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Word for the Day

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Pastor Spencer – Here’s a great antidote for feelings of depression and hopelessness; seek out the good and concentrate on that. Now, what is it that is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, excellent, and praiseworthy? Yes, of course, God’s Word, the Bible! Dive in!

Who Are We? - What is a Lutheran?

The answer to this question is simply this, “A Lutheran is a person who believes, teaches, and confesses all the truths of God’s Word as they are summarized and confessed in the Book of Concord.” The Book of Concord contains the Lutheran confessions of faith.

Perhaps you have attended an ordination of a pastor and heard him promise that he will perform the duties of his office in accord with the Lutheran Confessions. Also, when people are received into membership into a Lutheran congregation through confirmation they are asked if they confess the doctrine of the Confessional Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord to be faithful and true.

These solemn promises indicate to us just how important the Lutheran Confessions are for our church. Let’s take a look at the various items contained in the Book of Concord and then see why the Lutheran Confessions are so important for being a Lutheran.

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What is an “unconditional subscription” to the Confessions?

Confessional Lutheran pastors are required to “subscribe” unconditionally to the Lutheran Confessions because they are a pure exposition of the Word of God. This way our pastors and every member, is able to say simply, clearly, and without reservation or qualification what it is that he believes to be the truth of God’s Word.

An unconditional subscription is nothing more or less than the solemn declaration which an individual makes under oath that he accepts the doctrinal content of our Lutheran Confessions, because he recognizes the fact that they are in full agreement with Scripture and do not contradict Scripture on any point, whether of major or minor importance; and that he therefore heartily believes this divine truth and is determined to proclaim and live this doctrine.

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Service Times & Map

Second Saturday of every month: Private Confession & Absolution at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM, or by special appointment with the Pastor.


Sunday

Pastor Q & A: 9:00 AM

Adult and Children's Bible Time: 9:30 AM

Worship: 10:25 AM

Fellowship: 11:30 AM


Tuesday

Bible Break 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM


Wednesday

Youth Instruction (as needed): 3:30 PM


Wednesday Worship during Advent and Lent

6:00 PM - Light Supper

7:00 PM - Vesper Service

Trinity Orthodox Lutheran Church
4422 Snyder Boulevard
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
P: (520) 458-5897

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