Our Beliefs

Grace Lutheran Church is a part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

What Lutherans believe.

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God.

  • "That God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

  • "That it is by grace that we are saved, through faith and that not of ourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

  • "That Christ was delivered for our offenses and was raised again for our justification." Romans 4:25

  • "All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." II Corinthians 5:18-19

  • "That we cannot by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Ghost has called us by the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, sanctified and keeps us in the true faith."
    1 Corinthians 2:14: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

  • That God communicates all of the gifts of His grace to us by way of His means of grace - His Word and Sacraments. (Baptism and the Lord's Supper)

To learn more about the beliefs of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod go to www.lcms.org.

The History of Grace Lutheran Aurora

Celebrating 60 Years of God's Grace in 2008

Original Church
The origianl Grace Lutheran Church, Aurora, built in 1955
Some of the History of Grace... as printed in the Parish Caller, Volume 1, Number 1, 22 February 1948

In the summer of 1945, a number of young people of Freistatt Lutheran Church canvassed Aurora and made a number of contacts with unchurched but found practically no Lutheran in the whole city. After that student Wm. Friederichs made a number of calls. On September 16, 1945 we saw the first fruits of our labor when James Theodore Sheldon was baptized. In the summer of 1946, student Donald Koenig worked in Aurora and on July 14 he conducted the first service here in the Marsh Funeral Home. This was continued for four consecutive Sundays, and the attendance was very discouraging. However, soon attendance began to increase; and the services attracted various unchurched.

Today - The Lord has blessed our work in Aurora, so that we have considered it advisable to organize as a congregation. On February 7, 1948 the following adults entered into membership with us through confirmation and confession of faith: Mrs. Mabel Jorgensen, Mr. and Mrs. Hans C. Larsen, Gordon Nielson, Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Stuckey. Others have been released to us from other congregations: Mrs. Rose Rhinesperger from Whiting, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Schmeling and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lindemann from Freistatt, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gritzmacher from Lockwood, and others will be admitted by confession of faith in the near future...

The Future - Only the Lord knows how this congregation will prosper. However, we do know that He expects us all to do our best through prayers, through donations, and above all, through speaking to others and brining them with us to church. If all of us will faithfully labor and pray, we know the Lord will bless us; and perhaps in years to come, Grace Lutheran Church will be large and strong. GOD GRANT IT!


Adding on the north wing addition with handicap basement access in 1982
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Church Remodel 1982

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