History

For the past 70 years people have been meeting one another and Jesus at Grace Lutheran Church. We are a steady force in a dynamic community. Through the decades the church has continued to meet the changing needs of the Arlington area.

An enormous value has been placed on reaching the next generation demonstrated through our commitment to early childhood education, especially through our preschool program which began in 1975. (Click here to find out more: https://grace.lc/welcome)

Grace Lutheran has been blessed with many skilled artisans who love to share their knowledge with younger people. For example, there is a group of men who love craft BBQ and would love to share their experience through the “Holy Smokers” ministry. Quilters, car restoration, Bible Journaling and many more opportunities await eager learners.

Deep roots in the community anchor Grace to Arlington. An example is Joeckel Field, named after a longtime pastor of Grace in recognition of the churches role in creating fellowship and a sense of community in Arlington.

From Grace to Glory Window

Top left oval and rays:  The Grace and Love of the Heavenly Father moves to us in Worship through Word and Sacrament.
The Cross:  The message of “Christ Crucified” (1 Corinthians 2) is central to know God’s Grace and Love. The shape of the Cross tells of Christ’s Presence now in Word and Sacrament.
Seven red flames on left:  Gifts of God’s Spirit are Bestowed for Faith an Service through the Gospel.
Amethyst ellipse in upper right, with gold domes:  By Grace we have the sure Hope of Glory, the promise of Revelation 21. The vision of the City of God coming to rest on the Twelve Colored Foundation, a picture of Heaven. Basic 12 colors, starting from bottom (Revelation 21); Jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprasus, jacinth, amethyst: Grace and Treasure for the Church through Twelve Tribes, through Twelve Apostles, by Covenant, by Word, by Gospel.
Twelve triangles, surrounding cross:  Gates to Heaven are open through Christ. God’s Grace in Christ unites with all Saints and Angels.
Diamond shape of glass area converging at altar:  Interaction between God and His People in Worship. One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all. (Ephesians 4)
Accent of physical dimensions:  “To comprehend with all Saints what is the Breadth and Length, Depth and Height, and to know the Love of Christ which Passeth Knowledge, that ye may be filled with the Fullness of God.”  (Ephesians 3:18-19)