What We Believe

We believe that salvation is God's free gift, given to the whole world when Jesus died on the cross. We believe that the Holy Spirit leads people to trust in this gift, and that this cannot be earned by good works. The Christian life is a response in joy to this wonderful gift.

We believe that Christ himself established two Sacraments by which the Spirit works to bring us the gift of faith: Baptism and Holy Communion. In Baptism, we are brought into Christ's Kingdom and God proclaims us to be His forgiven saints. We baptize infants in the assured faith that Baptism is an act of God, not a decision of the person being baptized. We confess that in Holy Communion we receive the true Body and Blood of Christ himself, while we eat the bread and drink of the cup. We understand this to be a mystery we cannot explain or rationalize. We simply accept it as Chris's promise and gift.

We understand worship as the primary means of our thankful response to God's grace. In addition, we believe that God calls and equips us to various ministries of service and caring in our congregation and community.

Epiphany is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod English District.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.

We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.