Join us Sunday mornings for Worship and Fellowship beginning at 9 am.

Grace Lutheran Church,ELCA

Join Us In Worship

After Labor Day to Memorial Day - 10am
After Memorial Day to Labor Day - 9am
  1302 Clay Street
  Darlington, WI 53530

   608-776-4462

You Are Welcome Here

Worship is central to our lives. We gather to be reconciled to God and each other. Our worship style is liturgical and hymn-based. We primarily use the Evangelical Book of Worship. You are invited to experience the joy and love of Jesus Christ with us.

Music

Our choir brings joyful music to our worship services. Special music is enjoyed on Unity Sundays. Unity Sundays are the first Sunday of every month.

Our Beliefs

Lutherans believe in a God that loves all of creation. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross, and his new life.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds. These creeds confess the faith of the church.

From: ELCA.org / Faith

Communion

We celebrate Communion weekly. Communion is the central act of our worship. All may participate in Communion. Small children who have not received Holy Communion instruction may receive a small unconsecrated wafer and blessing.

Mission Statement

As members of this congregation, we are called to:
Share in the Good News that Jesus Christ died for our sins and lives in us; Offer a sanctuary open to all, for worshipping God; Contribute to local, national, and worldwide ministries, and to be sent into the world to minister and serve in Jesus' name.

Baptism

When families or an individual request baptism for themselves or for a child the pastor provides a class to review its meaning and significance. The baptism ceremony is part of our worship, and a community celebration for all.

Church History

Several families in and around Darlington joined together in establishing a Lutheran Church. On November 19, 1942, an organizational meeting was held. On November 29, 1942, the First Sunday in Advent, our first service was held in the Odd Fellows Hall. On January 10, 1943 we were organized as a congregation , and Rev. J.J. Lippoldt was our pastor. The name of the Church was American Lutheran, and it was accepted as a congregation of the Wisconsin District of The American Lutheran Church.

On May 14, 1943, the American Lutheran congregation purchased the Odd Fellows Hall and converted it for church use. This building was used by the congregation until 1969, when the present church was constructed. At a congregational meeting on May 7, 1946, the name of the congregation was officially changed to Grace Lutheran Church.

In May of 1947, Grace Lutheran petitioned the Synod of the Northwest, United Lutheran Church in America to become affiliated with that body. Grace Lutheran Church of Darlington and Hope Lutheran at Mineral Point were united as a two point parish with Rev. J.J. Lippoldt serving as pastor until 1962.

In 1962, the two congregations of Mineral Point and Darlington became independent of each other, with each calling their own pastor. At the same time, Grace Lutheran petitioned the American Lutheran Church, to once again become affiliated with them. This request was granted and Rev. Davis Darrington was called as the first pastor. Pastor Darrington was the pastor of Grace Lutheran when the present church was constructed in 1969. Since 1969, Grace Lutheran has been privileged to worship and serve the Lord as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.