Our Church


Our mission at Grace Lutheran Church and School is to "Bring in, build up, and send out disciples for Jesus Christ."



Grace Lutheran Church and School is an independent Lutheran congregation, located in River Forest, Illinois, nine miles west of downtown Chicago.

Grace has a long tradition of excellence in liturgical worship, preaching, music, and education. Sunday morning activities at Grace include worship services at 8:30 and 11:00, with educational programs for children, teens, and adults at 9:45. Classes for adults on Sunday mornings are often led by scholars from universities and seminaries in the Chicago area or by activists and other experts in the community.  

Hospitality is important to the Grace Church community. Meals at Grace are festive occasions, with good food and hearty conversation. Grace members serve the wider church and the community in many ways, from volunteering in local social service agencies to traveling on work trips to New Orleans, Slovakia, or Africa.

Grace’s baptized membership numbers 1,418 individuals.  Grace Lutheran School currently serves 214 children from preschool through eighth grade.