Get to know First Lutheran
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.
I am Rev. Christine Stienstra and I am currently serving First as their interim pastor. In this time of the interim, their ministry has not stopped. People are still out visiting the homebound, people are still preparing the sanctuary for worship, leaders and committees are still meeting.
We just finished our Vacation Bible School where the children blasted off to Mars and learned about Jesus on their journey. We were blessed to have about 28 students attending each evening.
In the fall the Sunday School classes will resume for ages 3 through high school. Sunday School will kick off with a special event called “God’s Work. Our Hands” Day, a day of service throughout the ELCA churches. The Sunday School children participate in the children’s sermon each week, as well as, doing a Christmas program and Spring program each year. Confirmation instruction for the junior high youth also takes place each Sunday. Most of our students are from the Chadwick/Milledgeville, Eastland and West Carroll school districts.
Also, in the fall, the choir will resume singing. Because of their gift of music, First Lutheran congregation sings very well! The choir sings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month.
Just as I welcome you to this web page, I also extend a welcome to our worship services at 9:00 a.m. If you are looking for a church family, we welcome you with open arms.
Rev. Christine Stienstra
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.