Zion Lutheran Church Core Beliefs
Our focus is on Jesus. He declares to us that God isn't angry, wrathful or distant from his people. Instead God reveals himself as merciful, forgiving, and loving as demonstrated through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
We believe that God is Triune: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all people, who rose to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Our faith is based on Jesus as revealed in the Bible, the inspired Word of God. That Bible is the foundation of all our teaching and practice. We believe that the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus and that through Jesus we have eternal life. (John 20:30-31) Our sermons and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love and are rooted in the Word of God.
Zion 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:
Faith Alone (Romans 3:28) - The Biblical teaching that a human being is justified - set free of all sin - by the atoning work of Jesus Christ. We are saved solely by faith, apart from our works.
Grace Alone (Ephesians 2:8-9) - The Biblical teaching that there is no other way to new life except by the love God has for us, enough love that He sent His son Jesus to die in our place.
Scripture Alone (2 Timothy 3:16) - The Biblical teaching that there is no other source for our understanding of God's grace and love except in the Bible, God's Word.
As a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we believe the biblical teaching that in communion, Jesus’ body and blood are truly present. Through this meal, we receive the forgiveness of sins and the strength for Christian living. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Marcis.
Baptism is a second birth, the creation of a brand-new life begun in Christ and reaching its fullness on the day of resurrection. Baptism is open to all as Jesus invites the children to himself (Luke 18:15-17); calls on all nations to be baptized (Matthew 28:19); and gives his promise to all ages (Acts 2:38-39).
By having your child 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.