We Practice The
Love Of Christ
To say the love of Christ is something we “practice” implies that we haven’t got it down yet. And that’s true. We are learning, exactly as we continue to try to put into practice the ways of Jesus Christ.
What we do is a product of our faith. We are not here simply for social work—any organization can do that. The love of Christ is our motivation as we engage in service and outreach. That love, as the Bible says, goes out to the world. It doesn’t discriminate against anyone.
We take seriously what we pray in the Lord’s Prayer: “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Christ calls each of us into loving action: working for justice, practicing kindness and walking humbly with our God. It is a privilege to share the hope we have in Christ for today and forever.
We Listen To The
Word Of God
We Are Lutheran
There is a passage in the Bible in which we are invited to allow the Word of God to “dwell in us richly.” That means deep listening as we seek to be formed in
our faith and life by the Word of
the Living Christ.
Studying the Bible is important in this church and there are numerous opportunities for all ages. We want to delve into the biblical stories and writings, not simply to gain information, but, because it is through these very stories that we believe God continues to speak
to us, shedding light on our own
stories and daily life.
As communities, large or small, gather around the Word, the Spirit of the Lord guides us into God’s truth. Through prayer and contemplation, study and conversation, action and reflection, we seek the Way of Jesus Christ.
The name “Lutheran” comes from Martin Luther - he didn’t intend to found a new church, nor did he choose the name “Lutheran" - but that's what stuck! What that means for us is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is central, which is just what Martin Luther emphasized.
We proclaim the good news of God’s love and forgiveness through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. God comes to us in Jesus Christ, his Son, to heal, save and renew us…to show us the way of eternal life. The way you get in on that is by taking it on faith as God’s gift and giving God some room to work in your life. You will hear a lot about Jesus in this church. He is at the center of our hope for ourselves, humanity and the world.
Lutheran worship is “liturgical,” that is, we follow a flow that moves from Gathering to Word to Meal to Sending. Notice the furnishings in the front of the worship space and you will see what is central to us: the cross, the communion table, the baptismal font, all pointing to God’s life-changing gifts.