Welcome is a wonderful word. Yet, it is difficult to improve on the welcome the apostle Paul used in many of his letters: “Grace and peace to you from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.” Grace means God’s undeserved love in Christ. As a congregation, our sincere desire is to share the good news of God’s grace with others. In fact, our name describes our mission: Grace Lutheran Church.
Though our congregation is small in size, it is big in heart, with an even bigger commitment to teaching the Word of God in its truth and fullness.
Sadly, some churches today appear more focused on membership than ministry. However, the apostle Paul said: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
Preaching the Word means preaching the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27); not only what people want to hear, but also what they need to hear. And what they need to hear is that we are sinful by nature and saved by grace.
Our congregation is affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Confession, a synodical body which adheres to the three great principles of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone. Some would call us a conservative Lutheran church. However, terms like conservative or liberal are really irrelevant in theology. What truly matters is this: “Is a church teaching the Word of God or not?”
Currently, we are meeting in the second-floor conference room at the Day’s Inn in Port Charlotte, Florida: 1941 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Our worship service is at 10:00 AM; Bible class is at 11:15 AM.
We look forward to seeing you.
Blessings in Christ Jesus.