Caretaker Position Open

Central is looking to fill an open Caretaker position.  Caretakers are those that, quite literally, take care of our building and grounds.  We are looking for a good team member and someone who is willing to work 20 hours per week (including weekends).  If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact us at or 217-428-4336.


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Job Change for Rev. Amy Zeittlow

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Pastor Michael was absent from worship on 10/29 because he was attending Holy Cross Lutheran Church with his wife, Rev. Amy Ziettlow.  

Amy has served as the pastor of Holy Cross for the last decade but has recently accepted a call to serve as the Assistant to the Bishop in the Central-Southern IL Synod of the ELCA.  

She will both work from home and out of the synod office in Springfield.  Sunday, October 29 was her last Sunday leading worship at Holy Cross.  

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“Table” or Treat 2023

Due to some weather concerns, the Trunk or Treat event became “Table” or Treat inside the church building.





But the weather didn’t dampen the festive spirit … it was a BIG event!  Hundreds of people turned out dressed in fun costumes to enjoy the various actives and get some candy and other treats.  In fact, there were so many people looking for little goodies, we had to run out to get more candy!   Fun was had by all!  Thanks to everyone that helped make this event possible!


A Great Big Thank You!

Thanks so much to Diana Ritter and Gerri Munos and their amazing team for planning and hosting a great Trunk or Treat event at Central last Sunday afternoon. We appreciate ALL of your work and generosity. You truly led the way for our congregation to extend the hospitality of Christ to so many. Thanks again!

- Pastor Vicky

Nominating Committee Update 11/1/23

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This week is your final opportunity to nominate someone for the position of Deacon, Elder, or Trustee in 2024.  Do you know a church member who is willing to serve?  Maybe it's you!  Feel free to nominate yourself if you feel called to serve in one of these roles.  

You can fill out the salmon-colored form and leave it in the church office or in the brass offering bowl, or you can email your nomination to .  

The congregation will meet in early December to vote on the nominees.  The roles of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are two-year terms that expire at the end of 2024, so nominations for these positions are not necessary this year.

Thank you!

Kim Maple

Phone:  (217) 330-0740


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