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What Do We Believe?

As a church, we find our mission in “the Great Commission” of our Lord Jesus Christ when he declared “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” Matthew 28:19-20

As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), our doctrine incorporates specific beliefs regarding God; The Father; Jesus the Son; the Holy Spirit; The Bible; How We Read the Bible; Sin; Grace; Jesus' Return; Faith at Work; The Christian in the World; Human Sexuality; Church; Baptism; Communion; Human Worth; Prayer; The Apostles' Creed; and The Nicene Creed. Click each link above for more detailed information of these topics.

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About Lutherans

The Lutheran church is nearly 600 years old. Martin Luther (1483-1546) was an Augustinian monk and an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church who lived in Germany. While pursuing a Doctor of Theology degree he discovered significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the theology and practices of the church of his day.

On October 31, 1517, he posted a challenge on the church door at Wittenberg University to debate 95 theological issues. Luther's hope was that the church would reform its practice to be more consistent with the Bible. What started as an academic debate escalated to a religious war; as a result, there was not a reformation of the church but a separation. “Lutheran” was a name applied to Luther and his followers as an insult but they adopted it as a badge of honor instead. Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Luther. For further information about Lutherans click here.

More information about what is happening in the Lutheran church can be found in Living Lutheran magazine.

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Our Partners in Ministry

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod (NEPS)

Lutheran Theological Seminary (Philadelphia)

Lutheran Theological Seminary (Gettysburg)

Lutheran World Federation

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Bear Creek Camp

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Frequently Asked Questions

To view frequently asked questions about St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church click here.

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