Grace Lutheran

You are invited to join us, to learn of Jesus' amazing grace and to grow with us as His people. living authentic lives in service to Him and to one another.

Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church in Western Springs, Illinois

Grace Lutheran exists to lead people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have or where you are on your spiritual journey, our church is a place where you’ll find the grace, mercy, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!


Rev. Matthew Zickler

Pastor Matthew Zickler

We invite you to join us, to learn of Jesus' amazing grace and to grow with us as His people, living authentic Christian lives in service to Him and to one another.


Welcome Brothers & Sisters

At Grace Lutheran Church, Western Springs, it is our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life.  Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.

We are a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Christian congregation, serving the Western Springs, Illinois area. 


 Since 1925, the mission of Grace has been singularly focused on one message:

"We preach Christ crucified..." (1 Corinthians 1:23)

This is the heart and soul of the gospel, the gracious good news of Jesus Christ, and it is not only what brings us together as a group of believers but also shapes our lives as those who follow Jesus Christ.


We follow the teachings of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.  The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran" means ...

Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 06th century.  The teachings of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:  Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace Alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love.  He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith Alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them.  Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers.  God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.  It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

We also believe in ...


... consisting of 66 books, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.


... existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has always been and will always be the only God. There were none before Him and shall be none after Him.


... who created all things in heaven and on earth. He created human beings out of a love for us and desires a personal relationship with each of us.


... who is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven.


... who convicts men, making them aware of their sin and the salvation available through Jesus. He regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.


... through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ provides the only way of justification and salvation for all who believe. Any who attach additional works of man as a requirement for salvation are false in that they infer Jesus’ death is insufficient in and of itself to save and that human beings somehow have the capability to save themselves.