We believe in God, the Eternal
Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds
God calls the worlds into being, creates
humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and
God seeks in holy love to
save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all humanity
and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets
In Jesus Christ, the man
of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and shared
our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole
creation to its Creator.
God bestows upon us the
Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in
covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into the
church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in the
service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the world
and resist the powers of evil, to share in Chris's baptism and eat at his
table to join him in his passion and victory.
God promises to all who
trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in
the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in
trial and rejoicing and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be
unto God. Amen.