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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.