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Norway Lutheran Church!
We believe that everyone is welcome in God's family and invite all to replenish their faith and strengthen their relationship with God and with others here. Norway Lutheran Church is a thriving, engaged community with a unique history, dating back to 1843. Our history paired with fresh ideas to keep us growing is what makes us a strong church family. If you are new to church or new to Norway, we hope this page will help you feel more comfortable making a visit to worship with us!
Join Us for Worship!
8:00AM | Traditional Service
10:30AM | Contemporary Service
What to Expect
You can enter the church through the doors on the south side of the building. You will be greeted by a member of our usher team who will give you a bulletin to follow the service.
- JAM (Jesus and Me) is offered during the school year for children 3K-12th grade from 9:15-10:15.
- Confirmation Classes and Middle School Youth group are also available Wednesday evenings.
Each service includes prayer, Bible readings, a sermon and music. Communion is offered at all services. Intinction is generally offered on first and third Sundays each month.
You will often hear us refer to the Norway Family we hope that you feel at home when you are here.
There is no dress code at Norway Lutheran, so feel free to dress however you’d like! Formal or casual, it’s up to you.
EVERYONE, member or not, is invited to participate in ALL aspects of the congregational life and programs of Norway. There are only a few pieces reserved solely for members: voting at annual meetings and holding elected offices on church council and other committees and boards.
the person who has faith in these words, “given for you” and “shed for you…for the forgiveness of sin” is really worthy and well prepared.
That said, there is a long tradition of education before taking communion for the first time in the Lutheran Church. Most families here choose to have their children wait to receive their “First Communion” following the communion class taught by the pastors right before Lent (usually January/February – see church calendar for exact dates). This class is geared at the 5th graders but may be attended by anyone, younger or older. Following the class we hold a First
NLC is located in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Wind Lake is located in the Town of Norway in northwestern Racine County.
Confirmation is a two-year process of helping you look at what you believe about God through the Bible and the Catechism in an effort to strengthen your commitment to Christ in what is now more appropriately called the “Affirmation of Baptism” service at the close of your instruction.
Becoming a Member
Twice a year (fall and spring) we offer a "new member orientation" which is usually a Saturday morning , 9-noon, followed by a meal with council and other church leaders. The purpose of this session is to allow time for people to get to know one another and the particulars of the Norway family. It also allows plenty of time for conversation and discussion on the teachings of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, of which we are a member congregation) and of the current pastors regarding Bible, sacraments, duties of disciples and current social
issues. Please check the church calendar for class dates, usually in September/October and March/April.
Following this session, participants are invited to "join" the congregation by pledging their loyalty to Christ and their commitment to serve him through the congregation of Norway. Once people join, Norway's constitution specifies that members are to attend worship and financially support the ministries of the church. People are occasionally removed from membership when they fail to meet these requirements.