About us

Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake


Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake is located in a rural setting amidst the growing subdivisions just west of St. Charles and just north of Elburn. 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

God is the one who began this good work in you, and I am certain that he won’t stop before it is complete on the day Jesus Christ returns. Philippians 1:6


  • Family Friendly
  • Sunday School & Youth Activities
  • Chancel Choir
  • Rebecca Circle for Women

Lutheranism is a way of living - It is...

Lutherans are part of the Christian Church, professing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Lutherans emphasize God’s grace as it comes to each of us from a loving God. We are saved by the grace of God alone.


Seeing

A way of seeing with God’s eyes.

Hearing

A way of hearing God come to us.

Teaching

A way of teaching God’s ways.

Following

A way of following God in our lives.

OUR MISSION:

Gospel
sharing God’s love in all we say and do.
Respect
for all of God’s people and creation.
Action
respond to the Gospel.
Community
love your neighbor, love yourself.
Everyone
we are all God’s children.

OUR VISION:

Sharing God’s GRACE with all through our rich traditions of faith, family, and community.

 

Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake was organized in 1894, by immigrant farmers who migrated to the United States from Sweden. The cornerstone was laid September 16, 1894, and the building was ready for dedication with a Thanksgiving Service that November. In 1894 the membership was 71.

Today, after passing our 123rd anniversary, the membership is about 650. The original church was a quaint white wooden structure. In 1960, the little frame church was replaced by the present modern style brick church.

The worship life at Grace is varied and is open to trying different things. Grace participates in a community Thanksgiving Eve service planned by an ecumenical group of local churches. Christmas Eve includes a Barn Service (held in an actual barn) that is a unique Christmas Celebration of music, message, and involvement of all ages.

Grace offers an abundance of ministries in which individuals may participate: Chancel Choir; an individualized confirmation program using mentors; Grace Roadrunners (a yearly trip); GUS (youth groups for junior and senior high students); Vacation Bible School; Rebecca Circle for women; and, special events such as Oktoberfest, Easter breakfast, and numerous potluck dinners, many of which include game nights. Members of Grace also support community programs such as Adopt-a-Highway, the Pottawatomie Habitat for Humanity Partnership, Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Elburn Food Pantry, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and many Thrivent Financial events including Feed My Starving Children as well as various financial workshops throughout the year.