9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship 

10:15 am Coffee Fellowship

10:45 am Sunday School: Preschool - Adult


The heart of our life together at Grace is worship. It is the pinnacle of our week and a necessary part of our individual lives. Our worship is not centered on our acts but rather on our Lord's coming to serve us. Jesus Christ came into the flesh not to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. And though our crucified and risen Lord is now seated at the right hand of God awaiting the Last Day, His care and service for us has never halted.

Our worship begins with our Lord, from Him to us. His Word gives what He says. Faith is born and strengthened by His coming to us, and recieved with thankfulness and praise. Our Lord serves us each Sunday through His Holy Word and Sacraments. In these gifts our Heavenly Father is present for us. There He delivers His freeing gifts of forgiveness and salvation.

Our Lord's service then calls forth our service. Having been called, gathered, enlightened and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, we joyfully confess all that God has done for us! Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs join with the voice of every saint from every age. It is the new song of Christ's holy people declaring, 

"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!" (Revelation 5:12)

We are heirs of an astonishingly rich tradition. Each generation is given the Faith from those who went before. We live that heritage here and now by receiving the Word and Sacraments in our own daily lives. Together we are fed and nourished, awaiting the day of our Lord's glorious return!

We Believe

We stand on a rich and deep heritage, reaching back to the ancient Christian Church. We stand firm upon the commands and gifts of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe, teach, and confess:

  • The Word of God is inerrant and the only source of teaching.
  • God created the world.
  • Jesus Christ died to pay for the sin of all mankind.
  • We receive our salvation from death and hell from Christ alone.
  • God is found, today, in His Word and Sacraments.
  • The Holy Spirit works through this Word to gather and enlighten us.

We join others who confess likewise as a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LC-MS). The LC-MS is a "confessional" church which recognizes that the Lutheran Confessions are a clear exposition of God's Holy Word. Click here to read the Lutheran Confessions.

Rev. Paul Koch

Pastor Koch graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2003. His first call was to Kingsland, GA, where he served for 8 years. In 2011 Grace called him to be their Pastor.

Pastor Koch attended Grace Lutheran Church as a child since he was 6 years old. His parents are still members and he has many fond memories of growing up in this church. Pastor Yaspelkis, the previous shepherd at Grace, cultured a strong vigor for the ancient Christian faith while Pastor Koch was young. He left Ventura during his college years to eventually find a passion for preaching God's Word. 

God has blessed Pastor and his wife, Cindy with a family of 5 children. They homeschool the kids and enjoy a good Cross-Fit workout. Pastor Koch enjoys to engage the questions concerns of our culture and is editor of He loves to talk theology and welcomes all discussions!

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