We have a lot we want you to know, but we'll let you go at your own pace. Below, we've listed the core beliefs we hold to as a parish. To the left, you can find more about specific areas of interest like our unique church history,  the service times and locations, and an updated photo gallery. If you have any other questions, we would love to answer them. You can ask them by clicking here.

What Lutherans Believe:

  • This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as 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 God's 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 God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
  • This church accepts 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.
  • This church accepts the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church.
  • This church accepts 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.
  • This church accepts 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.
  • This church confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures 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.

What does all that Mean?

  • This means we believe in Jesus. We believe that Jesus is God incarnate who came to live in this life with us and to give us a better way which was an alternative to the way of the World.  We believe that God’s salvation for all of creation is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • We believe that God acted in this way, coming in Christ Jesus, out of God’s love, grace, and mercy.  Jesus did not come into the world and suffer for the world because we deserved it or earned it.  But God’s action in Jesus happened because God is good.  God did not leave us alone in sin and darkness but came to open eternal life to us in the Christ.
  • We believe that baptism unites us to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Meaning that in baptism we are made one with Christ and by that, with the life of the one Holy Trinity which is the complete life of God.  God claims us,  and though we have the freedom to turn away, God never turns from us.  We are strengthened in our life of faith through the gift of the Holy Eucharist in which we meet our truly present Lord Jesus.
  • We also believe that our understanding of the Christ has been led by the Holy Spirit through the church over thousands of years.  By this God has led us, through mutual reflection and prayer,  to create creedal documents and confessions which attest to our  understanding of our faith.  We also believe that we are part of the  ‘one holy catholic and apostolic church’.  That means that we are part  of Christ’s one church on earth , throughout all time and places.  We  are Christians first and Lutherans only in the way in which we express  and live out that faith in our Lord Jesus and our one and only Creator  and God.