"You have been saved by

God's gift of grace in Christ; 

not your own doing."

(paraphrased Eph 2:8-9)



Since 1894, Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake has been a center of worship and making a difference in people’s lives. It is people growing together to make a difference with our lives, confident that Jesus is using us to be the people of God in this world. Grace has a long proud history of involvement in the community and world. Boy & Girl Scouts, Election Polling Site, and many other community groups utilize the building and property of Grace. We are also active and support in many community and worldwide ministries.  Grace welcomes you.
Author Arne Walker devotional books
March 6th, 2023
Pastor Arne Walker (former pastor at Grace) has written 2 new devotional books.  Several copies are available at Grace and can be had for a donation to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.  The Clinic is a community clinic which provides quality healthcare for the medically uninsured who live or work in Sevier County, Tennessee.  Pastor Walker has been a long-time supporter of the Mountain Hope Goo...
Beginner/Family Friendly Line Dance Lessons!
February 27th, 2023
Line Dance Lessons! Kids and families welcome. Classes will be customized for those in attendance. 100% of donations go to Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake. ...
Why we should care about Martin Luther
February 27th, 2023
A four-part virtual series on Wednesdays, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22 at 7 pm Presented by Dr. Candace Kohli, Assistant Professor of Lutheran Systematic Theology and Global LutheranismRegister at:  https://lstc.edu/event/learning-communities-individuals......
Ashes at the Elburn Metra Station
February 21st, 2023
ASHES AT THE ELBURN METRA STATIONWe will again be providing ashes on foreheads for anyone who wishes them at the Elburn Metra Stationon Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 am to 7:30 or 8 am.If you wish to join us in this outreach ministry, please sign up in the gathering room. “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”......
Chili Cookoff and Bingo
January 31st, 2023
Saturday, March 4 (5 to 8 pm)Bring a pot of chili - or not! Come and enjoy.  Family friendly.  All are welcome!  CHILI COOK OFF & Bingo......

Worship every Sunday at 9 am

Sunday, March   5, Worship, Coffee Hour & Sunday School
Sunday, March 12, Worship                                
Sunday, March 19, Worship & Sunday School  
    Vicar Sharai Jacob from Geneva Lutheran will be preaching
Sunday, March 26, Worship

(The nursery is available on Sundays for use by any parents when Sunday School is not in session) 

Sunday School meets on the first and third Sundays  - come and join! No registration required, stop on by!

Ages 3 - 6 will meet during the entire worship service time.
Ages 7 - 11 will meet at the beginning of the worship service and will come to the sanctuary for communion at the close of the service.

Please contact Marty Bradley, Kelly Diehl or Pat Penfold if you can assist as a teacher, substitute teacher or assistant.   Thanks!
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From the desk of Pastor David, March, 2023

All of you know the large, old honey locust tree that sits on the northwest corner of the church lot. It has provided shade and beauty to us for decades. Sadly, the tree was covered in ice from the storm on Ash Wednesday and many of its branches were torn to the ground with a few large ones hanging by just a sliver of bark. Because of its age, the tree is susceptible to weather events like ice and high winds and has become a potential safety hazard. Sadly, it may have to be cut down for our protection because it has outlived its usefulness.

I tell this story because it reminds me of us. Many people today believe the Christian church is old and has outlived its usefulness. We are people of “the book,” Scriptures that are thousands of years old. These same people ask, “How can that old text be relevant today in our period of enlightenment, in a world where we can control nature and determine our own destinies? You people are just dinosaurs who practice superstition.”

I would argue that we are just as relevant and needed today as ever in the period of human history. The “enlightenment” of our modern world has caused more suffering, more loneliness, more depression and more dysfunction the more we move away from God. I thank God for all of your hard work and commitment as you continue to show the love of Jesus to our community. Stay the course, endure suffering with patient endurance, fight the good fight. Your reward in heaven will make all our earthly troubles seem like light and momentary troubles.

Blessings to you all,  
Pastor David                      

Pastor’s Hours at church
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays from 9 – noon          Sundays from 8:30 am for 3-4 hours

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Sunday Mornings

9:00 AM Service