ABOUT ST. MICHAEL
Statement of Faith
To learn more about what we believe as members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, click here.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God and is the basis and authority for all matters of faith and life. As Lutherans, We believe that the Lutheran Confessions of 1580 are an accurate exhibition of what the Bible teaches. These confessions include the three ecumenical or universal creeds of the Christian Church, namely; the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Athanasian Creed all of which confess one God in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
We believe in Jesus Christ as true God and true man and our only Savior. Jesus saved us by living a perfect obedience in our place, paying the death penalty that our sins deserve with His own death on the cross, and bodily rising from the dead so that we too might rise from the dead on the last day.
We believe that God extends this salvation to us purely by His grace and we receive it by faith alone, a faith that is created and nurtured in our hearts by the Holy Spirit working through the Gospel and Sacraments.
We believe that the Christian life is living in a daily love relationship with God in which we are empowered to serve Him in our daily life by caring for one another and for the world around us.
The official position of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on many theological and doctrinal questions can be found on their website by clicking here.
Membership Opportunities & Responsibilities
Everyone desiring membership is ordinarily expected to be a part of an orientation class and a rite of reception in a worship service. The content, opportunities, and responsibilities of being a Christian and a member of the church are shared at this orientation.
Activities for all age groups are planned throughout the year. Some of these events include picnics, potlucks, the annual pancake supper, carnivals, the coffee and donut time between services in the summer, Advent and Lenten midweek suppers.
Other activities include golf, trips, teas, shows, and other community activities.
An active program of fellowship, recreation, and Bible study is also provided for the young people of the church during the entire year. Youth attend retreats, get together on Sunday evening, and travel to local, state, and national youth gatherings, along with various community service projects.
Learning and growing events for children (beginning at three years of age) are held on Sunday mornings between services, during a portion of the Lamplight service and a supervised nursery is available for very young children.
There are Bible classes and topical seminars on Sunday mornings for adults as well at various other times throughout the week. We also have a growing number of small groups of about 10 people or less each that meet in homes, restaurants, and at church. They meet at various times of the week and some meet bi-weekly.
A mid-week school is held for grades 6 – 8 on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. These classes offer instruction toward First Communion and the Rite of Confirmation upon completion.
Vacation Bible School is a one-week fun adventure during the summer for children of the congregation and the community. This great learning experience is not limited to the children, as many teenagers and adult volunteers share in this effort.
Adult and Children’s libraries are well stocked and current materials are available for check-out, including books, CDs, DVDs, audio and videotapes.