St. Paul Lutheran Church

Castle Rock, Washington

 

A community of faith that worships, grows, and serves

 

 

 

"We are one body in Christ, united in baptism, renewed through

worship and prayer, and sent by God to serve"

What we believe:

 - That there is only one true God, embodied in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Christ His Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
- That Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
 
- That the proclamation of God’s message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
 
- That the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

- That the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and are the  authoritative source and norm for proclamation, faith, and life.
 
- That the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds are the true declarations of the faith of this congregation.

- That we accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.

- That we accept the other Lutheran confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.
 
- That we confess that the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scripture and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, is the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world.