Welcome to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

 

Lutheran Christians trace their origins to the period of history known as the Reformation in the 16th Century and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther.    Lutheran Christians believe:

 

We are saved by grace through faith.  This means we believe that salvation, the word Christians use for deliverance from sin, is completely a gift of God. Our salvation is not earned or merited.

 

Faith is the means by which Christians come to know the goodness of God through the Word (the Bible) and Sacrament (God’s love and grace expressed to us in ordinary ways).

 

Scripture provides the foundation for our lives of faith by revealing to us and teaching to us the love of Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  The ELCA confesses:

 

We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  He is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

 

We believe Scripture, also called “the Word of God” or “the Bible” is the proclamation of God’s message to us as both Law and Gospel.  God’s Word reveals both judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

 

We believe the canonical 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. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world. We believe in canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.

 

 For more information about what we believe,  please visit www.elca.org.

 

You may also contact Pastor David M. Doane.