The Purpose of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Because we are God’s mission, Our purpose is to know Christ and make him known as we gather, grow and sow.
We gather around Jesus Christ and invite others to gather with us to receive God’s love and be changed by that love revealed and received through Christ.
We grow in Christ-likeness in character, faith, love and service; and provide opportunities for others to do the same.
We sow the seeds of God’s love in the world as followers of Jesus Christ, that still others may know Christ and make Him known.
YOU ARE INVITED
“Gather, grow and sow with us, so that together, we may enjoy the fullness of life and the fullness of God’s love in Christ. You are going to love what you become.”
GRACE is a Christian congregation affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Our history began in 1895, when several families, who were members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, decided to plant a new congregation under the name of Jehovah Lutheran Church, located in Milwaukee’s South Side. Sixty one years later began a new era at a new location, Kinnickinnic River Parkway, and under the name of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1992, with the expansion of St. Luke’s Hospital, a new building was constructed and Grace moved one more time to its current location.
This was the beginning of a great transformation within the congregation under the leadership of Pastor George Richter. In 2011, with all the changes in the community and the neighborhood, GRACE began a new era. That year, the congregation decided to call a Seminarian from the Lutheran Church of Venezuela: Pastor Germán Novelli Jr. He served Grace for two years under the mentorship of Pastor Ferdinand Bahr. In December 2014, Pastor German was ordained and installed as our Pastor. He has been implementing extraordinary changes in our congregation with the support of our leaders and elders, and has been leading our Hispanic Ministry called COMUNIDAD DE GRACIA, in which we seek to reach with the gospel to the Hispanic families who live in Milwaukee’s South Side.
Our Four Basics of Love.
We Preach the Love… by proclaiming the good news of forgiveness of sins and eternal life through our Lord and Savior: JESUS CHRIST.
We Teach the Love… by providing Bible Study opportunities, Sunday School for children and adults, and other Growth Activities for our families and community.
We Show the Love… by serving our neighbors and our congregation, and by loving one another with peace and gladness.
We Reach out with Love… by placing special emphasis on our local and international missions.