Windsor Park Evangelical Luthern Church Chicago Illinois

Welcome

On behalf of our Pastor, the officers, disciples and friends, we welcome all guests and visitors; we've been expecting you! We are glad you have chosen to view our website and we hope that you will consider joining us for worship and fellowship with our Windsor Park Family. We hope and pray that you will join our services and be inspired to continue to do the work that God has begun in you. Thank you for being our V.I.G. - Very Important Guest! We invite you to come again, and again, and after you get tired of visiting us; we invite you to JOIN US, here at Windsor Park!

What to expect on your visit?

Our Sunday services are filled with music, teaching, and fellowship. All are welcome to come as you are; there is no formal dress code. Service lasts about one hour and 30 minutes. Please refrain from walking/talking when there is a speaker at the podium. Fellowship continues in the basement for light refreshments once the service has ended.

What do Lutherans believe?

Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546). Luther was a German theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic church at that time. On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the door of Wittenberg University, titled “95 Theses” (to debate 95 theological issues). His hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.
What started as an academic debate escalated into a distinct separation between the Roman Catholic church of the time and those who accepted Luther’s suggested reforms. "Lutheran" became the name of the group that agreed with Luther’s convictions.


Today, nearly five centuries later, Lutherans still celebrate the Reformation on October31 and still hold to the basic principles of Luther’s theological teachings, such as Grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone. These comprise the very essence of Lutheranism:

  • We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do;
  • Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation; and
  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life -- the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

Over the years, different Lutheran church bodies have been established and organized to meet the needs of Lutherans in communities and nations all over the world. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the largest Lutheran group in North America, founded in 1988 when three North American Lutheran church bodies united: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.

To read more and to learn more about Lutheran Beliefs visit www.elca.org.

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Reference: http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/New-or-Returning-to-Church/What-Lutherans-Believe.aspx

 

 

Worship Schedule:
Sunday School - 9:30am
Worship Service - 10:45am

2619 East 76th Street
Chicago, IL
773-768-1812