Who are we?

Grace in Deephaven

A church is not a building. 
It’s a movement of people, following the living God. 
We choose to gather to connect with God and
each other. 
God draws us together to encounter Jesus through worship, serving our community and sharing what God has done for us.

Mission & Vision

We are called by God to share the good news about Jesus, trusting the power of the Holy Spirit to lead people into a relationship with Him, and to serve our community.

THE CHURCH Council & Elders

God’s Word encourages us to serve. One way to do that is by volunteering to work with a team. Our constitution specifies a Church Council which oversees six “Standing Teams” whose...

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Our church body maintains a biblically based belief in the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We are united in a confident reliance upon the Holy Spirit. 

Grace's original sanctuary
THE CHURCH

A LITTLE STORY ABOUT
OUR CHURCH 

Grace Lutheran Church is nestled in Deephaven, MN. In 1946 we started in the American Legion club (converted from a chicken coop), and upgraded to the Village Hall. Sweeping up beer bottles from the night before was part of the regular Sunday preparation, and the little church continued to grow from 55 to over 300 members, until they built Grace on the land it is today in 1951. We were the first church to put on the whole Christmas service of Handel's Messiah. It was the place to come. In 1956 the preschool began.

THE MISSION

WHAT TO EXPEct ON YOUR FIRST VISIT

A warm welcome. An encounter with Jesus. Worship in Spirit and in truth.Intergenerational Kid's Church and Nursery where our youth learn how to train up the younger kids to love God with their whole heart!

Pastor Dan would love to connect with you after the service or treat you for coffee to trade stories.

THE MISSION

Mission & Vision

We are called by God to share the good news about Jesus, trusting the power of the Holy Spirit to lead people into a relationship with Him, and to serve our community.

Jesus commissioned His followers after He rose, alive from the dead. Here's the scene: "Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nationsbaptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And know I am with you always, to the end of the age.” With Jesus as our leader, this is our mission-"what we do"-make disciples; and our vision-"how we do it"-baptizing and teaching.

THE MISSION

Church Council & Elders

God’s Word encourages us to serve. One way to do that is by volunteering to work with a team. Our constitution specifies a Church Council which oversees six Teams whose chairpersons oversee related sub-teams. The Teams and their chairpersons are:
Worship & Music Team: Judy Severson
Fellowship Team: Marilyn Pitmon
Family Ministry Team: Shery Lindstrom (Includes Preschool Rep)
Adult Ministries: Ted Knutson
Outreach Team: Kim Sollie (includes Local Evangelism and Global Missions)
Property & Finance Teams: Jim Cosgrove (Sub-Teams are Property, Finance and Stewardship)
Administration Team (“Admin.”): Marilyn Pitmon
The Administration Team consists of the Council President (Marilyn Pitmon), Vice President (Ted Knutson), and Treasurer (Jim Cosgrove), plus the Pastor.

ELDERS
In addition to Pastor Dan Sollie, the Grace congregation has one Elder: Paul Paulson

THE MISSION

statement of faith

Our church body maintains a Biblically based belief in the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We are united in a confident reliance upon the Holy Spirit.  We recognize and honor one holy, universal and apostolic Church with Jesus as the Head as clearly explained throughout the entire Bible.

THE MISSION

BUILDING A CHURCH
COMMUNITY

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Church Staff

Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.

Dan Sollie

PASTOR

Chris Adams

Family Ministry Director

Weslie Priest

Secretary
  • Music Ministry Director:
    Dwight  Williams
  • Praise Music Coordinator:
    Jessica Gensmer
  • Organist:
    Virginia Gardner
  • Custodian:
    Jerry  Jensen
  • Finance Secretary:
    Rob (& Judy) Severson