This weekend, God blesses us with new siblings in Christ who seek to be members of the ELC community. 

We welcome our new members during worship and will have a special prayer just for them. 

Please continue showing them and all of God's children with your warm hospitality and joyful spirit.

Here's what else is happening  at  ELC:

Looking at 2018
Lots of exciting things are happening this month!

January 13th-14th: Receiving New Members during worship

January 19th at 7pm: Prof. James Godde speaks on Stem Cells and their benefits. Click HERE for more info.

January 20th at  8am: Greater Chicago Food Depository Repacking Party.  Call the church office to RSVP.

January 20th at 7pm: Youth Fundraiser at Bottle & Bottega (Park Ridge). 
RSVP ASAP! Click HERE for more info.

January 26th at 7pm: Orchestra Nova Chicago Concert

January 28th at 11am: ELC's Annual Congregational Meeting, and Potluck

Joining the ELC Community
Are you, your family, or someone you know interested in becoming a part of the Edgebrook Lutheran Church community?

Please complete our  New Members Form , and then join us at worship this weekend so we can receive you with joy and pray for you and your family during worship. If you have any questions, please let one of the pastors know. 

Thank you! And welcome!!! 
We're glad you're here!

RSVP for our Wine & Paint Party - January 20
You're invited to our  Wine & Paint Party 
Saturday, January 20th at 7pm
at Bottle & Bottega in Park Ridge.  

We have 10 spots left for a great night out with friends and we'd love for you to join us!  The cost is $40 including drinks and appetizers, and you leave with a marvelous painted creation.  Proceeds go toward our 2018 summer mission trips with ELC's youth.  Please join us, and tell your friends!

Please RSVP ASAP  by emailing Laura Keeling at  or calling her at 312-391-4863.

ELCA Credit Union
The ELCA Credit Union is a non-profit financial service which can provide better rates and lower fees to its members.  If offers loans, credit cards, checking, savings accounts and certificates of deposit while operating in a way consistent with the values of the ELCA.  
Learn more about the ELCA Credit Union at church on Sunday, January 21st.   You can help other Lutherans and help yourself save money.  That is great Lutheran stewardship.

 Come experience an evening of musical bliss at ELC, Friday, January 26th at 7pm with Orchestra Nova Chicago's Debut performance. Tickets are $20. 
50% of ticket prices from our ELC community will benefit the youth mission trip!!!
For more info, contact music director Codrut Birsan,  or check out their website.

Congregational Meeting & Potluck - January 28th
On Sunday, January 28th, we will worship together at 10am and will celebrate God's blessings to us this past year and look toward the future at the annual meeting. 

You're invited to hear the joys of ELC's ministry, elect new leaders, and consider a budget and vision for 2018. Ministry reports will be available Sunday for your review. Feel free to take one home in preparation for the meeting, read it, and return to the meeting with any questions you may have.

A potluck will follow the meeting. Please bring a side, salad, or dessert to share.

Calling all Thrivent Members
Are you a Thrivent member? Did you know that you can use your Thrivent Choice Dollars to benefit ELC's mission and ministries, like our youth summer mission trips?

If you're an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice DollarsĀ® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call        800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice."  Or click here: .

Communications at ELC

If you have any communications/marketing needs, such as news for the weekly email newsletter, special email announcements, social media, the church website, flyers, brochures, mailers or anything else related to church communications, PLEASE CONTACT Pastor Christina at and copy Pat Godek at

Meetings & Activities at ELC Next Week
Friday 6:30 p.m.                     A.A. Meeting
Saturday 3:45 p.m.                 Discussion Group
Saturday 5:00 p.m.                 Spoken Word Service
Sunday 8:45 a.m.                    Traditional Worship Service
Sunday 9:45 a.m.                    Coffee Hour-Sunday School & Confirmation 
Sunday 10:45 a.m.                  Contemporary Worship Service
Monday 7:00 p.m.                   A.A. Meeting
Monday 8:30 p.m.                   A.A. Meeting
Wednesday 1:15 p.m.             Bible Study

Contact Us
C hurch Office Phone:                 773-763-2121 
  Pat Godek                        
Pastor Joe Schultz                      773-647-1739     

Pastor Christina Garrett Klein     773-763-2121
Jason Schultz                      

Communications Team                
Steve McChesney                             
Council President               




The Staff at
Edgebrook Lutheran Church