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Light of Christ Lutheran Church begins with Jesus Christ. Jesus is bringing us to be his disciples. We are a Bible-based Christian congregation. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, a Word that begins and ends with Jesus.

We believe in the one true God, who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. We believe that humankind, created perfectly, went against God's will and brought sin into the world. Since then, all people have inherited that sin and are born sinful. We believe that people cannot save themselves by their good works. We believe that in order to save us, God sent His Son into the world. Jesus is both true God and true man. He lived to fulfill God's Law for us, died on the cross to pay the penalty that our sins deserved, and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life. He ascended into heaven, and will come again to take all believers to Himself. We believe that because of Jesus' death, God declares a person righteous and forgiven.

All those who believe in Jesus as Savior and are baptized will be saved. We believe that this faith in Jesus is a gift of God, given by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God uses the Bible and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper to reveal Himself and apply His grace and forgiveness to us. Our worship, therefore, centers around these things.

We also confess the following creeds, plus the Athanasian creed, along with Christians from all backgrounds and places:


APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

NICENE CREED

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And he will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


HOLY COMMUNION

As Christians we believe Jesus Christ’s body and blood are joined together with the Bread and Wine in the Sacrament; given to us for the forgiveness of sins, the strengthening of our faith, and as an expression of the unity of our faith. Those who profess this faith, are baptized, penitent, and acknowledge Christ as their Savior are welcome to participate in the Sacrament with us.


HOLY BAPTISM

As Christians we believe that those who believe and are baptized have eternal life. Jesus gives us the command to go and baptize all people. Baptism unites us with Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. We believe this promise is for everyone; man, woman and child. 


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