Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.



As part of the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer, the Gathering will be collecting books for students in Pre-K through 6th grade.

Here at Christus Victor, we have set a goal of collecting 90 books in honor of Darlene Greaves, who celebrates her 90th birthday this month.  Darlene is a charter member of Christus Victor and was also instrumental in starting the Elk Grove Village Public Library.  The story goes that she went around knocking on doors asking folks for “A Book or a Buck.”  So, this is a fitting tribute to her lifetime of ministry, both in this congregation and our larger community.

You can participate in one of two ways throughout the month of May:

  • Donate a book.  Please make sure to pick up a flyer at the display with the list of accepted books.  Or you can check out the ELCA Youth Gathering's  Book Wish List on Amazon.  Just ...
  • Donate a buck (or more) and we will buy additional books.

If you have questions, please contact Pastor Linda.