EMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA(www.elca.org).
WE AFFIRM THE FOLLOWING BELIEFS…
We believe in the Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and
God the Holy Spirit.
We confess God as Father and Creator of the universe.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Good News
of Jesus Christ is the power of God for the salvation of all
who believe. Through the life, death, and resurrection of
Jesus, human beings can be reconciled to God.
We believe that the Holy Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens,
sanctifies, and keeps the whole Christian Church on earth.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New
Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's
Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and
announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. The
Bible is the inspired Word of God and the authoritative
source and norm of the church's proclamation, faith, and life.
We believe that all human beings are born in sin and cannot
live the life God intends for us on our own. We believe that
we are justified by grace through faith on account of Christ.
We understand that God comes to us through the Means of
Grace, the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and
Communion. Through them, God helps us understand and
receive the benefits of a relationship with Him. God
graciously speaks to us through the Law, what we need to do;
and the Gospel, what He has done for us.
We welcome and encourage all baptized Christians who have received some instruction on Holy Communion and believe that Jesus is present and the forgiveness of sins takes place to commune with us during worship.