Our Mission Statement
We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace everyone as a whole person, with questions, doubts, complexities and all. We are moved by God’s grace to welcome all who have ever felt marginalized, no matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, or faith background. We welcome you as we worship, learn, and share Christ’s love together
What Do We Believe?
- We believe in the Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
- We confess God as Father, who created the universe and loves all of creation.
- 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 The 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. The Bible tells us who God is through his involvement with humankind throughout salvation history. 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 to be called into fellowship with Christ is also to be called into community with other believers. The church is essential to Christian life and growth and exists for hearing and living out God’s word. Most Lutherans are willing and eager to work alongside other churches in ecumenical ministries and projects.
What Sacraments do Lutherans Observe?
Two: Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, both visible acts of God’s love. In Baptism, God promises grace and forgiveness and with abundant love establishes a new community. In Holy Communion, those who come to the table for this sacred meal of bread and wine receive a gift that is once again the real presence of God’s forgiveness and mercy, nourishing believers in union with Christ and with each other.
Who was Martin Luther?
Martin Marty, Lutheran pastor & theologian describes Luther this way: “He was a fallible, energetic, robust, occasionally crude, never dull German monk who had tried to please God by living the disciplines of a monastery. But he (Martin Luther) experienced the wrath, not the love of God, for these efforts. A reading of the Bible, particularly the letters of Paul, led him to the experience of God’s unmerited goodness. He became a preacher, reformer, church leader, author of scores of books, family man, and proclaimer of the fact that God forgives people out of love, through Jesus Christ.”