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Who are we?

Who are we?   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 holy joy.   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.  

Our 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 Ghost.  

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.   Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Holy Triune God, is true God and true man, and therefore our Redeemer and Lord.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the express image of the Father, as He said, “I and the Father are one.” Christ 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. Christ 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. The same Christ shall openly come again to judge the quick (the living) and the dead.

The 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. 

What are the Sacraments?

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.

Find out more

Pay us a visit (see sidebar for directions and times).  For more on what we believe, see the Lutheran Confessions at the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Website