The Lord be with you!

You may hear that a lot in the church service when you visit Faith Lutheran Church, and that is because we mean it! Our congregation exists for the sole purpose of bringing you and God together through Jesus Christ. We call what happens here on Sundays a “Service” because Jesus is serving us with His Word and His Sacraments. The Service is filled with His Word,  and the preaching and teaching is simple, straightforward, and solidly grounded on His Word as well.

Through His Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, he assures us that we are not alone, but that He is with us. And even more, He has done what we have failed to do; he has reconciled us to God through His life, death, and resurrection.

In this time of uncertainty and ever-changing values, He gives us the certainty and never-changing truth of the grace and presence of God. That truth is constant in that :

1. We are all sinners.

2. God is Just and must punish sin.

3. God is also Merciful . . . and so allowed His Son to take our punishment for us.

4. God is Gracious to forgive our sins and offer life in their place for Jesus’ sake.

That starts off as “bad news” but ends with the wonderful “good news” of the Gospel. We gather like a family around the dinner table every  Sunday, recalling and retelling that wonderful good news to each other, praising the One who made it all possible. That’s what you do when a hero saves your life . . . and you never tire of the telling nor of giving thanks to your hero. And the wonderful thing is that our hero never tires of saving work! Jesus has promised to always be there for us, to keep us safe, forgiven, and with Him no matter what. And He keeps that promise as He is the host at each of these family meals, offering His mercy, grace, and life to us as the main course.

We would love to get to know you. We want you to know that this is a place where people care about you. You are always welcome here, and we hope you will feel welcome to join us as we sit at the feet of our hero, our Lord and Savior Jesus as He serves us, and teaches us how to serve others.

Your servant in Christ,

Pastor Nick Wirtz

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

. . . Mark 10:45

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