... the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.
... salvation is a gift from God which comes to us by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any of our works.
... the center of the church is the Gospel, the Good News that in Christ we have forgiveness of our sins, peace with God, and eternal life in the Resurrection.
... the Word is divided into the Law, which shows us our sin and need for salvation, and the Gospel, which shows us our Savior - Jesus Christ.
... the crucified and risen Jesus comes to us "in, with, and under the bread and wine" in the Lord's Supper.
... baptism of infants and adults is necessary because everyone is born in sin and needs the forgiveness which is given in and through Baptism.
... the Church is gathered together by the Holy Spirit who creates faith.
... the mission of the Church is to proclaim the Gospel.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is convinced from the Bible that in Holy Communion Jesus, who died for our sins on the cross and rose again on the first Easter, also comes to us today in the bread and the wine. When we come to the communion table we are receiving the “real presence of Christ.” He comes to us in, with, and under the bread and the wine.
Each person who comes to the table is making a confession of faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins (Romans 3:24, 25) and now lives as the Risen Christ today (Revelation 1:18). We are also coming to the table in the admission that we are sinners who need the salvation He offers (Matthew 11:28). And, again, we are confessing faith in the “real presence” of Christ in the bread and the wine (Matthew 26:26-29). Instruction normally precedes receiving Holy Communion. If you are a visitor, yet desire to come to His table in light of the above statement, please speak first with the pastor or an elder.
(Allergy free communion wafers are available. Let the pastor or elder know before the service, if this is needed. Ingredients: filtered water, sweet rice flour, potato flour, organic palm fruit oil, potato starch, methylcellulose, sunflower lecithin.)