We have all experienced entering a church wondering what to expect, what to wear, how long it would be, is it traditional or contemporary, and would we, with our children and all their noises, be accepted.
Well, if you have wondered any of these, this section is for you.
If you have any questions please contact the church office 630-629-2515 x118.
What is the service like? Our services are approximately one hour in length. We offer a traditional Lutheran service early Sunday morning, and contemporary worship services on Saturday evening and late Sunday morning. Service times may change with the seasons, so please check here for current service times. The messages are Biblical, real and understandable using images, videos, and other multimedia tools to communicate the truth of the Word of God in a relevant way. Music during the traditional service includes organ accompaniment, our choir, and other traditional instruments, while during the contemporary services, our Praise Team provides the music.
Can I take communion? Yes, you are most welcome to commune with us if you share our beliefs about the sacrament of Communion.We celebrate the Lord’s Supper believing in the “Real Presence”—that we receive Christ’s Body and Blood in, with and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-28). In I Corinthians 11:28, God urges us to examine ourselves before taking the Lord’s Supper. Therefore, we ask you to spend a moment in prayer considering...
Do I trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior?
Do I admit my sin and need for God’s grace?
Do I believe that Jesus Christ is truly present and forgives my sin in this sacrament?
Do I intend to amend my sinful life?
You are most welcome to commune if you hold the above beliefs. We recommend instruction about this sacrament which we offer during our Confirmation program and in our Adult Membership Class. For further clarification, feel free to speak with the Pastor or an Elder. NOTE: Non-alcoholic wine is located in the center of the individual cup tray. Gluten-free hosts are available; please see an usher prior to worship service.
What’s the dress code? We don’t have one! Casual attire is acceptable at all of our services. In fact, during our contemporary time of worship, you may even spot the pastors wearing blue jeans. We want you to be you. If that means wearing a 3-piece suit or a fancy dress and an “Easter Hat,” that’s great! But if that means sandals, shorts, and a t-shirt, that’s fine too.
What about children? We understand what it means to have small children and the difficulty they can pose to going out. With that in mind, we have provided several opportunities to engage our young attendees. First, each worship service includes a children’s message time that relates to the adult sermon. We know that kids will be kids, so we will not escort you out of the building, look down on you or anything like that. Most of us have young children too, so rest assured that we know what you’re going through! Once the pandemic has passed we will start up our Nursery program during our late Sunday service.
Can I attend Bible study? After Labor Day weekend, we offer small-group Bible study discussions on Sunday morning at 9:15a. Visitors are always welcome.
What about fellowship? Once the pandemic is over we will start up our Sunday morning 9:00a coffee fellowship. In addition, fellowship opportunities are available throughout the year.