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What We Believe

We're glad you found us!

We are delighted to welcome you, wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

First Lutheran Church is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) and is part of the Pacific Southwest District.

As Lutheran Christians we accept and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther and the 16th century reformers. These teachings can be summarized by the simple phrases, “Grace alone,” “Faith alone” and “Scripture alone.”

Grace Alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Faith Alone

What is it?

The Lord's Supper
What is it?

The Lord's Prayer
An Introduction


Resources for you to explore to learn more about the Lutheran Church.

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For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8 : 38-39

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