Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
A member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) located in Glendale, Arizona.
With roots dating back to 1927, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and School is located in downtown Glendale, Arizona. As Christians, we believe in the Triune God, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became the Son of Man to be the world’s one and only Savior. As Lutherans, we believe the Bible is God’s Word and that it is verbally inspired and inerrant. We confess that the Bible’s teachings are correctly summarized in these words of Martin Luther…
“We are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, by Scripture alone.”
Services were conducted irregularly at various places in the Glendale area.
At first the services were held every other Sunday, but in January, 1927, weekly services with Sunday School were begun. The first of these services, held at the Woman’s Club building at the corner of N. 56th and W. Glenn Avenues, was attended by 19 people with nine attending Sunday School.
Seven families transfer to the Glendale Mission that would become Grace, starting the Grace Lutheran School.
In a meeting at the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Keim at W. Bethany Home and 19th Avenue, a constitution was adopted and the mission was named Grace Ev. Lutheran Church of Glendale, Arizona.
Beginning with this school year, the school expanded its staff. Previously the Pastor was the only teacher.
With a plan that started 6 years earlier, the congregation formally dedicates a new church, located right on the corner of Palmaire and 56th Ave.
In 2005, Grace dedicated a new Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall building.
Grace Ev. Lutheran Church and School exists to give glory to God for his undeserved love in Jesus by growing in faith, serving each other, and sharing God’s Word. We rejoice in serving Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit…
We look to the following Scriptures…
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
“Serve one another in love.”
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”