Rich in the Word.   
Reverent in Worship.   
Joyfully Lutheran.   

Jesus is here for you at the U of I.    

We would love to have you refer students or other friends or family who are living in Urbana-Champaign!

During the 2020 fall semester we’re committed to providing a safe environment in which all can receive Christ’s gifts and enjoy our life together in Him. Since we are also part of the U of I community at large, we are doing what we can to match the diligent practices of the University in reducing the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

Divine Service is offered each week at 10:30 a.m. Please join us to receive Christ’s gifts! We are wearing masks and spreading out throughout the Sanctuary to maintain physical distancing between households. Bible Study is offered on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot tent.

Here’s what our weekly schedule looks like:

Sunday Mornings

  • Bible Study – for everyone, led by Pastor in the tent, beginning at 9:30 AM. No masks are required while seated.
  • Divine Service – held every week in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. We wear masks for the service, taking them off when each individual communes at the rail. We also keep 6 feet between households in the pews. For information on parking, go here:

Sunday Lunch

  • Lunch is served in the tent each week for all who wish to stay after Divine Service. This is a great time to hang out, chat, and enjoy our time with one another.
  • When filing out of church (still masked), the food will be served at the church reception desk. We will then carry our food outside to enjoy under the tent. Much like outdoor seating at a restaurant, no masks will be required while seated.

During the Week

  • Hours – The Student Center door will be unlocked:
    • Monday, Noon to 7 PM
    • Tuesday–Thursday, Noon to 9:30 PM (Wed until 10:30 PM)
    • Friday, Noon to 6 PM
    • Saturday, Noon to 5 PM
  • Masks – Please wear masks when indoors and maintain social distancing as much as possible. The outside tent will always be available if you’d like to hang out, study, or play without a mask. If alone in a room indoors or more than 10 feet away from others when seated, masks may be removed.
  • Choir Rehearsal – Choir is on hold due to current extra university restrictions. We hope to begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 23rd at 8 PM.
  • Topical Bible Study – Every Wednesday at 9 PM we explore a question or topic and see what our Lord has to say about it in His Word. Join us!
  • Friday Fun Night – Friday Fun Nights are on hold due to current extra university restrictions. We plan to resume on Friday, September 18th at 7 PM with a Trivia Night!

Pastor Schuermann is available by appointment to meet privately for pastoral care: prayer, confession and absolution, counsel from the Holy Scriptures, and blessing. Please contact Pastor to arrange a time.

Please consider contributing to the spread of the Gospel at the University of Illinois and in the surrounding area in Champaign-Urbana. Checks can be mailed to:

University Lutheran Church
604 E. Chalmers St.
Champaign, IL 61821