About Us

Mission Statement:

With the help of the Holy Spirit, God’s purpose for Reformation Lutheran Church is to use everyone’s talent to transform lives and serve others by boldly taking the Good News of Jesus to all people.

The Basics:

As a part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) we are a diverse people that have been called together as the Body of Christ. We believe that God longs to be in loving relationship with all people – including you.  We trust that God will sustain us all throughout all of life’s joys and sorrows.

You are a child of God.  Whoever you are, wherever you come from, or whatever you’ve been through, with whatever questions or complexities you have, we welcome you to love, worship, and serve God with us as together we proclaim the great things that God has done.

As part of the ELCA, we believe in the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) that we come to know through God’s revelation to us in scripture.  As people of God, we are both gathered and sent. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers of every place and time and find strength together as a community of faith.  When we study God’s Word and pray, either together or alone, we are drawn more deeply into our relationship with God, and that God wants to have with us.  When we are sent out into the world, we live out our Christian faith by serving others and striving for justice.

Christianity:

Christianity is one of the world’s largest monotheistic religions.  Lutherans are Christians, meaning that we believe in Jesus Christ as God’s only Son who was sent to be human.  We believe that Christ came to save us, and spent his adult years in ministry with his disciples sharing the good news of God’s amazing love and forgiveness with those he came in contact with. He fed the hungry, healed those who were sick, visited with outcasts, and cared for the poor.  In the midst of it all, he loved.

What We Believe

Eventually, since His ways were so different from what people expected, Christ was put to death.  He had never sinned, but His sacrifice of death on a cross freed us from our sins.  On the third day, Christ was resurrected, and we celebrate this on Easter and on every Sunday, as we declare that through His resurrection we have received the promise of eternal life from God.

We rejoice that Christ’s presence continues to live among us today through the gift of God’s Spirit.  Because of Jesus Christ, we believe that Christians are called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live our lives in service to the world. As we celebrate this, we gather for worship and then go out into the world doing acts of love, justice, and witness as we share God’s endless love with others.

What do Lutherans believe?

Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546). Luther was a German theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church at that time. Some of his teachings that we still follow include:

Grace alone– We are saved by the grace of God alone, not by anything we do.

Faith alone– Our salvation is through faith alone, a confident trust in God who, in Christ, promises us forgiveness, life and salvation.

Word (scripture) alone– The Bible is the norm for our faith and life. It is the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

Lutheranism is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background.  All are welcome at God’s table!

Worship Schedule:

Saturday Evenings at 4:00 pm in the Chapel
Sundays at 9:00 am (on the last Sunday of each month, a “healing” service is done. This is for anyone desiring a prayer for healing or help to be said for them.

Office hours: Mon & Wed 9:00-4:00 (out of office from 2:45-3:30), Fri 9:00-1:00

Building Use:

Luther Hall, our large hall is equipped for basketball and volleyball, is available for rental for private parties such as birthdays, showers and banquets, and for groups wishing to play basketball or volleyball.  If interested, call the church office for information and scheduling.  The kitchen is available for an added fee. Both our Sanctuary and Faith Chapel are available for weddings. Please contact the Church office if you wish to view or book the Church for your wedding.

Below are links to both the national headquarters and the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the ELCA, where you can find much more information on what the ELCA is and what it does:

Home page for the national headquarters of the ELCA

http://nwos-elca.church/