Concordia Lutheran Church can best be seen through our Mission statement: “Concordia is the Church where love of Christ is shared through our hearts, our hands, and our voices.” You will see our hearts displayed in our programs for spiritual growth, our hands displayed in our missions to serve others, and our voices displayed in our joyous Worship services. We provide a solid foundation of faith for our members and guests. Shown below are the building blocks of that foundation.
Concordia Lutheran Church voluntarily choose to be affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). This affiliation means we share the belief system espoused by LCMS. For those who would like a more in-depth description of this belief system, please go to the following site (LCMS).
Concordia is the Church where the love of Christ is shared through our hearts, our hands, and our voices.
Concordia Lutheran Church proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people and is a dynamic, growing community of believers that welcomes everybody. The church focuses on God’s Word and sacraments, serving our neighbors, worshipping our heavenly Father, and sharing those gifts with others.
Christ our Lord commands his followers in the last chapter of Matthew: “Therefore go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:29)”
Baptism is one very special way God delivers to us the incredible gifts Christ won for us. It is not something we do, but something God does, which means it is far more than a symbol or a ritual. In Baptism, God himself is present as his name is joined to the water, with all his power and all his blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
Concordia’s pastor is happy to schedule baptisms for people of all ages, both members of the congregation and non-members. For more information, please contact the church office at 301-797-5955 or email Pastor Mark, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not parish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
Simply stated, the Gospel is the good news of the redeeming work of God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What is the “good news?” It is that Jesus Christ died and was raised again for you and me so that we, through faith in Jesus, might be delivered from eternal condemnation because of our sin, and thus, we might live eternally in the presence of Jesus.
Jesus sanctifies those who believe in Him by sending the Holy Spirit into their hearts to rule, comfort, and make them alive. The Holy Spirit defends them against the devil and from the power of sin. Go to the “Ministries” page to find ways to mature your faith and live a God pleasing life.
Concordia Lutheran Church was started in 1960 by six families, and officially came into being in November, 1961, with the adoption of a constitution and bylaws. The first meetings were in the Junior Fire Hall on North Potomac Street. Acceptance in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod followed in April of 1962. By December of that year, baptized membership had grown to 75, and the group moved to a large garage on Jefferson Blvd. In November, 1968, a groundbreaking service was held for our own building, and services were moved to the Halfway Fire Hall. On October 12, 1969, our present church building on Garden Lane was dedicated. The Education wing was completed and dedicated in 2006. A long awaited elevator was finished and placed into use in 2011.
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.
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