Our worship services at Abiding Grace are in an informal, liturgical Lutheran style and include hymns of the faith of varying styles. Each service includes Holy Communion, as we share the feast of God’s new life given for us—all are welcomed at the Table. We celebrate that by grace we are formed into the body of Christ for the purpose of giving ourselves in love to the world. Children are always welcome in worship, but if you prefer there is a staffed nursery for your children. Please join us for an upcoming worship service, or check out sermons from past Sunday’s.
Tenets of our Faith
What We Believe:
- We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. (Philippians 2:10-11)
- We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
- We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life. (2 Timothy 3:16)
- We believe the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds are true declarations of our faith.
- We believe that we are saved by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)
- We believe that God loves all people, just as they are. (Romans 5:6-8)
- We believe that God is with us at all times, and always will be. (Matthew 28:20)
- We believe that no one is perfect, and all fall short, but God has forgiven our failures and remembers our sins no more. (Jeremiah 31:34)
- We believe that God is love. (1 John 4:8)
- We believe that the church is called to make the world a better place, just as Jesus called his followers to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-14)
- We believe that heaven is going to be awesome, and there will be no more pain and suffering. (Revelation 21:4)
- We believe that spiritual growth is a part of the life of a disciple. (1 Corinthians 3:2)
- We believe that peace in relationships is of the utmost importance. (Matthew 5:23-24)
- We believe that the Holy Spirit has given everyone gifts, and each person has a place, and a role, in the church. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
What We Do Not Believe:
- We do not believe that God punishes us for our mistakes. (1 John 4:18)
- We do not believe that God tempts us. (James 1:13)
- We do not believe that you can earn or buy God’s love. (Galatians 6:12-15)
- We do not believe that Jesus belongs to any one denomination, group, or party. (1 Corinthians 1:11-13)
- At Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, we will be a blessing to God’s world and in our community.
- Sharing God’s Love and Grace with all.
We Live Out Our Faith in the Following Four Ways:
- Growing in Faith:
- 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
- We grow as disciples as we continue to experience God’s grace, study the Holy Scriptures, and open ourselves to God in prayer.
- Uplifting Worship:
- Psalm 100:1-3 “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
- Worship is central to our life together. Every Sunday we praise the Lord through song, we proclaim the promises of God, and we celebrate the Eucharist, where all are welcome at the Lord’s table.
- Through the act of worship we thank God for all of our blessings, are reminded of God’s love, and are strengthened for the challenges of life.
- Our worship services are liturgical, yet informal. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and find a seat where you are comfortable. Be prepared to laugh, cry, sing, and pray. Children are always welcome in worship, but if you prefer there is a staffed nursery available.
- Supportive Relationships:
- John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
- We were created to live in community. We are committed to welcoming the stranger and making sure that everyone knows that they are loved just as they are.
- We rejoice and give thanks as a community when things are going well for others, and we support one another through life’s difficult times.
- Sharing God’s Grace:
- 2 Corinthians 5:20 “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘come back to God!’”
As followers of Jesus, we are called to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors by proclaiming God’s love for all people and serving those in need.