Beliefs.

Beliefs

God comes to us …

The Lutheran Church gets its name from the 16th century reformer Martin Luther, whose spiritual breakthrough revealed to him that it is God’s grace that comes to us, through no work of our own.  (Romans 1:15-16)

We believe that scripture is the inspired word of God that is a manger for the living Christ.  In scripture God speaks to us a word of love and liberation through the One who endured the cross and rose to life again.

The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion are celebrated fully.  Holy Baptism initiates us into the household of faith, forgives our sin, claims us as God’s own and calls us into a life of service in Christ’s name.  Holy Communion strengthens and upholds our faith as we receive the living Christ in bread and wine and word each Sunday that we worship.  (See Luther’s Small Catechism on the sacraments.)

Because God first loves us, we get to …

As people of faith claimed by God we get to live God’s saving grace in our daily lives, so others can know the same saving grace in Jesus.

We worship with joy and thanksgiving.  Because God has already dealt with the worst outcome of human sin, namely death, our worship (like our service) is a return of thanks for the gift of life given to us in Christ.

Since we don’t do anything to earn God’s love for us our whole lives are lived in a posture of thanks-giving for the world God created, for the diversity of the human race, and for God’s love to be more widely known through our ministry in the world.

This Week's Events...

December 15, 2018
  • Christmas Food Basket Assembly

    December 15, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am

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December 16, 2018
  • Good Gifts Fair

    December 16, 2018  9:00 am - 11:30 am

    The Caring for Others Ministry will once again host The Good Gifts Fair for holiday shopping. All the gifts that are purchased benefit organizations and individuals who work to make our world a more just and peaceful place.

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  • Moravian Lovefeast Worship

    December 16, 2018  9:30 am - 11:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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  • Intergenerational Faith Formation

    December 16, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Our lesson on Mary & Elizabeth will include learning their story, then exploring the story of the birth of Jesus with child friendly nativity sets. The best part is that each family gets to take a nativity set home to use through January 6th, the Day of the Epiphany.

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December 17, 2018
December 20, 2018
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    December 20, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    The Thursday Morning study group is reading Anne Lamott's book titled Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, which is a collection of essays on life and faith. In humorous and poignant stories, she discusses the challenges and joys of being human in the time in which we live.  Please join us Thursday Morning in the conference room of the church office.  Newcomers are always welcome.

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  • Lunch Bunch

    December 20, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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