We confess worship to be God's Service by which He invites us into His life-giving presence by means of His gospel preached and His sacraments administered. Jesus Christ continues to build His church through these sacred means, granting forgiveness, life and salvation by His Spirit-filled Word and life-giving Body and Blood. Cleansed and made holy by the forgiveness of sins, God's people are indeed royal priests - offering up their prayers, praises, and lives in His service in their daily vocations.
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
"let us draw near to God."
We confess the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to be truly present and distributed under the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper. We therefore follow the ancient Christian practice of close(d) communion out of concern for the spiritual welfare of all who commune (1 Corinthians 11:23-30) as well as a confession of unity in the faith (1 Corinthians 10:17; Romans 16:17-19).
Catechetical Classes in the chief articles of the Christian faith are held three times a year. Holy Scripture and The Small Catechism (Martin Luther, 1529) are the textbooks for the twelve-week course. Casual inquirers are welcome, as those who are interested in membership in our church. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the starting date of the next class.
OUR CONFESSIONAL IDENTITY
We believe, teach, and confess that the only rule and norm of Christian doctrine is the Holy Scriptures, which are the inspired and inerrant written Word of God. As Lutheran Christians, we honor and uphold the three ancient Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian) and hold to the Lutheran Confessions (Book of Concord, 1580) as a faithful exhibition of the teachings of the Word of God.
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSIOURI SYNOD (LCMS)
Our church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (est. 1847), a church body noted for its biblical steadfastness and mission endeavor. The first Christian church in America to utilize radio and television for gospel preaching, the LCMS supports a system of elementary, high school, and higher education in this country and a network of missionaries throughout the world.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God.