FAQ

CLC Vernon Hills

We’re on Deerpath in Vernon Hills, directly next to the fire station.

How do I find you?

We’re located at 595 Deerpath Road just off Route 60 next to the Countryside Fire Station.

What’s your phone number?

Feel free to call us at the church at 847 367-5787. If you would like to talk about PreSchool, please call 847-367-5791.

When are your worship times?

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Who is your Pastor?

We are served by Pastor Padraig McGuire, who serves as spiritual leader of both our congregation and Christ Lutheran PreSchool. To learn more about him, please visit our About Pastor Padraig McGuire webpage, or drop him an email at PB1552@aol.com.

Do you offer special programs for children?

We offer concurrent Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. during the non-summer months as well as many special Pre-school and Kids Kamp Programs. We also provide Confirmation Classes to students in grades 7 and 8, as well as high school youth group opportunities. Our congregation also takes part in a variety of multi-generational activities, including fellowship and service projects. Through our PreSchool, we offer week-day programs for children age 3 through 5, while our summer Kids Kamp offers fun for young children as well as older Counselors In Training.

Do you offer Sunday school?

Absolutely – During “non-summer” months, Sunday school classes for children take place concurrently with Worship.

What is “Concurrent” Sunday School?

Sunday School classes for ages PreK through Grade 6 are held from  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on most Sundays starting on September 20. Children begin their time in worship with their families, then have the option of attending concurrent Sunday School activities which begin after the Children’s Message (at approximately 9:45 a.m.). After activities, children are then escorted back to worship in time for Communion/Blessing so that they may finish worship with you. That said, children are always welcome to stay in worship with you for the entire time. We are an informal, energetic bunch and we enjoy the excitement kids bring to worship.

Do you offer Bible Study?

We are rebooting our adult studies and discussion opportunities as we speak. Please be sure to let us know if you have a particular interest – christlutheranvh@aol.com.

Are Visitors Welcome?

Without a doubt! We are used to visitors and “old” friends dropping in from time to time. You will be welcomed, but not accosted (though we do tend to share the sign of peace a little long during the middle of the service). We are a rather informal bunch, so feel free to come as you are. We like to say that “church clothes” are whatever we have on. When it comes to sacraments such as Holy Communion, we extend a special invitation. You do not need to be a member of this church or a Lutheran to receive Communion – we ask that you desire a relationship with Jesus. All are welcome – all the time.

What is Your Church’s Affiliation?

Our congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Through that larger parent church, we support a vast array of programming, including one of the fastest and most effective disaster response efforts in the world. In addition, we support many more local causes, such as the COOL Food Pantry in Waukegan, Bethel New Life on Chicago’s west side, Empty Bowls grass roots hunger initiative, Caring Hands/Project Linus comfort crafters, Project Warmth street ministry and more. More information appears on our Ministries & Programs webpage.

Preschool Tidbit

CHAPEL May 17 & 18 (11a).
GRADUATION May 24.
KIDS KAMP begins June 5.
REGISTER NOW for Summer Kids Kamp and Fall PreSchool.

Pay Tuition or Donate

Pay tuition – or donate to our ministries – via credit card. Thank you.

Contact Us

595 N. Deerpath Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Church:
[p] 847-367-5787
[e] ChristLutheranVH@aol.com
PreSchool:
[p] 847-367-5791
[e] CLCPreschool@aol.com

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