Our Message

Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
 
Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and

resurrection God fashions a new creation.
 
The proclamation of Gods message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
 
The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God.  Inspired by Gods Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce Gods revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them
Gods Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
 
We accept:
 
The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
 
The Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation.
The Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
 
The other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, The Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpre­tations of the faith of the Church.
 
We confess the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scripture and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world.
For more information about our faith beliefs as a Lutheran community at large, please visit the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.