Peace Lutheran Church Core Beliefs
Peace Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
We confess the Triune God as our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, in the three persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We trust the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
Scriptures, Creeds and Confessions
The Bible (The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments); the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed; and the Lutheran confessional writings in the Book of Concord are the basis for our teaching and preaching and the governance of our congregation.
This Confession of Faith is more than just words in an official document. Every week in worship we, along with other ELCA congregations, hear God’s word from the Scriptures, pray as Jesus taught and come to the Lord’s Table expecting to receive the mercies that the Triune God promises. Throughout the week we continue to live by faith, serving others freely and generously in all that we do because we trust God’s promise in the Gospel. In everything we do, this faith saturates all of life.
The Holy Spirit uses the witness of the canonical Scriptures, the ecumenical Creeds and the Lutheran Confessions, through our teaching and preaching, to create, strengthen and sustain faith in Jesus Christ and the life we have in him.
Martin Luther explained it this way in the Small Catechism: the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.”
We live in the tension between the known and the unknown, the now and the not-yet of God's Kingdom, and we welcome questions that bring us more deeply into the mystery of faith.
Our Core Values are:
Inclusion, music, hospitality, family and stewardship.