Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. performs a breathtaking account of historical stories from famous women of the past. Dr. Goddard gives voice to some of the most celebrated and some of the most reviled first ladies in the United States. Don’t miss this incredible performance.
This event is hosted by OASIS
Get ready for a roaring adventure this summer with ROAR VBS, where kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good. Join us for music, Bible story, games, crafts, and snacks August 5th – 9th from 6pm-8pm.
Sign-up today at: vbspro.events/p/edgebrookvbs19
With the Gospel according to John, Jesus is proclaimed as the triumphant king who reigns from even the cross. We do not mourn this day, but gather to celebrate Christ’s passion and to find strength and hope in and through him.
The heartbeat of Maundy Thursday is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. In washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus shows his example of what it means to humbly care for one another – especially those pushed to the margins – and to follow his example. At the Lord’s table, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice, offering ourselves in love for the life of the world, all while remembering the Passover feast set before us.
Rostered leaders and the community are invited to take part in the synod’s annual Chrism Mass. The service of Holy Communion also entails the blessing of oil and the Affirmation of Vocation for rostered leaders in the ELCA.
Vials of oil will be available to take to individual parishes, and vials from previous years may be brought and recycled. A luncheon will follow. Please RSVP for lunch by April 7th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-763-2121.
The crowds gathered to welcome Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and so do we! Join as at worship this weekend to wave palms, shout Hosanna, and give praise to the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Despite Spring Break, Sunday School will occur at 9:45am.
Each summer, our youth serve in communities outside of Chicago, and this July, 19 youth will head to Colorado. ELC helps get them there through prayer, encouragement, and financial support. Join us for the Spaghetti Dinner, hear the life-changing stories of our youth, and listen to LIVE MUSIC from Second Hand Soul Band. Tickets will be on sale, starting next week, with a suggested donation of $20 ($25 at the door). We thank you for your support!
OASIS hosts a Senior Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5th for our older, wiser Lutherans and their caregivers. Bingo starts at 10:30am in Fellowship Hall, followed by lunch. Even if you don't consider yourself a "senior" please join us and RSVP to Jeannie or call or email the church office by Friday, March 2nd! See you there!
God makes us one body through many parts, filled with relationships and connections. We are blessed with many volunteers who work and serve through the power of the Holy Spirit and we want to celebrate and thank them for their presence and their gifts at ELC through a brunch! Come and eat with us, giving thanks and praise to God!
Please note that our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 10 as we thank God for the many blessings of 2018, share our new ministry strategy initiative, elect new leaders to council, and vote on the 2019 budget. Worship will be at 10am, followed by the meeting, and a potluck lunch. Hope to see you there!
For the potluck, ELC will provide the entrée, so please bring the following item based on the first letter of your last name...
O-Z: Side Dish
Parents Night Out - February 9th From 6pm-9pm
Head out or stay in on Saturday, February 9th and leave your kids in the hands of our very capable youth group! Your child(ren) will have dinner, play games, make crafts, watch a movie, meet old friends and make new ones – all in a safe, caring environment. Suggested donation is $20/child and all funds raised will go toward the youth mission trip this summer to Colorado. Please RSVP by February 5th email@example.com.
While Advent is a season of hope and Christmas is a season of joy, not everyone feels hopeful or like celebrating. Grief, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, loss and stress are magnified. The Longest Night service provides a time and place of solace where, in our sorrow, we still long for hope. We come together seeking healing and room to share grief, sadness, loneliness or confusion when these emotions feel out of place during the holidays. Join us for a time of healing, song, and prayer, Thursday, December 20th at 7pm. May the hope of the Christ child sustain us through this darkness together, that we may shine again.
The annual tradition of a grown-up Christmas Party continues into 2018. It will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. You are invited to join us for this fun and lively event, featuring fun, fellowship, good food and drink, and is highlighted by a hilarious and spirited gift exchange. Your hosts are the Spirited Woman's Group and will be open to all ELC adults.
The cost is $15.00 per person. We will provide the "libations", but ask that you bring:
- an appetizer or dessert to share
- a $15 wrapped gift for the “Spirited Gift Exchange”
There will be a Toys for Tots collection, so if you so choose, please bring an unwrapped toy for our Toys for Tots collection.
We're looking forward to seeing you at this fun event! Please join us – ALL ADULTS are welcome!!!
You can give or send your check to Joanne Friz, or drop it off on Sunday morning or to the church office.
Please join in an evening of shopping and fellowship on Friday, November 30th from 6-10pm in Fellowship Hall, hosted by ELC’s new Spirited Women Ministry. Admission is FREE, and vendors, crafters, and artists have been invited.
Some of the vendors that will be at this great, holiday event will be: Mary Kay, ThirtyOne Bags, Lipsense, Stella & Dot Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, LuLaRoe ladies’ fashions, D-Terra Essential Oils, Illuminative (Comfy Clothing), local artists-jewelry, bath bombs and MUCH MORE!
If you are able, please bring personal care items for our Outreach Ministries to donate to those in need. Suggestions: soap, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine products.
Let Christmas comes early with ELC’s Annual Candy Cane Lane and Children’s Christmas Market on Sunday, November 25th from 1-3pm. Your little one will find the perfect gift for you and your family, as they travel with their own personal shopping elf to help them shop and use their money wisely, finding incredible treasures for the whole family for a fraction of the cost. Gifts are then wrapped and given to the child to distribute. All proceeds go toward the youth’s mission trip to Colorado this summer.
On Sunday, November 18th, ELC will have one worship service at 10am, followed by a townhall meeting to share what we learned from our strategic planning day earlier in October. By communicating these insights, we want to highlight our shared purpose and values to guide us in living the gospel. Discussions like these will help us grow and flourish as a community of faith, so we hope you can attend.
