1201 North Chestnut • Shelbyville, IL 62565

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

* Ladies Only *

Teens thru Senior Citizens

Join us Tuesday, November 12th 

for our 1st

Advent Tabletop. (more info later)

2018 Advent Schedule

Worship at 7 pm

Wednesday November 22nd-

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

1st Sunday in Advent:  Dec 2nd

9 am Worship

10 am - Christmas Program Practice

 10:15 am -  Adult Bible Class

Wed Advent Suppers

6-6:45 pm

Wed Advent Services 7 pm

Dec 5, 12, 19

Christmas Eve Children's Program 7 pm

Christmas Worship 9 am

About Us

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

1201 North Chestnut

Shelbyville, IL 62565


Staff | Mission | What We Believe

Church History

 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!!


Sunday: 9:00 am

Fellowship: 10-10:15 am

Adult Bible Classes:

10:15-11:00 am

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!

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!!!!

Lift High the Cross!

Pizza / Movie / Popcorn Nights at Holy Cross in 2020

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

Sunday, January 5th -  

Sunday, February 9th -  

Sunday, March 8th

Have a suggestion for a movie??

Let Mark or Lindy Duckett know.


We raised  $1780 on our rummage sale!!

Proceeds used for National Youth Gathering,

Peace Meal and Human Care Projects!


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

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

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"​​



We are pleased to announce that we have a new Pastor leading us.  

Pastor Nathan Woolery was installed on Sunday, June 23rd 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!!

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!


at Lake Shelbyville

Please join us

Sunday, September 15th

at the pavilion on 9th Street point for our annual Outdoor Worship lead by Pastor Nathan and music by

Laura Cutler, Gary Banning

and Mark Montgomery!

We will have a potluck meal and games following worship!

 New Member Brunch

was held Sunday, June 30th

​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...


Welcome to Holy Cross in Shelbyville, IL!

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!!

Sisters in Christ

Salad Buffett

Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm

Skit of Fashion from the Old Testament Women

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

Missouri Synod

2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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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.






10 am - NO Sunday School

during June, July

& part of August


Do join us

during WORSHIP each

Sunday at 9 am.