Meet our Pastor
Pastor Denis Wittenberger
Mary stared in awe, not so much at the angel as at the tidings Gabriel brought her. She would bear a son and name Him Jesus, that is, "God saves." He would have a Kingdom that would never end and so also a life that would never end. Though she did not know a man, she would conceive by the Holy Spirit's power and give birth to our God, now become our Brother.
Welcome to God's Holy House. The Third Sunday in Advent shines in the light of the Advent Wreath's pink candle and resounds with a celebration of Joy. The proclamation of Joy may at first seem an unnatural appendage to John's call to repent and prepare for the Kingdom, but the Epistle Reading connects rejoicing with a warning to avoid evil and with the very crucial promise of our blamelessness in Christ's presence. Welcome to Advent worship. We are glad you are here so that with the psalmist (126) we too, can say "When the Lord restores the fortunes of Zion... then our mouth was filled with laughter." Our Communion, also, celebrates the real presence of Christ, confessing that He comes to us in, with, and under the Bread and Wine. Reassurance of God's forgiveness is given to all who believe. Attendance at the Supper implies agreement and public confirmation of all the biblical teachings of the Church. If you are new to the church and not publicly confirmed in this doctrinal faith, please speak with Pastor first and give yourself time to learn what is confessed and taught at this altar. All are welcome to come to the altar for blessing. Our dress-rehearsal for eternity's worship is scheduled for every Sunday morning. Please join us.