What  Lutherans Believe.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

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As members of of the  Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ECLA), we confesses the Triune God (Holy Trinity) —Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Our teachings do not have an answer for all our questions, not even all religous question.  Instead, they prepares members to witness, in their words and actions, God’s eternal grace and mercy.

Every Sunday in worship, we gather to hear God’s word from the Scriptures, confess our faith, pray as Jesus taught and join together for  Eucharist (Holy Communion).

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Throughout the week, we try to live by faith, serving others freely and generously. We strive for a faith that fills all parts of our lives.  

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Martin Luther was born in Germany eight years after Columbus reached the Americas.The printing press had just come into use.  It was a time of change in Europe and around the world.

 

Luther was a monk, priest, and university instructor. He came to believe that the christian church needed to change. In 1517, he posted 95 Theses (questions for discussion) on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This started a series of events that lead to the Protestant Reformation and the birth of the Lutheran Church.

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Ever wonder why African American leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was named after Martin Luther, a German religious reformer who lived 500 years ago? Read the link to find out.

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ELCA Lutherans believe that all of God's children are welcome at His  table, reguardless of their sexual orientation.  To learn  more follow link.

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Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran Church is a diverse and welcoming community. We have members that are old and young, African American, white and Asian, rich and poor, immigrant and native born, gay and straight.

Diversity gives us vitality and strength .

 

We gather together for Christian worship, education, service and fellowship. We have found that being part of a community adds meaning and fullness to our lives.  It also makes life a lot more fun. 

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In a key action, the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly voted to approve a memorial that declares the ELCA a sanctuary church. This is the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church body. As a sanctuary church the ELCA is committed to serving and supporting migrant children and families in communities across the country.

Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran Church is a diverse and welcoming community. We have members that are old and young, African American, white and Asian, rich and poor, immigrant and native born, gay and straight.

Diversity gives us vitality and strength .We gather together for Christian worship, education, service and fellowship. We have found that being part of a community adds meaning and fullness to our lives. 

It also makes life a lot more fun.