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!

 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...

​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"

Youth Activity

Sunday, February 16, 2020

YMCA at Taylorville

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

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!!!!

Missouri Synod

Worship Schedule

There will be no New Year's Eve Worship..  Please join us Sunday, January 3, 2021 in person or on Facebook Live.

We join together in Worship on Sundays at 9 am in person and on Facebook Live for those who choose to

stay at home at this time.  Currently we are not having Sunday School for the youth, but pray this can start up soon! 

Precautions are being taken for social distancing with the following in place: 

by using every other pew, with those not in use marked off with ribbons.

We 'request' you wear masks to your pew and during singing of hymns but they are 'not required'

Communion is offered the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays at the 9 am Worship.

We will have Masks Only Communion short service on 2nd & 3rd Sundays at 11:15 (Jan 13th & 20th, 2021)

Bulletins are not being printed as everything will be on screens and sent to email or on Facebook.

The offering plate is located in the back of the church.   

The nursery is not staffed during worship.

Coffee and donuts will not be offered after the service at this time. 

Pastor Nathan will have his Bible Study at 10 and on Facebook Live also.  

Please join us in person Sunday mornings, and on Facebook Live if you are not ready to return at this time.

Everyone's situation is different.  





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!!

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

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


1st Saturday of the month

8-9 am     

Come Join us for Breakfast ​and Fellowship

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

* 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.

"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!



Holy Cross Lutheran Church

1201 North Chestnut

Shelbyville, IL 62565


Pastor Nathan P Woolery

Staff | Mission | What We Believe

Church History

Welcome to Holy Cross in Shelbyville, IL!

Pray for the World for peace and understanding!

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

Click green ONLINE GIVING above.

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

Lift High the Cross!


Worship IN PERSON and



Sunday: 9:00 am

Adult Bible Class at 10 am 

in person or on 

Facebook Live 



May 6, 2020 

6 pm

2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Mission:


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!

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

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

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!!! 


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!!

Sisters in Christ

Salad Buffett

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6 pm

Skit of Fashion from the Old Testament Women

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!!

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

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!!

2020 OUTDOOR WORSHIP at Lake Shelbyville

Please join us   Sunday, Sept 13th, 10am

at the pavilion on 9th Street for our annual

Outdoor Worship lead by Pastor Nathan and music by

Laura, Gary & Mark!

This year we will NOT be having the potluck meal!!

 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 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.





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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..


Click BELOW for Information on our Virtual Sunday School Lessons.




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"​​