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Who We Are

By God's grace, we strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus through worshiping, learning and serving.



Who We Are

By God's grace, we strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus through worshiping, learning and serving.







As a Community of Faith


All are welcome here!

  • We are a community of broken people, redeemed and made new by God's justifying grace
  • We are committed and passionate about the "good news" of Jesus Christ
  • We gather in worship to hear God's Word and receive the Sacrament.
  • Our worship is lively and vibrant; our ministries are traditional and relevant.
  • We honor the past, live in the present and lean into the future. 
  • We fully engage people of all ages, races, economic backgrounds and orientations.

Standing with and for those who are not part of us:

  • We are an active community and we are active in the community.
  • We share all that we have with the broader community, and we are thankful for the blessings and challenges that others bring to us.
  • We are a forgiving and accepting community.

Our programs support and strengthen our faith in God and mission in the Church, community and the world.

  • Because we have the courage to explore God's plan for us and the willingness to change we are committed to ongoing planning for change.
  • Most important, people here recognize their gifts and use them to strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen.




As a Community of Faith


All are welcome here!

  • We are a community of broken people, redeemed and made new by God's justifying grace
  • We are committed and passionate about the "good news" of Jesus Christ
  • We gather in worship to hear God's Word and receive the Sacrament.
  • Our worship is lively and vibrant; our ministries are traditional and relevant.
  • We honor the past, live in the present and lean into the future. 
  • We fully engage people of all ages, races, economic backgrounds and orientations.

Standing with and for those who are not part of us:

  • We are an active community and we are active in the community.
  • We share all that we have with the broader community, and we are thankful for the blessings and challenges that others bring to us.
  • We are a forgiving and accepting community.

Our programs support and strengthen our faith in God and mission in the Church, community and the world.

  • Because we have the courage to explore God's plan for us and the willingness to change we are committed to ongoing planning for change.
  • Most important, people here recognize their gifts and use them to strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen.



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Connect With Us

Experience life with other people who share your passion and faith.



Connect With Us

Experience life with other people who share your passion and faith.







Some Lutheran history for the history buff...

The teachings of Martin Luther (1483 - 1546), a German theologian, form the basis of Lutheran Christian’s practice and belief.  As a young professor, he realized there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the traditional practices of the Roman Catholic Church of his time. On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the door of Wittenberg University, titled "95 Theses" (to debate 95 theological issues). His hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to better reflect the Word of God as contained in the Bible.

Luther’s challenge escalated into a separation between the Roman Catholic church of the time and those who accepted Luther's suggested reforms. "Lutheran" became the name of the group that agreed with Luther's convictions.

Today, nearly five centuries later, Lutherans still celebrate the Reformation on October 31 and still hold to the basic principles of Luther's theological teachings, such as Grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone.  [History hot link]

Of the several Lutheran church bodies today, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the largest in North America. Founded in 1988, the ELCA is formed from three North American Lutheran church bodies united: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.

Lutherans are part of a reforming movement within the whole Christian church. As evangelical Lutherans we have engaged in ecumenical dialogue with other church bodies for decades. The ELCA has entered "full communion" agreements (sharing common convictions about theology, mission and worship) with several other Protestant denominations, including: the Moravian Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ.

The ELCA also has an ongoing dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1999, representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. This represented a historic consensus on key issues of faith and called for further dialogue and study together. To learn more about these ecumenical relationships, [hot link] visit Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations.

Lutheranism is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. The ELCA alone is almost five million members strong, with nearly 10,500 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We welcome you to learn more about our church and find out how we can help you along life's path. For more information, visit the ELCA website.

A faith founded on good news.

THE ESSENCE OF LUTHERANISM:

We are saved by the grace of God alone, not by anything we do.


Our salvation is through faith alone – we only need to trust God made known in Christ who promises us forgiveness, life and salvation.


The Bible is the norm for faith and life, the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.