St. Andrew's Lutheran Church and Campus Center
|Authentic Christ-Centered Worship, Study, and Sometimes Just Plain Silliness!|
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church and Campus Center is a congregation of the Wyoming District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We are a confessional Lutheran congregation. This means we are catholic but not Roman Catholic. We are evangelical but not a part of the modern Evangelical movement. We hold that Jesus Christ crucified and risen again for the forgiveness of our sins (justification) is the very center and core of who we are. Our Lord comes to us to forgive us sins and give us Himself through the Word of God, preaching, baptism, absolution (forgiveness) and the Lord's Supper. This one, catholic (Christian) and apostolic faith is confessed in the three ecumenical creeds:
who, by his perfect life and sacrificial death on the cross, has won the entire forgiveness of sins and who eternal life for every human being, from the beginning to the end of the world (Rom. 3:21-26; Gal. 4:4-5; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Jn. 2:2); who rose bodily from the dead on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-5; and who now reigns at the right hand of God as Lord over all (Eph. 4:10-12)We are justified, or declared not guilty, in the sight of God and rescued from sin, death, and damnation not by our works but solely by God's undeserved kindness, His grace given as a free gift through faith in Jesus Christ, whose perfect life and sacrificial death as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" fully atone for our sins (Rom. 3:21-28; Eph. 2:8; John 1:29). Good works, prayer, and holiness of life are the fruit of faith in Christ, not the cause of faith or salvation (Jn. 15:5; Heb. 11:16).
The Holy Church is present wherever believers are gathered about Jesus Christ and His gifts, that is, wherever the Gospel of Jesus Christ is purely preached and taught, and Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, Holy Communion are administered according to Christ's mandate and institution, even though unbelievers or hypocrites may also be numbered among those gathered (Mt. 18:20; Acts 2:42; Mt. 13:47-48):
Holy Scripture, or the Holy Bible, is the written Word of God, is the very "breath of God" and so is without factual error and is the only source and final authority and judge of all teaching, practice, and life. Holy Scripture preaches the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the repentance and faith of the sinner (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:22; Luke 24:47).
The Word of God is a two-fold word - the Law, which reveals our sin and seeks and kills the sinner, and the Gospel, which announces, offers, delivers, and applies the forgiveness of sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, creates faith in Him, and gives new life and identity to the believer in Christ (Rom. 1:16; 3:21-22; Gal. 2:19-20)
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|A congregation of the Wyoming District of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod serving the students of the University of Wyoming & The Wyoming Technical Institute|