WHAT WE BELIEVE

Sin - We believe that no one is perfect.  In the words of the Apostle Paul, "All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." (Romans 3:12)  Any action that contradicts God's will we call sin.  And so, if you're looking for the perfect church, you won't find it here; we're full of sinners.  

Judgment - Unlike the endearing little flaws and quirks that we observe in our loved ones, sin is neither endearing nor enduring. God hates sin and tells us that "the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)  Sin is not something easily ignored.  It has eternal consequences.

Grace - All hope is not lost!  Even though everyone is guilty of sin and rightly deserves eternal judgment, God loved you too much to stand by and watch you die.  Instead he chose to give you "the gift of God [that] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)  You see, by having the innocent Son of God die in place of sinners like you, God has pardoned your sins!  Your imperfection and sin is exchanged for Jesus' perfection and holiness. 

Life - Because Jesus forgave your sins by dying on the cross, you are free from the fear of death and have eternal life waiting for you in heaven.  More than that, though, you have a new lease on life here on earth.  As the Apostle Paul says, "Count yourselves dead to sin but alive in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires... but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life." (Romans 6:11-13)




That is a brief summary of what we believe, but to get a true sense of what we believe, you will have to experience it in person - in worship.  There is nothing better than worshiping together and growing together.  We hope you can come and be part of what's really worthwhile.


Sunday Worship | 8:00am & 10:30am

Monday Worship | 6:30pm

OUR MISSION

As a family of believers, the mission of First Evangelical Lutheran Church is to glorify God by growing in the faith of our Savior Jesus Christ and by sharing the good news of His Word

our synod

First Lutheran is part of a much larger church body - the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).  

 

WELS is a group of more than 360,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations across the United States and Canada united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love. We are committed to a common calling—encouraging each other in our faith and sharing God’s gift of a Savior with the rest of the world.

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