[Hebrews 4:9]

We confess worship to be God's Service by which He invites us into His life-giving presence by means of His gospel preached and His sacraments administered. Jesus Christ continues to build His church through these sacred means, granting forgiveness, life and salvation by His Spirit-filled Word and life-giving Body and Blood. Cleansed and made holy by the forgiveness of sins, God's people are indeed royal priests - offering up their prayers, praises, and lives in His service in their daily vocations.

As the 21st Century begins our culture becomes more and more complex, defiled increasingly by godlessness and wickedness. Therefore it is increasingly important that Christians find their rest in the presence of God the most Holy Trinity. Refreshed and filled with His very Life, we find new strength and hope to live day in and day out for the honor and glory of the God who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
"let us draw near to God." [Hebrews 10:19-22]


Communion Practice:

We confess the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to be truly present and distributed under the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper. We therefore follow the ancient Christian practice of close(d) communion out of concern for the spiritual welfare of all who commune (1 Corinthians 11:23-30) as well as a confession of unity in the faith (1 Corinthians 10:17; Romans 16:17-19).


Catechetical Classes in the chief articles of the Christian faith are held three times a year. Holy Scripture and The Small Catechism (Martin Luther, 1529) are the textbooks for the twelve-week course. Casual inquirers are welcome, as those who are interested in membership in our church. Email us at elmgrove@egl.org for the starting date of the next class.


We believe, teach, and confess that the only rule and norm of Christian doctrine is the Holy Scriptures, which are the inspired and inerrant written Word of God. As Lutheran Christians, we honor and uphold the three ancient Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian) and hold to the Lutheran Confessions (Book of Concord, 1580) as a faithful exhibition of the teachings of the Word of God.


Our church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (est. 1847), a church body noted for its biblical steadfastness and mission endeavor. The first Christian church in America to utilize radio and television for gospel preaching, the LCMS supports a system of elementary, high school, and higher education in this country and a network of missionaries throughout the world.


Service Times:


Normal Worship Schedule
During the Summer
Saturdays – 5:30 p.m.
Sundays - 8:00 a.m.
Sundays - 8:00 a.m.
Sundays - 10:15 a.m
Sundays - 10:45 a.m.
(after Memorial Day weekend)
Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.
(after Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
[During Advent: Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m.]
[During Lent: Wednesdays – 4:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.]
Feast Days & Special Holiday Services Also Offered (See Church Monthly Calendar)


Sunday School and Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God.