We are sinners declared clean and holy before God (justified) by no effort of our own, but rather through God's gifts of His Word, Baptism, and the Lord's Supper. We gather together to receive these gifts so that we may be strengthened to go forth into the world and proclaim Christ crucified for all sins. Our congregation is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Our worship is liturgical and traditional in style, focusing on Christ crucified for the sins of the world and the gifts he provides to us in His Word and Sacraments. All ages will be found in attendance at worship and attire varies from T-shirt casual to suits and dresses. Scripture readings usually follow the LCMS three year lectionary. Preaching is in the typical Lutheran Law/Gospel style that convicts the hearers with our failures to fulfill the Law and then restores us with the sweet promises of forgiveness, life, and salvation found in the Gospel. The hymns we sing confess and teach our understanding of what Jesus has done for us on the cross. We receive the Lord's Supper at every Sunday worship service. Since receiving the Lord's Supper is a confession of belief that our Lord Jesus Christ is truly present in, with, and under the bread and wine, since receiving the Lord's Supper without discerning the real presence of Christ can harm the recipient, and since receiving the Lord's Supper is a confession in unity of doctrine, we ask that visitors speak with the pastor prior to communing. Anyone not communing may come to the altar to receive Christ in His Word, a blessing spoken by the pastor to you. Those desiring a blessing may place their arms across their chest like an "X" to indicate that they will not commune but desire to receive Christ in His Word.
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