Our Belief

WE BELIEVE

That the Bible is the only source of knowledge about God and His forgiveness and is also the way in which He speaks to us today. The Bible was written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and so is true and without error.

WE BELIEVE

That God is the Creator of the universe and that He Sustains His creation with His almighty power. He also created our first parents, Adam and Eve, in His own image that they might live in fellowship with Him and be His instruments to care for the creation. This creating event took place in six, twenty-four hour days by the power of God's Word.

WE BELIEVE

That Adam and Eve, whom God created, doubted and rebelled against Him. They sinned and their natures became evil. Now every human being is born with a sinful nature and a tendency for evil that violates God’s will and desire. Attempts to change human nature or to please God with our own good works are doomed to failure. People need forgiveness and new life, and God provides it through His grace.

WE BELIEVE

That God out of pure love gives people forgiveness of sins and thus reconciles them to Himself. He does this even though He is a just God who punishes sin because His own Son, Jesus Christ, took the pun¬ishment for all sin for all people upon Himself when He died on the cross of Calvary . God raised him from the dead on Easter and thus demonstrated to the world that the sacrifice of the Lamb of God has been accepted and man’s sin paid for.

WE BELIEVE

That people receive forgiveness through faith. Faith is the hand which accepts God’s free gift. Faith is created by the Holy Spirit through the means of the Gospel message which tells of God’s love demonstrated in Jesus Christ. Infant baptism is the means by which a child is given a new spiritual life and received into God’s kingdom through faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE

That the church is the fellowship of all those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. The Lutheran Church gets its name from Martin Luther who “reformed” the church with basic principles of faith alone, grace alone, Scripture alone.

The purpose of the church is to nurture faith through the Word and the Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion), and to share the love of God through Word and deed with the whole world in order to make other people disciples of Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE

That God has given two Sacraments to build His church...

Baptism is a sacrament in which God by the power of the Holy Spirit creates faith. Baptism is for "all nations," including infants.

Holy Communion—also called the Lord’s Supper—is given to nurture faith. In Holy Communion Jesus Christ truly gives the communicant His body and blood “in, with, and under” the bread and wine.

Holy Communion is only for those Christians who are able to examine themselves according to the Word of God AND have been instructed (confirmed) in the Lutheran Church. Ordinarily, we reserve the Lord's Supper for those who believe and practice the same faith as our congregation. This practice is called close communion. It seeks to prevent anyone from harming themselves spiritually by not recognizing the true body and blood of Christ in this Holy Supper (1 Cor. 11:27-29). You are encouraged to speak with the pastor before communing if you have any questions.

WE BELIEVE

That the fellowship which God establishes with His believers on earth will continue after this life as believers live with Him in Heaven for all eternity.