OUR BELIEFS 
We believer that God the Father is our Creator, Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that the Holy Spirit brings newness of life. 
 
We accept Holy Scripture as the divine inspired record of God’s plan of salvation for us. We teach that all people are sinners and that a person is saved only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. 
 
We define the Church as the fellowship of those who together confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Church is essential  to Christian life and growth. 
 
We celebrate two sacraments within our church as the God-given means for penetrating our lives with His love and grace. The two sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. 
 
As Lutherans, we profess in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed to be part of the whole Christian Church on earth, and confess our faith in the words of these traditional creeds of the Church. 
 
We are joyful and caring people, for we live in a world which belongs to God and we live with gifts entrusted to us by God for the purpose of serving Him and caring for our neighbor in need. 
 
 
A GREAT MESSAGE FROM LUTHER 
Martin Luther once wrote: “Our Lord and Savior Jesus has left us a commandment which applies equally to all Christians, namely, that we are to render…the works of mercy [Luke 6:36], to those who are afflicted and in a state of calamity, and that we are to visit the sick, try to free the captives, and do similar things for our neighbor so that the evils of the present may be somewhat lessened. Our Lord Jesus Christ himself gave us the brightest example of this commandment when…he descended from the bosom of the Father into our misery and our prison, that is, into our flesh and our most wretched life, and took upon himself the penalty for our sins so that we might be saved” (LW 42:121-22, emphasis added.) 
 
Dear Lord, grant us merciful hearts after Your own. 
 
In Christ, 
Pastor Matthew C. Harrison
President, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod