We are Lutherans, but first we are Christian. The Lutheran church was founded in the 1500’s by the followers of the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther. Martin Luther was a monk, priest, and teacher who, after learning the original languages of the Bible, was amazed by God’s unconditional love for all people through the life, death, and resurrection of God’s own son Jesus Christ. He realized that salvation is acquired through faith alone in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. That is Good News for all of us.
Everyone is welcome in God’s kingdom… also known as the Body of Christ… God loves unconditionally and so do we!
We are a congregation affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Check out their website for more information on social statements and stances made by this larger church body we are a part of.
Our faith is professed by the words of the Apostles’ Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended to heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church (as in all Christians), the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
In addition to the Creeds of the Church, Martin Luther wrote a teaching tool for parents of the household. Today this little booklet continues to educate people on the basics of the Christian faith. You may see it HERE.