We are a Lutheran
(Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) parish of Christian people who rejoice in our
salvation, and in having the Word of God among us.
When we hear the
Gospel our hearts rejoice and are glad. We sing, and our choir sings, and our
liturgy expresses our unspeakable gladness in the solemn dignity that befits
The Lord Jesus
Christ here lavishes us with His eternal gifts and mercy. The Master serves the
servants, and this wondrous mystery delights and humbles us in His presence.
We welcome you to
share this joy with us.
What do we believe?
According to the
Sacred Scriptures, and in the unity of the one, holy apostolic, Christian,
catholic (universal) faith, we believe, teach and confess that
the one true God is
the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—who, created and sustains all things
in heaven and on earth.
faith is simply expressed in the catechism, and in the great Creeds of the
Church, which state clearly that since
the fall of Adam, all men are born with sin, and this condemns and brings
eternal death upon those not born again through Baptism and the Holy
The Son of God,
Christ our Lord, bore the curse of the law and paid for all our sins. Through
Him alone we obtain forgiveness of sins through faith, are freed from death and
all the punishments of sin, and are saved eternally. He is the Lamb of God who
takes away the sin of the world.
Christ, the Second Person of the Holy Triune God, is true God and true man, and
therefore our Redeemer and Lord.
Christ, the Son of God, is the express image of the Father, as He said, “I and
the Father are one.”
assumed His human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He truly
suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, that He might reconcile the Father
unto us by this sacrifice.
also descended into hell, and truly rose again the third day; afterward He
ascended into heaven that He might sit on the right hand of the Father, and
forever reign and have dominion over all creatures, and sanctify them that
believe in Him, by sending the Holy Ghost into their hearts.
same Christ shall openly come again to judge the quick (the living) and the dead.
Holy Ghost, whom Christ sent, creates and sustains the Holy Christian Church on
earth by the Gospel.
What do we
regard as our greatest treasure?
Christ Jesus our
Lord is our greatest treasure, revealed to us by the Holy Ghost in the Gospel.
The eternal truths of the Holy Gospel are therefore our very life and salvation,
and we regard the preaching of the Gospel and its attendant Sacraments as our
highest need and joy.
Baptism, the Lord's
Supper, and Absolution, which is the
Sacrament of Repentance, are truly Sacraments. For these rites have God's
command and the promise of grace.
Where do we
find these truths?
We have learned of
our gracious Lord and Master Jesus Christ by the proclamation of His Word, and
faithful teaching of the Sacred Scriptures.
The Bible is the
only true norm according to which all teachers and teachings are to be judged.
Since it is the Word of God, no human being's writings dare be put on a par with
it, but everything must be subjected to it. We know that the Scriptures will
not lie to us.