He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed”   1 Peter 2:24

Divine Service is on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Jesus comes to us every Lord’s Day by the means of grace, working faith in all who hear His Word. Come and witness the Gospel taught, the Sacraments administered according to His institution, and the crucified and risen Christ proclaimed for the forgiveness of sins.

Bible Study

Sunday at 9:00 AM

We believe, teach, and confess the truth and efficacy of God’s holy Word. We boldly confess Law and Gospel rightly distinguished, by which we may come to know Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation and eternal life.

Sunday School

Sunday at 9:00 AM

Christians are commanded to teach their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Using Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, we help children of all ages to fear, love and trust in God.

Matins

Friday at 9:00 AM

Christ admonishes us to call upon and pray to Him continually. The Lutheran service of Matins is based on the medieval Daily Office and has been prayed by Christians for over 1800 years. Every Friday morning we pray, praise, and give thanks together with all His saints of the past and present.

Midweek Advent Service

Wednesday at 7:00 PM

During the penitential season of Advent, we join with the whole Church in patient reflection on the promises of God as we await the coming of Christ. Using the liturgy of Evening Prayer, we gather weekly to give thanks to God for His gifts, repent of our sins, and receive His grace.

Midweek Lenten Service

Wednesday at 7:00 PM

The holy season of Lent is a time when Christians are called to remember their need for salvation in Christ. We gather on Wednesday evenings in repentance, reflection, and prayer, so that we may be focused on Christ’s atoning death and prepare for His triumphant resurrection.

Bimonthly Newsletter

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This Week's Service

April 7, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Lutherans are Christians—we believe in the Triune God revealed in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.
  • Lutherans are protestants — Christ rules us through scripture alone, and saves us by grace alone, through faith alone.
    …but not Radical protestants — we don’t judge Scripture by our private feelings or opinions, but believe that every word is absolute truth to be trusted completely.
  • Lutherans are catholics — we still believe and confess the ancient creeds of the Church, worship with the Church’s ancient liturgies, and rejoice in our Baptism, Confession and Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper because through them Jesus comes to us with grace.
    … but not Roman catholics—we reject all additions to the teachings of the early Church, especially any teaching that we must do, give, endure, or become anything to earn God’s love.
  • Lutherans are evangelicals — we are people of the “Good News” who trust that Jesus Christ has accomplished everything required so that anyone who believes in Him is found innocent by God!
    … but not “American evangelicals” — this Good News isn’t dependent on outward acts of piety, nor “church growth”, nor a “decision” for Christ; God accomplishes everything and promises that He will always forgive us, change us, care for us, and finally bring us to Heaven forever.

“All is forgiven. Come Home”

Everything we see, hear, and do during the Divine Service confesses the truth of Jesus Christ. This “Divine Service” is not our service to God, rather, The Holy Trinity actually serves you with His gifts of life and salvation. In particular, the Liturgy:

  • Delivers what Jesus Christ earned for us by His sinless life, death, and resurrection, namely, forgiveness of sins, through the Gospel and the Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Communion. (John 15:3, 20:21-23, 1 Cor. 10:16, Acts 2:42, Luke 22:19-21, Heb. 13:10)
  • Puts the Holy Spirit’s own Words of Scripture into our ears, creating faith in us. (Rom. 10:16, John 6:63)
  • Calls each one of us, as His priest, to offer the sacrifices of praise in the God-pleasing Words of Scripture (1 Pet. 2:9, Is. 59:21, Heb. 13:15)
  • Joins us with the ancient, one, holy, Christian, and apostolic Church. (2 Thes. 2:13-15, Jude 3, 1 Cor. 14:36, 15:1-8, Rev. 7:9)
  • Enables us to pray in unison as “one body” joined together by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 11:1-4, Acts 2:42)
  • Sends us out into our Father’s world worshiping and proclaiming Christ through loving our Lord and our neighbor. (Num. 6:22-27, Luke 24:50-53, Rom. 12:1)

“Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word. Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ (Matt. 28:19). It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare” (Martin Luther, Small Catechism).

Baptism is not our work, but it is God’s Alone. In our Holy Baptism, God daily puts His name on us, drowns our old sinful natures, bestows upon us His righteousness, and adopts us as His own children and disciples. Because of this, we may be certain that God’s declaration at Christ’s own baptism applies to us also: “You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased” (Mark 1:11).

“It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.”(Martin Luther, Small Catechism). By this bodily eating and drinking of Christ according to His institution, we receive true grace, salvation, and life as gifts of God according to His words “this cup is the new testament in My blood” (Luke 22:20). Therefore, we receive this gracious gift every Divine Service and at other times during the week as God’s true medicine for the deadly disease of sin with which we are all afflicted.

This book of 66 books is the Word of God, given to us for our benefit. Because it was authored by the Holy Spirit through His verbal inspiration of the Bible’s human authors, we may be certain that every word is true. Through the hearing of this Word, then, the same Holy Spirit works faith in us so that we “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [we] may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

The Bible is also the only infallible authority for Christians. When we read it, we are careful not to use human reason to contradict it, take it out of context, or dismiss parts that don’t agree with our preconceived notions. Instead, we submit to it in faith and obedience.

The LCMS is the largest confessional Lutheran body in North America, consisting of 1.8 million members in 5,914 congregations across the United States. It was founded in 1847 by Saxon immigrants to Perry County, Missouri, who came seeking freedom to practice historic, orthodox Christianity. Today, the LCMS and its congregations operate 2 seminaries, 6 undergraduate universities, over 1000 primary and secondary schools, and a multitude of affiliated agencies, auxiliaries, and service organizations. The church is also in full altar and pulpit fellowship with 39 partner church bodies around the world, and continues to engage in mission work to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the US and abroad.

Communion Statement:

We joyfully celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day. We believe that when we receive the bread and wine, we receive Christ’s body and blood for the forgiveness of sins; we know not how.

As we celebrate this sacrament, we also give public confession to our unity in the Christian faith. We therefore invite all communicant members of any congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to commune. Guests are invited to come forward to receive a blessing. As it was with the very first disciples of Jesus, our practice is to receive instruction in the Faith leading to Holy Communion. If you would like to join our instruction class, Pastor would love to instruct you.