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)
We confess 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 Luther boldly proclaimed.
Our church does not claim to be the only place to hear the truth of the gospel. Holy Communion at Palm Valley 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: Holy Communion and Baptism. The most important thing to know about the sacraments is that they are free gifts of grace from God.
Baptism is a demonstration of being brought into the family of God. And God reminds us week after week in Holy Communion how much He loves us. Communion serves as a concrete way to show Christ coming to us, to help us know we are important to him and that He is with us always.
Palm Valley History
We are a church rich in history and tradition, yet looks to our future, our mission and ministry to our community and the world.