They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. -Acts 2:42
WELCOME to the web page of First Lutheran Church in Chadwick, IL. Situated in Carroll County in the Northwest section of Illinois, we are one of 144 congregations in the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We offer worship services each Sunday, Sunday School classes during the school year, Vacation Bible School and opportunities to serve and fellowship together. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month.
The Sunday School children participate in a children’s sermon each week, as well as participate in a Christmas program and Spring program each year. Confirmation instruction for junior high youth also takes place each Sunday. Most of our students are from the Chadwick/Milledgeville, Eastland and West Carroll school districts.
First Lutheran has a choir, which generally sings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Because of their gift of music, the First Lutheran congregation sings very well!
We welcome you to our summer worship services at 9:00 a.m. (Services begin at 9:30 a.m. September through May.) If you are looking for a church family, we welcome you with open arms.
About Pastor Traci Maass
Rev. Traci Maass grew up in Arlington, Wisconsin, and graduated from Poynette High School in 1989. She then served in the Navy, worked many different jobs, and “finally” went to college at the age of 32. She completed undergraduate work at UW-Madison, earning a degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Buddhism. She then attended Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, to earn her Master of Divinity degree. During her studies, she traveled for a three-week immersion trip and completed an internship at Settlement Lutheran Church in Gowen, Michigan.
Pastor Traci loves to travel, and recently spent nearly three weeks in Greece and Turkey, participating in a “Footsteps of Paul” tour. Other interests are piano playing, hiking, motorcycling and camping.
“I am always willing to try something new and finds my energy when I am around and involved with people,” says Pastor Traci.
“May God bless you and give you strength. I look forward to seeing you!”
We are members of the body of Christ,
and believe receiving the body and the blood of Christ
is for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
We are members of the Northern Illinois Synod
We are affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.