201 South Col1ege Street, 
Lincoln, Illinois 62656


217 - 671 - 1168

Welcome to...

Grace Lutheran 

201 S. College St. 

Lincoln, IL 

9:00   Sunday Classes

10:30 Sunday Worship

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 Grace Lutheran Church is a new Church!  This year we will be celebrating our 5th year as a Congregation.  Since we are new, it's a great time for new people to check us out and to fit right in.  

After worshiping at the old Maple Club for a number of years, God has blessed with a NEW CHURCH BUILDING  at 201 S. College St. in Lincoln.  We have done a lot of work to restore and renew the property and we are continuing to do so, so we hope you will excuse any construction we are doing.  It's also exciting as our Pastor, Rev. Daniel McQuality, is now moving from Mt. Zion to be near the Church and more active in the community!  It's a great time to get involved in our congregation.

We are a warm and loving Church and hope that you will get to know us by surfing our website and then coming for a visit.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Our email and phone number is at the top of this page.

Maybe lately you have been thinking about getting coming back to Church?  

Could there be any better time then to start now??

We are currently conducting interviews/auditions for a new CHURCH PIANIST as ours is going off to college.  Needed for Sunday mornings, approximately from 10:30-11:30am, and occasionally on Wednesday nights in the season of Advent and Lent (if possible).  Would need to play the liturgy from Lutheran Worship and usually 3 hymns each Service.   Anyone interested can please contact us through Facebook, at email [email protected], or can call Pastor McQuality at 217-671-1168.  GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH is located at 201 S. College St, Lincoln, IL


1.  We Are Convinced Everyone Needs Jesus As Their Savior

If you were to die tonight, would God let you into Heaven?  Most people say 'yes' because they feel they are a pretty good person and that they've done their best.  But by what standard are you measuring your 'goodness'?  Jesus said, "Be perfect, therefore, as your Father in Heaven is perfect".  Have you been perfect like Jesus commanded?  If the 10 Commandments are God's rules and standards, have you kept God's commandments to not lie; have you ever hated someone; is your sexual life pure before God; have you unselfishly always put God and others first before your own desires or needs?  God's commandments are hard and make us say, "that's impossible to be perfect!", and that's exactly what God is showing us!  We all fall short of keeping God's commandments perfectly and being able to reach God's glory in Heaven on our own.  We therefore need a Savior, someone to help us, if we  want to go to Heaven.  This is where GRACE comes in (this what we named our Church).  As our substitute, Jesus lived the perfect life in our place and only He fulfilled ALL of God's commands perfectly.  He did what we could not do and then as an innocent man, died in our place, taking the punishment of our sins.  After dying on the cross, God raised Jesus from the dead to show that He has accepted Jesus' perfect sacrifice on our behalf.  Those that now reject sin and cling to Jesus as their Savior are now made right with God by faith and grace.  " Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12).  WE BELIEVE YOU NEED A SAVIOR!

2.  Grace Lutheran Is a Different Kind of Church!

American Churches are changing and not for the better.  Why?  BECAUSE MOST NO LONGER TAKE SERIOUS JESUS AND HIS MESSAGE OF SALVATION.  Even our own children are leaving the Churches and not coming back!  This shows that while most Christians say they believe in Heaven and in Hell, most no longer live with the conviction that these really exist and that they truly need the Savior.  And so what has the modern Church become?:  it's about maintaining a building, routine meetings and meeting budgets, or trying to entertain people with music, skits, and every gimmicky program under the sun.  Instead of a diet of fluff and cotton candy, our Church feeds on the meat and potatoes of God's Word.  150,000 people die and enter eternity every single day.  Stop and digest that fact and that someday, you and I will be part of that daily number.  We take seriously why Jesus died and rose from the dead, and the fact that we need Jesus as our Savior.  So as individuals and as a Congregation, WE NEED TO BE THE CHURCH THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST!  

3.   We Want You And All Others To Go To Heaven With Us And We Invite You To Share In God's Work At Grace Lutheran Church.

Read point # 3 again.  

That's what we're all about...

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH is located at the 201 South College Street in Lincoln, Illinois.  We are proudly share in the fellowship of the ELS.  

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1458 HWY 121, Lincoln, IL



"Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."  + James 4:8

Have you ever been traveling in a car, listening to the radio, only to have the program start to break up?  You strain to hear what's on and you truly want to hear it, but the further you travel away and the more distant you are from the station, the harder it is to receive what is being sent to you.  It is only when you turn around and come back home and near to the source that you will be able to hear and perceive clearly.  

Maybe you have been straining to hear from God lately and you need a word from Him?  You pray and pray with all your might, but all you seemingly can hear is static or silence.  Could it be that the reason why you can't hear so clearly is that you have been traveling farther from Him?  It's not that you have lost your faith in God, and it's not that you don't pray, but in your heart and in your actions, you have been traveling a road that is taking you away from God rather than nearer to Him?  If so, a u-turn is needed if you want to hear from God.

Today we tune into God's Word and this is the broadcast:  "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."  The point is simply that if we want to hear from God, we need to change our direction.  Dirty hands = dirty deeds.  If you have 'dirty hands', go to the Savior who gladly washed the Disciples feet!  Whatever sins we have done by the deeds of our hands or whatever sins we have walked in, Jesus is in the business of washing away the filth of our life.   Has your heart been far from Him?  Let Psalm 51:10 be your prayer, "Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me". Heart problems require a heart doctor, so call the Good Physician to fix you and don't be your own doctor.  And to be  'double-minded', is wanting to go 2 different directions in our life.  You are either coming nearer to Him, or further away.  Turn around and come back to Him in your deeds, in your heart, and in your thinking, and your reception of what His divine will is for you will become more and more clear.  God loves us and the cross and sufferings of Jesus is the proof of this!  He will come near to you.  Turn and come near to Him!

Rev. Daniel McQuality
Grace Lutheran Church
201 S. College St.
Lincoln, IL


Connecting people to God's forgiveness

"Go and make disciples of all peoples...

Taking seriously God's mission 

"...and teaching them"

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