Historic Grace Lutheran Church has been a symbol of God’s presence in Springfield since 1841, and we appreciate our important place in Springfield’s rich history. Our church is situated in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. We were first organized in the home of Rev. Francis Springer, a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln and his family. In 1855, the future president pledged $20 to help finance the construction of the present church sanctuary.
A beautiful and unique steeple made of interlocking stone accentuates our century-old limestone building. It is one of only two completely stone steeples in the country. Our building also features remarkable stained glass windows and an amazing tapestry-like hanging that is rich in symbolism.
Though rooted in tradition, Historic Grace is alive and quick to serve the needs and aspirations of every one who seeks solace in faith in the modern world. Throughout our 170 plus years, we have built a solid foundation on God’s Word and grown in our capacity to serve God, our community, and our neighbors. We welcome you to worship with us.