Who are we?

  • We are Christians. We are Lutherans.

    Lutherans are Christians.

    Lutherans, along with all Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe Jesus was fully divine and fully human. In Jesus, God became human, bore our human condition and our sins, in order to save us from sin and death and restore us to a right relationship with God. Jesus came to make known God’s love and grace to our broken and seeking world. The ultimate symbol of that love is the Cross, where Jesus was crucified, and gave his life for the sake of the world. In Christ we enjoy grace, mercy, freedom, and new life.

    Lutherans are Protestants

    In fact, Lutherans were the first Protestants.  It all began in 1517 when a German monk named Martin Luther posted a list of 95 points of disagreement with the Roman Catholic Church on the doors of the Cathedral Church in Wittenberg.  The main differences between Luther and the Church concerned the nature of our salvation.  Lutherans believe that we are saved by God’s grace, which we receive through faith, not by anything we do.

    Lutherans are Biblical

    Lutherans love the Bible, and believe it is the inspired Word of God about God’s interaction with people in the world.  We read the Bible through the lens of God’s grace.  We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded by faithful people.  It is the story of God and God’s people – the story of God’s great love for us.  When we read the Bible we become part of the story.  The heart of the biblical message is the good news that Jesus Christ died and rose again to bring us into a new relationship with God.  That relationship gives hope, comfort, and purpose to our lives.

    Lutherans are Liturgical

    "Liturgy" means "the work of the people", and at Christ the King Lutheran Church we "work" at worship together.  Worship is at the heart of our community.  In worship we experience God together as we sing hymns, read passages from the Bible, the pastor preaches and connects lessons from the Bible with daily life, and we receive Holy Communion each week.  Here at Christ the King Lutheran Church, we worship at 9:30 AM every Sunday.

  • A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

    Christ the King Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.  This means we at CtK are committed to providing a safe, caring, and non-discriminatory space for people to come and worship together. The congregation of Christ the King is committed to affirming its relationship with the LGBTQ+ community.  We extend a public welcome to people of all races, genders, backgrounds, and identities to become a part of our faith-family and embark on this shared journey together in Christ.

    More information on the RiC process and what it means, as well as additional resources, may be found here.

  • Members of the ELCA and New England Synod

    Christ the King is a congregation of the 4.85 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the fifth largest church body in America, and one of 200 congregations in the New England Synod.  For more information regarding the ELCA, visit