A friendly household of faith, we are America’s oldest Lutheran Church (congregation), now in its 350th year of faithful witness to the Lord Jesus Christ since receiving its historic Charter on December 6, 1664.
Pentecost…The Holy Spirit comes to all flesh!
On the 50th day of Easter, the feast of the First Fruits, God poured out the Holy Spirit on the disciples and the first believers, empowering them to speak boldly about the story of Jesus – his life, death, and resurrection. They were the first witnesses – the first fruits of the harvest of souls who beheld “his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son.” Their testimony has been gifted to us in the Holy Scriptures of the Apostolic writings, which are the fulfillment of the Prophetic Scriptures of the Old Testament. We are also the fruits of the working of the Holy Spirit who creates and sustains faith in Jesus Christ, so that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
We confess this truth in the Confession of FAITH which is expressed concisely in the Creeds