About Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church is a Biblical, Confessional, Sacramental, Liturgical, Lutheran congregation.
Christ Our Savior Lutheran is Biblical, that is she preaches and teaches the Word of God. The Bible is the source of all of her proclamation. The Bible is without error because it is God-given, Spirit-breathed, and it is Truth. Because of this, it does not change, because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (cf. Hebrews 13:8 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). The Bible teaches us that we are sinners in need of forgiveness, that all that we do is sinful and cannot measure up to God's demands and expectations but that Jesus and His death is the answer for those sins; this is the proper disctinction of the Law and the Gospel in the Bible.
Christ Our Savior Lutheran is Confessional, that is to say we same-say (as the word confess literally means) what the church of all times and all places has said. We make confession with the church when we speak and believe the three ecumenical creeds—the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, as well as binding ourselves to the other Lutheran confessions as can be found in the Book of Concord (1580), namely the Augsburg Confession, the Apology to the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, the Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, the Large Catechism, and the Epitome and Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord (these documents can be read at bookofconcord.org). These are right and true explanations of the inerrant Word of God.
Christ Our Savior Lutheran is Sacramental, meaning that she receives God as He has said He comes to us: in simple, ordinary means. Just as the Son of God took on flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary, so even now He comes to us in ways that we can see, feel, smell, taste, and hear. We Baptize with water and the Word. We celebrated the Holy Communion as we receive Christ's very body and blood truly present yet hidden in bread and wine. We receive Holy Absolution from God's called minister, placed in our midst, as if from the very lips of God Himself.
Christ Our Savior Lutheran is Liturgical, that is to say we use a formal and historic liturgy. We confess, pray, and sing things which have been confessed, prayed, and sung by Christians long before us, and will continue to be confessed, prayed, and sung by Christians long after us. More than tradition, the historic liturgy is filled with the Word of God, further proclaiming God's Law and Gospel; and so we confess, pray, and sing even as was confessed, prayed, and sung by people in the Scripture; these have been in use in the church since the early centuries.
Christ Our Savior is Lutheran!