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 In-Person and on Facebook 

 (11:00 am Sundays) 

 Bible Study at 9:00 am Sunday

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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

About Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday Divine Service at 11:00 am in the sanctuary.

Since 1935, our congregation has been sharing the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit with the people of El Centro and the Imperial Valley.  As a member congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, we believe and confess that Holy Scripture is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God, and the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.  We subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions because, drawn from the God's Word, they are a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture.

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Service Times, Bible Studies, and Office Hours

  • Sunday Divine Service - 11:00 am in the sanctuary and on Facebook (live video streaming) Copies later posted on YouTube.  At this time Grace's service is led by Pastor Jim Swinford.  Holy Communion is served on first and third Sundays.  Visiting pastors may occassionally lead worship.

  • Church Office Hours - Thursdays from 9:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Bible Study - Sundays at 9:00 am prior to the Divine Service with light refreshments. Please join us.

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Hi Grace Family,


We are currently without a pastor. It is a difficult time for us, but we would encourage you to be faithful in your worship, whether in person at a sister congregation or online. We are continuing to meet in the Parish Hall for Bible Study hour at 9am. We've watched a number of different recorded series that have been very enjoyable and informative.  We will continue to do so. At 11:00 we will watch a live or recorded service so that we can worship together. We may change the schedule in the near future.

Here are some websites of Missouri Synod Lutheran churches we have found during Covid. These services can be watched at anytime as they are recorded. To watch them live we are posting the times to go online.  These can all be watched on YouTube where no subscription or login is required.  If you have never watched on youtube before, we will list some steps at the end of this email.


St. Paul's Hotville                               9am      with HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATED BI MONTHLY


Christ Lutheran, Yuma AZ 

8:00 traditional                                       9:30 and 11:00 contemporary


Shepherd of the Hills, Yuma AZ        9:30


Trinity Lutheran Casa Grande AZ    (Pastor Burkee)           8:45 and 11:00


Or link from church website     


Hephatha Lutheran, Anaheim, CA

                                                                     8:00 traditional           9:30 and 11:00 contemporary

On this web page choose to watch through Facebook or YouTube.


OR choose youtube link below.


Helpful steps:

A couple of these links are to the web page of the church with links to watch live or archived.

When you are on a youtube link, look at the bar across the top.  Click on "video."   The next link has a bar with choices of video or live. Choose according to the time you are watching.   To enlarge the video, tap the screen then tap the square icon in the bottom right corner. 


God bless you all as we continue to pray and seek God's will for Grace.


Yours in Christ,                  Grace Lutheran of El Centro

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"Love constrains us to put ourselves on an equality with those among whom we sojourn, since that can be done without peril to our faith."

Martin Luther

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