What WE believe

This congregation confesses the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

This congregation confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

We confess that we are bound to sin and cannot free ourselves. We sin against God in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done and by things we have left undone. We have not loved God with our whole heart, we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. But on account of the son, Jesus the Christ, we ask God to have mercy on us. We trust God to forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we may delight in the Lord’s will and walk in his ways to the glory of God.

This congregation 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 congregation accepts the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation.

This congregation accepts the 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 valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.

We believe the Church is the universal assembly of all believers among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and the holy sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.  The Church exists both as an inclusive fellowship and as local congregations gathered for worship and Christian service.  Congregations find their fulfillment in the universal community of the Church, and the universal Church exists in and through congregations.

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