1201 North Chestnut • Shelbyville, IL 62565


Missouri Synod

LCMS National

Youth Gathering

​July 11th-15th

2019 Minneapolis,



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

Pastor Nathan Woolery has accepted our call and will be installed on

Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm.

Pastor Woolery is married to Ruth and they have 4 children, Ben 15, Lily 13, Henry 9, and Oliver 5.

They will be moving here from Camron, Missouri, where Pastor Nathan has been for 13 years.  Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, June 23rd, to welcome Pastor Nathan and his family!!

​May God bless you!!

 New Member Brunch

Sunday, June 30th

​10:30 am

Everyone is invited 

to join us to welcome

all our new members over the past year.

 Pastor Wray Offermann , retired from St Paul, Decatur, IL, is our Interim Pastor .    We have been blessed to have Pastor Wray and his wife Carolyn with us the past 22 months during our Interim status.  We will honor Pastor Wray, Sunday, June 9th after worship with cake and coffee, as his time with us nears and end.  We have found our next shepherd!!


10 am - NO Sunday School

during June, July

& part of August


Do join us

during WORSHIP each

Sunday at 9 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.





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!

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June 13 5-8


June 14 8-noon


Sunday: 9:00 am

Fellowship: 10-10:15 am

Adult Bible Classes:

10:15-11:00 am

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

Our Mission:

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!!

Sisters in Christ

Salad Buffett

Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm

Skit of Fashion from the Old Testament Women

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

About Us

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

1201 North Chestnut

Shelbyville, IL 62565


Staff | Mission | What We Believe

Church History

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 2020

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

Sunday, January 5th -


Sunday, February 9th -


Sunday, March 8th


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"​​

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

"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!