All Are Welcome at Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Lutheran Church is a dynamic church home where you can explore your faith and grow stronger in it. You’ll make new friends while you discover God’s unconditional love for you every day of the week! Please feel free to explore our website to find out more about Grace and what we are about.
Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Illinois, is a welcoming community of faith rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicated to our mission of Sharing God’s Grace. We offer a variety of worship experiences each week, from traditional to informal and upbeat contemporary. Faith education and spiritual exploration classes will open your eyes to the Bible and God’s words for today’s world. We actively engage the Woodstock and McHenry County community, providing care for our neighbors in need and inviting others to learn about God. Through a wide range of activities for children, youth, adults, and seniors we build deep friendships and share our faith. If you seek something more than just frantic daily routine, if you want to share faith formation with your children, if you wish to be part of a group of people who are open to sharing life experiences, and if you want a place where you can explore your faith and God’s work in the world—Grace is here for you.
Who We are
As a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we belong to one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in more than 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As Lutheran Christians, we believe that we are saved by the grace of God—not by anything we do but by our faith alone—meaning we need only to believe that our sins are forgiven because Christ died to redeem us and that the Bible is our source for guidance and inspiration. We welcome all people, regardless of background or previous church affiliation, as sisters and brothers in Christ.
Our mission at Grace Lutheran Church is simple—we are here to Share God’s Grace. We achieve this mission by living out our vision of worship, outreach, ministry with the poor, spirituality, discipleship, youth and leadership.
Sharing God’s Grace through Discipleship
Grace offers multiple faith education opportunities for persons of every age.
Grace provides fellowship activities for every age and a whole range of special interests.
Grace teaches God’s people how to use their time, talent and treasures for God’s glory.
Sharing God’s Grace through Evangelism
Grace welcomes all to join us for worship, service, and support. Grace actively seeks to invite those who do not have a church home to come and see what we are all about. Grace provides orientation for new members who feel called to join us in our ministry.
Sharing God’s Grace through Leadership
Grace has a profound sense of stewardship and gratitude for God’s blessings. Grace has planted three congregations in its history. Grace is committed to partnering with Woodstock to make it a great place to live.
Sharing God’s Grace through Ministry with the Poor
Grace distributes thousands of dollars each year to local ministries who serve the poor.
Grace members dedicate time and talents to serve and partner with those in our community who are striving to make a better life for themselves.
Sharing God’s Grace through Spirituality
Grace provides retreat opportunities and spiritual enrichment workshops. Grace offers prayer resources and support.
Sharing God’s Grace through Youth
Grace Lutheran Preschool serves children ages 2 through 5. Grace has youth events for every age. Grace has active Sunday School and Confirmation ministries.