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WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe in the one true God, triune in nature, as the Father, Son & Holy Spirit who reveals himself through the Bible and through his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who came into a sinful world to reconcile humankind with God through His love, mercy, and forgiveness.

We welcome visitors and guests and continue to grow with our latest new member class pictured.

GENERAL BELIEFS

We believe that we are saved by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ and that it is our mission to carry His word to the world and to support one another in Christian life and works. (Eph. 2:8-10)

Lutherans believe that God makes Himself known through the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. The main message of this Word is that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to reconcile God and human beings. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again Easter Sunday to bring eternal life and forgiveness of sins to people today through simple faith in Jesus' life and death for them.

God has entrusted this Gospel message to His Church on earth. Our mission as Christians is to share the love of Jesus with the world, and to support one another in Christian life and works. As we come to know God's love in Christ, our lives are transformed. The Christian life is marked by love, joy, and peace. In Christ, we can live in confidence, free from guilt, shame and fear.

ABOUT HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.

Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes.

Those who desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor prior to the Sunday morning service.

For further study, see Matt. 5:25f.; 10:30f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:15-18; 1 Cor. 11:17-34

ABOUT BAPTISM

Our Lord Jesus Christ institutes Holy Baptism in the last chapter of Matthews saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

In the sacrament of Holy Baptism, God uses the simple plain water in connection with His word to bring about new life. Through baptism we receive forgiveness of sins, incorporation into the body of Christ, and become partakers of His suffering, death, and resurrection to eternal life. Acts 2:38-39, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3-5, 1 Peter 3:21, Mark 16:16, Titus 3:5-7.

At Concordia we take seriously the Lord's mandate to make disciples by baptizing. Baptism is available for all people from infants to the aged. Because the Word of God plainly teaches that we are all conceived and born sinful (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:9-23, Psalm 51:5, 1 John 3:8), we believe this gift is vital.

God's promise is that in Baptism, the Holy Spirit takes the forgiveness of sins and eternal life that Jesus won for us on the cross and delivers them to the one who is being baptized. In Holy Baptism, we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life. Moreover, by water and the Holy Spirit, we are made members of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

If you desire to know more about Baptism or you would like to be baptized, contact Pastor Vinovskis.

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF MISSOURI SYNOD

We are a member church of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more about our beliefs view Belief and Practice and Frequently Asked Questions. In addition, we are part of the SELC District where Rev. Waldemar (Wally) Vinovskis currently is serving as President.

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