THE LUTHERAN CHURCH – MISSOURI SYNOD teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
THE FATHER, creator of all that exists;
JESUS CHRIST, THE SON, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
THE HOLY SPIRIT, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal, one God.
BEING “LUTHERAN” – Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
THE LORD’S SUPPER IS CELEBRATED in the confession and glad confidence that, Jesus spoke the truth when He said, “this is my body…this is my blood.” We receive His body and blood in, with and under the bread and wine. Jesus also declares that His gift is for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who are baptized, trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes. Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm, and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor or an elder. For further individual study, please see Matthew 5:23f; 10:32f; 18:15-35; 26:26-29 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.
To make disciples for Christ, beginning in our congregation and continuing in our community, our country, and the world.
Rooted in God’s Word, by trusting in the Holy Spirit to guide us, members will be equipped to be disciples of Jesus Christ, to reach and compassionately serve the needs of our community.