What We Believe at Concordia Lutheran Church

Lutherans get their name from Martin Luther, a German priest who was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in the early 1500s. 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.

Concordia is part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

 

Communion

The Lutheran-Church Missouri Synod believes 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 the 8, 9:30, and 11am worship services on the first and third Sundays of each month and at the 6pm Saturday service on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Communion is offered each Vespers service (Sundays at 5pm).

 

Baptism

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.

Concordia'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.

For more information please contact Doris Bendele, who will help you with arrangements: dorisb@concordia.cc or 210.479.1477, ext. 1030.

Schedule a baptism.