Christ in Action, Grace in Tripoli.
We are Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, Iowa. We are actively involved in the lives of the people in this community through Christian service, ministry and outreach.
We welcome you to our church family as we support and care for each other. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name in the life of Tripoli and the world.
If you have questions about the church, the opportunities to serve others, or have a need for pastoral care or prayer, please call the church office at 319-882-3579 to leave a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe in the Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe in the Gospel of Christ as the way to salvation for all who believe.
Every Sunday in worship, we hear God’s word from the Bible, confess our faith according to the Apostles or Nicene Creed, pray as Jesus taught, and come to the Lord’s Table to receive the mercies that the Triune God promises. During the week, we strive to live by faith, serving others freely and generously in all that we do.
For more information about our beliefs or for answers to your questions about faith, please call our church office or leave us a message at 319-882-3579.
Pastor Dennis Niezwaag began serving as an interim pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Tripoli, in May 2019. He also served as interim pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, Mason City, Iowa, in 2018. He is retired from more than 30 years of full-time ministry, having served as associate pastor and then senior pastor at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City, Iowa.
Pastor Dennis graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and served as a pharmacist for several years in South Dakota, Alaska and Texas. Although his work as a pharmacist was important, he was called to serve Christ more fully through Christian ministry and began studying at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1978. He was ordained in 1983.
He is married to Diane Niezwaag, who is employed part-time as a critical care nurse at North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.