Who are we: We
are a group of followers of Jesus Christ united as a church to share the
gospel, worship together, and do God’s mission in the world.
What we believe: We are a church that believes in
God, in all God’s love and mystery. We
believe God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is love and God is
In Jesus Christ, God reveals and seals God’s unconditional
love and forgiveness for us, through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Through the work of the Holy Spirit, in baptism we are given
birth as children of God and given a new life of daily dying to sin and rising
as a new creation. In Holy Communion we are gathered into a communion of
saints, forgiven sinners, and assured Christ is present in and for us now and
We believe the Bible reveals God’s Word to us and still
speaks a living and transformative Word to us today.
We are Lutheran.
We believe that we are saved by grace
through faith. We are all called to
vocations of ministry. We are beggars totally dependent upon God’s mercy, and
we are saints, gifted for ministry of love and service.
Our mission statement is:
Rooted in Christ, together we reach out to serve faithfully, love
unconditionally, and grow joyfully.
We are God’s Church:
Jesus Christ is the true leader of our church. Our congregation is just one part of God’s
Church throughout the whole world. We are connected to the church throughout
history and around the world.
We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(ELCA). We are part of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod.
We are partners with the Lutheran Campus Ministry in Winona,
MN; Lutheran Social Services, Good Earth Village, San Juan in Colombia, and
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in NYC.
What do we do? We
are a church gathered to be sent out to do God’s work in the world. As a
church, our purpose is to worship, teach the gospel, serve our neighbors, join
in fellowship, and support each other in engaging the world in hope and
We advocate for justice, share our
time, talents, and money through the church, and we join with others throughout
the world to do God’s work and share the gospel. Through the power of Holy
Spirit, we transform people’s lives in love and grace.