What We Believe
We believe that “God so loved the world (that is, sinners like you and me) that he gave his only Son (that is, Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
At Palm Valley Church, we profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
Many Christian denominations teach and believe in the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Lutheran church, we too believe Jesus is the means of our salvation. Founded by Martin Luther 500 years ago, the Lutheran church and Palm Valley continue to echo the message of salvation by faith and grace alone, as Luther boldly proclaimed.
We don't claim to be the only place to hear the truth of the Gospel. As a result, Holy Communion is open to guests, as we each decide to come together to receive the body and blood of our Lord in this sacred practice.
In the Lutheran church, we celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.
The most important thing to know about the sacraments is they are free gifts of grace from God.
Baptism is a demonstration of being brought into the family of God. Holy Communion is a weekly reminder of how much God loves us. It serves as a concrete way to show Christ coming to us, to help us know we're loved and valued, and that He is with us always.