What We Believe

We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  In our preaching and teaching, we trust the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

We believe that God created and loves all of creation – the earth, the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants.  We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and the new life of his resurrection.  We believe that God’s Holy Spirit is active in the world.

In baptism, we are freed from the power of sin and death and claimed by God as beloved children.

We are redeemed by God’s grace, not by any merit of our own, or by anything we do, but by the power of Christ’s own saving act of love on the cross, received in faith.

Every Sunday in worship we gather to hear God’s Word from the Scriptures, pray as Jesus taught and come to the Lord’s Table to receive Christ’s body and blood and God’s gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation.

We are called into the world to serve God and our neighbor, using our various vocations and ministries to witness to the Gospel of Christ wherever we serve or work.


Immanuel Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA.)  As such, we accept the Holy Scriptures as the inspired Word of God and the source of authority for our faith and life.  We accept the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds as the true declaration of our faith.  We identify the Lutheran confessional writings in the Book of Concord as the basis for our teaching.

“We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.  Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person—questions, complexities and all.  Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.”            — from the ELCA website.  See more at www.elca.org