How do I get to ELC?
Click on the this Map, then add your address to receive directions
Which entrance should I use?
Our church’s main entrance is off Church Street, which is a one way street. Turn left into church parking lot and park on your left in convenient Guest Parking. A sign will point you towards Main Entrance that leads to Welcome Lobby. As you enter Welcome Lobby, signs will direct you to different areas of the church. To find the Sanctuary (our main worship space) walk up the main staircase on the right, go straight through the hallway and the entrance into Sanctuary Narthex will be on your right. There you will be welcomed by our friendly greeters and ushers. The Main Entrance is handicapped accessible via ramp.
On Sundays you can also enter right off Church Street through one of the three red doors, which used to be the main entrance; these doors will take you directly into the Sanctuary Narthex where you’ll be welcomed by our friendly greeters and ushers.
The other church’ entrance is off Second Street, which is also a one way street. Turn left into the main parking lot and enter through Choir Entrance. Church Choir room will be on your right. Go down the hallway, turn left and walk through a double door; the entrance into Sanctuary will be on your right. This entrance is also handicapped accessible.
Our Worship Services
Lutheran worship is liturgical... this means that it follows a form that includes confession and forgiveness, proclaims the Word, expresses our faith, and celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The liturgy is printed in the bulletins. The hymns are projected on the screens or can be found in the hymnals located on the back of the pews. The 8:00 AM Worship Service is traditional in style. Our 10:45 AM Celebration Worship Service is a "blended" service incorporating some contemporary music and children's message.
Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services. At the 8:00 AM Worship Services you can come up to the altar rail and kneel. Then you receive a wafer that you can dip into the wine in the chalice or wine is poured into individual cups you pick up on your way. At the 10:45 AM Worship Services, 1st Sunday of the month Holy Communion is received at the altar rail, the rest of the Sundays Holy Communion is received by Intinction only, dipping the wafer in the wine. Instructions for Holy Communion are in the bulletin plus you’re directed by the ushers. Gluten free wafers are available.
Especially For Children
We welcome children to ELC. Special children’s activity bags are available from the ushers. We have a fully staffed play nursery for older toddlers through age 4 and quiet nursery for younger children during the 10:45 AM Celebration Worship Service. The quiet nursery is located through the right front entrance of the worship area and the play nursery is located down the hallway from quiet nursery. Both nurseries are equipped with a pager systems. There is only one nursery opened during the 9:30 AM Summer Worship Service and 9:30 AM Sunday School hour. We also have children’s messages and children’s worship at the 10:45 AM Celebration Service and 9:30 AM Summer Worship Service. Following the children’s message, the children are invited for children’s worship.
Large Print Bulletins & Hearing Devices
Large print bulletins with enlarged hymns and hearing devices are available from the ushers.
The Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 AM. There are classes for all ages. Nursery for birth-age 3; Sunday School for children from age 3 to grade 5; Youth Sunday School for grades 9 to 12; Confirmation Class prepares 6th-8th graders for church membership. Adult Classes include Bible Studies & Discussion Groups. Classes are also offered for seekers and new Christians. Please ask an usher to help you find a class.
Coffee Hour and Donuts
Please join us for a time of fellowship in the Welcome and Playland Lobby each Sunday morning between the early and late services. Consistent with our Lutheran tradition, coffee and snacks are available to enhance the conversation and fellowship. :) We don't have coffee hour during summer worship schedule.
To locate a restroom, exit the back of the worship area. Take two rights and proceed down the hallway. At the stairs, go left. The Women’s Room is on the left, the Men’s Room is straight ahead.
How should I dress?
All are welcome at ELC no matter how they are dressed. Typically most people dress casually for all the services.
We will not embarrass you
You will not be asked to stand and introduce yourselves. You can feel free to come to the Holy Communion or just stay sitting in the pew. Greeters will welcome you and help you with anything you need. Feel free to sit wherever you like, fill out the friendship pad and please introduce yourself to people sitting next to you. Bulletin that you receive as you enter sanctuary will lead you through the worship service.