Faith Lutheran is a Family of God built on Love:
Worshiping, Welcoming, and Serving in Christ’s name
Faith. Faith is something we do, not something we possess (Heb. 11). At Faith Lutheran, we seek and share a growing trust in God through Jesus.
Lutheran. With old Martin Luther, we place our trust in the God who loves us first, not in our own responses or actions. We cherish and study the Bible, relying on the Spirit of God to reveal our sin, draw us to the living Christ, and transform our lives.
Family of God. Like a human family, God’s children are bound by blood—the blood of Jesus, who pursues each and every person to death and back with an unquenchable, inescapable love. As we live with God and others—loving, enjoying, serving, wounding, offending, forgiving, reconciling—God makes us more and more like Jesus. As a family, our responsibility is to raise and send mature citizens to love and serve the world (Dt. 6:4-7).
Built on Love. Faith is only possible because God loves us first: “We love, because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) God’s love, agape in Greek, is unlike human love—it always places others first, it gives itself to serve its neighbor, and even its enemy (Romans 5:8). God’s love, poured into our hearts through Jesus’ story and his Spirit alive among us, compels us to serve neighbors and even enemies.
Worshiping…is a taste of Heaven: a glimpse of the beauty, joy, truth, community, and adventure of eternity. We gather weekly for Sabbath, as have God’s people for millennia, to sing, pray, wrestle with God and others, and share a meal of forgiveness and freedom. We lean on ancient prayers and creeds and freely enjoy new styles and expressions of prayer and praise.
Welcoming. Jesus welcomed all people with no distinction. He taught, healed, ate, prayed, and wept with his friends—and so do we. Whether you come once or for a lifetime, you are fully welcome here, part of the family. You belong, just as you are.
Serving. God provides all we need. Made in God’s image, we also provide for others near and far. From cups of coffee to quilts flown ’round the world to the Habitat House down the street, Faith’s members and friends answer the call to serve the oppressed, the widow, and the orphan (Isa.1:17), the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind (Lk. 14:13), people just like us.
In Jesus’ name. In the ancient world to act in someone’s name meant to act in the character and essence of that person. The Bible says, “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”(Colossians 3) At Faith, we’re getting to know Jesus—the one who, like no other, shows us both who God is and who we’re meant to be. “In his name,” we live with peace, courage, and joy every moment, every day.