What We Believe
- All the ultimate answers and hope for life comes from God!
- There is one God, who is three persons in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He made all things.
- God loves us so much that He became human, the person of Jesus. He taught us about God, lived a perfect life, suffered the punishment of our sin by dying on the cross for us and was physically raised back to life. He ascended into heaven and is glorified as God.
- By faith in Jesus, God gives the gift of forgiveness and removes all that separates us from a relationship with Him. This saving faith is created by God as He works through baptism and as we hear His messages of Jesus.
- A true spiritual relationship with God is a growing process through our lives. So, believers need to encourage each other, meet together regularly for worship, study, prayer, to celebrate the Lord's Supper, and to love and care for each other.
Who are Christians?
Christians are ordinary people who have come to accept Jesus as their Savior. Christians are not perfect--we live by grace in the knowledge of God's forgiveness and love.
As described in John 15:16, 1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 5:14-16.
What is Worship?
Worship is praising God, praying for each other, and giving thanks to God. We recognize that we worship an awesome and holy God! Our worship services are centered on Him. As such, they are planned to glorify and please God!
Our sermons are based on the Bible and are intended to edify, comfort, and encourage us to lead lives that are pleasing to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we follow Him in obedience.
Music is an essential part of our services as we sing hymns of praise and thanks to our Savior. the music comes from a variety of traditional sources and cultures. The lyrics are centered on God!
What is Fellowship?
Fellowship is getting to know each other, caring for each other, and encouraging each other in daily challenges and triumphs. We gather together to strengthen each other, show love for each other, and to have fun together.
The Lord's Supper
In accordance with God's Word, Lutherans believe that in, with and under, the bread and wine of Holy Communion, Jesus Christ gives us His very body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. In the Lord's Supper, we receive bread and wine and the true body and blood of our Savior.
St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11 regarding Holy Communion: "Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgments upon himself."
If you are a baptized Christian, trust in Jesus alone as your Savior, believing that He forgives your sins by grace through faith in Him, and you believe and accept the above Scriptural teaching on the Lord's Supper, trusting in these words, "Given and shed for you for the remission of sins," we invite you to join us at the Lord's Table.
Please contact us by email, phone or in person at Holy Cross, to discuss any questions you have about our beliefs, worship, fellowship or other matters. Our pastor is available to speak with you.