People just like you formed this independent Lutheran congregation. We’d love your help in writing our future.
In August of 2004, a group of us got together and decided the time had come to create an independent Lutheran congregation, outside the construct of a “synod” or national organization’s direction.
We legally incorporated in the State of Minnesota as “Grace of God Evangelical Lutheran Church” because we wanted to reflect our belief that Grace alone is what matters. We held our first worship service on August 22, 2004 at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Woodbury.
Word spread of our little independent group and we began to grow. We welcomed people from all traditions and backgrounds. We welcomed those who felt overlooked in church and those who felt rejected by the church. We embraced our new friends and our congregation grew. By Reformation Day, 2004 we officially chartered and signed our constitution. Our first confirmands were confirmed the following week.
Two months later, in January 2005, we extended a call to Pastor Jonathan Marxhausen who was installed as the first pastor of Grace of God on February 5, 2005 and who continues to serve us.
In November, 2008, we moved into our own modern worship space at 420 Hayward Ave in Oakdale. We filled our little church with music and art and light and hope. A few years later we expanded our space as we continued to grow. We treasure our congregation and invite YOU to come and visit us soon!