St. Martin’s Ev Lutheran Church
What We Believe
Lutherans get their name from Martin Luther, a German priest who was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in the early 1500’s. Luther’s writing and teaching sparked the Protestant Reformation. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases:
Grace Alone: God loves the people of the world, even though we are sinful, rebel against Him, and do not deserve His love.
Scripture Alone: The Bible is God’s inerrant (without error) Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Faith Alone: Jesus’ suffering and death is the substitute for all people of all time. He purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for all. Those who hear this Good News and believe it will have the eternal life that it offers.
St. Martin’s is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We believe in the Biblical teaching that in communion we receive the true body and blood of Jesus Christ with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. If you are a baptized Christian who has been instructed in the Biblical teaching of communion, and if you agree with our confession of faith, please feel free to commune with us. If you have any questions, please make an appointment to talk with a pastor.
Communion is offered at all worship services.
Scripture and our Lutheran Confessions call Baptism a second birth, the creation of a brand-new life begun in Christ, and reaching its fullness on the day of resurrection. By preparing to bring your child to be baptized you are taking the most important step in raising your child in the Christian faith. Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s Word.
St. Martin’s pastoral staff performs baptisms for both members and non-members. Non-members are asked to meet with a pastor before the baptism takes place.