Work alongside ELC's youth in a one-of-a-kind food packing experience on Monday, November 12th from 12-2pm at the Schaumburg site! Pack rice, soy, dried veggies and nutrients into bags that are sealed, boxed, shipped and delivered to hungry children all over the world! Join us November 12th and register at https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=2WPD2V by November 9th so we know you’re coming. Contact Pastor Christina with any questions.
This fall, we've heard about ELC's Core Ministries and what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Part of that discipleship is investing in God's mission here at ELC and its ministries through your time, talent, and treasures. It's through these gifts that we can fulfill ELC's mission to transform lives by sharing a saving faith in Jesus Christ and by living the gospel through service.
During worship this weekend, we invite you to write down your 2019 financial pledge to God's mission and the ministries of ELC on a commitment card. We do this exercise of faith annually, not only because it helps us be good stewards of our resources by creating a wise and realistic budget for 2019, but also because we want to faithfully respond to God's abundance with gratitude and give back to Jesus' mission being carried out through you at ELC.
We encourage you to pray, discern, and listen for God's response, and to give from the heart. We thank you for your faithful and continued support of the ministries and mission of Edgebrook Lutheran Church, and of God's mission in the world.
Grandparents bring your grandchildren, parents bring the kids or come on your own. Everyone is welcome as OASIS hosts the 4th Annual Halloween Dinner & Pumpkin Carving on Friday, October 19th.
A delicious and family-friendly dinner will be served at 6pm, and after dinner, we'll decorate the pumpkins! We have the supplies, you just bring your creativity.
The cost for the event is $5, and reservations are required. Please RSVP no later than Monday, October 15th to the church office or Jeannie Greenberg
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming members of Edgebrook Lutheran Church? Check out our Open House on Sunday, October 7th from 4-5:30 PM. Enjoy light refreshments as you meet the pastors, ministry leaders, and others considering membership. Questions? Contact Pastor Christina or Jean Reichenbach through the church office to RSVP by October 5th
In honor of St. Francis Day, ELC is hosting a Blessing of the Animals Service on Saturday, October 6th at 3:30pm on the church lawn.
It will be a time for all members of our community (human and animal, alike) to reflect on the joy that animals bring to our lives through song, words, and individual blessings. All are welcome!
To further honor all of God’s creatures, we ask that all participants bring a donation or money to be given to the Chicago Canine Rescue https://chicagocaninerescue.org/. If you cannot attend the service, still feel free to bring donations to the church house.
We're having a strategic planning day on October 6th from 9am-3pm, and YOU'RE INVITED! Led by renewal expert, Rev. Dave Daubert, our day will Biblically-grounded and include interactive discussion in small groups as well as discover our guiding principles, our priorities, and steps for implementation. All are welcome! Lunch & childcare are provided. RSVP by October 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org, including any dietary restrictions and childcare needs. Contact Pastor Joe, Pastor Christina, or Council President Charity Haines with any questions.
Lauretta Sage will be conducting a card making class at 10am next Tuesday. She is a very talented creator and you will be very pleased with the card designs. After, we will have lunch. The cost is $5.00 and you will take home 3 cards that you made yourself. Contact Jeannie Greenberg (email@example.com) by September 30th if you are interested, so we have enough supplies.
Older Adults Sharing In Service (OASIS) is one of ELC’s Core Ministries. This ministry is committed to connecting fellowship, faith and service for the church and the community.
OASIS presents a living history portrayal of Rachel Carson, on Friday, September 21st at 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Carson was an influential biologist in the modern ecology movement and author of best-seller, Silent Spring. In this living-history program, set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature. Light refreshments will be served.
There’s one month until Rally Day! That means one month until we worship out on the lawn at 10am, sign up for what we want to rally around this year, and have a delicious potluck lunch. We’ll have games for youth and kids and plenty of opportunity to share the highlights of the summer and what we’re looking forward to with ELC this year. Save the Date, and join us at Rally Day!!
OASIS hosts the Senior Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:30am in Fellowship Hall. Our guest speakers are Renee Hansen and Judy Nelson. They will be speaking on their trip to South Africa, as well as a short video. They are excited about sharing their experiences with us. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Jeannie Greenberg by Friday, September 1st. Lunch will be served after the program.
Tuesday is the first day of school for CPS. ELC will be welcoming our neighbors at Edgebrook School back to school the Lutheran way - with free coffee!
From 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, we will have a table of free coffee and a few treats to welcome everyone back to school and to introduce ELC and everything we have to offer to families in the neighborhood.
We welcome anyone who is available to greet parents and teachers (including Edgebrook's new interim Principal Unger and other staff) for an hour and to join Pr. Joe, Pr. Christina and others as we reach out to welcome our neighbors.
Parents of Edgebrook students -- please stop by before or after drop off to say hello and welcome all your school friends to get some free coffee as well. Our table will be behind the school near the basketball court (northwest side of the school). Questions? Jennifer Kendzior at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgebrook Lutheran Church is hosting another Disney Music Festival on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 6:30pm, outside on the west lawn. The Festival will feature songs from favorite Disney movies, including ‘sing-a-long’ songs. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the concert.
Everyone is welcome, so please invite your friends and neighbors.
Admission is free. A free will offering will benefit future community musical events.
Come join us at worship on Sunday, August 12th as we share a special send-off blessing for our young adults who are heading off to college and other academic pursuits, as well as our seminarian, Jason Schultz.
Jason will be going to United Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska for his year-long internship, starting August 5th. He will learn ministry in the field and be supervised by Rev. Dr. Neal Anthony, the pastor of United. Internship is an important part of seminary education and the discernment process.
Celebrate with us at a special coffee hour on Sunday, August 12th and join us as we send them off on this new adventure.