We are a community of believers, seekers, and doubters. We affirm all of God’s people just as they are. We are a welcoming and inclusive community that does not require you to change in any way to worship with us.
Believing that God’s grace comes to all people just as we are, we incorporate this message into the Nursery School children’s faith life. During the year, faith activities the students will learn are the Lord’s prayer, age-appropriate creeds, learning about generosity, and saying grace before eating. They will also learn about loving God’s creation which includes nature, animals, and human beings. They will learn about this in both the classroom and monthly chapel.
As a congregation, we worship every Sunday at 10 am celebrating open communion. We worship in a hybrid style trusting that we can’t limit God’s grace to the confines of four sanctuary walls. We praise God both in person and on Zoom. We have an all-ages Sunday school on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sunday School takes place during worship. The children will hear a Children’s message and be dismissed to be taught by our volunteer Sunday School teachers.
We are an active congregation that has choirs for both adults and children. We collect food for local pantries every week. We raise money each fall for indigenous populations. We actively donate to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, (which we are part of) and we endeavor to live our life generously for our neighbors. We invite you to be part of God’s hands and feet as we strive to bring the kingdom of God into this side of heaven.
We strive to make love grow both in our congregational life and in our nursery school. We recognize all the love we have is given to us from the Holy Spirit, we are but reflections of God’s love. One of the ways we make love grow is by being accepting and existing the way Jesus taught us; living in harmony together no matter one’s race, nationality, or gender. We strive to create and ensure the safest and most loving environment for everyone. We look forward to growing in faith with you.
We are what God has made us – people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10). In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ is what defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church.
By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others, amid the mysteries and paradoxes of this life in Christ – including our human limitations and failings, and the ambiguities, uncertainties and suffering that we experience.
We are a church that walks by faith, trusting God's promise in the gospel and knowing that we exist by and for the proclamation of this gospel word. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the life of the world. As the apostle Paul wrote (Romans 1:16-17), we are not ashamed of this gospel ministry because it is God’s power for saving all people who trust the God who makes these promises. “We are to fear and love God, so, that we do not despise preaching or God’s word, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear it and learn it” (Small Catechism). God’s word, specifically God’s promise in Jesus Christ, creates this liberated, confident and generous faith. God gives the Holy Spirit who uses gospel proclamation – in preaching and sacraments, in forgiveness and in healing conversations – to create and sustain this faith. As a Lutheran church, we give central place to this gospel message in our ministry.
We understand to be Lutheran is to be ecumenical – committed to the oneness to which God calls the world in the saving gift of Jesus Christ, recognizing the brokenness of the church in history and the call of God to heal this disunity.