FAQ

CLC Vernon Hills

We’re on Deerpath in Vernon Hills, directly next to the fire station.

How do I find you?

We’re located at 595 Deerpath Road just south of Route 60/Townline Road next to the Countryside Fire Station.

How can I contact you?

The best way to connect is via email – ChristLutheranVH@aol.com. You may also call and leave a message for the church at 847 367-5787. If you would like to talk about PreSchool, please call 847-367-5791.

When is your worship time?

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. During Lent, we also worship at 7p on Wednesday evenings. Worship in person or participate via our live stream on FaceBook.

Who is your pastor?

We walk in partnership with Rev. Scott Castello.

Are visitors welcome?

Without a doubt! We are somewhat informal, so please feel comfortable coming as you are. When it comes to sacraments such as Holy Communion, we extend a special invitation. You do not need to be a member of this church or a Lutheran to receive Communion – we ask that you desire a relationship with Jesus. All are welcome – all the time.

What is your church’s affiliation?

Our congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Through that larger parent church, we support a vast array of programming, including one of the fastest and most effective disaster response efforts in the world, Lutheran Disaster Response.

Do you have other partners and activities?

In addition to our work through the ELCA, we support many local causes, such as the COOL Food Pantry in Waukegan, Love INC Lake County, Sue’s Food Pantry, Empty Bowls grass roots hunger initiative, Caring Hands/Project Linus comfort crafters, Sarah’s Circle, Project Warmth street ministry, A Safe Place shelter, Feed My Starving Children, and more. We are part of the Reconciling in Christ community.

We are partners with several groups – including Boy Scout Troop 273, Cub Scout Pack 273, Girl Scouts, AA, NA, Alanon and other organizations that support the community.

What is the Reformation?

Lutherans (and others) marked 2017 as the 500th year of the Reformation, a time when Martin Luther and other church leaders called for improvements – i.e., reformations – in the church’s practices. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. The resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. The Reformation offers to Christians everywhere a liberating way of listening to and sharing the word of God. It teaches that Christ’s life flows through faith into a life of service to the neighbor and offers the promise of God’s love that makes possible a life of “living, daring confidence in God’s grace.” The Reformation’s goal was never to divide the church, but rather to get back to ways that priests and scholars like Martin Luther believed were more aligned with how the Christian Church should be.