Who We Are

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About Grace

Grace Lutheran Church has been building relationships with God and community since the 1800’s. On August 5, 1866, the original cornerstone was laid for the building of Grace Lutheran Church. Trusting in God, a congregation of 22 members put forth their resources to erect the new church.

Today’s multifaceted Grace Lutheran Church offers historical architecture and modern facilities, varied worship opportunities and numerous educational, spiritual, service and social experiences. Grace Lutheran Church is located near downtown Westminster on Carroll Street, just up the hill where Main Street and Carroll Street intersect near the Carroll Arts Center.

We are a faith community in which relationships are important. Jesus Christ is the foundation of our life together. In Christ, we embrace one another with love and joyfully serve the local and global community.We are located near downtown Westminster. We’d love to meet you!

Our Vision

To be led by Jesus to be an intergenerational, multicultural, inclusive congregation that worships faithfully, learns joyfully, and reaches out compassionately.

Our Mission

Gifted with God’s grace, redeemed by God’s Son, and filled with the Holy Spirit, we grow in our relationship with God, one another, and community. Through word and sacrament, we gather to worship, learn, and go into the world empowered to serve.

What We Believe

That Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.

That His death on the cross defeated the powers of sin, death and evil.
That His Resurrection gives us new life.

Our relationship with God begins in the waters of baptism where God chooses us, joins us to Jesus Christ and gifts us with the Holy Spirit.

We receive the promise of eternal life in those waters.
We also are made members of Christ’s body, the church, in our baptism.

God’s forgiveness is also visible in Christ’s body and blood (bread and wine) in Holy Communion.

This second sacrament is nourishment for our faith journeys.

The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus died for us.

Therefore, our core teaching is that we are justified (saved) by faith through grace for service.
Grace is God’s unmerited and unqualified love for us.
Faith is always a response to grace and comes to us as a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Service is how we live out that faith in love.

We accept the Holy Scriptures as the true source of Christian love, guidance and doctrine.

We preach Christ crucified and risen.
We believe God continues to reveal His will for us through prayer and the study of His word.