What We Believe

We Believe...

... there is only one God
  • who created everything, controls everything, cares for everything
  • who shows us He exists through nature and conscience
  • who tells us about Himself in the Bible
  • who has revealed Himself as three distinct persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • who is the only True God among the gods of all religions
... there is only one reliable source of information
  • the Bible is unique
  • the Bible tells us all we need to know about God
  • the Bible tells us human existence is no accident
  • the Bible tells us God wants to be with us now and forever
  • the Bible tells us that to live with God forever we need to be perfect, sinless
... there is only one true faith
  • life with God is only possible by His grace because no one is perfect
  • Jesus Christ is true God and true man,
    • who lived a perfect life for us
    • who suffered and died on the cross for us
    • who rose from the dead and provided the only way for us to have life with God forever
  • all who admit their sinfulness and believe in Jesus as their one and only Saviour are counted holy in God's eyes and receive eternal life
  • therefore, we want to lead a God-pleasing life

"God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish,
but have eternal life."
-- John 3:16 (ESV)

The basis of all Lutheran teachings is the Bible. Martin Luther and the other reformers wrote a series of documents answering accusations that their teaching was contrary to commonly held beliefs and practices of the 15th century church. These defenses and arguments, based upon the Bible were presented before a series of theological gatherings. Eventually, they were compiled into The Book of Concord. These comprise the doctrine and confession of the Lutheran Church.



THE LORD’S SUPPER IS CELEBRATED WEEKLY

 

In God’s Word Jesus instituted a special meal for his followers.

A meal that he said was his body and blood, given and shed by him for the forgiveness of our sins and therefore to strengthen our daily walk with him.

 

By celebrating Holy Communion at this Altar each individual is giving witness that:

 

  • I believe that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord.

 

  • I have examined my life in the light of God’s Word, and have         confessed my sinfulness to Him.

 

  • I believe that Christ’s body and blood are truly present, in a beautifully mysterious way, in, with and under the bread and        the wine.

 

  • I believe that in this Sacrament God gives me the forgiveness of my sins.

 

  • I believe that by this meal God the Holy Spirit strengthens my faith and renews my life.

 

  • I resolve, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to amend my sinful         ways.

 

We welcome to the Lord’s Table those who have been instructed in the Lutheran Church and who all are in full agreement with God’s Word about His Meal as outlined above. If you have any questions about receiving Holy Communion please speak with the pastor.

 

Those who have not been instructed or hold a different confession than above are invited to come forward for a blessing while others commune. In doing so we ask you to please place your hands on the communion rail with palms down to indicate to the Pastor or assistant your desire to receive a blessing.  In coming to the Table, if you are unable to kneel, please stand.