For Visitors

We welcome visitors in person or online to our worship, each Sunday at 10:30am.  We're a laid back congregation with traditional worship, upbeat music (piano not organ) and progressive preaching.  Our coffee hour is typically a full lunch and you'll leave with many new grandma's who care about you.  

Parking is available within a block of the congregation and there are no meters in our neighborhood.  If you come on public transit, the L line will drop you off one block from the church on 32nd.  If you ride your bike, you can put it in the Narthex or Brotherhood Hall during the service.

We're a small congregation, so you can choose how involved you want to be.  Sit in the back and sneak out unnoticed.  Sit near the front and create a new family of faith.  If you're an introvert and don't like lots of strangers greeting you, we've got introvert stickers at our entryway.  Put one on and our congregation will give you space.  Take it off at any time if you'd like to have more conversations with people.

All are welcome to our service.  All are welcome to communion.  And we believe that all are equal in the eyes of God.  

If you'd like to learn more about our congregation, email Pastor Megan (pastor@gracesf.com).

Our Welcome Statement:
Welcome to long-time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith. Welcome to all who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, or do not believe. Welcome to new visitors and old friends. Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge. Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers. This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and sorrow, rejoice and recover.  This is a place where lives are made new.
 
Membership:
Individuals interested in membership should contact Pastor Megan know (pastor@gracesf.com).  New member classes are currently being scheduled.   The purpose of the class is to help the pastor get to know individuals and their faith needs better and to help the interested individuals learn more about the congregation and our Lutheran faith.    The council will be invited to get to know those interested in membership at the final class, before the council meets to vote on approving members.  The class is also open to members of the congregation who would like to attend to learn more or get to know potential new members.  Participants in the class will receive a copy of the Lutheran Handbook