Peace – To make a long story short, our Lutheran ancestors here in Greenock once had two Lutheran Churches. According to our history, in 1892 the congregation of Trinity and St. Paul’s Churches resolved their differences and became one, which they called Peace.
Evangelical – comes from the Greek word euangelion – literally “the good news.” The Gospel of Jesus Christ is always good news, and that is what we are called to share in word and deed.
Lutheran – In the early 1500’s, Martin Luther, a Catholic monk began to challenge the doctrine and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church, hoping to reform the practices he felt were inconsistent with scripture. This resulted in Luther’s excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church, and those who agreed Luther’s reforms became known as “Lutherans.” Luther never intended to start “his own church” but to REFORM what the Catholic church had been teaching and to change some of their practices to grow the faith of the Church. That’s the short story…
Centuries later there are Lutherans all over the globe, and many Lutheran Churches. We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA), the largest of the Lutheran bodies in the United States.
We confess the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching we trust the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Our teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witness in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We confess the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds; and hold to the Lutheran Congressional writings in the Book of Concord as the basis for our teaching.
Church – The Church is the Body of Christ on earth. We use our hands to do God’s work. We are simultaneous sinners and saints – broken and fallen people made holy because God has claimed us as his own, and works through us.
Holy Communion: We believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, received through bread and wine… All baptized and believing Christians are welcome to receive. If you do not receive, you may come to the front for a blessing. If you are not sure you are baptized or aren’t sure what you believe, please fell free to talk with the Pastor.
Baptism: Holy Baptism is a gift from God, and a sign of the covenant God has made with his children. The waters of baptism are a sign of cleansing, rebirth, and our connection to the family of God. We baptize infants, children, and adults. If you desire to be baptized, or have your child baptized, Pastor Evans will want to meet with you several times as an opportunity for teaching, conversation, and questions.
What’s here for me?
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