What we Believe
We believe in the Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We confess God as Father and Creator of the universe.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Good News of Jesus Christ is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, human beings can be reconciled to God.
We believe that Holy Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps the whole Christian Church on earth.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of the church's proclamation, faith, and life.
We believe that all human beings are born in sin and cannot live the life God intends for us on our own. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith on account of Christ.
We understand that God comes to us through the Means of Grace, the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion. Through them, God helps us understand and receive the benefits of a relationship with Him. God graciously speaks to us through the Law, what we need to do; and the Gospel, what He has done for us.
We welcome and encourage all baptized Christians, who have received some instruction on Holy Communion and believe that Jesus is present and the forgiveness of sins takes place to commune with us during worship.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
As children of God, saved by grace, empowered by the Holy Spirit, our purpose is to know, grow, live and share the love of God that is Christ Jesus.
Our staff consists of an ordained pastor, office administrator, music director/organist, youth director, nursery attendant and custodian. In addition, the voting membership elects a congregational council consisting of the pastor, four officers and three other members.
You may become an active member of our church through the Sacrament of Holy baptism in this congregation, or, having been previously baptized in the name of the Triune God, you may be received by certificate of transfer from other Lutheran congregations or by affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ.
Our pastor regularly conducts classes for new and prospective members. Please call the church office for more information