Statement of Faith
Lutherans believe in the Christian faith as revealed in
Holy Scripture and first summarized in the Apostles' Creed. We believe Holy
Scripture to be the true and inspired Word of God. Lutherans place their
complete trust and faith in Christ, who has been revealed to man through the
written and spoken Word.
In Christ, God revealed Himself as the Savior, suffering punishment and
death so that we might share with him in the resurrection of life. Through
faith in Christ, a new life begins in us. Our faith is nourished by God's
gifts through His Word and Sacraments.
Lutherans believe that faith is the essential part of salvation. The way of
living is only a byproduct of the way of believing. Lutherans do not stress
prohibitions or blue laws, but rather think of the Christian life as a
grateful response to a loving Father. Lutherans practice a liturgical form
of worship, not because it is required, but because through this means we
share in the experiences of the family of Christian worshippers of all ages.