We believe, teach, and confess
the doctrine of the evangelical Christian faith
as it is taught by the Holy Scriptures
and faithfully confessed in the Book of Concord of 1580.
We are committed to the pure preaching of God’s Word
and the right administration of the holy Sacraments,
catechesis of all people in the Christian faith,
and liturgical worship consistent with our Reformation heritage.
We are an evangelical, orthodox, and catholic (i.e., universal, Christian) congregation, proclaiming Jesus Christ crucified, risen,
and reigning for the salvation of the world.
Jan and Hubertus van Eyck, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Ghent Altarpiece, 1432