Welcome to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church! We are a congregation of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Grace is open to people from all walks of life, in every stage of life. We aim to serve God’s Kingdom as a united body of Christ, offer discipleship opportunities, and plan programs intended to reach and involve God’s Church. Grace celebrates its 120th Anniversary this year in 2017.  Since 1897 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church has been Calling, Equipping, and Sending God’s people  to thrive as believers in the New Orleans area.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the immense disaster and suffering it brought to the lives of the people of New Orleans, we are a growing ministry determined to make its mark in the long-term rebuilding of not only our homes and churches, but to also support and develop the entities that minister to areas of injustice that exist in our great city. We are a church that has been richly blessed and desires to give back that which we have received and been transformed by. With pride and determination, we do not want the grace we have received to be in vain.  Our website is loaded with updates, stories, and images of our recovery, our exciting ministry, and of your presence as the face of Christ in our midst. We hope you will take time to scan what we have gathered as a reminder of the compassion of the church at its best.

Grace also houses a child care center, Grace Child Care.

 

New to the ELCA?

Welcome to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who actively participate in God’s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here. We live in many different communities, span all ages, cultures and races and bring to this church unique life experiences and perspectives. Seek answers to your questions and discover what God is calling you to in life.

 

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission

Calling: Through the power of the Gospel, we are called to faith in Christ Jesus; we are called to grow in discipleship; and we are called to adventurous servanthood.  Equipping: Through Word and Sacrament, we are equipped with faith in Christ.  Through worship and education, we are equipped to be active disciples. Through prayer and discernment, we are equipped to discover and fulfill our servant tasks.  Sending: Refreshed by the Gospel, we are sent forth with faith for daily life.  Empowered by the Gospel, we are sent forth as disciples to share our faith.  Responding to the Gospel, we are sent forth into this world as faithful servants.