OUR CORE BELIEFS

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
 
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
 
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
 
This is the good news of God for all. This is the Truth of God for all.

OUR LUTHERAN HERITAGE

Being Lutheran may not mean anything to you–or it may mean everything to you. You should know that there are many different forms of Lutheranism in North America. Martin Luther, a 16th century church reformer, was one teacher among many throughout human history. But his reformation from within the church led to some particularly cool revelations about God, and helped to correct the course of the church’s role in God’s salvation.
 
Small CatechismTo be sure, this is too much to explain in such a short amount of space. Should you like more information, please contact Our Savior’s. In the meantime, included are two resources that you may find helpful. The first is Luther’s Small Catechism (click on image for an online version). This was a primary teaching booklet that Luther had written for families to use. It is an invaluable resource. Many have taken the time to offer explanations of what Luther meant, but in its purest form, this little booklet explains itself. 
 
The second is the Book of Concord (click here for an online version). This is a book of confessions—core beliefs—that Luther and some of his contemporaries held to. The documents were written in large part as a reaction to much of what was happening within the Roman Catholic church of the day, as well as other reformative groups. These confessions continue to guide us as a way of illuminating the Truth. While not God’s Word, they are faithful to God’s Word. While not holy themselves, they were written for the holy people of all times and places.

OUR PASTOR

The Reverend Andrew D. Zoerb, STS, received his pastoral training at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. He was ordained into the office of pastoral ministry on June 25, 2011–a day in which the Lutheran church commemorates the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession in 1530. In July 2011, Pastor Andy was called to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Andy became a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (Societas Trinitatis Sanctae, or STS) in 2015. Being a member of this pan-Lutheran ministerium means that Pastor Andy regularly emphasizes daily prayer, personal confession, and mutual ministry among other Lutheran pastors and his congregation.

 
Pastor Andy is married to his wife Ginger, who received a certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015. Ginger serves Our Savior’s with her certificate as a volunteer youth minister. Together they have two children and a love for the wonders of God found throughout this world.