Our Story and Mission

Welcome in Jesus’ name!

Community Lutheran is known for being a warm and friendly church where all are welcome.  The words most often used to describe us are “community” or “family.” God has made us all family in Jesus Christ. While we are diverse in many ways, we are united as one through faith in Christ. We are far from flawless but are learning to love God and love people as Jesus did. We look forward to your visit!

Who we are

  • a welcoming community where all people are embraced with the love of Christ
  • a genuine, warm, and caring church family who take time for each other
  • a community of disciples who find our lives in Christ and reach out with God’s love
  • a community of faith who together believe, teach, and proclaim that God reveals his mercy and truth through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ – God forgives you and declares you righteous, and you are!

Our Mission

The mission of Community Lutheran is captured in our logo:  We are “Community in Christ – Reaching out.”  In Christ we find true community. Nothing else in this world is stronger than that bond. In fact, most of what we see in this world divides rather than unifies.  But as we gather in this church, we find our life in Christ and are filled with a love that we can’t contain. We are called through the Gospel, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and sent out each week to all those God has placed in our lives to share his amazing, life-giving love.

Why Community Lutheran Church?

Community Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered, mission-focused congregation connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Rooted in our neighborhood and community we strive to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in both word and deed. Growing deeper spiritually here at CLC means that we are both gathered and sent. We gather around God’s Word and Sacrament in worship and then are sent out to love and serve our neighbors. Growing in God’s grace and love, answering God’s call to make disciples, and living in the promise of God’s forgiveness are what you will experience by connecting to this community of Christ followers. We’d love to meet you!

About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3.3 million members in more than 8,900 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. The ELCA’s roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther and the Lutheran Confessions (see The Augsburg Confession here).

“We are church, we are Lutheran, we are church together, we are church for the sake of the world.”

— Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

This is Christ’s church.

There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.