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Welcome

Geneva Lutheran Church is an historic congregation located in the heart of the downtown shopping and restaurants in Geneva, Illinois. As we walk to worship and when we leave, we find ourselves right in the heart of our community.
 
What a beautiful reminder that we are here to serve this community; on Third Street, in our neighborhoods, families and in our daily work. In worship we are prepared to live out our mission statement; Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community!
 
Join us for worship just as you are...complete with your gifts and challenges, questions and doubts, hopes and dreams!  Together we will explore how God is active in the world and in our lives.
 
 
Come and be refreshed- right here in the heart of Geneva!
 
 
 
-Pastor Trudy

Lent 2015- A Call to Faithfulness

Soup suppers at 5:30 on Wednesdays, February 25, March 4, 11,  18 and 25

Midweek Worship (Holden Evening Prayer)  7-7:30 PM:  February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

Holy Week Worship:  April 2- Maundy Thursday Worship at 7 PM

                                       April 3- Good Friday Worship at 7 PM

                                       April 4- Easter Vigil 8 to 10 PM

                                       April 5- Festival of the Resurrection 9 and 10:30 AM

 

Scholarships to Be Awarded

Geneva Lutheran Church is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to students meeting the following criteria:

-A graduate of Geneva High School (or anticipated 2015 graduate) OR a member of Geneva Lutheran Church member (attending any high school) who plans to study at any ELCA supported college or university.  Find one here: www.elca.org/colleges/

Completed applications must be received by April 15, 2015 and can be delivered by hand to the office of Geneva Lutheran Church or submitted by email to karen@genevalutheran.org

Recipients will be notified by May 1.

Click here to download: Application

Who was Barbara D. Anderson?

Barbara D. Anderson, a cherished member of our congregation, served as our organist, and gave generously of her time and talents to her church, community, friends, and family in innumerable ways. Barbara, a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, believed strongly in the ideals offered through an education provided at institutions supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. After her passing in December of 1973, Geneva Lutheran Church established this scholarship in her memory; providing support to students choosing to further their education at a college funded in part by the ELCA, first offering the scholarship in 1974.

 

Worship with Children

At Geneva Lutheran we value families being together in worship.  We spend much of our week divided and rushed, and look forward to the pace of worship and sharing sacred rituals with our children.  Practicing faith together makes families stronger. There are 'busy bags' and a chapel space at the back of the Sanctuary where our newly mobile members can move freely while still being in a special space.  We also have a volunteer staffed nursery for our wiggliest worshippers (12-36 months).  They leave after the childrens sermon and return for a blessing at communion. 

Having children in worship raises the noise level some Sundays, but also brings a beautiful energy and above all, hope!   So pack up your special 'church snack' and find a place where your whole family is welcome!