Welcome

There's Space for You

We welcome all children of God, celebrating the unique identity and gifts you bring to our community of faith, even as we seek to become one in Christ.
We welcome people of all races and cultures; people of all sexual orientations and marital statuses; people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities; people of every legal and economic status; and all those who feel separated, disenfranchised, or isolated.

As a community of faith, we begin in confession.
As a community in the Christian tradition, that confession needs to begin with acknowledging the pain we have caused historically disenfranchised peoples by our complicity in acts of exclusion, indifference, and silence.
If we plan to be the community God envisions in Christ – where there is “neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ” (Galatians 3:28) – we need to work at becoming a community that does not “other” the children of God based on race, language, financial status, sexual identity, or any other assumed identifiable Christian characteristics.
We will work to become a better representation of God’s love and grace.
We pray that you will walk with us, journeying to that better witness.

Through our confession we bring our disappointments, transgressions, losses, and pain to the cross. It is there, at the foot of the cross, that we experience the grace of God, given freely to all through Christ’s redeeming love. In a world that all too often judges and scores you on your abilities, the grace of God comes and refuses to keep score – it comes and sets us free.

God calls us beyond our walls to serve our neighbors, sharing the grace and love of God we ourselves have received. This witness is most clearly experienced in and through acts of hospitality, outreach, and kindness. We commit ourselves to offering understanding, justice, and healing to all people.

What is a Lutheran? 

What we confess

A Lutheran is a Christian who confesses using the ancient creeds. In simplest form:
We believe in God, the Father almighty...who creates
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son our Lord...who serves
We believe in the Holy Spirit...who abides
Our hope rests in a God who will not let us go; a God who is faithful; a God who came to serve to reveal God's will for all people; a God whose ultimate act of love was in walking the path to the cross to set us free from all that would seek to destroy us. And this God calls us to follow. To learn what this means, we gather to worship, study, and pray.
A Lutheran is a Christian whose filter for understanding God's presence and activity in the world is grace.
Martin Luther, through his study of scripture, discovered that God was not simply waiting to punish him for his failure - rather, God was seeking to reveal love and life and hope where the world offers separation, death, and fear. 

About the ELCA

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.
Nurtured in Word and Sacrament, God sends us to become a joyful sign of God’s abundant blessing as we:
  • proclaim the good news of Jesus to every hungering soul,
  • share compassion with all who suffer, and
  • feed all whose bodies lack nourishment.
As part of a global Lutheran community, we gratefully receive the witness of global brothers and sisters whose faith, hospitality, resilience and zeal energize us and our own congregations. In response, we share our gifts and talents to address the root causes of poverty and hunger and meeting human needs, fight malaria and HIV and AIDS, build communities that coexist in peace, and prepare women and men to preach the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
Lutheran Social Services is a social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As such, we believe that God’s love compels us to serve and to value all people. Our core values are grounded by our faith in God—they guide our hands and feet, our hearts and words as we serve our neighbors as God intended. Our core values guide our work with the people we serve and those who serve them. 
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Founded by Lutherans in the USA at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.
We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize.
We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.

When We Worship

SUNDAY MORNING TRADITIONAL

8:30 am
Organ/Piano
Choir
Bells
Hymns
Sung Liturgy
Devotional

SUNDAY MORNING CONTEMPORARY

10:30 am
Guitar/Drums
Praise Team
Projection
Songs
Spoken Liturgy
Energetic
A typical service will last about 60 minutes.
There is childcare available and activities for all age groups.
Plan to stick around following worship for coffee and connections.

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