What We Believe
Founded in 1919, the congregation of the East Side Lutheran Church has grown to nearly 2,000 members today. Continue reading to learn about our core values and what it means to be Lutheran to us.
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.
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. We are empowered and sent to share and live out God’s grace in our daily lives.
What Is Our Style of Worship?
Worship is the one, unique and essential activity of the church. Click on the button below to learn about our worship style.
East Side Lutheran Church invites all baptized Christians who believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ to participate regularly in Holy Communion. Participation in the Lord’s Supper is the reception of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ given with bread and wine, given and shed for you for the remission of sins’ and instituted by Christ himself for us to eat and drink. (Luther’s Small Catechism) Preparation for Holy Communion will be provided for persons as young as ten years of age or in the fifth grade.