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What we believe

We believe in one God who has revealed God's self as the Creator, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (or to use traditional language: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)

 

We know that through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and his resurrection, we are offered the forgiveness of sin, healing and eternal life.  We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Every Sunday ELCA congregations hear God’s word from the Scriptures, pray as Jesus taught and come to the Lord’s Table expecting to receive the mercies that the Triune God promises.  We are reconciled to God by God’s forgiving mercy.

 

Dignity, compassion and justice – Each person is created in God’s image. We respect this God given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people.

 

Inclusion and diversity – As Christ’s church, we value the richness of God’s creation and welcome all people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences.

You can learn more about our denomination, the ELCA, at the website of our national church.

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