This Church Confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching, we trust the Good News of Jesus for the salvation of all who believe, as found in the Holy Scriptures.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world, calling all creation toward God our Creator.
Scriptures, Creeds and Confessions
The basis for our teaching is the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (the Bible), the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, and the Lutheran confessions in the Book of Concord. Every Sunday in worship we hear God’s Word from the Scriptures, pray as Jesus taught, confess the creed of the Church and come to the Lord’s Table to receive the mercy of God. Then, throughout the week, we strive to live by faith, serving others freely and generously in all that we do. In small groups and at sick beds, in private devotions and in daily work, this faith saturates all of life.
This connection to all of life demonstrates the authority of the Scriptures, the Creeds and the Lutheran Confessions. The Holy Spirit uses these witnesses to create, strengthen and sustain our faith in Jesus Christ and the new life we have in him. That life-giving work continues every day. As Martin Luther explained in the Small Catechism: the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.”