St. John’s UCC, Kutztown: December 18, 2016

 st-johns-kutztown-3         People who worship at the United Church of Christ do not all think alike. We do not require our members to subscribe to certain creeds or dogmas.  We accept the historic creeds of the church, such as the Apostles’ and Nicene, as representing the faith we share in common. 
          We also have the following Statement of Faith, which is widely accepted, and which we think is one of the best modern interpretations of Christianity.

We believe in You, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:
You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image, and set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, you have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust your forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and st-johns-kutztown-2peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.   Amen.

St. John’s UCC is one of more than 200 churches in the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference supporting local congregations in their ministries.   Visit our website at stjohns-ucc.org .

 

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