God’s Mission for us is “Preaching and teaching the truth to His expanding kingdom, reaching out to all!” Our first destination on the journey towards His Vision for us is to “Increase, unify and involve membership through caring outreach and loving in-reach while efficiently managing God’s resources and expanding effective facilities.
We believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. We confess that “our works cannot reconcile God or merit forgiveness of sins and grace, but that we obtain forgiveness and grace only by faith when we believe that we are received into favor for Christ’s sake, who alone has been ordained to be the mediator and propitiation through whom the Father is reconciled”
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and that all who die without faith in Him are eternally damned. We believe that those who believe in Christ will enjoy a blissful relationship with Him during the interim between their death and His second coming, and that on the last day their bodies will be raised.
Traditional Service is held in the sanctuary. If you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and wish to commune with us, pastors and elders are available to speak with in the church office fifteen minutes before service.
8:00am and 10:30am
Joyful Praise Service
Joyful Praise Service is held in the sanctuary. If you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and wish to commune with us, pastors and elders are available to speak with in the church office fifteen minutes before service.
The Lords Supper
The Lord’s Supper: Attendance at the Lord’s Table signifies a unity of faith and confession. It is a testimony of what we believe, for by partaking of it, “We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (1 Cor. 11:26) In fact, St. Paul indicates that it is a witness of the faith we share: “Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread!” (1 Cor. 10:17) As “faithful stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Cor. 4:1-2), we have a responsibility to inform those who take the Lord’s Supper unworthily, that they are sinning against the body and blood of Christ, thus bringing judgment upon themselves. (1 Cor. 11:27-29) Therefore, we at Messiah Lutheran Church practice close communion, meaning that only those who agree with us in all areas of doctrine and practice, may commune with us. We cordially invite members of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, who are in good standing in their home congregation, to freely commune with us. (Please register in the Record of Fellowship pad, located at the end of each pew.) All others are asked to please speak with the pastor before the service begins. We thank you for respecting our belief and practice regarding the Lord’s Supper.