Beliefs
As Lutherans, we hold fast to the promise that God's grace, mercy, and love is given freely to each of us.  Through the saving work of Jesus Christ, God's precious son, we have been redeemed and renewed, so that we might live lives full of joy and hope and peace.
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As a congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  We are deeply committed to biblical preaching, teaching, and study.
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We believe that God comes to us directly in the two sacraments we celebrate.
 
Through the waters of Baptism, God chooses each us individually and grants us the gift of the Holy Spirit, making us children of God forever.
Through Holy Communion, we celebrate the very presence of Jesus Christ in, under, and through the bread and wine. We cling to the promise spoken by Jesus at the Last Supper:  these gifts are "given for you."
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With this understanding of God's amazing, unending love for all of us, we then try to reflect that same love in all that we do at Shepherd of Life.  We try our very best to always love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
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Our passion for loving and serving both God and neighbor is reflected in one our favorite Bible verses:
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11)
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