Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel I preached to you, which you received, on which you have taken your stand and by which you are being saved, if you hold to the message I preached to you — unless you believed in vain. For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
We are a Lutheran church. To be Lutheran means that we accept the scriptural truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the grace and forgiveness of Jesus.
Our beliefs can be summarized by the statements of: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.
From beginning to end salvation hinges on what God does for us. God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. Salvation is not something we have in any way earned or achieved: salvation comes to us freely. We are saved by grace alone.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. Christ does the work that saves so that we are saved by grace alone, human works and merit are excluded: salvation is by faith alone.
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine. Every doctrine must be grounded in and measured by what God has said in his Word, Scripture.
For a more thorough description of our beliefs as a church and our views on current cultural issues, please visit: https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We believe that communion is a gift from Jesus for His people, the church. We believe that Jesus is present in the meal of communion and that our sins are forgiven by taking communion. We believe that communion is only for Christians who have been instructed in what communion is and believe that Jesus is present in the meal and it is for the forgiveness of sins.
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Therefore we were buried with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.
At Our Saviour, we baptize all ages from infants to elderly. All of us, regardless of age, are broken by sin and unable to save ourselves. Baptism is the means by which God mysteriously and officially connects us to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and marks us as a member of His family. We believe that through Holy Baptism your sins are forgiven and you are gifted with faith and the Holy Spirit.
Your journey with Jesus - young or old - begins in baptism.
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If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized please contact us.