About Grace

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At Grace we use the Church’s historic liturgy to give God’s gift of Word and Sacrament to His people.

The historic liturgy, hymnody, and Biblical preaching work in tandem to strengthen and preserve our relationship with God here in time, and preserve our faith in Him as we await the coming of His kingdom for all eternity.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. On non-communion Sundays, the congregation celebrates a variety of prayer offices including, Matins, Morning Prayer, and the Service of Prayer and Preaching.

Our History

Grace Lutheran Church was founded in 1938 through the work of two missionaries, Rev. August Hansen and Pastor Walter Loretz. Thirty Christians gathered for the first worship service held at the Minerva Club House on February 20, 1938.

Grace Lutheran grew rapidly from those humble beginnings and became an incorporated congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on October 27, 1941, with a total of 150 members.

As the congregation grew throughout the 1950s, Grace Lutheran made plans to build the present sanctuary (pictured at the right) which was dedicated for use by God’s people on July 1, 1962

As a Lutheran congregation, we trace our theological foundation to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. The theological writings which describe the Lutheran confession of faith are found in a collected volume known as The Book of Concord. The summation of these teachings exists in the reformation dictum which declares, “salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.”
Our confession is a faithful disclosure of God’s word as it is revealed in the Bible. God’s Word forms the foundation of our doctrine and practice at Grace Lutheran Church.

Like the first Christian congregations described in the book of Acts who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2.42); our church forms disciples of Jesus Christ through the life-giving gifts of God’s Word and Sacraments.

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