Who We Are
Grace to you and peace, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We would like you to know that our one reason for existing as a congregation of the Body of Christ, is to share the good news that we are saved by God's grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, and His death and resurrection! If you are around Saint Luke's for even a short time, you will hear this good news proclaimed in worship, taught in Sunday School and Adult Classes, and exhibited in our relationships with one another. We hope you will be touched and transformed by this good news as well!
Saint Luke's Lutheran Church is a charter congregation of the North American Lutheran Church. As part of this new church body, we strive to exhibit the following three core values in all that we do as a community of faith.
We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm according to which all doctrines should and must be judged. We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We stand for the traditional view of marriage and pray for the sanctity of all life.
We want you to know that you are always welcome at Saint Luke's, and that our called staff is always ready to be of service to you at any time. If we can answer questions, offer further information, or be of help to you by visiting with you at home, in the hospital, or in other situations, please feel free to call upon us. Our phone number is listed on the home page.
Our hope is that this newsletter will give you a helpful glimpse into the vision and "personality" of Saint Luke's. Blessings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Rev. Joshua J. Hansen
& Deaconess Kathy Berrill