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WHAT IS OUR HISTORY?

Founded in 1919, the congregation has grown to nearly 2,000 members.

 

HOW DO WE SEE OUR PURPOSE?

We are called by the Holy Spirit to participate in God's mission to redeem the world. We do this by engaging in and sustaining relevant ministries in our neighborhood and our faith community. Such participation enhances our lives and the lives of others as we grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

WHAT ARE OUR CORE VALUES?

   •  All people are God's children and are valued and welcome.

   •  God invites us to join in his mission to the world. For that purpose, we willingly share our gifts and talents within the church and in the community.

   •  Responding to the call of the Holy Spirit we are becoming the disciples God called us to be in Baptism.

   •  God has a positive future for all of us.

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE LUTHERAN?

This means Grace Alone is at the core of who we are as a congregation. We are centered in a Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith in which God's life-giving, saving grace is offered freely in Jesus Christ.

 

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE?

We are grounded in the Bible as God's inspired and living Word. We are called by the Holy Spirit to faith through this Good News in the Bible, and we are empowered and sent to share and live out God's grace in our daily lives.

 

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE ABOUT WORSHIP?

Worship is the one unique and essential activity of the church. Worship is the celebration of the anticipation, remembrance, and enactment of God's creative purpose, redemptive activity, and transformative presence for and with humanity. Through worship individuals are shaped and formed into a particular people of God's own people and a community of people called and equipped to participate in God's mission to redeem the world.

 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF MEMBERS/PARTICIPANTS?

   •  Regular participation in worship

   •  Daily devotion and personal prayer

   •  Personal growth through Bible study

   •  Using one's talents and skills for the sake of God's mission in service to others

   •  Financially supporting God's mission in and through the ministry of East Side Lutheran

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