Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never been to a church service before. What should I expect?
Sunday Services – music, prayers, readings from scripture and a sermon. Our weekly bulletin will guide you through the service, indicating when the congregation joins in the service. If you are confused, simply stand when the congregation stands and sit when they sit. Or ask an usher or one of the people attending the service. It’s okay to just sit and observe, too. We want you to feel comfortable.
I’m worried that I won’t look right. What do people wear to church?
Casual clothing is fine at any of the services. Men are not required to (and usually don’t) wear suits. Slacks on women are generally the rule these days. Jesus welcomed people from all walks of life and in all manner of dress and so do we!
What is communion?
In Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist, Lutherans recall the saving acts of God through Word, bread, and wine; and they are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and places. In this sacrament we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in this sacrament.
How many people attend a typical Sunday service?
Attendance at each of our Sunday services is between 70 and 90 worshippers. The Saturday night service usually has around 35 people in attendance. There’s room for plenty more, so please stop by and check us out.
I’m feeling a little shy about all this. I’d like to hang back and just check things out. Is that OK?
Absolutely! We would suggest, however, that you plan to stop in at the Coffee Hour that takes place between the services. Get to know us a little outside the worship service. We would love to meet you!
I was raised in another Christian denomination. May I take communion?
Yes. Communion is open to baptized Christians of any denomination. Just come up to the altar to partake. Congregants line up in the center aisle and come down to receive a communion wafer. Cups of wine or grape juice are offered; simply dip your wafer into the one of your choice. Gluten-free wafers are also available.
I heard about the fire. Has that changed your worship services?
We are now back in our sanctuary. We made many improvements to our building including state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and a fully handicap accessible sanctuary. Has the fire changed our worship services? You bet! We are better than ever.
Can I send a prayer request?
Yes. Prayer requests may be directed to the pastor or the church administrator and will be anonymously included in our services’ prayers.
I have a toddler. Do you have a staffed nursery during worship services?
Yes, we do. Our nursery is staffed by Child Care Givers who are certified by the Morton Grove Fire Department. Ushers can direct you to the nursery. Or if you prefer to have your child with you during the service, you are welcome to do so. We love children and the bit of noise that accompanies them does not bother us.
Is the church handicapped accessible?
Yes. There is handicapped parking at the north side of the building on Hiawatha Avenue. A ground floor entrance opens onto an elevator which will take you to the following levels: B-Basement and Fellowship Hall; Ground-Exit to Hiawatha Avenue; 1-Sanctuary and Gathering Space; 2-Balcony and Luther Room
Will there be an opportunity to get to know the members of the congregation?
Yes. Between the worship services on Sunday we partake in a Coffee Hour, a long-standing Lutheran tradition. It gives us a moment to meet with old and new Edgebrook Lutheran friends. We especially encourage visitors to stop in for a cup of coffee (or tea) before or after you worship with us. We’d love to meet you!