What We Believe
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
- Christ our Lord says in Matthew 28:19, "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..."
- We teach that the water included in God's command and combined with God's Word works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.
We celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar
- With the confidence that our Lord gives us His very body and blood to eat and drink “in, with, and under” the bread and wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our union with Him and one another.”
- Trusting His words, repenting of all sin, and proclaiming His death until He returns.
- As a confession of our faith.
- Anyone who is not yet instructed, in doubt, or come from a different Christian tradition or confession and desires to receive the Sacrament is asked to first speak with a Pastor or Deacon.
We observe the Rite of Confirmation
- Where Catechisms confess the Apostles’ Creed and pledge themselves to a life of faithful participation in worship and the Lord’s Supper.
- Which marks the completion of instruction for both youth and adults.
- To learn about the faith received in Baptism.
- To learn what it means to live as God’s child.
- To prepare those instructed for a lifelong exploration of God’s Word.