Special Services

 Pet Blessing

On Saturday, August 5, 4:00 pm we will be having a Pet Blessing service at Hummer Park, on Fairview Avenue just north of Maple in Downers Grove.  [This service is in place of our 5:00 pm Saturday service.]

All of God’s creatures are welcome to participate in the service and be blessed. Remember how much they have blessed your lives.  All companion animals are welcome – please be sure they are leashed or crated and that they are current in their vaccinations. Those wishing to have their picture taken with their pets should arrive half an hour before the service begins.  While there will be folding chairs available, we ask that you might bring a lawn chair if possible.   We are pleased this year to offer a hot dog supper following the service, sponsored by the WelcomI.N.G. committee.  The Pet Blessing has become a wonderful annual celebration and we are excited to host it in the community.

Summer Worship Schedule

Now through Labor Day, September 2-3

Spoken Services - 5:00 pm and 7:30 am

The services at 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 am Sunday are simple spoken services, using the liturgy of Evangelical Lutheran Worship without music. 

Traditional Service - 8:30 am

The 8:30 am Sunday service is a more traditional Lutheran service, utilizing a variety of liturgical resources and weekly communion to help draw us closer to God. Choirs, soloists and other special music enhance worship. This service is ASL-interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Casual, come-as-you-are Service - 10:00 am

The 10:00 am Sunday service in the summer will be casual and will explore a variety of worship styles from blended to contemporary.

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