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We are a small parish of two congregations, Salem Lutheran Church and Luther Memorial, who share a pastor. We confess the Triune God, Father, and Holy Spirit, and we accept the Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of our faith.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe:
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. 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 sustaining Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
This congregation is currently affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the ELCA, and of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA. This congregation acknowledges its relationship with the ELCA and agrees to the following:
a. responsible for its life as a Christian Community;
b. pledges its financial support and participation in the life and mission of the ELCA;
c. agrees to call pastoral leadership from the clergy roster of the ELCA in accordance with its call procedures except in special circumstances and with the approval of the bishop of the synod;
d. agrees to consider associates in ministry for appointment to other staff positions in the congregation according to the procedures of the ELCA;
e. agrees to file this constitution and any subsequent changes to it with the synod for review to ascerain that all of its provisions are in agreement with the constitution and bylaws of ELCA or with the constitution of the synod.
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