Concordia Lutheran

"Serving Christ Cradle to Crown"

Machesney Park, IL


Note that this web site is under construction and will be updated minimally during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

We look forward to publication of the updated site over the summer of 2016.  

History of Concordia


Concordia Lutheran Church is a member of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We are a Christian congregation and every activity and service within Concordia focuses on "Serving Christ from Cradle to Crown."

Concordia Lutheran Church was founded in March, 1952 by a group of Loves Park residents. The first meeting was held in the residential basement of Randolph Mueller. By April 20th, the new congregation was holding Sunday services at the Loves Park Theater in exchange for cleaning up spilled popcorn and candy from the Saturday night movie audience. This hands-on dedication continued when the members literally built the original church sanctuary at the present location. The completed church was dedicated on June 12, 1955. Later additions included the parsonage (1958), our day school (1961), new sanctuary (1975), preschool/daycare (1992), and gymnasium (1998).  
Our Pre K-5 School is a ministry of Concordia Lutheran Church and are fully accredited facilities. We provide a quality, affordable, Christian education in a safe and positive environment.

Concordia is a place to belong, a place to worship, a place to fellowship and be involved. We invite you to visit and worship with us.


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