Welcome to Holy Cross in Shelbyville, IL!

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!!



Starting a class for those interested in joining the church or just getting a refresher course!!

"Bible Discovery"  

Sunday, March 3rd


Online Devotions & Bible Studies 

Sermons | Synod & District | LWML | Lutheran Hour Ministries |

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

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, is our Interim Pastor .    We are blessed to have Pastor Wray with us until we are able to find a man of God to come serve our church.  Pray that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sends us such a man!

Missouri Synod

LCMS National

Youth Gathering

2019 Minneapolis,


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"​​

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1201 North Chestnut • Shelbyville, IL 62565

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

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!

Lift High the Cross!


10 am - Sunday School

for all ages

10 am - 6th-8th Grade

Confirmation Class



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.






Sunday: 9:00 am

Fellowship: 10-10:15 am

Sunday School: Ages 3-H.S.

 10:00-11:00 am

Adult Bible Study: 10:15-11:00 am

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

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!!!!