Sunday Worship and Fellowship
Service of Worship - 9:30AM
We celebrate Holy Communion each week.
Sunday School and Adult Forum - 10:45AM
Children of all ages participate in classes designed to enrich their faith. We use fun activities to illustrate the message of the bible stories.
At the same time, adults gather in the lounge for presentations and lively discussions involving deeper faith and life issues. We gain insight through bible study as well as from past and present theological scholarship, and from the sharing of each other's life experiences.
This year, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, our weekly Lenten services focus on The Five Solae (Latin slogans) that emerged during the Reformation to summarize the reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity. The Five Solae of the Reformation are:
- Sola Scriptura: by Scripture alone (March 8) - the Bible alone is our highest authority.
- Sola Fide: by faith alone (March 15) - We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
- Sola Gratia: by grace alone (March 22) - We are saved by the grace of God alone.
- Solus Christus: through Christ alone (March 29) - Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
- Soli Deo Gloria: glory to God alone (April 5) - We live for the glory of God alone.
The Reformation of the 16th century changed the Christian faith worldwide. Roused to action by the corruption and abuses they saw in the church of the time, Martin Luther spearheaded a movement that transformed Christianity and eventually led to the emergence of the Protestant denominations that exist today. The reformers were guided by the conviction that the church of their day had drifted away from the essential, original teachings of Christianity, especially in regard to what it was teaching about salvation—how people can be forgiven of sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life with God. The Reformation sought to re-orient Christianity on the original message of Jesus and the early church.