Mission

Grace Lutheran Church—Amazing Grace

Experience God's Amazing Mission

Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.

Within our church

  • Prayer Group: The group meets weekly at 9:00am on Tuesday, providing a source of help and support for all who seek to find strength and healing by prayer through any difficulty in their life
  • Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, separation due to military deployment, or others facing a crisis or life challenge
  • Communion Visitation: Lay persons who are instructed on how to serve communion, bring communion elements to members who are not able to attend church services on a regular basis
  • College Care Ministry: Scholarships are provided for those students enrolled in college. Twice each school year ‘care packages’ with treats and messages donated by the congregation are sent to those at college

Within the community

  • Food Pantry: Donations of food and money benefit the hungry who come to our door or seek help from three local area pantries
  • Special Needs Transportation: Rides are provided by volunteers to those who need a ride to doctor appointments or to go shopping
  • Meals on Wheels: Volunteers from Grace deliver meals to seniors in the Mount Prospect area for a month
  • Pool Passes: For families who are unable to afford to make use of the pool during the summer

Within the Chicago area and beyond

  • Prayer Shawls: Are made by members of the congregation for people in special circumstances as tangible signs that we envelop them in our prayers to show God cares
  • School Supplies: For children in local school districts and the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota
  • Fellowship with our sister congregation, La Trindad: Monthly help with meal preparation for a community day of fellowship, and gifts of Thanksgiving turkeys
  • Christmas Gifts: Gifts for children at local schools districts and our sister congregation La Trinidad
  • Stuffed Animals: Are given to area police for children who are brought to police stations
  • Souper Bowl of Caring: On Super Bowl Sunday each year, Grace Youth collect nonperishable food and monetary donations to help combat the fight against hunger
  • Refugee Ministry: We partner with RefugeeOne to welcome refugees to Chicago and meet with them weekly to mentor them and help them learn English and otherwise acclimate to life in the United States.

Worldwide

  • Quilts: Quilts are hand crafted, blessed and sent through Lutheran World Relief to people around the globe who experience natural disasters or suffer the consequences of violence
  • Mall-ternative Gifts: As an alternative to shopping for gifts at the mall, donations to ELCA ministries provide gifts of livestock, medicine and basic needs for people in areas of the world suffering from economic, social or natural challenges
  • Feed my Starving Children: Pack food supplies for children affected by hunger in economically challenged countries
  • ELCA World Hunger: A ministry with many national and international ties to aid those suffering from hunger in the U.S. and around the globe
  • ELCA Disaster Response: Assists those affected by domestic or international disasters with immediate response and long-term commitment

 

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