Grace is the word that the Bible uses to describe the unmerited love and mercy that God has for us for Jesus' sake. The Gospel is the Good News of God's love and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ. As the angel announced to the shepherds on the night of Jesus birth, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11 NIV).
God Himself came in the person of His own Son to take our sins upon Himself and to bear the punishment we deserved. He poured out His life for us on the cross and thereby made full payment for all of our sins. And the Good News of His resurrection is that because He lives, we too shall live with Him forever. As Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV). Since this Good News is for all people, Jesus commanded His disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15 NIV).
We are a Lutheran congregation. The Lutheran Church itself is the oldest Protestant denomination in the world. The Lutheran church takes its name from the 16th century reformer, Dr. Martin Luther. Lutherans do not worship Martin Luther. They identify with Luther's clear stand and teaching of the Gospel which reflects what the Scriptures teach: “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” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV). You are welcome to click here for a brief history of
Dr. Martin Luther and the Reformation.
of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS has its origin in 1839 when German Lutherans left the province of Saxony to search for religious freedom in America. Today, the LCMS has grown to 2.3 million members of all different ethnic backgrounds and languages. You are also welcome to click here for a brief summary of our beliefs based on the Bible.
Finally, we are a church, a congregation of believers which rejoices in God’s grace. We gather together to be fed by God in His Word and Sacraments. We rejoice in the opportunity to grow
in faith and to serve God together. “I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises” (Hebrews 2:12 NIV).
We are located in the heart of Vine Grove,
a short drive from Fort Knox. Come join a
friendly congregation that rejoices in the
grace that God gives us in His precious
Word and Sacraments.
Welcome to Grace!
Grace Lutheran Church is the name of our congregation. It also tells you a little bit
about who we are and what we believe.