Lifting up prayers and congratulations to our Field Workers from Concordia Seminary who received their calls into pastoral ministry last night! It is so wonderful to get to know you all as you served with us and worshiped alongside us! Praying that many more will be loved and sent through your ministries. #lovedsent #LCMS #callday2017
Caleb Cox- Redeemer Lutheran, Fort Collins, CO
Nathan Spaulding - Cross of Christ Lutheran, Anthem, AZ
Kelly Jacob- Deaconess, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Cincinnati, OH ... See MoreSee Less
We talk about having personal things. We employ a personal trainer to help us shed pounds and get that coveted beachbody. We open a personal bank account to manage our finances. And, please, keep your hands off our personal property and your eyes out of our personal diary.
We are a community of wiggles and life! This week in Jesus time Angie Meland Walston shared some of the resources mentioned in this article as well! Thanks for welcoming our little ones and supporting our families so well! ... See MoreSee Less
Join us this weekend (Sunday 11:15am) as we begin a new sermon series on the Nicene Creed "We Believe":
At some point, most of us have been asked to give some kind of account of our Christian faith. Either standing before the church to be baptized or in a conversation with an unbelieving friend, all of us have been asked at some point, “What do you believe?” For the Church, the Creeds give us an outline as we strive to speak our faith before the world saying, “I believe….”
But, the earliest editions of the Nicene Creed did not start with our familiar, “I believe….” Instead, they began with, “We believe….” When we speak our faith as Christians, we never speak it alone. We make our faith known alongside those who are our brothers and sisters through the blood of Jesus. We confess our faith alongside the saints and martyrs, whose lives continue to bear witness to what we believe. As we confess the Creeds alongside our family in the faith, we remember that our faith does not call us to merely acknowledge the existence of a generic god or divine force. Rather, we are called to put our faith in and stake our very lives on the God who has made Himself known as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is faith in this God that truly saves.
“…If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” –Romans 10:9-10 ... See MoreSee Less