God's Grace Alone
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Scripture Alone all because of
Christ Lutheran Church doesn't try to be flashy or edgy. We do not compromise our beliefs to attract crowds. We have something better.
We have the good news of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is the unchanging message of hope and love that is continually relevant — changing hearts and giving new life! Renewed and restored by Jesus’ loving sacrifice on the cross, we joyfully share this amazing gift of love by proclaiming the good news to others and by compassionate work within our community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in The Trinity: That is, One God in Three Persons
We believe that the 66 books known as the Holy Bible are the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God.
We believe we are saved only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
We believe that in response to the salvation we receive in Jesus Christ, it is our duty and privilege to live as God’s called and redeemed people.
We believe that God works through His means of grace (Word and Sacraments) to create and strengthen faith in a person’s heart.
Jesus was born in a town called the “house of bread” (Bethlehem) and laid in a feeding trough (a manger) where the livestock normally found their grain. Little surprise then that Jesus spoke of himself as “the bread who came down from heaven” (John 6:41) and a “grain of wheat falling into the earth.” (John 12: 24)
Christmas is the celebration of the Eternal Son Jesus, God of God and Light of Light, taking on flesh and dwelling among us so that we behold in him the glory of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Our word “Christmas” simply means Christ’s Mass and reminds us that Jesus is still present among us in body and blood through the sacred gifts of bread and wine. In this vein, Martin Luther once said: “Word and Sacrament are the manger and swaddling clothes into which it has pleased Christ to lay himself.” May we come to Christ’s manger (the Altar) humbled in repentance for all that is wrong in our lives so that we may receive his gracious meal for forgiveness and renewal.
After his resurrection, the crucified but now-living Jesus appeared to his disciples and said to Thomas (who had his doubts that Jesus could really be alive again): "Touch my pierced hands and feel my wounded side; stop doubting and believe" (John 20:27).
We come to the Lord's Table with our own doubts and worries, fears and sorrows, often lingering on uncertainty and the realities we think are beyond change. His Holy Supper is where we encounter His saving, risen and healing presence.
Since Christian denominations have varying understandings of Holy Communion, we ask that you speak with the pastor prior to communing with us the first time if you are not a member, or have not communed here before. If you desire to share this joyous sacrament with us but haven't done so before, please speak with the pastor prior to receiving at the altar the first time. If certain factors prohibit you from partaking regular wine, non-alcoholic wine is available in the center circle of each tray. If not communing but desiring to receive a blessing, please cross your arms over your chest when approaching the pastor.