WE SEEK TO...
Worship God. We seek to glorify God and to live our lives enjoying Him in all His merciful, gracious splendor. Once a week, on Sunday morning, we gather together as the people of God, young and old, to give Him thanks and praise, to renew our dedication to Him, and to receive spiritual nourishment for the days to come. During our service of worship, God the Father renews covenant with us, strengthens us through Word and Sacrament, and, by the Holy Spirit's help, we respond in faithful prayer and praise in union with our Great High Priest Jesus Christ.
Grow in knowledge and wisdom. Our parish ministry helps us to live joyfully and sacrificially during the week, serving together and growing into vibrant Christrian communities. We seek to support this growth with a challenging program of expository preaching and teaching on Sunday morning. We do serious Bible Study for those who take their lives seriously. The Word of God is our fountain of life. "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!"
Love each other. Scripture teaches that we are to be humble, and to think of others better than we think of ourselves. We practice this by showing our esteem one for another. Much of this takes place in our parish ministries - living sacrificially each day before God, our family, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and our neighbors through parish meetings, recreation, shared meals, and caring assistance.
Share with those in need. God has richly blessed us, and has told us to trust in Him, not in the things He has given. He says that we should seek to be rich in good works, ready to give to those in need. That is why we help those in need locally and in our mission work in Peru and in India. We especially encourage our youth to find the riches that come from serving others.