Our Values

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is a traditional congregation which believes God’s Holy Word has been revealed to us through the Scriptures. Following Christ’s example, we seek to share the Scriptures as we worship, teach, serve in fellowship and love.

 
Our Core Values include:

Worship: We gather to give thanks and praise to God for all He has done for us through our Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Love: We seek to follow the Lord’s command to love God and love our neighbor.

Teach: Through God’s Word, we make the love of Christ known to a lost world as we encounter others every day.

 

Serve: In the example of Christ, we seek to meet the needs of all God’s creation.

Study: Through the Holy Spirit, we seek to understand the Word of God and apply it to our lives.

 

Fellowship: We gather to build lasting relationships of love, care, and support.

Our Mission

Preaching, Teaching and Serving in Christ’s name. 

 

Preaching: It is in worship and the sharing of the Gospel message of our Savior Jesus Christ that we are strengthened and enabled to be His disciples and go into the world to witness to God’s love and help others experience His abundant life.  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Teaching:  In the study of God’s Word we hear proclaimed the truth of our God and His victory for our lives in Christ Jesus.  We grow closer to our Savior and better understand our call to live our lives as His disciples in the world.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. (Matthew. 28: 19-20)

 

Serving: All believers are blessed with gifts and talents and are called to use these gifts in a life of service to our Lord.  It is here that we are blessed to be Christ’s hands and feet to the lost, the needy, the lonely, and the forgotten that Jesus Himself came to save.  In serving, we give of ourselves as Christ gave to us, following His command; For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. (John 13: 15)

 

In Christ’s Name:  In this statement, we proclaim to all who listen why we do what we do.  It is not for our benefit or for what we can get out of it, but that Christ may be known and praised for all He has done for us.  As the Apostle Paul tells the Ephesians, “We live for the praise of God’s glory.” (Ephesians 1:12)

Our Vision

How we live out our purpose in the world: We are an active congregation who seeks out, through the ministry of the church, how best to help others discover the love of Christ in their lives.

 

Our hope for the future: 

  • That we will continue to preach, teach, and serve in Christ’s name
  • That we provide a future for the children of our church
  • That we show God’s love to others by carrying out the obligations we promised as we joined the church
  • That we still exist in 20 years
  • That we continue to trust in God to make us a strong, caring, and compassionate church

Our Beliefs

The Members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Believe and Confess:

 

 

We are people who believe and confess our faith in the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God brings forgiveness and reconciliation to a broken world.

We believe and confess that all human beings are sinners, and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God alone justifies human beings by faith in Christ — a faith that God creates through the message of the Gospel. As ambassadors for Christ, God uses us to speak his Word and build his kingdom.

We believe and confess that the Bible is God’s revealed Word to us, spoken in Law and Gospel. The Bible is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life.

 

  1. The proclamation of God’s message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  2. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them the Holy Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

We accept and uphold that the Lutheran Confessions reliably guide us as faithful interpretations of Scripture, and that we share a unity and fellowship in faith with others among whom the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and the sacraments are administered in accordance with the Gospel.

We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit makes all who believe in Jesus Christ priests for service to others in Jesus’ name, and that God desires to make use of the spiritual gifts he has given through the priesthood of all believers.

We believe and confess that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman.

We believe and confess that the church is the assembly of believers called and gathered by God around Word and Sacrament, and that the mission and ministry of the church is carried out within the context of individual congregations, working together locally and globally to share the good news of our God in Christ Jesus.