SolEX01 - yes, they are very nice, funny sorts. More heavily theological today, but very interesting nonetheless.
They did seem open to crossing themselves. Most, if not all, seemed to do it (and it's a very relaxed, non-pushy sort of atmosphere). Not everyone spoke up, but the idea of Christianity being an ongoing process rather than a one time event did seem to get a lot of nods. A lot of them do come from Baptist and Pentecostal sort of backgrounds, I think, but seem to have rejected at least elements of those upbringings.
Oh yes, my friend, I guess in honouring Luther, also encouraged them to stand or kneel (if they so wished) during the reading of the Apostles Creed. She was telling them about how Luther would have started up with various prayers first thing in the morning as well as the LOrd's Prayer and the Creed.
I don't try to insert my ideas into everything - if it's relevant I throw in my 2 cents in a gentle, non-threatening
manner, but I'm on their territory so I'm not about to push it. I dunno about converts - my Lutheran friend is married to a Mennonite, and as a result her children are not baptised, but "dedicated" (I think this was a difficult decision for her actually). But, if nothing else, perhaps I can at least dispel some myths about Orthodoxy and yes, have them understand that it isn't necessarily "alien". Although, I did preface a comment I made today with the fact that this whole reformation discussion was somewhat "alien" to me, although enlightening (I think I did ensure though that this was understood by others as not a self-righteous comment on my part, simply a matter of fact because of the different situations that Orthodoxy is in).
Mind you, when I'm talking to individuals after the fact, during clean-up, etc., they do ask about my journey to Orthodoxy (or even quietly questioning a bit further about some comments I've made during the discussions, if they are sitting right next to me).
Something I was wondering about - they, like apparently many Protestants, used the Apostles Creed rather than the Nicene Creed. Do Orthodox ever use the first, or only the latter in order to clarify issues around the nature of the Trinity, etc.?