We are Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in Crystal Lake, IL.


Lord & Savior is a smaller congregation with an intimate, family atmosphere. With faith life in mind, fellowship among each other is a blessing that cannot be replaced. We extend our warmest greetings to those who worship with us. If you are a first-time visitor, we pray that your visit will be blessed.


We are located at the intersection of Route 14 and Ridgefield Road, just north of McHenry County College.


Our church is a member of WELS, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.




Worship Schedule


"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."  Hebrews 10:25





We also offer Advent and Lenten midweek services, on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning: 9:00 a.m. | Worship

                              10:15 a.m. | Bible class and Sunday School


Born to an accountant who worked for the Ford Motor Company, my earthly journey started on March 17, 1954 in Chicago Heights, IL. I became a child of God through Holy Baptism at Zion, Crete, IL. God blessed me through life as I learned about my Savior from Christian parents, pastors, teachers, and professors. I was also blessed to have attended St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Plymouth, MI for most of my grade school years. God’s Spirit moved me to want to become a pastor, so I boarded at our Synod’s prep school, Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, MI, for high school. The adventure continued with four years of pre-seminary studies at Northwestern College (Watertown, WI), and three years of preparation for the ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI). A year of internship was spent serving as a vicar at St. Paul’s, Fort Atkinson, WI.


Full-time service to the Lord began in 1980 with two years as religion instructor and coach at my alma mater, Michigan Lutheran Seminary. This was followed by five years of serving as pastor at a mission congregation, Shepherd of the Springs, Coral Springs, FL. The privilege of shepherding God’s people here in Crystal Lake began in March of 1987. I continue to be excited to work together with God’s people in service to our Lord and Savior.


God has blessed me with a wonderful family. Their love and support have been a blessing to my ministry. Deb (nee Voss) and I were married in 1978. God blessed us with four wonderful sons, James, Benjamin, Joel, and Aaron (deceased); two fantastic daughters-in-law, Kate and Betsy; and six terrific grandsons, Caleb, Isaiah, Joshua, Nathaniel, Luke, and Landon.


Pastor David Carlovsky

Sunday School


Sunday School is offered for preschool through sixth grade students during the winter worship schedule (from the Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday before Memorial Day). It starts at 9:15 a.m. with a brief devotion and music section in the church sanctuary. The children then disperse into smaller classes for the Bible lesson.


A teen Bible class is also offered during the winter for students in seventh grade through high school. They meet in the upper grades classroom at 9:15 a.m.

Bible Study


We place high importance on studying God's Word, and have a Sunday Adult Bible Study that starts at 10:15 a.m. during the summer schedule and 9:30 a.m. during the winter schedule. There is also a Tuesday morning Bible class during the winter schedule, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage. The current session is studying "The Fruit of the Spirit."


Men's Bible Study meets on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. The current topic is leadership.

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Lord & Savior Ev. Lutheran Church and School, 9300 Ridgefield Rd  |  Crystal Lake, IL  60012  |  (815) 455-4175   |   © 2016, All Rights Reserved

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