Statements of Faith

Every Sunday this congregation professes the common faith that all Christians hold.  Commonly we will use either the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
        who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
        born of the virgin Mary,
        suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
        the holy Christian Church,
             the communion of saints,
        the forgiveness of sins,
        the resurrection of the body,
        and the life everlasting.  Amen.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
          maker of heaven and earth,
          of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
         eternally begotten of the Father,
         God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
         begotten, not made,
         of one being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,
         was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
         and became fully human.
   For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.
   He suffered death and was buried.
   On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.
   He ascended into heaven
       and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
   He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
       and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
          the Lord, the giver of life,
          who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
          who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
          who has spoken through the prophets.
     We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.
     We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
     We look for the resurrection of the dead
          and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

For other statements of faith held by this congregation, see the Lutheran Book of Concord, where the Lutheran faith was defined on the basis of clear Scripture passages.  We continue to preach, teach, and believe the same plain Biblical truth.