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WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays @ 9:30am

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays @ 9:30am

Wednesday @ 6:30pm

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Meet Pastor Greg Stenzel

        George Gallup has said: "Americans are among the loneliest people in the world." In the midst of busy lives, over committed schedules, and congested cities, we feel alone. Although we drive congested freeways to catch overbooked flights, we live in isolation. Because of that, we are a culture craving relationship. After all, this is the reason God made us. He told us to love Him and our neighbor, for we are designed to live in a community, not in isolation.

         We live in a fallen and broken world, like branches broken off a vine. However, God has changed that through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. We believe, teach and confess this "Gospel," that Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross for sins of the world, that all might be saved through him. According to Scripture alone, by faith alone, we trust that this "by grace alone" promise in Christ alone is God's once-for-all answer to the problem of evil in ourselves and our world.

         My name is Rev. Greg Stenzel and I am called to serve Christ Lutheran Church & School of Chippewa Falls as it's Pastor. My wife and I moved to Chippewa Falls from San Diego, CA where I served  Good Shepherd Lutheran for the last 12-years. Before that ministry station, I served congregations in Tripoli, Iowa and Yuba City, California.

         I entered Pastoral ministry later in life, working first in the financial services industry for almost 20-years. Responding to God's call, I entered seminary and completed my studies earning the  Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from American Lutheran Theological Seminary. I also completed curriculum in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN.

          My passions in life are vast, but mainly devote my free time to my wife of 36 years, riding my Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic, standing with Patriot Guard Riders, and cooking.

          Thank you for visiting our website and enjoy clicking around to find out more about Christ Lutheran Church & School. Better yet, plan on attending our Sunday worship service! I want you to feel free to contact me by telephone or text message anytime for whatever you need: 619-822-0167. You may email if you prefer, pastorstenzel@mac.com.

           Again, thank you for visiting and enjoy your time on our site. May God richly bless you!

         In God's love and mine,

              Pastor Greg Stenzel

 

 

How Christ Lutheran Church Began

"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain."  - Psalm 127:1

In the spring of 1987 a group of church members made a decision not to be a part of the proposed new Lutheran Church (ELCA).  After receiving information from several clergy this commitment was made for a number of reasons.  Some issues of concern were the constitution for the new church would restrict voting rights for congregations, would take a non-scriptural stand on social issues, and would question the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

May 17, 1987: The congregation voted to become part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Starting on that day a small group of people met in private homes to seek divine guidance to form a new church; knowing that "Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain." - Pslam 127:1

May 20, 1987: Christ Lutheran Church was selected for a name and a decision to affiliate with the American Association of Lutheran Churches was decided.

May 31, 1987: The small group had grown to (226) people and the first church service was held at Landmark Christian Church.

Land for the new church was purchased in the Township of Hallie on Marjorie and Colome Streets.

August 2, 1987: (132) voting members held the first official congregational meeting at which time Pastor Donald Thorson accepted the call to shepherd the congregation.

May 1987 to November 1989: The Christ Lutheran congregation held services at Chippewa Valley Bible Church and Hallie Methodist Church.

June 3, 1987: The congregation voted to begin construction of the new church.  Ground breaking took place on June 18, 1989. Many ambitious and talented parishes worked with the Laborers for Christ (Missouri Synod) to construct the building.

November 22, 1987: The first service of worship in the new church was held on this Thanksgiving eve.

The Christ Lutheran Congregation has been blessed with two pastors; Pastor Donald Thorson in the beginning years and Pastor Mark Homp at the present time.  They hold first to the truth that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

In 1993 the congregation voted to start a Christian Day School as a church mission. The church and school continue to grow with blessings from the Lord.

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How
Christ Lutheran Church
Began

"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain."  - Psalm 127:1

In the spring of 1987 a group of church members made a decision not to be a part of the proposed new Lutheran Church (ELCA).  After receiving information from several clergy this commitment was made for a number of reasons.  Some issues of concern were the constitution for the new church would restrict voting rights for congregations, would take a non-scriptural stand on social issues, and would question the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

May 17, 1987: The congregation voted to become part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Starting on that day a small group of people met in private homes to seek divine guidance to form a new church; knowing that "Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain." - Pslam 127:1

May 20, 1987: Christ Lutheran Church was selected for a name and a decision to affiliate with the American Association of Lutheran Churches was decided.

May 31, 1987: The small group had grown to (226) people and the first church service was held at Landmark Christian Church.

Land for the new church was purchased in the Township of Hallie on Marjorie and Colome Streets.

August 2, 1987: (132) voting members held the first official congregational meeting at which time Pastor Donald Thorson accepted the call to shepherd the congregation.

May 1987 to November 1989: The Christ Lutheran congregation held services at Chippewa Valley Bible Church and Hallie Methodist Church.

June 3, 1987: The congregation voted to begin construction of the new church.  Ground breaking took place on June 18, 1989. Many ambitious and talented parishes worked with the Laborers for Christ (Missouri Synod) to construct the building.

November 22, 1987: The first service of worship in the new church was held on this Thanksgiving eve.

The Christ Lutheran Congregation has been blessed with two pastors; Pastor Donald Thorson in the beginning years and Pastor Mark Homp at the present time.  They hold first to the truth that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

In 1993 the congregation voted to start a Christian Day School as a church mission. The church and school continue to grow with blessings from the Lord.