"Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord! Praise him, you who serve the Lord, you who serve in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate his lovely name with music." 

Psalm 135:1-3 (New Living Translation) 

Join our community for worship at 10714 N. Second St. Machesney Park, IL 61115

Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45 am

Sunday School at 8:45 am (ages 3 years - 5th grade)

We gather together on Sunday morning as a community, but we worship God in all that we do, each hour of every day. When we gather, we proclaim to one another in: song, spoken word, and through a smile, hug or handshake, and so much more - that God is Good! The joy of following Jesus Christ is that we know that we are loved and that we are not alone even in our darkest of days.

What to expect

What should I wear? Clothes are good, pjs might make others look at you funny but if you are in a suit you might feel out of place. We care a lot more about you than we do your clothes. If it helps you out, our staff and band are usually in jeans. So just come as you are.

What's the music like?  Although everyone wants to give old organs to churches, we've always said no thanks. WayPoint, our live band has guitars, drums, keys, bass and vocalists. The great thing is, the music is loud enough that you can sing along and you don't have to worry about other people hearing you. Just give God your praise!

We celebrate Holy Communion together every Sunday at both services. This meal that Christ first celebrated with his disciples is a promise to us that in bread and wine we are encountered by our living Lord through his body and blood. It is in this meal where we receive the forgiveness of our sins. Designated gluten free bread and wine are available.

Do my kids sit with me? All children are always welcome in worship. We do offer Sunday School for 3 year olds - 5th graders that begins at 8:45 am and then they will join the service after the message. They have a designated place to sit with their teachers and classmates, but are welcome to sit with you if they prefer. We also offer a nursery playspace for parents to use with young children if they so choose.

Will I be asked to give money? Giving is a big step in a person's faith life. We understand that you need to know the ministry that GPS is a part of and whether or not you are called to be a part of it before you give money towards it. It's fine to pass the basket on by, but please be in prayer and conversation as a household about how you can support the ministries of GPS.

What is the overall environment like? Before we moved into our current building, we worshiped in a movie theater, and that has shaped our worship experience! We have comfy seats, screens up front, and free coffee and treats. The relaxed atmosphere of a church will welcome you in!

GPS Faith Community

10714 North 2nd Street

Machesney Park, Illinois  61115

(779) 221-8491


A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)