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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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Welcome Grace Family and Friends


Grace is currently without a pastor. It is a difficult time for us, but Grace would encourage you to be faithful in your worship, whether in person, at a sister congregation, or online. Grace continues to meet in the Parish Hall for Bible Study hour at 9am. At 11:00 Grace joins with Christ Yuma's on-line service. Monthy, often the last Sunday, worship is led by Pastor Wyneken and Holy Communion is celebrated. This service is shared live, on FaceBook, and recorded.

Here are some websites of Missouri Synod Lutheran churches that have opened their services. These services can be watched at anytime.  These can be watched from the church's website or via YouTube where no subscription is required.  If you have never watched on youtube before,  some steps at the end of this note may help.


St. Paul's Hotville                               (Pastor Swinford)


Christ Lutheran, Yuma AZ                (Pastor Harman)

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

Shepherd of the Hills, Yuma AZ       (Pastor Stites)


Trinity Lutheran Casa Grande AZ    (Pastor Burkee)          

8:45 and 11:00


Hephatha Lutheran, Anaheim, CA    (Pastor Andrews)

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


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 may have a bar with choices of video or live. Choose according to the service you wish to view.   To enlarge the video, 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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