As Lutherans, we believe that each and every person — at all times and in all places — is a beloved child of God, for whom His love and grace is freely given. You don’t need to dress up or be of a particular age, race, or sexual orientation — just bring your joy, your passion, bring your questions, and your struggles and join us in worship and service in God’s kingdom.
The Grace of God
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” Ephesians 2: 8-10
What Lutherans Believe (ELCA Website)
Sin, Imperfection and the Gospel (PDF Article)
A sacrament is an act that is commanded by Christ, uses a material or earthly element, and through connection with the Word is the bearer of God’s promise. Lutherans have quite clearly stated that using those criteria Holy Baptism and Holy Communion qualify as sacraments, and nothing else.
Lutherans believe that people meet God in Scripture, where God’s heart, mind, relationship to — and intention for — humankind are revealed. Through an ongoing dialogue with the God revealed in the Bible, people in every age are called to a living faith.