Trinity Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As Lutherans, our congregation and its members accept without reservation the following:
1. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as the written Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and practice.
2. All the Symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God.
(These symbolical books are all found in the Book of Concord, also known as the Lutheran Confessions, and can be found in their entirety at www.bookofconcord.org. The best place to start would be with the Small Catechism which is used for all confirmation classes at Trinity.)
The following series called “What About?” will be helpful to you in exploring further the beliefs of the Lutheran Church.
“What About?” Series
“What About?” is a series of 27 pamphlets, written by former Synod President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions.
- The Gospel
- The Bible
- The Small Catechism
- The Ten Commandments
- The Apostles’ Creed
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Holy Baptism
- Confession and Absolution
- The Sacrament of the Altar
- Being a Lutheran
- Lutheran Worship
- The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
- Telling the Good News about Jesus
- Christian Families
- Death and Dying
- The New Millennium
- Christian Stewardship
- Fellowship in the Lord’s Supper
- The Difference between the ELCA and the LCMS
- The Ordination of Women to the Pastoral Office
- Living Together Without Marriage
- Creation and Evolution