The people at Epiphany come from a variety of backgrounds. We are multi-generational and multi-ethnic.  The one thing that unites us is Jesus Christ.

We believe that Jesus has called us to be his people. For over sixty generations now, his followers have been claiming that God raised Jesus from the dead, making him the King of the Jews and the Lord of all people.

We believe that Jesus is the center of a new story we share. We welcome everybody to come meet him because he welcomes everybody. He promised, “Whoever comes to me, I will never drive away” (John 6:37).

We believe that Jesus wants to give life to everyone. To get us there, he speaks some hard truth about our situation. To rescue us, Jesus gives us bad news first. It’s like a cancer doctor giving a bleak diagnosis to a patient. Telling someone, “Without treatment, you will certainly die,” sounds harsh. But, the doctor wants to save, not to hurt.

So Jesus tells us that all people are trapped in darkness: “Light has come into the world and people loved darkness rather than the light” (John 3:19). He says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Our church is a community of people who have accepted Jesus’ diagnosis. Like a patient submitting to a treatment plan, we are learning to entrust our lives to him. We want to walk with him in the light. This means learning how to serve other people as he served us and laid down his life to save us. “I have set you an example,” he said, “that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15).

Inspired by what Jesus has done for us, we set a vision for our congregation. We want to be one family of Jesus’ followers, working for the good of our church and our community by channeling service to our neighborhood by partnering with the neighbors, family, and staff of Woerner Elementary School.

Epiphany Lutheran is a member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  To learn more about our church body, visit Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Beliefs and Practices.