What We Believe

Immanuel is a Lutheran church that belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) We are the largest of the 3 main branches of Lutheranism in the United States. We confess Jesus as Lord and Savior and we believe that he lived, died and was raised from the dead in order that we might have salvation through faith. We use mainly the Apostle’s Creed in our worship to express or summarize this belief. We believe the Bible is truly the inspired word of God and is the source and norm for all teaching. We celebrate the real presence of Christ in Holy Communion and we welcome all believers to God’s table. When Lutherans talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. It’s a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.

All are welcome.