Beliefs

As faithful Christians, we believe God is revealed to us in many ways but primarily through the word and sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. In the scriptures the living word comes to us through the Holy Spirit as we read devotionally, study collectively, and hear publically. In baptism God’s love is poured out upon us and we are claimed as God’s own children and marked with the cross of Christ forever. In communion Christ is truly present in, with, and under the bread and wine. This meal nourishes us so that we can feed others with God’s love. Through word and sacrament we receive God’s grace, forgiveness, and new life.

Together we believe that we are part of God’s mission to love and save the whole world, and so we are committed to praying for others, helping those who are in need, sharing the good news of Christ, and working for just and peaceful relations among all people.  We welcome all who enter our doors seeking the love and forgiveness of God, regardless of their race, culture, or social status.

As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we uphold the Lutheran confessional tradition and writings of Martin Luther.  We value our Reformation heritage and at the same time we are always reforming the church through our ecumenical relations with other Christian traditions.

What we believe is apparent in our life together here in many ways: we practice our faith enthusiastically, we are not afraid to ask questions, we study the Bible diligently, we sing joyfully, we share our time and talents both in the congregation and the larger community, and we welcome visitors with open arms.