Our Worship and Beliefs:
The Lutheran church is a "confessing church" that is: it bases it's teaching on a common statement of faith and welcomes into fellowship all who share that conviction.
The core teaching comes from what we confess concerning Jesus Christ. He is God "in the flesh." His life, death, and resurrection shines forth the true understanding of God.
Through Christ, God is saying to us, He loves us. To quote an oft used, but powerful scripture: "God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
All of humanity has failed to live up to the righteous expectations of God. We confess that all have sinned. So in his love, God acts in our behalf to forgive our sins. As St. Paul writes: "God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not counting their sins against them." 2 Cor. 5:19
Thus it is that the central teaching of the Lutheran confession is: By Grace are you saved through Faith. From this flow all other statements of belief.
We confess: That there is one God. Yet he has revealed Himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This truth remains a great mystery, a mighty wonder. Mk 12:29, 32, Mt. 28:19, Jn. 17:3
We confess: The sacred Scriptures are inspired by God and the only source and norm for teaching in the church. 2 Rom. 3:15-16
We confess: That salvation is a free gift of God, and cannot be earned by good deeds of ourselves or anyone else. This gift is offered to everyone. Eph. 2:8-9
Membership is the church's way of encouraging responsibility of one for another in the body of Christ.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this fellowship at Redeemer, please speak to the pastor, or call the church office. Also, please visit and talk to your fellow worshipers on Sunday, or attend other activities of the congregation. As a current member of one of our sister congregations in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, you may join by requesting a transfer to our congregation. If you are a member of another Lutheran group, talk with us to determine the appropriate steps to take in your situation.
For those who are not Lutheran Christians, we invite you to attend out pastor's information Bible Study. This study is designed to help people understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, and of the Lutheran Church.
There is no obligation to join our congregation if you attend, however, on completion of this course, those who desire membership are received by the rite of Confirmation.
Our intent in this Bible Study is to help people grow in Christ. Some of the questions we address are:
Who is God? Where do I fit in the scheme of things?
God sees each of us as some one of worth and wants us to see that.
Why not join us for our next study? Call the church office for information.