Thank you for your interest in Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church!
Palos Lutheran is a family of believers, united by faith in Jesus Christ. Our church belongs to a larger family of Christians known as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
What does that mean, exactly? It means that we cling to the Bible as the divinely inspired, inerrant Word of God. It means we believe in the timeless truths found within, unchanged by the passage of time or shifts in our culture. It means that we believe salvation is by grace alone, apart from works. It means that we believe Jesus died for the sins of all, and he desires that all people will be saved through faith in Him.
What does that mean for you? It means that you are welcome here. It means that we would love the opportunity to share the hope that we have in Jesus with you. If you are lonely, grieving, anxious, confused, weary, or otherwise in need of love, support, and encouragement, you will find it here. If you’re just curious and looking for answers to life’s biggest questions, you’ll find those here too.
Please take a look around the website to learn more about us and our ministry. Better yet, please consider stopping by for a worship service or a Bible Study. Nervous about visiting? Check out our What to Expect link to gain a better understanding for our worship service and what new visitors can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time.
We look forward to meeting you!
We firmly believe and teach that:
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God, His unchanging and inerrant message to men of all times (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
- There is only one God. He is three distinct and separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
- God created man holy and without sin. Man, of his own will, fell into sin and so brought sin on the whole human race (Romans 5:12-21)
- Sin is in all men by nature and reveals itself in every transgression of God’s holy will by thought, word, and deed (Romans 7:21-23)
- The wages of sin is death and damnation in hell, an eternal agonizing separation from the holy and righteous God (Romans 6:23)
- God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem the world (John 3:16)
- Jesus redeemed, that is, justified the whole human race with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death (Isaiah 53:7; Ephesians 1:7)
- This glorious fact is accepted by faith which is worked in the heart by the Holy Spirit through the Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper (Romans 10:17; John 3:5; John 6:54-55)
- By faith alone in the atoning work of Christ, we are heirs of the glories of heaven. While yet on earth, we want to show our love for Him who first loved us (Ephesians 2:8-10)
- At our death we shall inherit the full glories of everlasting life with Christ in heaven, where there shall be no pain or sorrow, and all tears shall be wiped from our eyes (Revelation 21:3-4)