Welcome to Geneva Lutheran Church

What can I expect at GLC?

People dressed in a variety of ways, from jeans, leggings and soccer uniforms to suits and dresses.  Single folks of all ages, couples of all ages, families with children of all ages… in other words, we look pretty much like our community.  Our greeters try to make sure that everyone gets the door opened and a smile and/or hello.  There are folks available to answer questions if you have some but we will also respect your space and understand that you have a lot of great choices for churches.  Finding the right one for you can take time. 

When is worship? We offer worship with communion every Saturday at 5PM, and Sunday at 9AM and 10:30AM. The 10:30AM service is also livestreamed on YouTube. Please note that worship times may vary due to holidays or special events. This will always be noted in our weekly newsletter and social media pages.

How do I know what to do during service? We have a worship folder that is updated every week that has the order of the service inlcuding prayers, songs, readings, etc. The ushers will have them at the entrance to the sanctuary. You can also find it on our website HERE.

Can I take communion at Geneva Lutheran?  Yes. We celebrate an open table: if you commune in another community, you are also welcome at this table. We commune by intinction: you receive bread in your hands (gluten free hosts are also available) and dip it in the wine in the silver chalices or grape juice in the white chalices. Communion is a tangible sign of God’s love and in it we become the body of Christ. Children who do not yet commune and adults can also receive a blessing. God’s gifts come to us in many ways.

Who will I see? We have regular staff at every worship service. If you’d like to put names to faces, you can view our staff HERE.

How do people know what to give?  Giving of our resources is an important way to participate in the organizations we value, including church.  You will not be sent a ‘bill’ for worship.  Some people give the same amount weekly, by check or online.  Others give once a month or once a year.  Some donate stocks.  The amazing thing is that all of those gifts come together to allow us to continue our proclamation to God’s work in our community. You can give by cash or check in the offering plate, by mail, online, or via text.

Is there a weekly newsletter or bulletin? How can I connect and learn about what's happening at GLC?

The weekly enewsletter is our main way to communicate.  We will do our best to help you connect to people with whom you may have something in common, but it’s not substitute for following your heart and trying things!  We always have new folks joining in a variety of serving and learning activities. To view the newsletters and/or to sign up click HERE.

What do you offer for children?

Kids are always welcome in worship, especially for their unique energy and genuine love of life! We also offer a staffed nursery every Sunday, Sunday School during the 10:30AM worship service (during the program year), and Vacation Bible Camp in the summer. For more information about our Children’s Ministry click HERE.

For information about our Parent’s Day Out program click HERE.

What is a Lutheran? And what kind of Lutheran of is GLC?

We are Christian, believing that Jesus Christ is at the center of all we do, not as a judge, but as one that we follow, who accompanies us through the challenges and joys of life, bringing new life over and over again.

We are part of the Lutheran Church known as the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).  We teach that God’s love permeates everything we do.  This love comes to us in WORD (sermons, prayers, hymns) and SACRAMENT (Baptism and Holy Communion).  We don’t earn God’s love… it is a gift.  Then we live out of that love which shows up in our relationships and serving. ELCA.org is full of information about our ministries in the US and around the world, social statements and history and beliefs. 

How do I become a member?

After you’ve spent some time ‘church shopping’ and feel this is the right place for your growth in faith, you can begin the Path to Membership HERE.