“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” Ecclesiastes 4:9

Pastor’s Perspective

We are Church Together

we are church

Sunday, October 16, both in worship and in adult forum, we will share stories of our faith in action and hold up the many ministries of our church, the Evangelical Lutheran in America (ELCA). We will share stories of how, as members of the ELCA, we are actively sharing God’s love and grace and working for both peace and justice in our communities and around the world.

Year to date as a congregation, we are $5,094 behind in our benevolence giving. Leadership has designated October 16 as “We are Church Together Sunday.” You will be invited take an active role in the ministries of the ELCA by designated gifts above and beyond your normal offering.

Gifts may be placed in the pew envelops and marked “benevolence” or “ELCA.” Also, the loose offering on Oct. 16 will be designated for benevolence.


Pastor Tom

Church Picnic

September 2011, Champaign IL

Our youth enjoying the dunk tank during the annual church picnic.

Baby Sunday

August 2011, Champaign IL

A celebration of the all our families with children ages 3 and under.

Apple Festival

October 2011, Champaign IL

Pie-making for our annual Apple Festival, hosted by WELCA. 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 2012, Champaign IL

Children celebrate Easter together during our breakfast & egg hunt.

El Salvador Mission Trip

2011, El Salvador

Good Shepherd members work in El Salvador to rebuild a church.


December 2011, Champaign IL

Our young ones sharing the joy of Christmas during worship.

Trunk or Treat

October 2011, Champaign IL

After trunk or treating, our costumed kids play games in the fellowship hall.