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We Believe

Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone) We believe that the Bible (The Old and New Testaments)are the inspired Word of God and the ultimate source of authority for the Christian faith and practice.​

 

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right." ~2 Timothy 3:16, NLT

The Gospel

God's forgiveness of sins and the gift of salvation is for all people. The Gospel is the focus of all we do here at St. Luke, when we preach, teach, care for one another, have fellowship, meet, and worship because of the Gospel. We believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead and that is Good News for all. God saved us by His grace when we believed. And we can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. The Gospel binds us in commitment and service. It has been our strength in the past and most definitely it will be our hope for the future.

 

See John 3:16; Romans 1:16-17; Ephesians 2:8

Worship

While a personal relationship with Christ is of the utmost importance, we believe God's command is clear that we are to meet together, to celebrate His name, be empowered by His Word, build each other up for the plan He has for each of us, to partake of the sacraments, and to remember and celebrate His day of rest. We value worship because in worship we give thanks to God for all He has given, is giving, and will give us.

 

See Psalm 95:6, Ephesians 4:13-14, Hebrews 10:25

Baptism

We believe that by the power of God's Word, we are joined with Christ in the waters of baptism. Through baptism, God gives the gift of new life. We affirm the baptism of all people, including children and infants. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Phil. 

 

See Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12

Marriage

We believe that the scriptures teaches that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, united together as long as they live. If you have questions about this, please talk to the pastor.

 

See Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:15, Ephesians 5:31

For more information visit https://www.lcms.org/social-issues/marriage

 

See Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Through it, God (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) reveals Himself to us. The entire Bible is without error in the original manuscripts.The Old and New Testaments are the standard and guide upon which we base our faith and how we are to live our lives.

 

See 2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 1:21

Salvation

We believe that all people are sinner. We cannot save ourselves and need Jesus to save us. Salvation is a gift  from God and is received when, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we place our personal faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  Jesus died so that our sins could be forgiven. We believe that we justified by grace through faith apart from our deeds.

 

See Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, 1 Peter 2:24, Romans 3:23-26

People

Growth

We believe in the worth and value of all people. We are all created in God’s image, and every human, no matter their race, background, financial status, or sin they struggle with, matters to God. Your worth is not dependent on your accomplishments, but on God’s love. You matter to God so much that Jesus, God the Son, willingly gave up His life for you. The amazing news of the gospel is that everyone can become a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ. We affirm and acknowledge the dignity of every human being from conception to death.

 

See Matthew 6:26, Luke 12:27, Romans 5:8

Jesus traveled throughout Ancient Palestine, teaching, preaching, caring, loving, and healing. All this was done so that people could grow in their relationship with God. We believe we are call to equip people, both young and old alike, to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

See Hebrews 6:1, 2 Peter 3:18

Communion

Communion Patrice

The Lord's Supper is for followers of Jesus. When we eat the bread and take the cup we proclaim Jesus' death until He come again. We take communion in remembrance of Him, and what Jesus did for us on the cross. Who can take the Lord's Supper? Those who have accepted Jesus as there Lord and Savior. Who believe that Christ’s body and blood are given to us in, with, and under the bread and the wine. Those who believe that in taking the Lord's Supper their faith is strengthen through the forgiveness Jesus offers. We believe that we take the Lord's Supper as a family of  believers.

 

See Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

Dear Guests and Visitors: You don’t have to be a member of St. Luke Luther Church  to take communion but we do ask: 1. You have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. 2. Do you believe that His body and blood are truly present in with and under the bread and wine, and this mystery builds up your faith through the forgiveness God offers in this meal. 3. You acknowledge with those whom you take communion with that you are of one faith, the Christian faith. If you can say yes, then you are welcome to the Lord’s table.  

 

It is our practice at St. Luke to instruct our youth prior to the reception of the Lord’s Supper. That instruction begins in grade six, and the youth are confirmed in the faith at the end of seventh grade. To avoid confusion, we ask that our guests and visitors with younger children respect this practice. Younger children can come forward and receive a blessing from the pastor.  

Children and Youth

Children are a blessing from God. Jesus welcomed Children and so do we. We allow kids to be kids here at St. Luke and proclaim that they are not the future of the church that are a valuable part of it. Kid's need the forgiveness of Jesus just as much as everyone else.

See Psalm 51:5, Psalm 127:3, Matthew 19:14

Service

We believe that the scriptures teaches that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, united together as long as they live. If you have questions about this, please talk to the pastor.

 

See Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:15, Ephesians 5:31

For more information visit https://www.lcms.org/social-issues/marriage

 

See Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12

These are brief descriptions and scriptural references for a variety

of theological issues that provide the framework for our preaching, teaching and leadership at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

For more information please speak with the Pastor.

In all of this, we affirm and identify with the Lutheran confessions and teachings as part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

We affirm the centrality of grace alone, faith alone, and the Word alone.

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