your order by Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Pick up is on Saturday,

Feb 1, 2020, at noon!! 

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!!

Don't Delay, order TODAY!!! 

Welcome to Holy Cross in Shelbyville, IL!

Pray for the World for peace and understanding!

2021 OUTDOOR WORSHIP at Lake Shelbyville

Please join us Sunday, Sept 26th , 10am at the pavilion on 9th Street for our annual  Outdoor Worship lead by Pastor Nathan and music by

Laura, Gary & Mark!

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

2019 Lenten Worship

March 6th Ash Wednesday

6 pm meal - Spaghetti

​7 pm - Worship with Imposition of Ashes

March 13th

6 pm meal - Taco/Nacho bar

7 pm Worship

March 20th

6 pm meal - baked spaghetti

7 pm Worship

March 27th

6 pm meal

7 pm Worship

April  3
6 pm meal
7 pm Worship

2019 Advent Schedule

Worship at 7 pm    Wednesday November 27th    Thanksgiving Eve Worship


1st Sunday in Advent:  Dec 1st

9 am Worship      

10 am - Christmas Program Practice

 10:15 am -  Adult Bible Classes


WEDNESDAY ADVENT    Dec 4, 11, 18

Wed Advent Suppers     6-6:45 pm

Wed Advent Services 7 pm

Christmas Eve Children's Program 7 pm

Christmas Worship 10 am

New Year's Eve Worship 6 pm