To Know God and Make God Known Through:
Daily committing our lives to Christ in Baptism;
Declaring The Word by sharing Christ's Promise and Supper;
Serving All People; Together as one in the Spirit.
Ruach is the Hebrew word for Spirit that also means breath or winds. All living creatures owe the breath of life to the Creative Spirit of God. The word's first use in the Bible appears in the second verse of Genesis: "The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." Altogether, the word ruach is used almost 400 times in the Old Testament.
In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus was revealed as the beloved Son of God. Through this great epiphany, Jesus fulfills all righteousness and becomes the servant of God who will bring forth justice and be a light to the nations. In the waters of baptism, we too are washed by the word, anointed by the Spirit, and named God's beloved children.
Lutherans believe that Christ is present for us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This is called "The Real Presence" or "in, over and under" the elements of bread and wine. We invite all to receive the blood of our Savior by common cup or individual glass.
Swamp Church joins in fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Lutherans share in the faith expressed in the Apostles, Nicene, and Anthanasian Creeds, in the Lutheran confessional writings (collected as the Book of Concord) and the ELCA Confession of Faith. Our church shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace.
8 A.M. is our short-form traditional service with communion.
9 A.M. is our full traditional liturgical service following the ELCA order of service:
Swamp Lutheran Church 275 Swamp Church Road Reinholds, PA 17569 US
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