The Lutheran Church

ELCA logoThe Lutheran Church is the oldest and largest protestant church in the world with a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. It is part of a worldwide fellowship with a strong mission and service ministry to all people. The organization and services remain flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the people and to proclaim the unchanging love of God in Christ.

 

baptism stained glass imageThe Lutheran Church is a sacramental church stressing Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as a means of God’s grace and Holy Spirit. It is known for worship services which center around the Word of God and fine musical tradition expressing the faith in the language of the people. Education is stressed and the Church provides a strong catechetical program for youth.

 

bible imageThe faith of the Lutheran Church is grounded in Holy Scripture the creeds and confessions of the church: a faith which finds stability in often chaotic and troubling times. The central teaching is the joy of reconciliation between God and people, people and their neighbors through the gracious love of GOD in Christ given as a gift. Rather than legislating moral conduct, the Chruch seeks the motivation of Christ’s love to help us discover the appropriate shape of love for our neighbors.