Worship Services & Bible Study
Divine Service – Sunday, 10:00am
**No** Adult Bible Study or Sunday School during the summer
In-person Sunday Worship:
Concordia has returned to gathering in-person for worship on Sundays at 10am.
As we resume our public worship together, we have implemented several modifications to our service in an effort to observe physical distancing and reduce the risk of possible transmission of Covid-19 or any illness. If you would like to know more about these new procedures, please contact the church to learn more.
If you still do not feel comfortable joining us for our 10am Sunday service, but still desire to hear God’s Word and receive the Sacrament – please contact Pastor Albers. During this pandemic, Pastor will continue to offer opportunities for individuals and/or households to gather at the church for a brief service of Confession & Absolution with Holy Communion.
If you have an announcement you would like included in the bulletin, please email them to (email.lcmsvermillion.org). You may also leave a note in the church office or share them with Pastor Albers. Please have announcements turned in by Thursday afternoon.
What we practice:
Concordia Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, which, together with the universal Christian Church, teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
the Father, creator of all exists;
Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human begins and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Being “Lutheran,” our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
What we believe about:
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 3; 4:24; Acts 5:3, 4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5, 6; II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that the Holy Spirit is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27)
We believe that the Bible is the completely and uniquely inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original writings. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21)
We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God; that they sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and become guilty sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 3:1, 24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; I John 1:8).
We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26; 5:1; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; I John 2:2; Matthew 28:6; Romans 10:9; and I Corinthians 15:14)
We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.(John 3:3, 5; 1:12, 13; James 1:18; I Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Matthew 24:42-51; Matthew 25:1-13)