Who We Are
We are first and foremost Christians—normal people striving to follow Jesus faithfully in our own unique time and place.
We are also Lutherans, people deeply marked by the teachings of Martin Luther, who emphasized that through the work of Christ, all human beings are invited into friendship with God. Through faith—a living trust in God’s love given to us in Jesus Christ—we are united with God and with the rest of the faithful in the church.
Our congregation is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of “God's work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world.
What We Believe
In the beginning... God created everything, including us, and called it all "very good". To this day, God continues to care for the world. God is at work to bring peace and fulfillment to everything and everyone.
We fall short... of what God wants for us. All of us experience the brokenness that we call "sin". Our bodies, minds and relationship0s are not what they could be.
We are made new... through the life of Jesus, and reconciled to each other, to God, and to the whole creation.
We are given the gift of community... the Church. The life that God wants for us is not a "solo" one. Together, we support, encourage and hold each other accountable.
History of Messiah
The Lutheran Church of the Messiah has been around since 1932. Read more of the church's history here.