What We Believe

There is a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Martin Luther taught that we are to rise and say, "I am baptized into Christ" and then go about our daily affairs living in the covenant God made with us in our Baptism. Through the liturgy for the Affirmation of Baptism, Christ Lutheran Church regularly recite a baptismal covenant or promise contained within that liturgy.

The liturgy challenges the baptized people of God to affirm that we will:
• live among God's faithful people;
• hear the word of God and share in the Lord's Supper;
• proclaim the good news of God in thought, word and deed;
• serve all people following the example of Jesus;
• strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

This describes the five central faith practices that grow out of baptism of Christ.


Communion is the celebration of the Last Supper, the night in which Jesus ate and drank with his inner circle of disciples, inviting them to gather together around a meal and rejoice at the act of love that Jesus was going to perform on the cross.

At Christ Lutheran Church, we celebrate communion weekly as a sign of importance in the life of Christians. We believe the body and blood of Jesus Christ comes to us through communion, not merely symbolically but as a true presence. At CLC, we welcome all Christians to the communion rail to practice open communion. Small children who have not received their First Communion are also invited to be at the communion rail where they will receive a blessing and a goldfish cracker.