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Welcome

We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American.  Thank you for visiting us online.

Worship is at 10 a.m.  Bible Discussion and Sunday School is at 9 .m.

Holy Communion is offered every Sunday.

Elim Lutheran Church

About

We are grace place – welcoming and progressive!  No matter who you are or what your life is like, we’d like to help you grow in grace and make a difference in our world.

Jesus makes a difference in how we think, act, speak and live.  Through Jesus we can begin each day anew and have the strength and courage to live the change we want to see in the world.

We invite you to come and grow in grace with us.

Mission

We strive to help all people encounter the grace of Christ in such a way that they live with hope and grace.

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.

Exodus 15:27

Elim is an unusual name, to be sure.  We get our name from the above verse. It helps define who we are as a congregation.  We offer hope, encouragement and strength to all who sojourn with us in this world of ours.  We intergenerational and family oriented.

Our worship format is simple and hymn based.  We are not high church–we don’t use a complex liturgical format.  Our goal is to be practical and relevant.  We want all people to be able to come and worship.  We want to make a difference in our community and world.  We strive to live our faith out loud.

We use the Narrative Lectionary out of Luther Seminary.  It is designed to help us be familiar with the stories of the Bible and to get them into our hearts and lives.

We are concerned about social justice and the environment.  We care about how others are treated, and welcome all people regardless of color, ethnicity, sexual orientation.  We believe Jesus is for all people and that grace is the foundation for all relationships.  We only have one planet and we want our children and future generations to continue to enjoy this world.

We invite you to come, check us out. Worship with us. Become a part of our fellowship. Together we can strive to be God’s people making a difference in our world, one person, one heart, one life at a time.

Pastor Bruce Kolasch