About the ELCA

On the Day of Pentecost, people heard the good news in their own language.
— Acts 2:1-21


About Lutheran Churches:

ELCA churches are, first and foremost, Christian churches. We are congregations who seek to follow Christ, proclaim the Word of God, and share the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. We encourage one another to study the Bible, reach out to others through acts of compassion, meet with one another for fellowship, and engage in the disciplines of prayer and meditation. We do not worship Martin Luther. In fact, we recognize that there are some things that was just plain wrong-headed about. However, we also think he got some things right; perhaps most importantly the idea that God comes down to us in the person of Christ Jesus to spread the good news that God's salvation is given to us through grace alone and that all of our works - which are worthless as an attempt to earn our salvation - are best shared with others through sheer thankfulness for the grace we've known.

If you would like to explore the broader teachings, history, mission and vision of our congregation, click this link to the ELCA website and select "New to ELCA".