We are just fabulously flawed average people seeking to hear God’s call and answer it faithfully.

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As a congregation we put aside our artificial “church face,” to authentically share. We support each other in our struggles, and grow in the love of God.   Ours is not to judge; it is to support.  We are called to love people.

We are not the beautiful people.  Whether you show up in a T-shirt or a three piece suit, slacks or a skirt, whether you ride up in a BMW, a Harley, or a Schwinn you are welcome. Church is meant to be the family of Jesus Christ, and families are always diverse.

How do we worship?  Well, that also reflects our diversity.  Do you like to kneel in worship?  You can do that.  Hate to kneel?  You don’t have to.  Do you like to raise your hands in praise or fold your hands in prayer?  Do you like to make the sign of the cross or keep your arms folded across your chest?  Do you prefer hymns, contemporary worship songs, folk music, or Gregorian chant?  You will likely find a bit of all these in our worship. We receive all the different ways the Spirit inspires us to worship as gifts from God, gifts that open up new vistas of faith and devotion for us all.

crosspaintOur church is traditional in belief. We believe strongly in the authority of the Holy Bible over every aspect of our faith and life together. We are on a mission to bring people to Jesus Christ, for we believe that He is the only Savior of the world.

Of course, we are also Lutheran Christians. What does that mean? We believe strongly that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  While we do not look to tradition as an authority, we gratefully receive the gifts of those who came before us in the faith.

As Lutheran Christians, we also believe in the “priesthood of all believers.”  This does not mean we are all called to professional ministry or are called to preach.  It does mean that we are all called to live lives of sacrificial service to one another.

“A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.”
– Martin Luther

Can you imagine what kind of world this would be if we all lived to serve each other? Join us for worship. We would love to get to know you!